• 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 320 - 25,000

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Differences

Fujifilm XQ2 advantages over Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

  • 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
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    206g vs 680g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) advantages over Fujifilm XQ2

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 2/3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.01 vs 2.20 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.0 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    25000 vs 12800 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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm XF1

Fujifilm XQ2
Fujifilm XF1
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
Fujifilm XF1
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Olympus XZ-10

Fujifilm XQ2
Olympus XZ-10
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
Olympus XZ-10
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ2
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • $500
  • 2/3 inch
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $500
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Fujifilm XQ2
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $6262
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Longer exposure
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $6262
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive

Compared to Leica M-D (Typ 262)

Fujifilm XQ2
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
  • $5995
  • 35mm
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