• APS-C 365.0mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony A35 advantages over Leica X (Typ 113)

  • Less expensive
    $700 vs $2295 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 420 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.5 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    12 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12500 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica X (Typ 113) advantages over Sony A35

  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    5 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Sony A55

Sony A35
Sony A55
  • $567
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $734
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in GPS
Leica X (Typ 113)
Sony A55
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • Newer
  • $734
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony A33

Sony A35
Sony A33
  • $567
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Leica X (Typ 113)
Sony A33
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $540
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Pentax K-5 IIs

Sony A35
Pentax K-5 IIs
  • $567
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Leica X (Typ 113)
Pentax K-5 IIs
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • Lighter weight
  • $497
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Fujifilm X100S

Sony A35
Fujifilm X100S
  • $567
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Fast startup
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • On-sensor phase detect
Leica X (Typ 113)
Fujifilm X100S
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Larger lens aperture
  • More dots on screen
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica X-U (Typ 113)

Sony A35
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $567
  • APS-C
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $3495
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Higher max flash sync
Leica X (Typ 113)
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • HDMI out
  • Lighter weight
  • $3495
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
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