• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Differences

Leica C advantages over Sony QX1

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • Thinner
    28 mm vs 52 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Sony QX1 advantages over Leica C

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.25 vs 1.90 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Better color depth
    23.8 vs 20.9 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,063 vs 193 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    12.8 vs 11.6 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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.

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Neither provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Canon S95

Leica C
Canon S95
  • $1428
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $428
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
Sony QX1
Canon S95
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $428
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Leica D-LUX 5

Leica C
Leica D-LUX 5
  • $1428
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $700
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Hot shoe
  • Wider angle lens
Sony QX1
Leica D-LUX 5
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $700
  • 1/1.63 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon S100

Leica C
Canon S100
  • $1428
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Integrated ND filter
Sony QX1
Canon S100
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $429
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Leica C
Samsung NX2000
  • $1428
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Sony QX1
Samsung NX2000
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Leica C
Samsung NX3300
  • $1428
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Sony QX1
Samsung NX3300
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas
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