• APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 41.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 50,000

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Differences

Nikon Z50 advantages over Leica M10-R

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 50000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica M10-R advantages over Nikon Z50

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.58 vs 4.22 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    38 mm vs 60 mm
    Thinner
  • More pixels
    41.0 vs 20.9 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    960 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • 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
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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 Leica M10

Nikon Z50
Leica M10
  • $857
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $7995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica M10-R
Leica M10
  • $8295
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • Newer
  • $7995
  • 35mm

Compared to Canon EOS M50

Nikon Z50
Canon EOS M50
  • $857
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Leica M10-R
Canon EOS M50
  • $8295
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $579
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Sony A6400

Nikon Z50
Sony A6400
  • $857
  • APS-C
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $798
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Leica M10-R
Sony A6400
  • $8295
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $798
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Leica SL2

Nikon Z50
Leica SL2
  • $857
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $5792
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
Leica M10-R
Leica SL2
  • $8295
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Lighter weight
  • $5792
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Fujifilm X-S10

Nikon Z50
Fujifilm X-S10
  • $857
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Wider angle kit lens
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Slower slow-motion
Leica M10-R
Fujifilm X-S10
  • $8295
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Lens selection
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