• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 1200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 36.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Fujifilm S1 advantages over Leica X-E (Typ 102)

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More telephoto lens reach
    1,200 mm vs 36 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • More dots on screen
    922k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 36 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.6 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Leica X-E (Typ 102) advantages over Fujifilm S1

  • 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)
  • Thinner
    51 mm vs 110 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    345g vs 680g
    Lighter weight

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.
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Sigma DP1 Merrill

Fujifilm S1
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $524
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $1265
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • More dots on screen
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Leica X2

Fujifilm S1
Leica X2
  • $524
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1748
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Leica X2
  • $1265
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $1748
  • APS-C

Compared to Fujifilm SL1000

Fujifilm S1
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $524
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Fujifilm SL1000
  • $1265
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $549
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Samsung WB2200F

Fujifilm S1
Samsung WB2200F
  • $524
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Wider angle lens
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Samsung WB2200F
  • $1265
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $450
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm S9800

Fujifilm S1
Fujifilm S9800
  • $524
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $508
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Integrated ND filter
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Fujifilm S9800
  • $1265
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $508
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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