As well as being compared against other mirrorless, the Leica M8.2 is also often compared to boutiques, pro DSLRs, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Leica M8.2's top rivals come from Leica (such as the M8 and the D-Lux (Typ 109)) and Canon (such as the EOS 6D and the EOS 5D Mark II)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica M8.2 compared to other mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it is newer (september 2008 vs september 2006).

Leica M8

Leica M8
2 years older

Significant advantages of the M8 (vs the M8.2)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the M8 (vs the M8.2)

  • None found

common strengths of the M8 and M8.2

  • Both have rangefinder viewfinders: Rangefinder vs Rangefinder
  • Fairly small: Mid size (139×80×37 mm) vs Mid size (139×80×37 mm)
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.5"

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica M8.2 compared to boutique competitors include: it is slightly smaller (mid size (139×80×37 mm) vs professional size (143×104×81 mm)), is thinner (1.5" vs 3.2"), has interchangeable lenses and has higher quality type of viewfinder (rangefinder vs digital).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a slightly lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens), takes slightly lower resolution photos (10.4 MP vs 24 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (none vs 11 fps).

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)
6 years newer
$895 - $966

Significant advantages of the D-Lux (Typ 109) (vs the M8.2)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Supports continuous shooting: 11 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D-Lux (Typ 109) (vs the M8.2)

  • Built-in lens only

common strengths of the D-Lux (Typ 109) and M8.2

  • Fairly small: Mid size (118×66×55 mm) vs Mid size (139×80×37 mm)
  • Thin: 2.2" vs 1.5"
  • Inexpensive: $895.00 vs $1,105.54

Sony SLT-A68

Sony SLT-A68
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the SLT-A68 (vs the M8.2)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Supports continuous shooting: 8 fps vs None
  • Larger screen: 2.7" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the SLT-A68 (vs the M8.2)

  • Significantly larger: Professional size (143×104×81 mm) vs Mid size (139×80×37 mm)
  • Built-in lens only
  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 1.5"

common strengths of the SLT-A68 and M8.2

  • None found

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica M8.2 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (mid size (139×80×37 mm) vs professional size (152×114×75 mm)), is slightly less expensive ($1,105.54 vs $2,310.51), is thinner (1.5" vs 3") and is slightly lighter (591 g vs 850 g).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (10.4 MP vs 21 MP) and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
3 years newer
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the M8.2)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has live view
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Rangefinder

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the M8.2)

  • Much thicker: 2.8" vs 1.5"
  • Much larger: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Mid size (139×80×37 mm)

common strengths of the 6D and M8.2

  • Fairly small: Professional size (145×111×71 mm) vs Mid size (139×80×37 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 1.5"
  • Inexpensive: $999.00 vs $1,105.54

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
similar age
$2,311 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the M8.2)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"
  • Has live view
  • Has a through-the-lens viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Rangefinder

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark II (vs the M8.2)

  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.5"
  • Much larger: Professional size (152×114×75 mm) vs Mid size (139×80×37 mm)
  • Heavier: 850 g vs 591 g

common strengths of the 5D Mark II and M8.2

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica M8.2 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it is much smaller (mid size (139×80×37 mm) vs professional size (133×100×80 mm)) and is thinner (1.5" vs 3.1").

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 25fps), has a much smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes much lower resolution photos (10.4 MP vs 17.9 MP).

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
4 years newer
$600 (body only)
$567 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the M8.2)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10.4 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Shoots movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the M8.2)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×98×78 mm) vs Mid size (139×80×37 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.5"

common strengths of the D5200 and M8.2

  • None found

Pentax K-5 IIs

Pentax K-5 IIs
4 years newer
$1,016 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-5 IIs (vs the M8.2)

  • Much higher true resolution: 16.1 MP vs 10.4 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the K-5 IIs (vs the M8.2)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size (131×97×73 mm) vs Mid size (139×80×37 mm)
  • Much thicker: 2.9" vs 1.5"
  • Heavier: 760 g vs 591 g

common strengths of the K-5 IIs and M8.2

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the M8.2)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 10.4 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 230k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2.5"

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the M8.2)

  • Much larger: Professional size (133×100×80 mm) vs Mid size (139×80×37 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.5"

common strengths of the T3i and M8.2

  • None found

Nikon D5000

Nikon D5000
7 months newer
$306 (body only)
$731 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5000 (vs the M8.2)

  • Much higher true resolution: 12.2 MP vs 10.4 MP
  • Has live view
  • Supports continuous shooting: 4 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the D5000 (vs the M8.2)

  • Much larger: Professional size (127×104×80 mm) vs Mid size (139×80×37 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.1" vs 1.5"

common strengths of the D5000 and M8.2

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Leica M8.2 compared to super zoom competitors include: it is significantly smaller (mid size (139×80×37 mm) vs large (128×93×114 mm)), is thinner (1.5" vs 4.5"), has interchangeable lenses and has a faster max shutter speed (1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, has a significantly smaller screen (2.5" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (230k dots vs 922k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (2,500 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
6 years newer
$431 - $449

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the M8.2)

  • Built-in flash
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 922k dots vs 230k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the M8.2)

  • Significantly larger: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Mid size (139×80×37 mm)
  • Built-in lens only
  • Significantly thicker: 4.5" vs 1.5"

common strengths of the SX60 HS and M8.2

  • Fairly small: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Mid size (139×80×37 mm)
  • Thin: 4.5" vs 1.5"
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 591 g