• Medium format 1,350.0mm2
  • 37.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Leica S (Typ 006) advantages over Canon 1DX Mark II

  • Larger sensor
    Medium format vs 35mm
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • More viewfinder magnification
    1.09x vs 0.76x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    37.5 vs 20.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Canon 1DX Mark II advantages over Leica S (Typ 006)

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Less expensive
    $6299 vs $21950*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Higher effective ISO
    3,207 vs 824 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.5 vs 12.2 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • 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
  • More cross-type AF points
    41 vs 1
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/125 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    17 months vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More AF points
    61 vs 1
    More AF points improve autofocus
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 1.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    409600 vs 1600 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
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality, especially from RAWs; Fantastic high ISO performance; Fast autofocus with great tracking performance; 14fps burst rate; Amazing buffer capacity; 4K 60p video; Robust build quality.

  • Very heavy, bulky and expensive; Dual memory card slots use different formats; 29:59 continuous video recording limit; Touchscreen feels underutilized.

The Competition

Compared to Leica S2

Leica S (Typ 006)
Leica S2
  • $21950
  • Medium format
  • Newer
  • More dots on screen
  • $10000
  • Medium format
Canon 1DX Mark II
Leica S2
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $10000
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • More viewfinder magnification

Compared to Nikon D4S

Leica S (Typ 006)
Nikon D4S
  • $21950
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Canon 1DX Mark II
Nikon D4S
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Leica S (Typ 007)

Leica S (Typ 006)
Leica S (Typ 007)
  • $21950
  • Medium format
  • $18950
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Canon 1DX Mark II
Leica S (Typ 007)
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $18950
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Leica S-E (Typ 006)

Leica S (Typ 006)
Leica S-E (Typ 006)
  • $21950
  • Medium format
  • $16900
  • Medium format
  • Built-in GPS
  • Newer
Canon 1DX Mark II
Leica S-E (Typ 006)
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $16900
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • More viewfinder magnification

Compared to Nikon D5

Leica S (Typ 006)
Nikon D5
  • $21950
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Canon 1DX Mark II
Nikon D5
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Built-in GPS
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
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