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Fujifilm X100F vs Leica X-U

Portability
79
Imaging
69
Features
69
Overall
69
Fujifilm X100F front
 
Leica X-U front
Portability
64
Imaging
61
Features
52
Overall
57

Fujifilm X100F vs Leica X-U Key Specs

Fujifilm X100F
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 200 - 12800 (Bump to 51200)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 35mm (F2.0) lens
  • 469g - 127 x 75 x 52mm
  • Introduced January 2017
  • Old Model is Fujifilm X100T
  • Later Model is Fujifilm X100V
Leica X-U
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12500
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 35mm (F1.7-16.0) lens
  • 635g - 140 x 79 x 88mm
  • Introduced January 2016
  • Other Name is Typ 113
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Fujifilm X100F vs Leica X-U Overview

Following is a complete review of the Fujifilm X100F versus Leica X-U, both Large Sensor Compact digital cameras by competitors FujiFilm and Leica. There is a sizeable difference between the resolutions of the Fujifilm X100F (24MP) and X-U (16MP) but they enjoy the same exact sensor size (APS-C).

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The Fujifilm X100F was brought out 13 months after the X-U which makes the cameras a generation away from each other. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (Large Sensor Compact).

Before diving through a in-depth comparison, below is a simple overview of how the Fujifilm X100F matches up versus the X-U with respect to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X100F over the Leica X-U

 Fujifilm X100F X-U 
IntroducedJanuary 2017January 2016More modern by 13 months
Screen resolution1040k920kCrisper screen (+120k dot)

Reasons to pick Leica X-U over the Fujifilm X100F

 X-U Fujifilm X100F 
Screen typeFully ArticulatedFixed Fully Articulating screen

Common features in the Fujifilm X100F and Leica X-U

 Fujifilm X100F X-U 
Manually focus Dial precise focusing
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen size
Selfie screen No selfie screen
Touch screen No Touch screen

Fujifilm X100F vs Leica X-U Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to carry around your camera often, you need to consider its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm X100F enjoys outside dimensions of 127mm x 75mm x 52mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.0") accompanied by a weight of 469 grams (1.03 lbs) while the Leica X-U has proportions of 140mm x 79mm x 88mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 3.5") along with a weight of 635 grams (1.40 lbs).

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Do not forget, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change dependant on the lens you are utilising at that time. Here is the front view dimensions comparison of the Fujifilm X100F vs the X-U.

Fujifilm X100F vs Leica X-U size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm X100F and X-U is 79 and 64 respectively.

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Fujifilm X100F vs Leica X-U Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it's difficult to picture the contrast between sensor sizes simply by looking at technical specs. The image here should give you a much better sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm X100F and X-U.

As you have seen, the two cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit different MP. You should expect the Fujifilm X100F to give more detail having its extra 8 Megapixels. Higher resolution will enable you to crop pictures far more aggressively. The fresher Fujifilm X100F should have a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Fujifilm X100F vs Leica X-U sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X100F vs Leica X-U Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X100F vs Leica X-U Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X100F Portrait photography info
Leica X-U Portrait photography info
81
focusing manually
good megapixels (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
has face detect focusing
supports RAW formats
76
you can focus manually
good megapixels (16MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm X100F
Street photography with Leica X-U
66
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
64
screen articulates
decent sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
weather sealing
does not have image stabilization
heavier than competitors (635 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X100F as a Sports photography camera
Leica X-U as a Sports photography camera
70
quiet shutter (1/32,000 seconds)
good megapixels (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
good battery pack (390 per charge)
supports phase detect AF
focal length is fixed (35mm)
does not have image stabilization
55
good megapixels (16MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
weather sealing
great battery (450 shots)
focal length is fixed (35mm)
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
does not have image stabilization
does not have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X100F as a Travel photography camera
Leica X-U as a Travel photography camera
77
good battery pack (390 CIPA)
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
built-in flash
great max aperture (f2.0)
does not have a selfie friendly display
62
great battery (450 shots)
weather sealing
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
has built in flash
fast max aperture (f1.7)
lack of Time Lapse function
heavier than competitors (635g)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X100F Landscape photography features
Leica X-U Landscape photography features
71
focusing manually
great max aperture (f2.0)
nice screen size (3 inch)
good megapixels (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
no low pass filter
supports RAW formats
good battery pack (390 per charge)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (35mm)
does not have image stabilization
64
you can focus manually
fast max aperture (f1.7)
nice screen size (3 inches)
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
saves RAW files
weather sealing
great battery (450 shots)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (35mm)
does not have image stabilization
lack of Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X100F Vlogging advice
Leica X-U Vlogging advice
36
great max aperture (f2.0)
has face detect focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
comes with microphone support
does not have a selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
25
fast max aperture (f1.7)
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
lack of external mic socket
heavier than competitors (635g)
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Fujifilm X100F vs Leica X-U Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X100F and Leica X-U
 Fujifilm X100FLeica X-U
General Information
Make FujiFilm Leica
Model Fujifilm X100F Leica X-U
Otherwise known as - Typ 113
Class Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Introduced 2017-01-18 2016-01-20
Physical type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Chip X-Processor Pro -
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS III CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.6mm 23.6 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 368.2mm² 370.5mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Full resolution 6000 x 4000 4928 x 3264
Max native ISO 12800 12500
Max boosted ISO 51200 -
Lowest native ISO 200 100
RAW files
Lowest boosted ISO 100 -
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 325 11
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 35mm (1x) 35mm (1x)
Max aperture f/2.0 f/1.7-16.0
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Type of display Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Display size 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 1,040 thousand dots 920 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic and Optical (tunnel) None
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 92% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 4 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/2000 seconds
Maximum quiet shutter speed 1/32000 seconds -
Continuous shooting rate 8.0 frames/s 5.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range 4.60 m (at ISO 100) 2.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash settings Auto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, commander Automatic, automatic/red eye reduction, on, on/red eye reduction, long-term synchronization/red eye reduction, off
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p) 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format H.264 MPEG-4
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 469g (1.03 lbs) 635g (1.40 lbs)
Dimensions 127 x 75 x 52mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.0") 140 x 79 x 88mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 3.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 390 images 450 images
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-W126S BP-DC8
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Card slots 1 1
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