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Fujifilm X100F vs Leica X Vario

Portability
79
Imaging
68
Features
69
Overall
68
Fujifilm X100F front
 
Leica X Vario front
Portability
62
Imaging
58
Features
51
Overall
55

Fujifilm X100F vs Leica X Vario 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
  • Released January 2017
  • Old Model is Fujifilm X100T
  • New Model is Fujifilm X100V
Leica X Vario
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12500
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-70mm (F3.5-6.4) lens
  • 680g - 133 x 73 x 95mm
  • Introduced June 2013
  • Succeeded the Leica X2
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Fujifilm X100F vs Leica X Vario Overview

Lets look much closer at the Fujifilm X100F and Leica X Vario, both Large Sensor Compact cameras by rivals FujiFilm and Leica. There is a huge difference among the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm X100F (24MP) and X Vario (16MP) but they use the same exact sensor dimensions (APS-C).

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The Fujifilm X100F was introduced 3 years after the X Vario which is a fairly significant gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Both the cameras offer the identical body type (Large Sensor Compact).

Before we go straight into a in-depth comparison, below is a quick highlight of how the Fujifilm X100F grades vs the X Vario in relation to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X100F over the Leica X Vario

 Fujifilm X100F X Vario 
IntroducedJanuary 2017June 2013Newer by 44 months
Screen resolution1040k920kClearer screen (+120k dot)

Reasons to pick Leica X Vario over the Fujifilm X100F

 X Vario Fujifilm X100F 

Common features in the Fujifilm X100F and Leica X Vario

 Fujifilm X100F X Vario 
Manually focus More accurate focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen sizing3"3"Equivalent screen sizing
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch screen No Touch screen

Fujifilm X100F vs Leica X Vario Physical Comparison

For anybody who is aiming to travel with your camera regularly, you'll have to think about its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm X100F has got exterior dimensions of 127mm x 75mm x 52mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.0") with a weight of 469 grams (1.03 lbs) whilst the Leica X Vario has dimensions of 133mm x 73mm x 95mm (5.2" x 2.9" x 3.7") with a weight of 680 grams (1.50 lbs).

Compare the Fujifilm X100F and Leica X Vario in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you have attached at that time. Following is the front view measurement comparison of the Fujifilm X100F against the X Vario.

Fujifilm X100F vs Leica X Vario size comparison

Considering size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm X100F and X Vario is 79 and 62 respectively.

Fujifilm X100F vs Leica X Vario top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X100F vs Leica X Vario Sensor Comparison

In many cases, its difficult to see the contrast in sensor dimensions purely by viewing technical specs. The pic underneath will give you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm X100F and X Vario.

As you can tell, the two cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing albeit not the same MP. You should expect the Fujifilm X100F to result in more detail using its extra 8MP. Higher resolution will let you crop pictures far more aggressively. The fresher Fujifilm X100F will have a benefit with regard to sensor tech.

Fujifilm X100F vs Leica X Vario sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X100F vs Leica X Vario Screen and ViewFinder

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

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Fujifilm X100F
Portrait photography with Leica X Vario
80
you can focus manually
MP count good (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports face detect autofocus
supports RAW formats
74
manual focus
resolution is good (16MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
comes with face detection focus
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X100F Street photography details
Leica X Vario Street photography details
66
decent sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
screen does not articulate
does not have image stabilization
53
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
screen is fixed
does not have image stabilization
heavier than competitors (680g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X100F as a Sports photography camera
Leica X Vario as a Sports photography camera
69
quiet shooting (1/32,000 seconds)
MP count good (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
better than average battery pack (390 per charge)
has phase detect autofocus
focal length is fixed (35mm)
does not have image stabilization
54
resolution is good (16MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
better than average battery life (450 per charge)
continuous shooting slow (5.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm X100F
Travel photography with Leica X Vario
77
better than average battery pack (390 CIPA)
MP count good (24MP)
has built in flash
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
display is not selfie friendly
56
better than average battery life (450 per charge)
resolution is good (16MP)
has built in flash
fairly wide (28mm)
missing Time Lapse function
heavier than competitors (680 grams)
does not feature selfie friendly display
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X100F Landscape photography factors
Leica X Vario Landscape photography factors
71
you can focus manually
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
screen size is good (3 inches)
MP count good (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
doesnt have anti aliasing filter
supports RAW formats
better than average battery pack (390 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (35mm)
does not have image stabilization
61
manual focus
fairly wide (28mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inches)
resolution is good (16MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
delivers RAW files
better than average battery life (450 CIPA)
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
does not have image stabilization
missing Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X100F Vlogging information
Leica X Vario Vlogging information
35
great maximum aperture (f2.0)
supports face detect autofocus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
has mic support
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
25
fairly wide (28mm)
comes with face detection focus
high res video (1920 x 1080 resolution)
sluggish maximum aperture (f3.5)
does not feature selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
missing external mic port
heavier than competitors (680g)
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Fujifilm X100F vs Leica X Vario Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X100F and Leica X Vario
 Fujifilm X100FLeica X Vario
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Leica
Model Fujifilm X100F Leica X Vario
Category Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Released 2017-01-18 2013-06-11
Body design Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Powered by 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 15.8mm
Sensor surface area 368.2mm² 372.9mm²
Sensor resolution 24 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Peak resolution 6000 x 4000 4928 x 3272
Highest native ISO 12800 12500
Highest enhanced ISO 51200 -
Minimum native ISO 200 100
RAW format
Minimum enhanced ISO 100 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 325 11
Lens
Lens mounting type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens focal range 35mm (1x) 28-70mm (2.5x)
Maximum aperture f/2.0 f/3.5-6.4
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 1,040 thousand dot 920 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic and Optical (tunnel) Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 92% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.5x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 4 secs 30 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/2000 secs
Fastest quiet shutter speed 1/32000 secs -
Continuous shutter speed 8.0fps 5.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range 4.60 m (at ISO 100) -
Flash modes Auto, forced, suppressed, slow synchro, commander Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync, Studio
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p) 1920 x 1080
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video data format H.264 MPEG-4
Mic jack
Headphone jack
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 seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 469g (1.03 lb) 680g (1.50 lb)
Dimensions 127 x 75 x 52mm (5.0" x 3.0" x 2.0") 133 x 73 x 95mm (5.2" x 2.9" x 3.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 78
DXO Color Depth score not tested 23.4
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 12.7
DXO Low light score not tested 1320
Other
Battery life 390 photographs 450 photographs
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-W126S BP-DC8
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC
Storage slots One One
Price at release $1,300 $2,950