• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 320 - 25,000
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) advantages over Fujifilm X70

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.01 vs 4.82 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More pixels
    24.0 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    30 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

Fujifilm X70 advantages over Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

  • Less expensive
    $749 vs $7995
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    347g vs 680g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    8.5 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25000 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
  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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Review Excerpt

  • Compact camera body; Impressive optical performance; Very good JPEG image quality; Good high ISO performance; Film Simulation modes; Tilting touchscreen display.

  • Inconsistent AF performance; Clunky menus; Shallow buffer depth; Poor video quality; No built-in viewfinder like X100-series.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon Coolpix A

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $524
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
Fujifilm X70
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $524
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Longer exposure
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $5980
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X70
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $5980
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Ricoh GR II

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
Ricoh GR II
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Fujifilm X70
Ricoh GR II
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $597
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Leica M-D (Typ 262)

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Newer
Fujifilm X70
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica M10

Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
Leica M10
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • $7110
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Fujifilm X70
Leica M10
  • $749
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $7110
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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