• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 47.3 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica Q2 advantages over Canon G7X Mark III

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1 inch
    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
    ~ 4.30 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 370 vs 235 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    47.3 vs 20.2 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 1/25600 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    50000 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon G7X Mark III advantages over Leica Q2

  • Less expensive
    $649 vs $4995
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    100 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 91 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/500 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    304g vs 718g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    125 vs 25 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    30.0 fps vs 20.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    76 vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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.
  • 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
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Leica Q

Leica Q2
Leica Q
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $3695
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Canon G7X Mark III
Leica Q
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3695
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony RX1R II

Leica Q2
Sony RX1R II
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon G7X Mark III
Sony RX1R II
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon G7X Mark II

Leica Q2
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $542
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon G7X Mark III
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $542
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • NFC

Compared to Zeiss ZX1

Leica Q2
Zeiss ZX1
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $6000
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
Canon G7X Mark III
Zeiss ZX1
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $6000
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon G5X Mark II

Leica Q2
Canon G5X Mark II
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $866
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon G7X Mark III
Canon G5X Mark II
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • External Mic Jack
  • $866
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
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