• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 50 - 50,000
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.4 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica SL (Typ 601) advantages over Fujifilm XP90

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1/2.3 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
    ~ 6.00 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More pixels
    24.2 vs 16.4 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
    60 vs 4 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    50000 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Fujifilm XP90 advantages over Leica SL (Typ 601)

  • Less expensive
    $134 vs $5995
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Slower slow-motion
    320 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    27 mm vs 39 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    203g vs 847g
    Lighter weight

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter

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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.

The Competition

Compared to Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Leica SL (Typ 601)
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $6745
  • 35mm
Fujifilm XP90
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $6745
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Fujifilm XP80

Leica SL (Typ 601)
Fujifilm XP80
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Fujifilm XP90
Fujifilm XP80
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Higher-res screen
  • $159
  • 1/2.3 inch

Compared to Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Leica SL (Typ 601)
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $7995
  • 35mm
Fujifilm XP90
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

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 XP90
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm XP120

Leica SL (Typ 601)
Fujifilm XP120
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $136
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Fujifilm XP90
Fujifilm XP120
  • $134
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $136
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Newer
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