• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.6 megapixels
  • ISO 50 - 100,000
  • APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 26.1 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 12,800

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Differences

Leica SL2-S advantages over Fujifilm X-T30 II

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Slower slow-motion
    180 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
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.93 vs 3.77 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Higher extended ISO
    100000 vs 51200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Fujifilm X-T30 II advantages over Leica SL2-S

  • Less expensive
    $900 vs $4895 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    46 mm vs 83 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    13 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    383g vs 931g
    Lighter weight
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Longer exposure
    900 vs 500 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X-T30

Leica SL2-S
Fujifilm X-T30
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Fujifilm X-T30
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • More dots on screen
  • $800
  • APS-C

Compared to Canon R6

Leica SL2-S
Canon R6
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $2399
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Canon R6
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Internal flash
  • $2399
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon Z6 II

Leica SL2-S
Nikon Z6 II
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $1847
  • 35mm
  • Tiltable Screen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Nikon Z6 II
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Internal flash
  • $1847
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon R3

Leica SL2-S
Canon R3
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • On-sensor phase detect
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Canon R3
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon Z 30

Leica SL2-S
Nikon Z 30
  • $4895
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Fujifilm X-T30 II
Nikon Z 30
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $710
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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