• Medium format 1,350.0mm2
  • 37.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica S (Typ 007) advantages over Leica Q

  • Larger sensor
    Medium format vs 35mm
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your 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
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More pixels
    37.5 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
    125 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Leica Q advantages over Leica S (Typ 007)

  • Less expensive
    $3795 vs $19995
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/500 vs 1/125 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    640g vs 1260g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 3.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    50000 vs 6400 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
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Leica S (Typ 006)

Leica S (Typ 007)
Leica S (Typ 006)
  • $19995
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $12783
  • Medium format
Leica Q
Leica S (Typ 006)
  • $3795
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $12783
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Top deck display

Compared to Pentax 645Z

Leica S (Typ 007)
Pentax 645Z
  • $19995
  • Medium format
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $5664
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
Leica Q
Pentax 645Z
  • $3795
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $5664
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Leica S-E (Typ 006)

Leica S (Typ 007)
Leica S-E (Typ 006)
  • $19995
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $16900
  • Medium format
Leica Q
Leica S-E (Typ 006)
  • $3795
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $16900
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Leica X-U (Typ 113)

Leica S (Typ 007)
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $19995
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $3645
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Leica Q
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $3795
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $3645
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Leica Q2

Leica S (Typ 007)
Leica Q2
  • $19995
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Leica Q
Leica Q2
  • $3795
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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