Leica M Typ 240 vs Olympus SP-100

Portability
74
Imaging
72
Features
50
Overall
63
Leica M Typ 240 front
 
Olympus Stylus SP-100 front
Portability
63
Imaging
41
Features
48
Overall
43

Leica M Typ 240 vs Olympus SP-100 Key Specs

Leica M Typ 240
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Leica M Mount
  • 680g - 139 x 80 x 42mm
  • Announced September 2012
Olympus SP-100
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 6400 (Boost to 12800)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 24-1200mm (F2.9-6.5) lens
  • 594g - 122 x 91 x 133mm
  • Revealed January 2014
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Leica M Typ 240 vs Olympus SP-100 Overview

Below is a extensive review of the Leica M Typ 240 and Olympus SP-100, one being a Pro Mirrorless and the other is a Small Sensor Superzoom by rivals Leica and Olympus. There exists a big gap among the resolutions of the M Typ 240 (24MP) and SP-100 (16MP) and the M Typ 240 (Full frame) and SP-100 (1/2.3") come with different sensor sizing.

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The M Typ 240 was introduced 16 months before the SP-100 making the cameras a generation apart from one another. Both of these cameras come with different body type with the Leica M Typ 240 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Olympus SP-100 being a SLR-like (bridge) camera.

Before delving in to a in depth comparison, below is a brief summary of how the M Typ 240 grades against the SP-100 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Leica M Typ 240 over the Olympus SP-100

 M Typ 240 SP-100 
Display resolution920k460kSharper display (+460k dot)

Reasons to pick Olympus SP-100 over the Leica M Typ 240

 SP-100 M Typ 240 
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Common features in the Leica M Typ 240 and Olympus SP-100

 M Typ 240 SP-100 
Focus manually Very precise focus
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Display dimension3"3"Identical display measurement
Selfie screen Neither contains selfie screen
Touch friendly display Neither contains Touch friendly display

Leica M Typ 240 vs Olympus SP-100 Physical Comparison

In case you're aiming to lug around your camera often, you should factor its weight and proportions. The Leica M Typ 240 has got exterior measurements of 139mm x 80mm x 42mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.7") having a weight of 680 grams (1.50 lbs) and the Olympus SP-100 has measurements of 122mm x 91mm x 133mm (4.8" x 3.6" x 5.2") along with a weight of 594 grams (1.31 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you are utilising at that moment. Underneath is the front view overall size comparison of the M Typ 240 and the SP-100.

Leica M Typ 240 vs Olympus SP-100 size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the M Typ 240 and SP-100 is 74 and 63 respectively.

Leica M Typ 240 vs Olympus SP-100 top view buttons comparison

Leica M Typ 240 vs Olympus SP-100 Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, it is very hard to picture the contrast in sensor measurements only by checking out specs. The photograph underneath will provide you a stronger sense of the sensor sizing in the M Typ 240 and SP-100.

As you can plainly see, each of these cameras posses different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The M Typ 240 having a larger sensor is going to make shooting shallow depth of field less difficult and the Leica M Typ 240 will produce more detail using its extra 8MP. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop images somewhat more aggressively. The older M Typ 240 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Leica M Typ 240 vs Olympus SP-100 sensor size comparison

Leica M Typ 240 vs Olympus SP-100 Screen and ViewFinder

Leica M Typ 240 vs Olympus SP-100 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Leica M Typ 240 as a Portrait photography camera
Olympus SP-100 as a Portrait photography camera
83
you can focus manually
decent megapixels (24MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
44
has manual focus
good MP (16 megapixels)
has face detection focusing
no external flash support
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
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Street Comparison

Leica M Typ 240 as a Street photography camera
Olympus SP-100 as a Street photography camera
68
great sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
weather proofing
screen is fixed
no image stabilization
42
image stabilization (Optical)
screen does not articulate
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
more heavy than competition in class (594 grams)
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Sports Comparison

Leica M Typ 240 as a Sports photography camera
Olympus SP-100 as a Sports photography camera
61
decent megapixels (24MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
weather proofing
better than average battery (500 shots)
max fps very slow (3.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
lack of phase detect auto focus
53
long zoom range (24-1200mm 50.0 x zoom)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16MP)
has tracking autofocus
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Leica M Typ 240 Travel photography details
Olympus SP-100 Travel photography details
68
better than average battery (500 shots)
weather proofing
decent megapixels (24MP)
missing Time Lapse recording
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
53
good MP (16MP)
flash built-in
fairly wide (24mm)
great zoom (1200mm)
lack of Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition in class (594g)
display isn't selfie friendly
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
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Landscape Comparison

Leica M Typ 240 Landscape photography factors
Olympus SP-100 Landscape photography factors
76
you can focus manually
change lenses (Leica M mount)
screen is a decent size (3 inches)
decent megapixels (24MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
weather proofing
better than average battery (500 shots)
no image stabilization
missing Time Lapse recording
47
has manual focus
fairly wide (24mm)
screen is a good size (3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
good MP (16 megapixels)
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
lack of RAW support
lack of Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Leica M Typ 240 Vlogging factors
Olympus SP-100 Vlogging factors
27
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
no image stabilization
missing external mic jack
29
fairly wide (24mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detection focusing
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pxls)
has external microphone port
sluggish maximum aperture (f2.9)
display isn't selfie friendly
more heavy than competition in class (594g)
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Leica M Typ 240 vs Olympus SP-100 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica M Typ 240 and Olympus SP-100
 Leica M Typ 240Olympus Stylus SP-100
General Information
Make Leica Olympus
Model Leica M Typ 240 Olympus Stylus SP-100
Class Pro Mirrorless Small Sensor Superzoom
Announced 2012-09-17 2014-01-29
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless SLR-like (bridge)
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Full frame 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 36 x 24mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 864.0mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 24MP 16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 4:3
Highest resolution 5952 x 3976 4608 x 3456
Highest native ISO 6400 6400
Highest boosted ISO - 12800
Lowest native ISO 100 125
RAW pictures
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
Multi area AF
Live view AF
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Cross focus points - -
Lens
Lens mounting type Leica M fixed lens
Lens focal range - 24-1200mm (50.0x)
Largest aperture - f/2.9-6.5
Macro focus distance - 1cm
Number of lenses 59 -
Focal length multiplier 1 5.8
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Display resolution 920 thousand dot 460 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Display tech TFT color LCD TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (rangefinder) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 920 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 1% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.68x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 60s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/1700s
Continuous shooting speed 3.0 frames per second 7.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range no built-in flash -
Flash options Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync Auto, Red Eye Reduction, Fill-in, Off
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/180s -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (25,24 fps), 1280 x 720 (25, 24 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (60p), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format Motion JPEG H.264
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless None Optional
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 680g (1.50 lbs) 594g (1.31 lbs)
Dimensions 139 x 80 x 42mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.7") 122 x 91 x 133mm (4.8" x 3.6" x 5.2")
DXO scores
DXO All around score 84 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 24.0 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 13.3 not tested
DXO Low light score 1860 not tested
Other
Battery life 500 images 330 images
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model - LI-92B
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes (2 or 12 secs, custom)
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC, internal
Storage slots 1 1
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