• APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica X-U (Typ 113) advantages over Sony RX100 V

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.77 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 450 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos

Sony RX100 V advantages over Leica X-U (Typ 113)

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $998 vs $3295
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    70 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 88 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    17 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    299g vs 635g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    1229k vs 920k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    23.8 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    150 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 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
  • 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

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Pocket-friendly design; Unbelievably fast burst capture; Generous buffer depth, even for raw; Fast and confident autofocus; Very high resolution gives lots of detail in good light; High ISO noise levels much better than most pocket camera rivals; High-quality 4K video with uncompressed HDMI out; Super-fast High Frame Rate video

  • Very pricey for a compact camera; Still no touch screen; Slow buffer clearing; JPEGs can look over-processed at higher ISOs; Lens doesn't offer much telephoto reach; Battery life is very modest; 4K movies are limited to five minute clips

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Sony RX100 III
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Waterproof
  • $748
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Sony RX100 V
Sony RX100 III
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $748
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm X100T

Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Fujifilm X100T
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Sony RX100 V
Fujifilm X100T
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica X (Typ 113)

Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Leica X (Typ 113)
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • HDMI out
  • Lighter weight
Sony RX100 V
Leica X (Typ 113)
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Leica Q

Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Leica Q
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $4250
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX100 V
Leica Q
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $4250
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony RX100 IV

Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Sony RX100 IV
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Waterproof
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Sony RX100 V
Sony RX100 IV
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Newer
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
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