• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 2/3 inch 58.1mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica C advantages over Fujifilm XQ2

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • More telephoto lens reach
    200 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Fujifilm XQ2 advantages over Leica C

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    2/3 inch vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.20 vs 1.90 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • 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 HDMI output to monitor or review video

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
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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The Competition

Compared to Canon S100

Leica C
Canon S100
  • $539
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Integrated ND filter
Fujifilm XQ2
Canon S100
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Fujifilm XF1

Leica C
Fujifilm XF1
  • $539
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm XQ2
Fujifilm XF1
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $350
  • 2/3 inch
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon S110

Leica C
Canon S110
  • $539
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $424
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm XQ2
Canon S110
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $424
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Olympus XZ-10

Leica C
Olympus XZ-10
  • $539
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Integrated ND filter
Fujifilm XQ2
Olympus XZ-10
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic LF1

Leica C
Panasonic LF1
  • $539
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • $248
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm XQ2
Panasonic LF1
  • $299
  • 2/3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $248
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • NFC
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