• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 36.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Leica X2 advantages over Leica M-D (Typ 262)

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    345g vs 720g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12500 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica M-D (Typ 262) advantages over Leica X2

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.99 vs 4.79 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Newer
    2 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    24.0 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution 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 shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

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.
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • $1748
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Leica X-E (Typ 102)

Leica X2
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $1748
  • APS-C
  • $1265
  • APS-C
  • Newer
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $1265
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive

Compared to Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)

Leica X2
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • $1748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246)
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Newer
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Fujifilm X70

Leica X2
Fujifilm X70
  • $1748
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
Fujifilm X70
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Leica M10

Leica X2
Leica M10
  • $1748
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $7160
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
Leica M10
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • $7160
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
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