• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28mm - 200mm (35mm eq.)
  • 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 25mm - 100mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica C advantages over Fujifilm XQ1

  • More lens zoom
    7.1x vs 4.0x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Fujifilm XQ1 advantages 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)
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Canon S100

Leica C
Canon S100
  • $615
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Integrated ND filter
Fujifilm XQ1
Canon S100
  • $340
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Integrated ND filter

Compared to Fujifilm XF1

Leica C
Fujifilm XF1
  • $615
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $240
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm XQ1
Fujifilm XF1
  • $340
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Wi-Fi
  • $240
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Canon S110

Leica C
Canon S110
  • $615
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $253
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Integrated ND filter
Fujifilm XQ1
Canon S110
  • $340
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $253
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom

Compared to Panasonic LF1

Leica C
Panasonic LF1
  • $615
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • $236
  • 1/1.7 inch
Fujifilm XQ1
Panasonic LF1
  • $340
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $236
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom

Compared to Fujifilm XQ2

Leica C
Fujifilm XQ2
  • $615
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $374
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm XQ1
Fujifilm XQ2
  • $340
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $374
  • 2/3 inch
  • Newer
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