• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 36.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Leica X2 advantages over Fujifilm X-A1

  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 450 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos

Fujifilm X-A1 advantages over Leica X2

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $450 vs $1795*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 51 mm
    Thinner
  • More dots on screen
    920k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.6 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    30 vs 8 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 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.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • 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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The Competition

Compared to Sigma DP1 Merrill

Leica X2
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $1795
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
Fujifilm X-A1
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Doesn't require an AA filter

Compared to Sony NEX-3N

Leica X2
Sony NEX-3N
  • $1795
  • APS-C
  • Hot shoe
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Fujifilm X-A1
Sony NEX-3N
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Higher-res screen
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm X-M1

Leica X2
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $1795
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-A1
Fujifilm X-M1
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $399
  • APS-C
  • Doesn't require an AA filter

Compared to Leica X-E (Typ 102)

Leica X2
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $1795
  • APS-C
  • $1531
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
Fujifilm X-A1
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1531
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Fujifilm X70

Leica X2
Fujifilm X70
  • $1795
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X-A1
Fujifilm X70
  • $450
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
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