• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony RX1R advantages over Leica X-U (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.
  • Less expensive
    $2398 vs $3295
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 4.77 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 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
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    482g vs 635g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    1229k vs 920k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.3 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    15 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12500 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica X-U (Typ 113) advantages over Sony RX1R

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • 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 450 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    3 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Significantly sharper, more detailed JPEG images than those from the RX1; JPEG processing appears to minimize moire and aliasing artifacts; Same price as the RX1; Full-frame, 24-megapixel compact camera with fast Carl Zeiss Sonnar 35mm f/2 T* lens; Blazing fast autofocus; Impressive image quality that rivals (and sometimes surpasses) full-frame DSLRs.

  • More prone to moire, aliasing and false color than the RX1; Only subtle improvement in sharpness in RAW files; Fixed-length lens limits shooting flexibility; Viewfinders (optical or electronic) only available as optional accessories; Extremely expensive for a compact camera.

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX1

Sony RX1R
Sony RX1
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Sony RX1
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Fujifilm X100T

Sony RX1R
Fujifilm X100T
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Fujifilm X100T
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Leica X (Typ 113)

Sony RX1R
Leica X (Typ 113)
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Leica X (Typ 113)
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out

Compared to Leica Q

Sony RX1R
Leica Q
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $4250
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Leica Q
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $4250
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony RX1R II

Sony RX1R
Sony RX1R II
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Sony RX1R II
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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