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Fujifilm X100 vs Leica X2

Portability
80
Imaging
53
Features
36
Overall
46
Fujifilm FinePix X100 front
 
Leica X2 front
Portability
83
Imaging
57
Features
37
Overall
49

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica X2 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
  • Introduced May 2011
  • Newer Model is Fujifilm X100S
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
  • Revealed May 2012
  • Old Model is Leica X1
  • Renewed by Leica X Vario
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Fujifilm X100 vs Leica X2 Overview

In this article, we are evaluating the Fujifilm X100 and Leica X2, both Large Sensor Compact cameras by rivals FujiFilm and Leica. There is a significant difference among the resolutions of the Fujifilm X100 (12MP) and X2 (16MP) but they enjoy the same exact sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The Fujifilm X100 was launched 12 months earlier than the X2 and they are of a similar generation. The two cameras offer the identical body type (Large Sensor Compact).

Before diving through a step-by-step comparison, below is a simple view of how the Fujifilm X100 matches up vs the X2 when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X100 over the Leica X2

 Fujifilm X100 X2 
Display sizing2.8"2.7"Larger display (+0.1")
Display resolution460k230kSharper display (+230k dot)

Reasons to pick Leica X2 over the Fujifilm X100

 X2 Fujifilm X100 
RevealedMay 2012May 2011More modern by 12 months

Common features in the Fujifilm X100 and Leica X2

 Fujifilm X100 X2 
Focus manually Dial accurate focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Missing selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither provides Touch friendly display

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica X2 Physical Comparison

For those who are going to carry around your camera frequently, you'll need to factor its weight and volume. The Fujifilm X100 provides exterior dimensions of 126mm x 75mm x 54mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.1") along with a weight of 445 grams (0.98 lbs) whilst the Leica X2 has sizing of 124mm x 69mm x 52mm (4.9" x 2.7" x 2.0") accompanied by a weight of 345 grams (0.76 lbs).

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Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you are using at that moment. Below is the front view size comparison of the Fujifilm X100 compared to the X2.

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica X2 size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm X100 and X2 is 80 and 83 respectively.

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica X2 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica X2 Sensor Comparison

Generally, it is tough to visualise the difference in sensor sizes merely by looking through specs. The picture underneath will offer you a clearer sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm X100 and X2.

As you can plainly see, both of these cameras offer the same exact sensor sizing but not the same MP. You should anticipate the Leica X2 to result in more detail utilizing its extra 4MP. Greater resolution will also help you crop photos a little more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm X100 will be behind in sensor technology.

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica X2 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica X2 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X100 vs Leica X2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Portrait photography details
Leica X2 Portrait photography details
61
has manual focus
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW files
MP count low (12MP)
74
you can focus manually
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
includes face detect focus
supports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Street photography info
Leica X2 Street photography info
63
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW files
no moving screen
no image stabilization
65
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X100 as a Sports photography camera
Leica X2 as a Sports photography camera
34
sensor size is good (APS-C)
fixed focal length (35mm)
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
no image stabilization
MP count low (12MP)
lack of phase detect auto focus
49
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
better than average battery pack (450 shots)
fixed focal length (36mm)
max frames per second low (5.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
no phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Travel photography highlights
Leica X2 Travel photography highlights
58
flash built-in
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
lack of Timelapse function
MP count low (12 megapixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
64
better than average battery pack (450 CIPA)
megapixel count decent (16MP)
has built in flash
no Time Lapse recording
does not feature selfie friendly screen
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Landscape photography factors
Leica X2 Landscape photography factors
56
has manual focus
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
nice screen size (2.8")
sensor size is good (APS-C)
no anti-alias filter
saves RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (35mm)
no image stabilization
MP count low (12 megapixels)
lack of Timelapse function
53
you can focus manually
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
better than average battery pack (450 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
fixed focal length (36mm)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen is somewhat small (2.7 inch)
no image stabilization
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X100 Vlogging info
Leica X2 Vlogging info
25
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
lack of microphone support
9
can't record video
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Fujifilm X100 vs Leica X2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X100 and Leica X2
 Fujifilm FinePix X100Leica X2
General Information
Manufacturer FujiFilm Leica
Model type Fujifilm FinePix X100 Leica X2
Class Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Introduced 2011-05-16 2012-05-10
Body design Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip EXR -
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.8mm 23.6 x 15.8mm
Sensor area 372.9mm² 372.9mm²
Sensor resolution 12 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 4288 x 2848 4928 x 3264
Highest native ISO 12800 12500
Minimum native ISO 200 100
RAW images
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 49 11
Lens
Lens support fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35mm (1x) 36mm (1x)
Largest aperture f/2.0 f/2.8
Macro focusing distance 10cm 30cm
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 2.8" 2.7"
Screen resolution 460k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen technology TFT color LCD monitor -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic and Optical (tunnel) Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution 1,440k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 90 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x -
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/2000s
Continuous shutter speed 5.0 frames per sec 5.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 9.00 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 exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1280 x 720 (24 fps) -
Highest video resolution 1280x720 None
Video data format MPEG-4 -
Mic input
Headphone input
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 proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 445 gr (0.98 pounds) 345 gr (0.76 pounds)
Dimensions 126 x 75 x 54mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.1") 124 x 69 x 52mm (4.9" x 2.7" x 2.0")
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 images 450 images
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-95 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC card
Storage slots One One
Launch cost $1,800 $994