In addition to the Leica M-Monochrom that was announced, Leica also unveiled the X2 high-end point and shoot camera. The Leica X2 replaces the X1, a camera that was popular because of its large sensor and sharp lens, despite having a very expensive price tag. The new Leica X2 comes with a APS-C sized 16.2-megapixel sensor, a fixed 24mm f/2.8 Elmarit ASPH lens (35mm equivalent), and an ISO range of 100 to 12,500. The sleek design of the X2 resembles the simple and functional Bauhaus aesthetic that is uniform throughout the Leica camera range. A Viso-Flex electronic viewfinder is offered as an optional add-on with a 1.4-megapixel screen that offers 90 degrees of flexibility for shooting at different angles.
The Lecia X2 will cost $1,995.00 upon release.