• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 7.1x zoom 28mm - 200mm (35mm equiv.)
  • 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 4.0x zoom 25mm - 100mm (35mm equiv.)

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Advantages

Leica C over Fujifilm XQ1

  • Lens zoom ratio
    7.1x vs 4.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Longer shutter
    250 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Fujifilm XQ1 over Leica C

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    2/3 inch vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.20 vs 1.90 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer battery life
    240 vs 0 shots
    Capture more photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Might improve live view and video AF performance
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene

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The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100

Leica C
Sony RX100
  • $675
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm XQ1
Sony RX100
  • $379
  • 2/3 inch
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Canon S110

Leica C
Canon S110
  • $675
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $249
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Longer battery life
Fujifilm XQ1
Canon S110
  • $379
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $249
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Panasonic LF1

Leica C
Panasonic LF1
  • $675
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • $298
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Longer battery life
Fujifilm XQ1
Panasonic LF1
  • $379
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $298
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon N100

Leica C
Canon N100
  • $675
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Shoots RAW
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm XQ1
Canon N100
  • $379
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $349
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Nikon P340

Leica C
Nikon P340
  • $675
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Longer battery life
  • Integrated ND filter
Fujifilm XQ1
Nikon P340
  • $379
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Integrated ND filter
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