• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600

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Differences

Leica C advantages over Olympus E-M5 III

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    28 mm vs 49 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    195g vs 414g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 60 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Olympus E-M5 III advantages over Leica C

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.36 vs 1.90 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    Brand new vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 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
    20.4 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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 Canon S100

Leica C
Canon S100
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in GPS
Olympus E-M5 III
Canon S100
  • $1199
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Canon S110

Leica C
Canon S110
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $374
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Integrated ND filter
Olympus E-M5 III
Canon S110
  • $1199
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $374
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Panasonic LF1

Leica C
Panasonic LF1
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • $248
  • 1/1.7 inch
Olympus E-M5 III
Panasonic LF1
  • $1199
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $248
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Panasonic GX8

Leica C
Panasonic GX8
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Internal flash
  • Thinner
  • $1057
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Olympus E-M5 III
Panasonic GX8
  • $1199
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1057
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Olympus E-M10 III

Leica C
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Thinner
  • $499
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Olympus E-M5 III
Olympus E-M10 III
  • $1199
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • High resolution composite
  • $499
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Longer video battery life
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