• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 42.4 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica X (Typ 113) advantages over Sony RX1R II

  • Less expensive
    $1995 vs $3298
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.7 vs f/2.0
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Sony RX1R II advantages over Leica X (Typ 113)

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    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
  • 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
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
    2 years vs 3 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
    1229k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    42.4 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs Fixed
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    24 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 12500 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality; Extremely high resolution; Surprisingly good high ISO performance; Outstanding dynamic range; Handy variable low-pass filter; Fast phase-detect AF; Built-in EVF.

  • Fixed, single focal length lens; Poor battery life; No built-in flash; No touchscreen LCD; Slow buffer clearing; No 4K video; Expensive.

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX1

Leica X (Typ 113)
Sony RX1
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX1R II
Sony RX1
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X100S

Leica X (Typ 113)
Fujifilm X100S
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Newer
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Sony RX1R II
Fujifilm X100S
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony RX1R

Leica X (Typ 113)
Sony RX1R
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX1R II
Sony RX1R
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X100T

Leica X (Typ 113)
Fujifilm X100T
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Sony RX1R II
Fujifilm X100T
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Leica X-U (Typ 113)

Leica X (Typ 113)
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
Sony RX1R II
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Larger lens aperture
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