Date:5 November 2013
Just because you want the convenience of a compact camera doesn’t mean you have to forgo quality. As you’d expect from a Leica, only the finest materials have been used in the manufacture of the X Vario. For instance, its top plate is machined from a block of solid aluminium, and soft leather trim provides a comfortable, reassuring grip.
Image-wise, it doesn’t disappoint. The large APS-C CMOS 16,1 MP sensor delivers low image noise levels, a high dynamic range and accurate colour differentiation. And its 28-70 mm f/3.5 to f/6.4 ASPH zoom lens lets you capture any damn thing you want.
When it comes to handling, everything has been reduced to the bare essentials. All functions and controls are clearly laid out, and settings can be changed in an instant. At the same time, the user-friendly menu interface (displayed on the high-resolution 7,62 cm screen) provides a clear view of all settings at a glance. Price: a mildly intimidating R39 000. Contact Tudortech on 011-803 2226 or visit www.tudortech.co.za