• APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 26.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Leica CL advantages over Fujifilm X-T3

  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Thinner
    45 mm vs 58 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    483g vs 869g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    140 vs 64 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X-T3 advantages over Leica CL

  • Less expensive
    $1899 vs $3114
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 390 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More telephoto lens reach
    84 mm vs 27 mm
    Capture objects farther away with the kit lens
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    13 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Great image quality from both JPEGs and raw; Excellent high ISO performance; Up to 20fps full-res burst shooting; Very fast autofocus performance; High-res EVF; 3-way tilting touchscreen; Dual UHS-II slots; 4K 60p video; F-Log support.

  • Slightly higher noise levels than X-T2; No in-body image stabilization; Slight crop in 4K 60p (1.18x); Internal 10-bit HEVC video files require a fast, modern computer.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-Pro2

Leica CL
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • On-sensor phase detect
Fujifilm X-T3
Fujifilm X-Pro2
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • More dots on screen

Compared to Fujifilm X-T2

Leica CL
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Top deck display
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm X-T3
Fujifilm X-T2
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $999
  • APS-C

Compared to Sony A6500

Leica CL
Sony A6500
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Top deck display
  • Newer
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Fujifilm X-T3
Sony A6500
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • Newer
  • $1198
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Leica TL2

Leica CL
Leica TL2
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2187
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
Fujifilm X-T3
Leica TL2
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2187
  • APS-C
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony A6600

Leica CL
Sony A6600
  • $2795
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Top deck display
  • $1398
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Fujifilm X-T3
Sony A6600
  • $1499
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $1398
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • NFC
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