Canon A2400 IS vs Leica X2

Portability
96
Imaging
41
Features
28
Overall
35
Canon PowerShot A2400 IS front
 
Leica X2 front
Portability
83
Imaging
59
Features
37
Overall
50

Canon A2400 IS vs Leica X2 Key Specs

Canon A2400 IS
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 28-140mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 126g - 94 x 54 x 20mm
  • Revealed February 2012
Leica X2
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 12500
  • No Video
  • 36mm (F2.8) lens
  • 345g - 124 x 69 x 52mm
  • Released May 2012
  • Succeeded the Leica X1
  • Replacement is Leica X Vario
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Canon A2400 IS vs Leica X2 Overview

The following is a in-depth review of the Canon A2400 IS vs Leica X2, former is a Small Sensor Compact while the other is a Large Sensor Compact by companies Canon and Leica. The sensor resolution of the A2400 IS (16MP) and the X2 (16MP) is fairly well matched but the A2400 IS (1/2.3") and X2 (APS-C) posses totally different sensor dimensions.

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The A2400 IS was manufactured 3 months before the X2 which means that they are of a similar age. Both cameras have different body design with the Canon A2400 IS being a Compact camera and the Leica X2 being a Large Sensor Compact camera.

Before going straight to a step-by-step comparison, here is a brief view of how the A2400 IS scores versus the X2 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon A2400 IS over the Leica X2

 A2400 IS X2 

Reasons to pick Leica X2 over the Canon A2400 IS

 X2 A2400 IS 
Manually focus Dial exact focusing

Common features in the Canon A2400 IS and Leica X2

 A2400 IS X2 
ReleasedFebruary 2012May 2012Similar age
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimensions2.7"2.7"Equal display sizing
Display resolution230k230kIdentical display resolution
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither has Touch friendly display

Canon A2400 IS vs Leica X2 Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to travel with your camera often, you should factor in its weight and proportions. The Canon A2400 IS has exterior dimensions of 94mm x 54mm x 20mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.8") having a weight of 126 grams (0.28 lbs) and the Leica X2 has measurements of 124mm x 69mm x 52mm (4.9" x 2.7" x 2.0") with a weight of 345 grams (0.76 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you are working with at that moment. Here is a front view measurements comparison of the A2400 IS and the X2.

Canon A2400 IS vs Leica X2 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the A2400 IS and X2 is 96 and 83 respectively.

Canon A2400 IS vs Leica X2 top view buttons comparison

Canon A2400 IS vs Leica X2 Sensor Comparison

Typically, its difficult to visualise the gap between sensor dimensions merely by reading through a spec sheet. The pic below will help offer you a better sense of the sensor dimensions in the A2400 IS and X2.

Clearly, both of the cameras provide the same megapixels but not the same sensor dimensions. The A2400 IS has got the tinier sensor which should make obtaining bokeh harder.

Canon A2400 IS vs Leica X2 sensor size comparison

Canon A2400 IS vs Leica X2 Screen and ViewFinder

Canon A2400 IS vs Leica X2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Canon A2400 IS
Portrait photography with Leica X2
36
megapixel count good (16MP)
offers face detect focusing
no manual focus
no manual mode
cannot use external flash
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
75
focusing manually
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports face detect focusing
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Canon A2400 IS Street photography factors
Leica X2 Street photography factors
64
built in image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than competition in class (126 grams)
no articulating screen
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
65
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
no articulating screen
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon A2400 IS Sports photography advice
Leica X2 Sports photography advice
39
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
offers tracking focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
small sensor size (1/2.3")
terrible battery pack (190 CIPA)
has no phase detect AF
50
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
great battery pack (450 per charge)
focal length is fixed (36mm)
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
no image stabilization
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Canon A2400 IS Travel photography information
Leica X2 Travel photography information
66
lighter than competition in class (126g)
megapixel count good (16MP)
has built in flash
relatively wide (28mm)
does not have Timelapse function
terrible battery pack (190 CIPA)
does not feature selfie friendly display
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
65
great battery pack (450 per charge)
good megapixels (16MP)
built-in flash
does not have Time Lapse function
display is not selfie friendly
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Canon A2400 IS Landscape photography details
Leica X2 Landscape photography details
38
relatively wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
megapixel count good (16MP)
no manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
tiny screen (2.7 inches)
no manual mode
small sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW files
terrible battery pack (190 CIPA)
does not have Timelapse function
54
focusing manually
good megapixels (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
great battery pack (450 shots)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (36mm)
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)
small screen (2.7 inch)
no image stabilization
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon A2400 IS as a Vlogging camera
Leica X2 as a Vlogging camera
33
relatively wide (28mm)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detect focusing
lighter than competition in class (126 grams)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
does not feature selfie friendly display
low res video (1280 x 720 resolution)
does not have microphone jack
9
no video
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Canon A2400 IS vs Leica X2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon A2400 IS and Leica X2
 Canon PowerShot A2400 ISLeica X2
General Information
Make Canon Leica
Model type Canon PowerShot A2400 IS Leica X2
Type Small Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Revealed 2012-02-07 2012-05-10
Physical type Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type CCD CMOS
Sensor size 1/2.3" APS-C
Sensor dimensions 6.17 x 4.55mm 23.6 x 15.8mm
Sensor surface area 28.1mm² 372.9mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 4:3 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Max resolution 4608 x 3456 4928 x 3264
Max native ISO 1600 12500
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW files
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 9 11
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-140mm (5.0x) 36mm (1x)
Max aperture f/2.8-6.9 f/2.8
Macro focusing distance 3cm 30cm
Focal length multiplier 5.8 1.5
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 2.7 inches 2.7 inches
Resolution of display 230 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder None Electronic (optional)
Features
Min shutter speed 15 seconds 30 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/2000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 1.0 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation - Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 3.00 m -
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync, Studio
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (25 fps) 640 x 480 (30 fps) -
Max video resolution 1280x720 None
Video file format H.264 -
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 126 gr (0.28 lbs) 345 gr (0.76 lbs)
Physical dimensions 94 x 54 x 20mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.8") 124 x 69 x 52mm (4.9" x 2.7" x 2.0")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 190 photos 450 photos
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NB-11L -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, Custom) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC card
Card slots One One
Cost at release $149 $994