• APS-C 332.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 72.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000

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Differences

Canon G1X Mark III advantages over Leica CL

  • Less expensive
    $982* vs $2795
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Leica CL advantages over Canon G1X Mark III

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    140 vs 23 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/25000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    50000 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Sigma dp1 Quattro

Canon G1X Mark III
Sigma dp1 Quattro
  • $1060
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica CL
Sigma dp1 Quattro
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $899
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Leica X-E (Typ 102)

Canon G1X Mark III
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $1060
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica CL
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1537
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro2

Canon G1X Mark III
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $1060
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
Leica CL
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Fujifilm X70

Canon G1X Mark III
Fujifilm X70
  • $1060
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Leica CL
Fujifilm X70
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica TL2

Canon G1X Mark III
Leica TL2
  • $1060
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2179
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Shoot 4K video
Leica CL
Leica TL2
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2179
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
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