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Leica M11 vs Sony ZV-E1

Portability
76
Imaging
84
Features
56
Overall
72
Leica M11 front
 
Sony ZV-E1 front
Portability
80
Imaging
67
Features
89
Overall
75

Leica M11 vs Sony ZV-E1 Key Specs

Leica M11
(Full Review)
  • 60MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 64 - 50000
  • No Video
  • Leica M Mount
  • 640g - 139 x 80 x 39mm
  • Announced January 2022
  • Superseded the Leica M10
Sony ZV-E1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 80 - 102400 (Expand to 409600)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 1920 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 483g - 121 x 72 x 54mm
  • Announced March 2023
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Leica M11 vs Sony ZV-E1 Overview

Lets take a closer look at the Leica M11 vs Sony ZV-E1, both Pro Mirrorless digital cameras by competitors Leica and Sony. There exists a big gap between the resolutions of the M11 (60MP) and ZV-E1 (12MP) but both cameras boast the identical sensor sizing (Full frame).

Photography Glossary

The M11 was introduced 14 months earlier than the ZV-E1 making them a generation apart from one another. Each of the cameras feature the same body design (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before diving right into a more detailed comparison, here is a concise overview of how the M11 grades vs the ZV-E1 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Leica M11 over the Sony ZV-E1

 M11 ZV-E1 
Display resolution2333k1037kClearer display (+1296k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony ZV-E1 over the Leica M11

 ZV-E1 M11 
AnnouncedMarch 2023January 2022Fresher by 14 months
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Leica M11 and Sony ZV-E1

 M11 ZV-E1 
Manual focus Dial accurate focus
Display typeFully ArticulatedFully ArticulatedFully Articulated display
Display size3.00"3.00"Same display measurement
Touch display Easily navigate

Leica M11 vs Sony ZV-E1 Physical Comparison

In case you're intending to carry your camera frequently, you're going to have to think about its weight and dimensions. The Leica M11 provides exterior measurements of 139mm x 80mm x 39mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5") accompanied by a weight of 640 grams (1.41 lbs) and the Sony ZV-E1 has dimensions of 121mm x 72mm x 54mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 2.1") accompanied by a weight of 483 grams (1.06 lbs).

Examine the Leica M11 vs Sony ZV-E1 in the all new Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Always remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you have chosen at the time. Below is a front view measurements comparison of the M11 vs the ZV-E1.

Leica M11 vs Sony ZV-E1 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the M11 and ZV-E1 is 76 and 80 respectively.

Leica M11 vs Sony ZV-E1 top view buttons comparison

Leica M11 vs Sony ZV-E1 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it's tough to visualize the contrast between sensor sizing simply by reading through technical specs. The graphic below might provide you a more clear sense of the sensor measurements in the M11 and ZV-E1.

As you can tell, the 2 cameras feature the identical sensor size but different MP. You should expect to see the Leica M11 to give more detail using its extra 48MP. Greater resolution can also allow you to crop pics way more aggressively. The older M11 is going to be disadvantaged in sensor tech.

Leica M11 vs Sony ZV-E1 sensor size comparison

Leica M11 vs Sony ZV-E1 Screen and ViewFinder

Leica M11 vs Sony ZV-E1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Leica M11
Portrait photography with Sony ZV-E1
90
you can focus manually
MP count great (60 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
72
focusing manually
big sensor size (Full frame)
provides face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Leica M11
Street photography with Sony ZV-E1
80
screen articulates
large sensor size (Full frame)
saves RAW formats
environment proofing
good high ISO (50,000)
does not have image stabilization
84
fully articulated screen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
big sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW formats
has focus by touch
weather proofing
lighter than competition in class (483g)
above average ISO range (102,400)
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Sports Comparison

Leica M11 Sports photography advice
Sony ZV-E1 Sports photography advice
69
silent shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
MP count great (60 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
environment proofing
good battery (700 CIPA)
very slow continuous shooting (4.5 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
does not have image stabilization
lack of phase detect AF
72
silent shooting (1/8,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
big sensor size (Full frame)
provides tracking autofocus
weather proofing
good battery power (570 per charge)
has phase detect autofocus
low maximum shutter speed (1/s)
low resolution sensor (12MP)
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Travel Comparison

Leica M11 as a Travel photography camera
Sony ZV-E1 as a Travel photography camera
71
good battery (700 shots)
environment proofing
MP count great (60MP)
missing Time Lapse mode
screen is not selfie friendly
79
good battery power (570 shots)
lighter than competition in class (483 grams)
weather proofing
supports bluetooth
has focus by touch
selfie friendly display
low resolution sensor (12MP)
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Landscape Comparison

Leica M11 Landscape photography info
Sony ZV-E1 Landscape photography info
82
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Leica M mount)
pretty good screen size (3.00 inches)
MP count great (60 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
good high ISO (50,000)
saves RAW formats
environment proofing
good battery (700 per charge)
does not have image stabilization
missing Time Lapse mode
79
focusing manually
swap lenses (Sony E mount)
screen is a decent size (3.00 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
big sensor size (Full frame)
above average ISO range (102,400)
exports RAW formats
weather proofing
good battery power (570 per charge)
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Leica M11
Vlogging with Sony ZV-E1
9
no video recording
85
selfie friendly display
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
provides face detection autofocus
good video quality (3840 x 1920 pixels)
has external microphone socket
lighter than competition in class (483g)
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Leica M11 vs Sony ZV-E1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica M11 and Sony ZV-E1
 Leica M11Sony ZV-E1
General Information
Make Leica Sony
Model type Leica M11 Sony ZV-E1
Class Pro Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Announced 2022-01-13 2023-03-29
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Full frame
Sensor measurements 36 x 24mm 35.6 x 23.8mm
Sensor surface area 864.0mm² 847.3mm²
Sensor resolution 60MP 12MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2 and 16:9
Full resolution 9528 x 6328 4240 x 2832
Max native ISO 50000 102400
Max boosted ISO - 409600
Min native ISO 64 80
RAW data
Min boosted ISO - 40
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points - 759
Lens
Lens mount type Leica M Sony E
Number of lenses 62 195
Crop factor 1 1
Screen
Screen type Fully Articulated Fully Articulated
Screen diagonal 3.00 inches 3.00 inches
Screen resolution 2,333 thousand dots 1,037 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (rangefinder) None
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.73x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 3600 seconds 30 seconds
Highest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds -
Highest silent shutter speed 1/16000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Continuous shooting rate 4.5 frames per second 10.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash settings no built-in flash no built-in flash
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions - 3840 x 2160 @ 120p / 280 3840 x 2160 @ 100p / 280 Mbps, XA3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 140 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 140 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Max video resolution None 3840x1920
Video data format - MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB Yes USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 640 grams (1.41 lb) 483 grams (1.06 lb)
Physical dimensions 139 x 80 x 39mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5") 121 x 72 x 54mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 2.1")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 700 pictures 570 pictures
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID BC-SCL7 NP-FZ100
Self timer Yes (2 or 12s) Yes
Time lapse shooting With downloadable app
Type of storage UHS II type SD SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Card slots 1 1
Launch pricing $8,995 $2,198