• APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 337.5mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Differences

Leica X-U (Typ 113) advantages over Canon 80D

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.77 vs 3.75 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots

Canon 80D advantages over Leica X-U (Typ 113)

  • Less expensive
    $1149 vs $3495*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 960 vs 450 shots
    Capture more 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
  • Newer
    3 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review 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 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    6.8 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    53 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 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

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality; Better RAW high ISO performance than predecessor; Improved buffer depth; Very fast AF; Dual Pixel CMOS AF is excellent; f/8 AF support; 1080/60p video; Headphone jack; Very good battery life.

  • New kit lens isn't very sharp; No 4K video; No clean HDMI out; 29:59 minute video recording limit; Phase detect AF not as sensitive in low-light as expected (Dual Pixel AF better in low-light).

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X100T

Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Fujifilm X100T
  • $3595
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Canon 80D
Fujifilm X100T
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $1199
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica X (Typ 113)

Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Leica X (Typ 113)
  • $3595
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • HDMI out
  • Lighter weight
Canon 80D
Leica X (Typ 113)
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Canon T6s

Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Canon T6s
  • $3595
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Larger sensor
  • $757
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon 80D
Canon T6s
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $757
  • APS-C
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Nikon D7200

Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Nikon D7200
  • $3595
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Bigger pixels
  • $991
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon 80D
Nikon D7200
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $991
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range

Compared to Leica Q

Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Leica Q
  • $3595
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $4495
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Canon 80D
Leica Q
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $4495
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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