• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 13.5 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Nikon P6000 advantages over Leica X Vario

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.7 vs f/3.5
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • More telephoto lens reach
    112 mm vs 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 95 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    270g vs 636g
    Lighter weight

Leica X Vario advantages over Nikon P6000

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.77 vs 1.80 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~1.90 vs 3.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Better color depth
    23.4 vs 19.0 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,320 vs 129 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    12.7 vs 10.2 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 260 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Newer
    5 years vs 10 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • Less shutter lag
    0.30 vs 0.58 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    16.2 vs 13.5 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    4.4 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    12500 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Review Excerpt

  • Outstanding design and build; Exceptionally sharp 28-70mm equivalent zoom lens; Very good still image quality with accurate and realistic colors; Fairly speedy and accurate autofocusing.

  • Expensive, especially for a fixed-lens compact; Relatively slow f/3.5-6.4 lens; Below average video functionality and quality; Not at all pocketable, about as big and heavy as a mirrorless camera with a moderate zoom lens attached.

The Competition

Compared to Ricoh GX200

Nikon P6000
Ricoh GX200
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $690
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Thinner
  • More dots on screen
Leica X Vario
Ricoh GX200
  • $2525
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $690
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger lens aperture
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon G10

Nikon P6000
Canon G10
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Lighter weight
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Fast startup
  • More telephoto lens reach
Leica X Vario
Canon G10
  • $2525
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Nikon P7000

Nikon P6000
Nikon P7000
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Built-in GPS
  • Manual focus
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • More telephoto lens reach
Leica X Vario
Nikon P7000
  • $2525
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Sigma dp2 Quattro

Nikon P6000
Sigma dp2 Quattro
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $932
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica X Vario
Sigma dp2 Quattro
  • $2525
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $932
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture

Compared to Sigma dp0 Quattro

Nikon P6000
Sigma dp0 Quattro
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $932
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica X Vario
Sigma dp0 Quattro
  • $2525
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $932
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
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