Updated (September 2011): Compare the Fujifilm Finepix X10 vs Leica X1

Fujifilm Finepix X10 vs Leica X1

Winner
Fujifilm Finepix X10

57

Leica X1

45

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 X1

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm

Items often bought with the Fujifilm X10 or Leica X1

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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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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 30.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 30x closer to the lens
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the X10's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
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
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 3 fps
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Around 3.5x faster continuous shooting
Screen size
Larger screen
2.8" vs 2.7"
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Almost the same
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Lowest price
Cheaper
$448.80 vs $1,480.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,031 cheaper (3.3x less)
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
12 MP vs 11 MP
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Capture around 10% more detail in your photos
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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
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Advantages of the Leica X1

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Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Sensor size
Significantly larger sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
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Around 6.5x larger sensor
Size
Smaller
124×60×32 mm vs 117×70×57 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Thickness
Thinner
1.3" vs 2.2"
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More than 40% thinner
Weight
Slightly lighter
306 g vs 350 g
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More than 10% lighter
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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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
              Common Weaknesses
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              X10460k dots
              X1230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              X102.8"
              X12.7"
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              X104x
              X11.5x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $645

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has much more color depth
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Fujifilm X-M1

              Fujifilm X-M1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $349 - $499 body only

              $560 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Boutique

              $999 - $1,300

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $669 - $798

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549

              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

              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
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

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

              Leica X1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica X2

              Leica X2

              Boutique

              $1,578

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Leica Q (Typ 116)

              Leica Q (Typ 116)

              Boutique

              $4,250 - $6,000

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Significantly larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $782

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Size Slightly larger
              Ricoh GR

              Ricoh GR

              Boutique

              $399 - $599

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Wide angle Worse wide angle
              Leica X (Typ 113)

              Leica X (Typ 113)

              Boutique

              $1,699 - $2,020

              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Size Larger
              Thickness Significantly thicker

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