Leica X1 Review
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
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
|Sets the shutter speed at which the camera will start increasing the ISO
Sets the maximum permissible ISO
|Metering Mode|| Intelligent multiple
|AF Assist Lamp|| On
|MF Assist|| On
|Shows center of frame magnified during manual focus|
|Image Stabilization|| On
|Only functions when you are not recording DNG files|
|Preset Film|| Standard
B & W Natural
B & W High Contrast
'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.
|Ext Viewfinder|| On
|Allows LCD to be turned off completely for shooting with optical viewfinder|
|Flash Sync|| Start of Exp.
End of exposure
|Monitor Brightness|| Low
|Rec Histogram|| On
|Play Histogram|| Std w/o clipping
Std with clipping
RGB w/o clipping
RGB with clipping
|Reset Image Numbering|| No
|Auto Review|| Duration
|Auto Power Off|| 2 Minutes
|Auto LCD Off|| 30 Seconds
|Color Management|| sRGB
|Shutter Volume|| Off
|Acoustic Signal|| Volume
SD Card Full
|Auto Rotate Display|| On
|For image playback only|
|Protect|| Protect / Unprotect
|Enters playback mode and allows protection of images against deletion|
|Allows copying of images from built-in memory to SD Card|
|Formats SD card or internal memory|
|Firmware Version||FW Version no. display|
|User Profile|| Profile 1
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
- 15 Photographic tests (Lens)
- 16 Photographic tests
- 17 Compared to
- 18 Compared to (JPEG)
- 19 Compared to (JPEG)
- 20 Compared to (JPEG)
- 21 Compared to (RAW)
- 22 Compared to (RAW)
- 23 Compared to (RAW)
- 24 Compared to (Higher ISO)
- 25 Compared to (Resolution)
- 26 Compared to (Resolution)
- 27 Conclusion
- 28 Samples
|2014_1211_140657AA by old shutter bugger|
from The Bride
|Overloaded by NZ Scott|
from Your City - Delivery Boy
|Barley by Will B Milner|
|APPLE & ROACH by TX Photo Doc|
from Delicious - Unpalatable
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