• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G5X advantages over Leica X-U (Typ 113)

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $699 vs $3295
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    100 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    44 mm vs 88 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    377g vs 635g
    Lighter weight
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    7.6 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Leica X-U (Typ 113) advantages over Canon G5X

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.77 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 450 vs 215 shots
    Capture more photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Photographer-friendly controls; Good OLED viewfinder; Good image quality with sharp detail especially with RAW; Vari-angle touchscreen display.

  • Only 31 autofocus points; Subpar continuous shooting performance; Soft corners at wide-angle; Flare issues and fringing shooting wide-open; No 4K video; Poor battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Canon G7X

Canon G5X
Canon G7X
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $623
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer exposure
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Canon G7X
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Waterproof
  • $623
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Leica X (Typ 113)

Canon G5X
Leica X (Typ 113)
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Leica X (Typ 113)
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out

Compared to Leica Q

Canon G5X
Leica Q
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $4250
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Leica Q
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $4250
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony RX100 IV

Canon G5X
Sony RX100 IV
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Sony RX100 IV
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Waterproof
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon G7X Mark II

Canon G5X
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $699
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Shoots 24p video
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Larger sensor
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
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