• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 51.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Leica Q advantages over Fujifilm GFX 50S

  • Less expensive
    $3795 vs $4800
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/500 vs 1/125 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    640g vs 920g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Fujifilm GFX 50S advantages over Leica Q

  • Larger sensor
    Medium format vs 35mm
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    2360k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    51.4 vs 24.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Longer exposure
    3600 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 50000 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
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Fantastic image quality across the board; Excellent RAW dynamic range; Superb high ISO performance; Functional and user-friendly body; Robust weather-sealed construction; Detachable EVF; Tilting touchscreen; Very good lens quality.

  • Slow AF speeds; Performance can't compete with high-end full-frame cameras; Limited native lens selection so far; Expensive accessories; Unimpressive JPEG dynamic range; 1/125s maximum flash sync.

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX1R

Leica Q
Sony RX1R
  • $3795
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm GFX 50S
Sony RX1R
  • $4933
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Leica X-U (Typ 113)

Leica Q
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $3795
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $3645
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • More telephoto lens reach
Fujifilm GFX 50S
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $4933
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $3645
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Hasselblad X1D

Leica Q
Hasselblad X1D
  • $3795
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Thinner
Fujifilm GFX 50S
Hasselblad X1D
  • $4933
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50R

Leica Q
Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • $3795
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $3999
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm GFX 50S
Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • $4933
  • Medium format
  • Top deck display
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $3999
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth

Compared to Leica Q2

Leica Q
Leica Q2
  • $3795
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
Fujifilm GFX 50S
Leica Q2
  • $4933
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
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