Updated (September 2011): Compare the Fujifilm Finepix X10 vs Leica M8

Fujifilm Finepix X10 vs Leica M8

Winner
Fujifilm Finepix X10

57

Leica M8

35

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

High speed movies
High-speed framerate
200 fps
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second

Items often bought with the Fujifilm X10 or Leica M8

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Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm Finepix X10.
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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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Movie format
Shoots movies
1080p @ 30fps vs None
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Shoots Full HD (1080p) video as well as still pictures
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
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Weight
Lighter
350 g vs 591 g
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More than 40% lighter
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
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
139×80×37 mm vs 117×70×57 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              X101/4000s
              M81/8000s
              Common Weaknesses
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              X1020.5 bits
              M821.1 bits
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              11.3 EV
              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

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Boutique

              $1,085 - $1,300

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm X-Pro1

              Fujifilm X-Pro1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $694 - $800 body only

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Pentax MX-1

              Pentax MX-1

              Pro digicam

              $389

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Viewfinder Doesn't have a viewfinder
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $1,055

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $518

              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

              $411 - $600

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

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $645

              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Color depth Better color depth
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Fujifilm X-M1

              Fujifilm X-M1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $349 - $499 body only

              $560 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Leica M8 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica M9

              Leica M9

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $5,200 body only

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Color depth Better color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Leica M8.2

              Leica M8.2

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $230 body only

              Continuous shooting No continuous shooting support
              Fastest shutter speed Slower max shutter speed
              Leica Q (Typ 116)

              Leica Q (Typ 116)

              Boutique

              $4,250 - $6,000

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lens only
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,098 - $1,698 body only

              $1,398 - $1,598 with 28-70mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Overall image quality Much better image quality
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker

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