Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix x20 vs Leica M8

Fujifilm Finepix X10 vs Leica M8

Winner
Fujifilm Finepix X10

59

Leica M8

36

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
200 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Leica M8

Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Rangefinder

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm Finepix X10. Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Leica M8.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X10

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Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen size
Larger screen
2.8" vs 2.5"
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More than 10% larger screen
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 2 fps
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5x faster continuous shooting
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Weight
Lighter
350 g vs 591 g
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More than 40% lighter
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
12 MP vs 10.4 MP
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Capture around 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
12,800 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Longest exposure
Longer exposures
30s vs 8s
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Around 4x longer exposures
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Advantages of the Leica M8

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Overall image quality
Better image quality
59.0 vs 50.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Color depth
Better color depth
21.1 bits vs 20.5 bits
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Distinguishes 0.6 more bits of color
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
663 ISO vs 245 ISO
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The M8 has excellent image quality 1.4 f-stops higher ISO than the X10
Thickness
Thinner
1.5" vs 2.2"
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Around 40% thinner
Size
Slightly smaller
139x80x37 mm vs 117x70x57 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Viewfinder
Has a rangefinder viewfinder
Rangefinder vs Tunnel
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Rangefinder viewfinders are typically big and bright
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              X10Tunnel
              M8Rangefinder
              Common Weaknesses
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              11.3 EV
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              X1020.5 bits
              M821.1 bits
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              X10245 ISO
              M8663 ISO
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              X10460k dots
              M8230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              X102.8"
              M82.5"
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              X1050.0
              M859.0

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $887 - $899

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm X-Pro1

              Fujifilm X-Pro1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $800 - $896 body only

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $57

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $450 - $599

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $1,029

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Color depth Better color depth
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $399 - $419

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Macro focus Much worse macro capability
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

              Leica M8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica M9

              Leica M9

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Color depth Better color depth
              Leica M8.2

              Leica M8.2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Continuous shooting No continuous shooting support
              Sony A7R

              Sony A7R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Size Larger
              Lens availability Fewer lenses available
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,399 body only

              $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Boutique

              $1,049 - $1,299

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
              Size Slightly larger

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