• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 224.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 36.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 135 advantages over Leica X-E (Typ 102)

  • Less expensive
    $89 vs $1537
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    224 mm vs 36 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Thinner
    22 mm vs 51 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    127g vs 345g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    28 mm vs 36 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Leica X-E (Typ 102) advantages over Canon 135

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.79 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    12500 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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

Canon 135
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Leica X2

Canon 135
Leica X2
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1722
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Leica X2
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $1722
  • APS-C

Compared to Sony W730

Canon 135
Sony W730
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Sony W730
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $89
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon 130 IS

Canon 135
Canon 130 IS
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Canon 130 IS
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic SZ3

Canon 135
Panasonic SZ3
  • $109
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoots 24p video
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Panasonic SZ3
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $125
  • 1/2.33 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • More telephoto lens reach
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