• APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 14.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Sony DSLR-A350 advantages over Leica M (Typ 240)

  • Lens selection
    Good vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Leica M (Typ 240) advantages over Sony DSLR-A350

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.05 vs 5.16 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,860 vs 595 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.3 vs 11.5 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 74 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    7 years vs 11 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • 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
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.68x vs 0.49x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    24.0 vs 14.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    3.0 fps vs 2.4 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    8 vs 3 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    6400 vs 3200 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • 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
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Neither provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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 Canon XSi

Sony DSLR-A350
Canon XSi
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Leica M (Typ 240)
Canon XSi
  • $5628
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $649
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Internal flash

Compared to Samsung GX-20

Sony DSLR-A350
Samsung GX-20
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1400
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
Leica M (Typ 240)
Samsung GX-20
  • $5628
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1400
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Nikon D5000

Sony DSLR-A350
Nikon D5000
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Leica M (Typ 240)
Nikon D5000
  • $5628
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $850
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Leica M Monochrom

Sony DSLR-A350
Leica M Monochrom
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $7950
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica M (Typ 240)
Leica M Monochrom
  • $5628
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $7950
  • 35mm
  • Higher extended ISO

Compared to Leica M-E (Typ 220)

Sony DSLR-A350
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $900
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $4309
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica M (Typ 240)
Leica M-E (Typ 220)
  • $5628
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • More dynamic range
  • $4309
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
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