• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 47.3 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 102,400

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Differences

Leica Q2 advantages over Canon 1DX Mark III

  • Less expensive
    $5198 vs $6499
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/500 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    718g vs 1440g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    47.3 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    120 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/40000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon 1DX Mark III advantages over Leica Q2

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.58 vs 4.30 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 2850 vs 370 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • 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
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 25 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    819200 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
  • 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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Leica Q

Leica Q2
Leica Q
  • $5447
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $3695
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Canon 1DX Mark III
Leica Q
  • $6499
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $3695
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Sony RX1R II

Leica Q2
Sony RX1R II
  • $5447
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon 1DX Mark III
Sony RX1R II
  • $6499
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Nikon D5

Leica Q2
Nikon D5
  • $5447
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $4993
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Canon 1DX Mark III
Nikon D5
  • $6499
  • 35mm
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $4993
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Zeiss ZX1

Leica Q2
Zeiss ZX1
  • $5447
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $6000
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon 1DX Mark III
Zeiss ZX1
  • $6499
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in GPS
  • $6000
  • 35mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • NFC

Compared to Nikon D6

Leica Q2
Nikon D6
  • $5447
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $6500
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in GPS
Canon 1DX Mark III
Nikon D6
  • $6499
  • 35mm
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $6500
  • 35mm
  • Longer exposure
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