• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 160 - 6400
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,500

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Differences

Nikon V2 advantages over Leica TL

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.6 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    40 vs 12 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Leica TL advantages over Nikon V2

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.77 vs 2.86 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • 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
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 310 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Thinner
    33 mm vs 45 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    2 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Higher-res screen
    410k vs 307k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    12500 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Nikon V1

Nikon V2
Nikon V1
  • $747
  • 1 inch
  • Higher effective ISO
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $900
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Fast startup
Leica TL
Nikon V1
  • $1224
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $900
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • HDMI out

Compared to Nikon AW1

Nikon V2
Nikon AW1
  • $747
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $797
  • 1 inch
  • Waterproof
  • In-camera panoramas
Leica TL
Nikon AW1
  • $1224
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $797
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof

Compared to Nikon V3

Nikon V2
Nikon V3
  • $747
  • 1 inch
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $1197
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • In-camera panoramas
Leica TL
Nikon V3
  • $1224
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1197
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Leica T (Typ 701)

Nikon V2
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $747
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $998
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica TL
Leica T (Typ 701)
  • $1224
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $998
  • APS-C

Compared to Samsung NX3000

Nikon V2
Samsung NX3000
  • $747
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica TL
Samsung NX3000
  • $1224
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Internal flash
  • $800
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
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