• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 2500
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 26.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 40,000

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Differences

Leica M-E (Typ 220) advantages over Canon EOS RP

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.91 vs 5.75 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    37 mm vs 70 mm
    Thinner
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Canon EOS RP advantages over Leica M-E (Typ 220)

  • Less expensive
    $1899 vs $6989*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
    15 months vs 8 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
    1040k 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 pixels
    26.2 vs 18.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • 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
    5.0 fps vs 2.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality; Good high ISO performance; Fast Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus system; Eye AF with tracking & video support; 4K video; Good build quality; Excellent value.

  • No IBIS; Sub-par dynamic range; Burst shooting tops out at 5fps; Poor battery life; Limited video features.

The Competition

Compared to Leica M Monochrom

Leica M-E (Typ 220)
Leica M Monochrom
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • $7450
  • 35mm
  • Higher extended ISO
Canon EOS RP
Leica M Monochrom
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $7450
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Leica M (Typ 240)

Leica M-E (Typ 220)
Leica M (Typ 240)
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • $6919
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range
Canon EOS RP
Leica M (Typ 240)
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $6919
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Thinner

Compared to Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Leica M-E (Typ 220)
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • $6471
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon EOS RP
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $6471
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Thinner

Compared to Sony A7R III

Leica M-E (Typ 220)
Sony A7R III
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
Canon EOS RP
Sony A7R III
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon R6

Leica M-E (Typ 220)
Canon R6
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Canon EOS RP
Canon R6
  • $999
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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