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Camera Menus

The X1 has a refreshingly sparse menu for a modern camera, which operates in an admirably consistent fashion. Leica has clearly decided this is a machine for taking pictures and nothing else, so you won't find fripperies like specially-commissioned music for your slide shows, for example. Or, indeed, slide shows at all.

All of the menu options are presented as a single scrolling list of just 34 options, that jumps back to the start when you reach the end. You can use the manual focus dial to scroll a page at a time. Sub-menus are accessed by pressing the right key on the 4-way controller, and pop up on the right hand side of the screen.

 

Option Values / Actions Notes
Resolution  • 12.2 M
 • 7 M
 • 3 M
 • 1.8 M
Set the size of the recorded JPEG
Compression  • JPG Super fine
 • JPG fine
 • DNG + JPG S. fine
 • DNG + JPG fine
Raw files are recorded in Adobe's open-standard DNG format. You can't record RAW only, but must always save a JPEG too.
Auto ISO Settings • Slowest speed
1/30
1/15
1/8
 • Max ISO
400
800
1600
3200
Sets the shutter speed at which the camera will start increasing the ISO


Sets the maximum permissible ISO
Metering Mode  • Intelligent multiple
 • Center weighted
 • Spot
 
Continuous  • High
 • Low
3 fps
2 fps
AF Assist Lamp  • On
 • Off
 
MF Assist  • On
 • Off
Shows center of frame magnified during manual focus
Image Stabilization  • On
 • Off
Only functions when you are not recording DNG files
Preset Film  • Standard
 • Vivid
 • Natural
 • B & W Natural
 • B & W High Contrast
 
Sharpening  • Low
 • Medium Low
 • Standard
 • Medium High
 • High

'Sharpening', 'Contrast' and 'Saturation' behave as sub-menus of 'Preset Film'. Changes are saved individually for each Preset Film type, and do not affect the others.

Saturation, not surprisingly, is grayed out in B & W film modes.

Saturation  • Low
 • Medium Low
 • Standard
 • Medium High
 • High
Contrast  • Low
 • Medium Low
 • Standard
 • Medium High
 • High
Ext Viewfinder  • On
 • Off
Allows LCD to be turned off completely for shooting with optical viewfinder
Flash Sync  • Start of Exp.
 • End of exposure
 
Monitor Brightness  • Low
 • Medium Low
 • Standard
 • Medium High
 • High
 
Rec Histogram  • On
 • Off
 
Play Histogram  • Std w/o clipping
 • Std with clipping
 • RGB w/o clipping
 • RGB with clipping
 
Reset Image Numbering  • No
 • Yes
 
Auto Review • Duration
Off
1 second
3 seconds
5 seconds
Hold
 • Histogram
On
Off
 
Auto Power Off  • 2 Minutes
 • 5 Minutes
 • 10 Minutes
 
Auto LCD Off  • 30 Seconds
 • 1 Minute
 
Color Management  • sRGB
 • Adobe RGB
 
Date  • Setting
Year
Month
Day
 • Sequence
Day/Month/Year
Month/Day/Year
Year/Month/Day
 
Time  • Setting
hours
minutes
 • View
12 Hours
24 Hours
 
Shutter Volume  • Off
 • Low
 • High
 
Acoustic Signal  • Volume
Off
Low
High
 • Keyclick
On
Off
 • SD Card Full
On
Off
 
Language  • English
 • German
 • French
 • Italian
 • Spanish
 • Japanese
 • Simplified Chinese
 • Traditional Chinese
 • Korean
 • Russian
 
Auto Rotate Display  • On
 • Off
 
HDMI  • 1080i
 • 720p
 • 480p
For image playback only
Protect  • Protect / Unprotect
 • Exit
Enters playback mode and allows protection of images against deletion
Copy  • No
 • Yes
Allows copying of images from built-in memory to SD Card
Format  • No
 • Yes
Formats SD card or internal memory
Firmware Version FW Version no. display  
User Profile  • Profile 1
 • Profile 2
 • Profile 3
 • Factory Setting
 • Save User Profile
Save as 1
Save as 2
Save as 3
Recall previously-saved settings profiles


Reset to factory defaults
Save current setting to Profile 1, 2 or 3
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