• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 72.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica Q advantages over Panasonic LX10

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.00 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.0 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    50000 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Panasonic LX10 advantages over Leica Q

  • Less expensive
    $648 vs $4250
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.4 vs f/1.7
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    72 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 93 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/500 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    11 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    310g vs 640g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality for its class; Compact, sleek camera body; Excellent touchscreen and user interface; Fast built-in lens; 4K UHD recording and 4K Photo.

  • Continuous autofocus performance is spotty; Shallow RAW buffer depth; No built-in electronic viewfinder; No hot shoe; Slow start-up time.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung EX2F

Leica Q
Samsung EX2F
  • $4250
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $478
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
Panasonic LX10
Samsung EX2F
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $478
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Sony RX1

Leica Q
Sony RX1
  • $4250
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic LX10
Sony RX1
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica D-LUX 6

Leica Q
Leica D-LUX 6
  • $4250
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
Panasonic LX10
Leica D-LUX 6
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony RX1R

Leica Q
Sony RX1R
  • $4250
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Panasonic LX10
Sony RX1R
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica X-U (Typ 113)

Leica Q
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $4250
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Panasonic LX10
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Waterproof
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