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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
200 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Badge
Autofocuses shooting video
Contrast detection
 

Reasons to buy the Leica M8

Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-H 28.7x19.0mm
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Rangefinder
 
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Advantages of the Fujifilm X10

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Movie format Shoots movies 1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
Autofocus Video autofocus Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen size Significantly 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
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
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
True resolution 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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Sensor size Much larger sensor APS-H 28.7x19.0mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
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Around 9.5x larger sensor
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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        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
        Better editing
        External flash Support external flash Help
        Better lighting
        Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
        X10:Tunnel
        M8:Rangefinder
        Color depth Poor color depth Help
        X10:20.5 bits
        M8:21.1 bits
        Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
        11.3 EV
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support
        Touch screen No touchscreens Help
        More buttons
        Screen size Very small screens Help
        X10:2.8"
        M8:2.5"
        Overall image quality Low image quality Help
        X10:50.0
        M8:59.0
        Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
        X10:460k dots
        M8:230k dots

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        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix X100

        Fujifilm FinePix X100

        Boutique

        $655

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Color depth Has significantly more color depth
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Fujifilm X-Pro1

        Fujifilm X-Pro1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $843 - $1,000 body only

        $1,512 with 18mm lens

        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Nikon D3100

        Nikon D3100

        Entry-level DSLR

        $272 - $387 body only

        $401 - $427 with 18-55mm lens

        Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
        Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier

        Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Fujifilm FinePix x20

        Fujifilm FinePix x20

        Pro digicam

        $599 - $620

        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
        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

        Pro digicam

        $448

        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
        Fujifilm XF1

        Fujifilm XF1

        Pro digicam

        $239 - $294

        Screen size Larger screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
        Macro focus Worse macro capability
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $300 - $398

        Aperture Wider aperture
        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Focus points Fewer focus points
        High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
        Canon PowerShot G16

        Canon PowerShot G16

        Pro digicam

        $449

        Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
        Screen size Larger screen
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Focus points Fewer focus points

        Leica M8 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Leica M9

        Leica M9

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $7,000 body only

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

        Leica M8.2

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $250 body only

        Sensor size Slightly smaller sensor
        Continuous shooting No continuous shooting support
        Fujifilm FinePix X100s

        Fujifilm FinePix X100s

        Boutique

        $888 - $1,299

        Movie format Shoots movies
        Screen size Significantly larger screen
        Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
        Sensor size Smaller sensor
        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Canon EOS 5D Mark III

        Pro DSLR

        $3,399 body only

        $3,990 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

        Screen size Much larger screen
        Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
        Size Much larger
        Weight Significantly heavier
        Fujifilm FinePix X100T

        Fujifilm FinePix X100T

        Boutique

        $1,299

        Movie format Shoots movies
        Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
        Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
        Sensor size Smaller sensor

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