• Medium format 1,350.0mm2
  • 37.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Medium format 2,169.5mm2
  • 101.1 megapixels
  • ISO 50 - 12,800

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Differences

Leica S (Typ 007) advantages over Phase One XF 100MP

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.00 vs 4.63 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    80 mm vs 160 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting 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
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

Phase One XF 100MP advantages over Leica S (Typ 007)

  • Larger sensor
    Medium format vs Medium format
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • More pixels
    101.1 vs 37.5 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    3600 vs 125 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Leica S2

Leica S (Typ 007)
Leica S2
  • $18950
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $10000
  • Medium format
Phase One XF 100MP
Leica S2
  • $48990
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $10000
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica S (Typ 006)

Leica S (Typ 007)
Leica S (Typ 006)
  • $18950
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $21950
  • Medium format
Phase One XF 100MP
Leica S (Typ 006)
  • $48990
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $21950
  • Medium format
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Pentax 645Z

Leica S (Typ 007)
Pentax 645Z
  • $18950
  • Medium format
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $5330
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Phase One XF 100MP
Pentax 645Z
  • $48990
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
  • $5330
  • Medium format
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup

Compared to Leica S-E (Typ 006)

Leica S (Typ 007)
Leica S-E (Typ 006)
  • $18950
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $16900
  • Medium format
Phase One XF 100MP
Leica S-E (Typ 006)
  • $48990
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $16900
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon 5DS R

Leica S (Typ 007)
Canon 5DS R
  • $18950
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
Phase One XF 100MP
Canon 5DS R
  • $48990
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Thinner
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