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Fujifilm X100 vs Leica X-U

Portability
80
Imaging
53
Features
36
Overall
46
Fujifilm FinePix X100 front
 
Leica X-U front
Portability
64
Imaging
60
Features
52
Overall
56

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica X-U 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
  • Launched May 2011
  • Successor is Fujifilm X100S
Leica X-U
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 100 - 12500
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 35mm (F1.7-16.0) lens
  • 635g - 140 x 79 x 88mm
  • Introduced January 2016
  • Alternate Name is Typ 113
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Fujifilm X100 vs Leica X-U Overview

Here, we are analyzing the Fujifilm X100 versus Leica X-U, both Large Sensor Compact cameras by competitors FujiFilm and Leica. There is a large difference among the image resolutions of the Fujifilm X100 (12MP) and X-U (16MP) but both cameras boast the identical sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The Fujifilm X100 was manufactured 5 years earlier than the X-U which is a fairly serious difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before diving right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a short synopsis of how the Fujifilm X100 scores vs the X-U when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X100 over the Leica X-U

 Fujifilm X100 X-U 

Reasons to pick Leica X-U over the Fujifilm X100

 X-U Fujifilm X100 
IntroducedJanuary 2016May 2011Newer by 57 months
Display typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating display
Display size3"2.8"Larger display (+0.2")
Display resolution920k460kClearer display (+460k dot)

Common features in the Fujifilm X100 and Leica X-U

 Fujifilm X100 X-U 
Manually focus Dial exact focusing
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen
Touch display Neither has Touch display

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica X-U Physical Comparison

For those who are going to travel with your camera frequently, you need to think about its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm X100 has exterior measurements of 126mm x 75mm x 54mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.1") and a weight of 445 grams (0.98 lbs) while the Leica X-U has measurements of 140mm x 79mm x 88mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 3.5") and a weight of 635 grams (1.40 lbs).

Compare the Fujifilm X100 versus Leica X-U in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you have attached at that moment. The following is a front view size comparison of the Fujifilm X100 vs the X-U.

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica X-U size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm X100 and X-U is 80 and 64 respectively.

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica X-U top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica X-U Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is very hard to visualise the difference in sensor dimensions just by researching specifications. The image here should give you a better sense of the sensor measurements in the Fujifilm X100 and X-U.

To sum up, each of the cameras feature the identical sensor size but not the same megapixels. You can anticipate the Leica X-U to result in greater detail due to its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will let you crop pics way more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm X100 will be disadvantaged when it comes to sensor technology.

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica X-U sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica X-U Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica X-U Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Portrait photography features
Leica X-U Portrait photography features
61
manual focus
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
low MP (12MP)
76
focusing manually
good resolution (16 megapixels)
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Street photography info
Leica X-U Street photography info
63
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
fixed screen
no image stabilization
64
screen articulates fully
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
environment proofing
lack of image stabilization
more heavy than others in class (635g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Sports photography advice
Leica X-U Sports photography advice
34
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
fixed focal length (35mm)
max fps very slow (5.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
low MP (12 megapixels)
no phase detect AF
55
good resolution (16MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
environment proofing
good battery pack (450 per charge)
can't change focal length (35mm)
max frames per second low (5.0 frames/s)
lack of image stabilization
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm X100
Travel photography with Leica X-U
58
has built in flash
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
missing Timelapse mode
low MP (12 megapixels)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
62
good battery pack (450 per charge)
environment proofing
good resolution (16 megapixels)
flash built-in
very good max aperture (f1.7)
missing Timelapse recording
more heavy than others in class (635g)
does not feature selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Landscape photography factors
Leica X-U Landscape photography factors
56
manual focus
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
decent sized screen (2.8")
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
no anti aliasing filter
saves RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (35mm)
no image stabilization
low MP (12 megapixels)
missing Timelapse mode
63
focusing manually
very good max aperture (f1.7)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
good resolution (16MP)
good sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW files
environment proofing
good battery pack (450 per charge)
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (35mm)
lack of image stabilization
missing Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Vlogging factors
Leica X-U Vlogging factors
25
fast maximum aperture (f2.0)
doesn't offer selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
low res video (1280 x 720 pixels)
missing microphone socket
25
very good max aperture (f1.7)
high res video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
does not feature selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
missing microphone port
more heavy than others in class (635 grams)
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Fujifilm X100 vs Leica X-U Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X100 and Leica X-U
 Fujifilm FinePix X100Leica X-U
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Leica
Model Fujifilm FinePix X100 Leica X-U
Also Known as - Typ 113
Type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Launched 2011-05-16 2016-01-20
Body design Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor EXR -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor measurements 23.6 x 15.8mm 23.6 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 372.9mm² 370.5mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Peak resolution 4288 x 2848 4928 x 3264
Highest native ISO 12800 12500
Lowest native ISO 200 100
RAW photos
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 49 11
Lens
Lens mount fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 35mm (1x) 35mm (1x)
Max aperture f/2.0 f/1.7-16.0
Macro focus distance 10cm -
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Screen
Range of display Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display diagonal 2.8 inches 3 inches
Resolution of display 460 thousand dot 920 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Display tech TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic and Optical (tunnel) None
Viewfinder resolution 1,440 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 90% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x -
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 5.0 frames per sec 5.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range 9.00 m 2.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Slow Sync Automatic, automatic/red eye reduction, on, on/red eye reduction, long-term synchronization/red eye reduction, off
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p)
Highest video resolution 1280x720 1920x1080
Video data format MPEG-4 MPEG-4
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 445 grams (0.98 lb) 635 grams (1.40 lb)
Physical dimensions 126 x 75 x 54mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.1") 140 x 79 x 88mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 3.5")
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 photos 450 photos
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-95 BP-DC8
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Retail cost $1,800 $3,495