LEICA X Maroon (Typ113)

Review and Photo example of the Leica X Maroon Typ 113 digital camera.



Leica X is Leica’s original compact digital camera with the following features:

  • The maximum aperture is 1.7, but it is equipped with a SUMMILUX lens.
  • Shooting distance is 20cm to infinity.
  • The recording format is JPEG, Raw.
  • Silver, black, white, maroon, moncler.

I purchased the limited edition maroon version, but the only difference is the red bean-colored leather and Leica printing on the flash section. Perhaps because it’s not a limited edition item, I got it for about the same price as a regular used X.
Regardless of the time, I have owned at least one non-OEM Leica compact digital camera, and it has changed from LEICA X1 > LEICA X2 > LEICA X (Silver) > LEICA Q > LEICA Q2 > LEICA X Maroon.

The LEICA X can be used as a main camera on its own, and as a sub camera, I am currently using the X because it has the perfect camera response, camera size, etc.
Art focus (hereinafter referred to as AF) performance is a little poor, especially in macro photography, where it often fails to focus, but in those cases I use manual focus (hereinafter referred to as MF). The macro photography function has a minimum shooting distance of 0.2m and can also be used for table photos.

Auto white balance doesn’t seem to work well under artificial lighting, and if you shoot with just JPEG, the colors may turn out to be ridiculous, so you’ll need to shoot in Raw or adjust the white balance yourself.
You can use the two dials on the camera to change the shutter speed and aperture value.
There is a focus ring at the base of the lens barrel that allows you to quickly change the focus to any desired distance from AF. There is a click stop between AF and MF Ghost, so you can tell when the mode has changed just by rotating the camera. The operability is very well thought out.

It also has 16.2 million pixels, so you won’t have any complaints during normal use.
Also, I am very grateful that the battery type continues from the LEICA X1. I think Japanese manufacturers change battery model numbers too much.

The case installed is made by Artisan&Artist (LMB-XA), and there is also a genuine LEICA case. The hood is UNX-81351 for 52mm diameter. There is a 49mm filter groove cut into the tip of the LEICA and UNX-8135 is installed.If you don’t use a filter, you can use UNX-8118.

As a side note, the Q series is a very good camera if it stands alone, but if you use various cameras and lenses, you will inevitably end up using a lens-integrated camera as a secondary camera, and for that purpose, the Q series is a great camera. I bought the Q and Q2, but ended up getting rid of them both because the series cameras seemed excessive.


Effective Pixels16.2-Megapixels
LensLEICA DC SUMMILUX 1.7 /24 ASPH.10 elements 8 group
35mm equivalent 35mm
SensorAPS-C Sensor
FinderVISOFLEXattached outside
Back LCD3型・92万ドット
Memory cardSD/SDHC/SDXCカードSupports up to 128GB
BatteryBP-DC8DMW-BCC12 *1
Size(mm)W x H x D 133 x73 x78
Weight(g)451(Only body)/486(Total weight)

Model History

Model nameX1X2X-VarioXX-EX-U
Actual focal length242418-46232423
35mm equivalent focal length363628-70353635
Number of pixels (Megapixcel)
Back LCD Panel2.
Release date201020122013201420142016
Body colorBlack
Paul Smith
Daimaru Tokyo
à la carte
Tokyo station
Galeries Lafayette
TitanBlack x Silver


  • Strap
  • Body case

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Update history

  • 2024.03.06
  • 2022.07.21

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