• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 2500
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Leica M-E (Typ 220) advantages over Canon 1DX Mark II

  • Less expensive
    $4585 vs $5499
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Thinner
    37 mm vs 82 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    585g vs 1544g
    Lighter weight
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Canon 1DX Mark II advantages over Leica M-E (Typ 220)

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Higher effective ISO
    3,207 vs 787 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.5 vs 11.7 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    3 years vs 6 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
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.76x vs 0.68x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 2.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    409600 vs 2500 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality, especially from RAWs; Fantastic high ISO performance; Fast autofocus with great tracking performance; 14fps burst rate; Amazing buffer capacity; 4K 60p video; Robust build quality.

  • Very heavy, bulky and expensive; Dual memory card slots use different formats; 29:59 continuous video recording limit; Touchscreen feels underutilized.

The Competition

Compared to Leica M Monochrom

Leica M-E (Typ 220)
Leica M Monochrom
  • $4585
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Higher extended ISO
Canon 1DX Mark II
Leica M Monochrom
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Less expensive
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Leica M (Typ 240)

Leica M-E (Typ 220)
Leica M (Typ 240)
  • $4585
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $5853
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range
Canon 1DX Mark II
Leica M (Typ 240)
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $5853
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon D4S

Leica M-E (Typ 220)
Nikon D4S
  • $4585
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $5869
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon 1DX Mark II
Nikon D4S
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $5869
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Leica M-E (Typ 220)
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $4585
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $5853
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range
Canon 1DX Mark II
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $5853
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon D5

Leica M-E (Typ 220)
Nikon D5
  • $4585
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon 1DX Mark II
Nikon D5
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
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