• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 47.3 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Leica Q2 advantages over Nikon Z fc

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • 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 1/200 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • More pixels
    47.3 vs 20.9 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 11.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/40000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Nikon Z fc advantages over Leica Q2

  • Less expensive
    $997 vs $5198*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    43 mm vs 91 mm
    Thinner
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    390g vs 718g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 120 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Leica Q

Leica Q2
Leica Q
  • $5563
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $3695
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Nikon Z fc
Leica Q
  • $890
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3695
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony RX1R II

Leica Q2
Sony RX1R II
  • $5563
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Nikon Z fc
Sony RX1R II
  • $890
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Zeiss ZX1

Leica Q2
Zeiss ZX1
  • $5563
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $6000
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach
Nikon Z fc
Zeiss ZX1
  • $890
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $6000
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Fujifilm X-T200

Leica Q2
Fujifilm X-T200
  • $5563
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon Z fc
Fujifilm X-T200
  • $890
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $799
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Nikon Z 30

Leica Q2
Nikon Z 30
  • $5563
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon Z fc
Nikon Z 30
  • $890
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Thinner
  • $697
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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