• 4/3 226.2mm2
  • 20.4 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 25,600
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 47.3 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Olympus E-M1X advantages over Leica Q2

  • Less expensive
    $2999 vs $4995
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 870 vs 370 shots
    Capture more photos
  • 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
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.83x vs 0.76x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    60.7 fps vs 20.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    49 vs 25 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    60.7 fps vs 20.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    49 vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Leica Q2 advantages over Olympus E-M1X

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.30 vs 3.36 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/500 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    718g vs 997g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    47.3 vs 20.4 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    120 vs 60 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    50000 vs 25600 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
  • 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
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Leica Q

Olympus E-M1X
Leica Q
  • $2999
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica Q2
Leica Q
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $3995
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony RX1R II

Olympus E-M1X
Sony RX1R II
  • $2999
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica Q2
Sony RX1R II
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Olympus E-M1 II

Olympus E-M1X
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $2999
  • 4/3
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • Built-in GPS
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
Leica Q2
Olympus E-M1 II
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1699
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Panasonic GH5

Olympus E-M1X
Panasonic GH5
  • $2999
  • 4/3
  • High resolution composite
  • Built-in GPS
  • $1498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Leica Q2
Panasonic GH5
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1498
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Panasonic G9

Olympus E-M1X
Panasonic G9
  • $2999
  • 4/3
  • Built-in GPS
  • Longer video battery life
  • $1198
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
Leica Q2
Panasonic G9
  • $4995
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1198
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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