Leica, the world’s leading lens manufacturer based in Germany, introduced two new pocket digital cameras. The first is the Leica M9, rangefinder products with a full frame sensor and the second is the Leica X1, compact cameras with APS-C sensor. Leica M9 is the smallest full frame sensor camera in the world, with a removable lens (using M-mount), while the Leica X1 compact camera into an APS-C sensor, with a fixed lens and focal were fixed at 24mm (eqiv.36mm).
Leica M9 digital rangefinder, the dashing of his name also has a retro design, classic, and arguably antiquated. Behind the Leica M9 solid body embedded artificial sensors Kodak, with a resolution of 18 MP full frame. Successor products of this M8 rangefinder like the others, does not wear like a mirror in a DSLR, so what we see from the optical viewfinder not from the lens. Rangefinder special lens itself is smaller than SLR lenses, and rangefinder lens no one can auto focus. For the shutter, the camera has been put on the type of microprocessor-controlled, particularly subject silent, metal-leaf, focal-plane shutter that could shoot up to 1/4000 sec mechanically.
While the Leica X1 over the compact cameras with APS-C sensor fixed lens. At first glance reminiscent of the Sigma DP with Foveon sensor, the Leica X1 is indeed a pocket camera with APS-C CMOS sensor 12 MP which competes directly with the Sigma DP2. The lens on the Leica X1 is designed by Leica, with ELMARIT lenses f / 2.8 with fixed focal at 24mm, which is due to crop factor APS-C sensor (1.5x) then becomes 36mm focal. The good news, is not like the Leica M9 digital rangefinder that can only manual focus, in camera X1 we can autofocus (contrast detect based), and of course can be a live-view 2.7-inch LCD screen (if you want to enjoy an optical viewfinder, then the owner of X1 need to purchase additional accessories). The most we love about the Leica X1 is a separate manual control and a play button at the top, where the key is the control of the shutter speed, and another one is the aperture control. There are 12 choices of shutter speed values in the button, with a maximum speed of 1/2000 sec. While there are 6 options aperture options, ranging from f / 2.8, f / 4, f / 5.6, f / 8, f / 11 to f / 16 (this petite lens can shrink up to f / 16).
- Set the desired functions in the menu.
- In the menu, select User Profile, and
- in the submenu select Factory Setting.
- press the [MENU/SET] button
Warning! This operation will cause the settings you made will be lost, but does not reset your time, date, and language settings. Do not use this function unless you are certain that you want to do this. Read also “How do I reset the Fujifilm X-E2 or Fujifilm XQ1?” and another user guides. Hopefully the article of How To Reset Leica M9 and Leica X1 useful for you.