• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 17.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 75.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica X (Typ 113) advantages over Panasonic LX100 II

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.79 vs 3.36 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Panasonic LX100 II advantages over Leica X (Typ 113)

  • Less expensive
    $798 vs $3500
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • More telephoto lens reach
    75 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    17 months vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1240k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.3 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    109 vs 7 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
    25600 vs 12500 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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

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 GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Compact coat-pocket friendly body with plenty of dedicated controls; Great electronic viewfinder; Impressive image quality for its class; Generous performance; Decent battery life.

  • Too big for a pants pocket; No articulation for LCD; Relatively short zoom range compared to some rivals; Can't use full sensor area at any aspect ratio; Not the best choice for video.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X100S

Leica X (Typ 113)
Fujifilm X100S
  • $3500
  • APS-C
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More dots on screen
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Panasonic LX100 II
Fujifilm X100S
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Leica X (Typ 113)
Panasonic LX100
  • $3500
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Panasonic LX100 II
Panasonic LX100
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)

Leica X (Typ 113)
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $3500
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1112
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Panasonic LX100 II
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1112
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Has anti-aliasing filter

Compared to Leica Q

Leica X (Typ 113)
Leica Q
  • $3500
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash
  • $3695
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic LX100 II
Leica Q
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3695
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica X-U (Typ 113)

Leica X (Typ 113)
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $3500
  • APS-C
  • HDMI out
  • Lighter weight
  • $3495
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
Panasonic LX100 II
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $798
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $3495
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Larger sensor
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