• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 12,800

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Differences

Leica M (Typ 262) advantages over Fujifilm X-T2

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.01 vs 3.93 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)

Fujifilm X-T2 advantages over Leica M (Typ 262)

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $1799 vs $5475*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    13 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.77x vs 0.68x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 60 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.2 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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

  • Excellent image quality from both JPEGs and RAW files; Superb high ISO performance; Very fast hybrid AF; Robust weather sealing; Dual UHS-II card slots; 4K video.

  • Precise manual focus is tricky with fly-by-wire focusing; Battery life is only decent; Video quality still not on par with competing cameras.

The Competition

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Leica M (Typ 262)
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $5555
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1999
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Fujifilm X-T2
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1999
  • 4/3
  • Lens selection
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Leica M (Typ 262)
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • $5555
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $7267
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots 24p video
Fujifilm X-T2
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $7267
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica M-D (Typ 262)

Leica M (Typ 262)
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $5555
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • $5995
  • 35mm
Fujifilm X-T2
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Lens selection
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon EOS M5

Leica M (Typ 262)
Canon EOS M5
  • $5555
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $929
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-T2
Canon EOS M5
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $929
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Fujifilm X-T20

Leica M (Typ 262)
Fujifilm X-T20
  • $5555
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
Fujifilm X-T2
Fujifilm X-T20
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
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