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Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom

Portability
80
Imaging
53
Features
36
Overall
46
Fujifilm FinePix X100 front
 
Leica Q2 Monochrom front
Portability
60
Imaging
81
Features
66
Overall
75

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom Key Specs

Fujifilm X100
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.8" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35mm (F2.0) lens
  • 445g - 126 x 75 x 54mm
  • Released May 2011
  • Refreshed by Fujifilm X100S
Leica Q2 Monochrom
(Full Review)
  • 47MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 100000
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • 28mm (F1.7) lens
  • 734g - 130 x 80 x 92mm
  • Released October 2020
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Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom Overview

Let's take a more detailed look at the Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom, both Large Sensor Compact cameras by companies FujiFilm and Leica. There is a crucial difference among the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm X100 (12MP) and Q2 Monochrom (47MP) and the Fujifilm X100 (APS-C) and Q2 Monochrom (Full frame) provide different sensor measurements.

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The Fujifilm X100 was announced 10 years earlier than the Q2 Monochrom and that is a fairly serious gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both of the cameras have the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before we go right into a complete comparison, here is a concise overview of how the Fujifilm X100 scores vs the Q2 Monochrom with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X100 over the Leica Q2 Monochrom

 Fujifilm X100 Q2 Monochrom 

Reasons to pick Leica Q2 Monochrom over the Fujifilm X100

 Q2 Monochrom Fujifilm X100 
ReleasedOctober 2020May 2011More recent by 114 months
Screen dimensions3"2.8"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution1040k460kSharper screen (+580k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm X100 and Leica Q2 Monochrom

 Fujifilm X100 Q2 Monochrom 
Focus manually Very exact focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Selfie screen Lack of selfie screen

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom Physical Comparison

For anybody who is planning to lug around your camera regularly, you will need to factor in its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm X100 has outside measurements of 126mm x 75mm x 54mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.1") accompanied by a weight of 445 grams (0.98 lbs) while the Leica Q2 Monochrom has measurements of 130mm x 80mm x 92mm (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.6") accompanied by a weight of 734 grams (1.62 lbs).

Take a look at the Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you have during that time. Here is a front view size comparison of the Fujifilm X100 compared to the Q2 Monochrom.

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm X100 and Q2 Monochrom is 80 and 60 respectively.

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom Sensor Comparison

Often, it can be tough to imagine the gap in sensor measurements just by going through technical specs. The visual below will help provide you a stronger sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm X100 and Q2 Monochrom.

As you can tell, each of these cameras provide different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The Fujifilm X100 having a smaller sensor is going to make getting bokeh harder and the Leica Q2 Monochrom will provide extra detail with its extra 35 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop pictures more aggressively. The older Fujifilm X100 will be behind in sensor technology.

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Fujifilm X100
Portrait photography with Leica Q2 Monochrom
61
focusing manually
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
88
you can focus manually
great flash sync speed (1/500s)
excellent sensor resolution (47 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
offers face detection focusing
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm X100
Street photography with Leica Q2 Monochrom
63
nice sensor size (APS-C)
delivers RAW formats
no moving screen
no image stabilization
69
has image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
supports RAW formats
boasts focus by touch
environment proof
very good high ISO (100,000)
screen does not articulate
more heavy than competition (734g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Sports photography highlights
Leica Q2 Monochrom Sports photography highlights
34
nice sensor size (APS-C)
can't change focal length (35mm)
slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
low megapixels (12MP)
does not have phase detect AF
80
silent shutter (1/40,000 seconds)
max frames per second high (20.0 frames/s)
has image stabilization (Optical)
excellent sensor resolution (47 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
offers tracking autofocus
environment proof
better than average battery pack (350 CIPA)
can't change focal length (28mm)
lacks phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Travel photography advice
Leica Q2 Monochrom Travel photography advice
58
has built in flash
very good max aperture (f2.0)
does not have Timelapse recording
low megapixels (12 megapixels)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
66
better than average battery pack (350 shots)
environment proof
connects via bluetooth
boasts focus by touch
excellent sensor resolution (47MP)
very good max aperture (f1.7)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition (734 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Landscape photography details
Leica Q2 Monochrom Landscape photography details
56
focusing manually
very good max aperture (f2.0)
decent sized screen (2.8")
nice sensor size (APS-C)
does not have anti-alias filter
delivers RAW formats
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (35mm)
no image stabilization
low megapixels (12MP)
does not have Timelapse recording
77
you can focus manually
very good max aperture (f1.7)
screen size is decent (3 inch)
has image stabilization (Optical)
excellent sensor resolution (47 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
doesnt have anti-alias filter
very good high ISO (100,000)
supports RAW formats
environment proof
better than average battery pack (350 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (28mm)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Vlogging factors
Leica Q2 Monochrom Vlogging factors
25
very good max aperture (f2.0)
does not feature selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
video res low (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have microphone port
32
very good max aperture (f1.7)
touchscreen capability
has image stabilization (Optical)
offers face detection focusing
video resolution high (4096 x 2160 pixels)
screen is not selfie friendly
doesn't have external microphone port
more heavy than competition (734g)
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Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q2 Monochrom Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X100 and Leica Q2 Monochrom
 Fujifilm FinePix X100Leica Q2 Monochrom
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Leica
Model type Fujifilm FinePix X100 Leica Q2 Monochrom
Category Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Released 2011-05-16 2020-10-11
Body design Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Chip EXR -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Full frame
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.8mm 36 x 24mm
Sensor area 372.9mm² 864.0mm²
Sensor resolution 12MP 47MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Max resolution 4288 x 2848 8368 x 5584
Max native ISO 12800 100000
Min native ISO 200 100
RAW data
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points 49 49
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35mm (1x) 28mm (1x)
Largest aperture f/2.0 f/1.7
Macro focusing distance 10cm 17cm
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen sizing 2.8 inches 3 inches
Resolution of screen 460 thousand dot 1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic and Optical (tunnel) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 1,440 thousand dot 3,680 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 90% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x 0.76x
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 60s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Max silent shutter speed - 1/40000s
Continuous shutter speed 5.0fps 20.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance 9.00 m no built-in flash
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync no built-in flash
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash sync - 1/500s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps) 4096 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC
Max video resolution 1280x720 4096x2160
Video data format MPEG-4 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) none
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 445g (0.98 pounds) 734g (1.62 pounds)
Physical dimensions 126 x 75 x 54mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.1") 130 x 80 x 92mm (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.6")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 73 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 22.9 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.4 not tested
DXO Low light rating 1001 not tested
Other
Battery life 300 pictures 350 pictures
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-95 BP-SCL4
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 12 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Launch price $1,800 $5,995