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Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q3

Portability
80
Imaging
53
Features
36
Overall
46
Fujifilm FinePix X100 front
 
Leica Q3 front
Portability
60
Imaging
85
Features
77
Overall
81

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q3 Key Specs

Fujifilm X100
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2.8" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 12800
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 35mm (F2.0) lens
  • 445g - 126 x 75 x 54mm
  • Released May 2011
  • Updated by Fujifilm X100S
Leica Q3
(Full Review)
  • 60MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.00" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 50 - 100000
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 8192 x 4320 video
  • 28mm (F1.7) lens
  • 743g - 130 x 80 x 93mm
  • Released May 2023
  • Earlier Model is Leica Q2
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Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q3 Overview

Below is a in depth comparison of the Fujifilm X100 versus Leica Q3, both Large Sensor Compact digital cameras by competitors FujiFilm and Leica. There is a big difference between the resolutions of the Fujifilm X100 (12MP) and Q3 (60MP) and the Fujifilm X100 (APS-C) and Q3 (Full frame) possess totally different sensor size.

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The Fujifilm X100 was announced 13 years before the Q3 and that is quite a big gap as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras offer the identical body type (Large Sensor Compact).

Before delving in to a detailed comparison, below is a concise highlight of how the Fujifilm X100 grades versus the Q3 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X100 over the Leica Q3

 Fujifilm X100 Q3 

Reasons to pick Leica Q3 over the Fujifilm X100

 Q3 Fujifilm X100 
ReleasedMay 2023May 2011More recent by 146 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen sizing3.00"2.8"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution1843k460kCrisper screen (+1383k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm X100 and Leica Q3

 Fujifilm X100 Q3 
Manual focus More exact focus
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q3 Physical Comparison

If you're aiming to lug around your camera, you'll have to consider its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm X100 has outer measurements of 126mm x 75mm x 54mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.1") with a weight of 445 grams (0.98 lbs) and the Leica Q3 has dimensions of 130mm x 80mm x 93mm (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.7") with a weight of 743 grams (1.64 lbs).

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Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you use at that time. Following is the front view size comparison of the Fujifilm X100 compared to the Q3.

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q3 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm X100 and Q3 is 80 and 60 respectively.

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q3 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q3 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very difficult to visualise the contrast between sensor measurements purely by reading through technical specs. The graphic underneath will help offer you a clearer sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm X100 and Q3.

As you can tell, both of those cameras enjoy different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The Fujifilm X100 using its tinier sensor will make shooting shallower DOF trickier and the Leica Q3 will give you extra detail with its extra 48 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop shots far more aggressively. The older Fujifilm X100 is going to be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q3 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q3 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q3 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Portrait photography details
Leica Q3 Portrait photography details
61
manual focus
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW files
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
91
focusing manually
flash sync speed is above average (1/500s)
megapixel count amazing (60MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
includes face detect focusing
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Street photography features
Leica Q3 Street photography features
63
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW files
no moving screen
no image stabilization
75
screen tilts up and down
built in image stabilization
sensor size is large (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
has touch to focus
environment proof
above average ISO range (100,000)
heavier than competition (743g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Sports photography factors
Leica Q3 Sports photography factors
34
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
can't change focal length (35mm)
low fps (5.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (12MP)
does not have phase detect AF
86
quiet mode (1/40,000s)
built in image stabilization
megapixel count amazing (60MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
includes tracking focus
environment proof
better than average battery life (350 CIPA)
has phase detect AF
fixed focal length (28mm)
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Travel photography information
Leica Q3 Travel photography information
58
flash built-in
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
missing Time Lapse mode
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
screen isn't selfie friendly
71
better than average battery life (350 CIPA)
environment proof
has bluetooth
has touch to focus
megapixel count amazing (60MP)
fast maximum aperture (f1.7)
heavier than competition (743g)
does not offer selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Landscape photography details
Leica Q3 Landscape photography details
56
manual focus
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
decent sized screen (2.8 inch)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
does not have anti aliasing filter
supports RAW files
cannot change lenses (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (35mm)
no image stabilization
sensor resolution not great (12 megapixels)
missing Time Lapse mode
82
focusing manually
fast maximum aperture (f1.7)
good sized screen (3.00")
built in image stabilization
megapixel count amazing (60MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
doesnt have low pass filter
above average ISO range (100,000)
delivers RAW files
environment proof
better than average battery life (350 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (28mm)
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X100 as a Vlogging camera
Leica Q3 as a Vlogging camera
25
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
screen isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
low quality video (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing external mic support
33
fast maximum aperture (f1.7)
built-in touchscreen
built in image stabilization
includes face detect focusing
high quality video (8192 x 4320 resolution)
does not offer selfie friendly display
doesn't have mic socket
heavier than competition (743g)
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Fujifilm X100 vs Leica Q3 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X100 and Leica Q3
 Fujifilm FinePix X100Leica Q3
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Leica
Model Fujifilm FinePix X100 Leica Q3
Type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Released 2011-05-16 2023-05-25
Physical type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor EXR -
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C Full frame
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.8mm 36 x 24mm
Sensor area 372.9mm² 864.0mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixel 60 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Highest Possible resolution 4288 x 2848 9520 x 6336
Maximum native ISO 12800 100000
Minimum native ISO 200 50
RAW data
Autofocusing
Manual focus
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
AF tracking
Selective AF
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect AF
Contract detect AF
Phase detect AF
Number of focus points 49 315
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 35mm (1x) 28mm (1x)
Maximum aperture f/2.0 f/1.7
Macro focus distance 10cm 17cm
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Tilting
Display size 2.8" 3.00"
Display resolution 460 thousand dots 1,843 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Display technology TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic and Optical (tunnel) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 1,440 thousand dots 5,760 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage 90% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x 0.79x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 120s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Fastest quiet shutter speed - 1/40000s
Continuous shutter rate 5.0fps 15.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 9.00 m no built-in flash
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync no built-in flash
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize - 1/500s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps) C8K/8K at 30p/25/24p, C4K/4K at 60/50/30/24p, 1080p at 120/100/60/50/30/24p
Maximum video resolution 1280x720 8192x4320
Video format MPEG-4 MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 445 gr (0.98 lb) 743 gr (1.64 lb)
Dimensions 126 x 75 x 54mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.1") 130 x 80 x 93mm (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 73 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 22.9 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 12.4 not tested
DXO Low light score 1001 not tested
Other
Battery life 300 images 350 images
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-95 BP-SCL6
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 12 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
Retail cost $1,800 $5,999