• APS-C 366.6mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
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  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony NEX-F3 advantages over Leica X-U (Typ 113)

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 88 mm
    Thinner
  • 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
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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

Leica X-U (Typ 113) advantages over Sony NEX-F3

  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    4 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features

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.

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Great image quality; Above-average battery life for a mirrorless camera; Makes light work of shooting self-portraits; Very versatile video mode for a camera of this class.

  • Built-in flash is weak and uneven; Grip feels cramped due to low shutter button position; Bundled kit lens turns in a mediocre performance, and body isn't sold without the lens.

The Competition

Compared to Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-F3
Sony NEX-5N
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • Shoots 60p video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Sony NEX-5N
  • $3495
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Internal flash
  • $700
  • APS-C
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony NEX-5R

Sony NEX-F3
Sony NEX-5R
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Sony NEX-5R
  • $3495
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $348
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Sony NEX-6

Sony NEX-F3
Sony NEX-6
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Sony NEX-6
  • $3495
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $448
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Leica X (Typ 113)

Sony NEX-F3
Leica X (Typ 113)
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Higher max flash sync
  • Newer
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Leica X (Typ 113)
  • $3495
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • HDMI out
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Leica Q

Sony NEX-F3
Leica Q
  • $600
  • APS-C
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash
  • $4495
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Leica Q
  • $3495
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $4495
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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