• 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 624.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm X-S1 advantages over Leica V-LUX 4

  • Larger sensor
    2/3 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.20 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica V-LUX 4 advantages over Fujifilm X-S1

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Thinner
    110 mm vs 149 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    590g vs 945g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm S100FS

Fujifilm X-S1
Fujifilm S100FS
  • $405
  • 2/3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $800
  • 2/3 inch
  • Bulb shutter
Leica V-LUX 4
Fujifilm S100FS
  • $1530
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
  • $800
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm S200EXR

Fujifilm X-S1
Fujifilm S200EXR
  • $405
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More lens zoom
  • $354
  • 1/1.6 inch
Leica V-LUX 4
Fujifilm S200EXR
  • $1530
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • More lens zoom
  • $354
  • 1/1.6 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic FZ200

Fujifilm X-S1
Panasonic FZ200
  • $405
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
  • $395
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoots 60p video
Leica V-LUX 4
Panasonic FZ200
  • $1530
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Headphone jack
  • $395
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Fujifilm HS50EXR

Fujifilm X-S1
Fujifilm HS50EXR
  • $405
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $326
  • 1/2 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Longer battery life
Leica V-LUX 4
Fujifilm HS50EXR
  • $1530
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • External Mic Jack
  • $326
  • 1/2 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More lens zoom

Compared to Panasonic FZ300

Fujifilm X-S1
Panasonic FZ300
  • $405
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
  • $594
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Leica V-LUX 4
Panasonic FZ300
  • $1530
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Headphone jack
  • $594
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
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