• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 50 - 50,000
  • Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 102.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Leica SL (Typ 601) advantages over Fujifilm GFX 100

  • Less expensive
    $5995 vs $9999
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.00 vs 3.76 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 102 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/125 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    847g vs 1400g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.6 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 47 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.5 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    33 vs 21 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Fujifilm GFX 100 advantages over Leica SL (Typ 601)

  • Larger sensor
    Medium format vs 35mm
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 800 vs 400 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    5 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    2360k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    102.0 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    3600 vs 60 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

  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Superb build quality; Amazing EVF; Great image quality from RAW files; Good high ISO performance; Very good dynamic range; Very low shutter lag; Fast AF on stationary objects; Class-leading ~11 fps burst mode; 4K DCI and UHD video; Full HD up to 120p. Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS; Dual card slots; Decent battery life for its class.

  • Big for a full-frame mirrorless camera; Very slow buffer clearing; Contrast-detect AF system struggles with moving subjects; In-camera JPEGs are muted and dull; Very limited native lens selection (but supports many other Leica lenses via adapters); Expensive.

  • Outstanding image quality; Fast hybrid AF with phase-detect; 5fps bursts at full resolution; In-body image stabilization; Improved EVF; Weather sealing; 4K UHD & Cinema 4K at up to 30fps.

  • Big and bulky; Shallow buffer depth with RAW files; Vertical grip not as comfortable; Native lens selection still limited.

The Competition

Compared to Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Leica SL (Typ 601)
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $6469
  • 35mm
Fujifilm GFX 100
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $10000
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $6469
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Leica SL (Typ 601)
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $7595
  • 35mm
Fujifilm GFX 100
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • $10000
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $7595
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica M-D (Typ 262)

Leica SL (Typ 601)
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
  • $5995
  • 35mm
Fujifilm GFX 100
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $10000
  • Medium format
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50S

Leica SL (Typ 601)
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in GPS
  • $5166
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
Fujifilm GFX 100
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $10000
  • Medium format
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $5166
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Hasselblad X1D II

Leica SL (Typ 601)
Hasselblad X1D II
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Top deck display
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher max flash sync
Fujifilm GFX 100
Hasselblad X1D II
  • $10000
  • Medium format
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
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