• APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 36.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony QX1 advantages over Leica X-E (Typ 102)

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Lighter weight
    216g vs 345g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    15 vs 8 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Leica X-E (Typ 102) advantages over Sony QX1

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.0 fps vs 3.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Sigma DP1 Merrill

Sony QX1
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Bigger pixels
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $1756
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • More dots on screen
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Leica X2

Sony QX1
Leica X2
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1800
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • HDMI out
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Leica X2
  • $1756
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $1800
  • APS-C

Compared to Nikon Coolpix A

Sony QX1
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $493
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $1756
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Newer
  • $493
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 24p video
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Sony QX1
Samsung NX3300
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Samsung NX3300
  • $1756
  • APS-C
  • Internal flash
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $479
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Canon EOS M10

Sony QX1
Canon EOS M10
  • $499
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Canon EOS M10
  • $1756
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $449
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
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