Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix x20 vs Leica X1

Fujifilm Finepix X10 vs Leica X1

Winner
Fujifilm Finepix X10

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Leica X1

46

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

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

Reasons to buy the Leica X1

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 124x60x32 mm
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Thickness
Thin
1.3"

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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 X1.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X10

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Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1 cm vs 30 cm
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Focus on subjects 30x closer to the lens
Autofocus
Video autofocus
Contrast detection vs None
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Automatically focuses shooting video
Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2.0 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the X10's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
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
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
Significantly cheaper
$389.69 vs $1,480.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,090 cheaper (3.8x less)
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
12 MP vs 11 MP
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Capture around 10% 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
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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
124x60x32 mm vs 117x70x57 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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recommendations

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

              $1,279

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has much more color depth
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $398 - $498

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $399

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328 - $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Fujifilm X-A1

              Fujifilm X-A1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $278 body only

              $439 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot G15

              Canon PowerShot G15

              Pro digicam

              $487

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
              Wide angle Has a slightly narrower wide angle lens
              Fujifilm X-E1

              Fujifilm X-E1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $499 body only

              $670 with 18-55mm lens

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p

              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
              Canon EOS 50D

              Canon EOS 50D

              Pro DSLR

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $450 - $599

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $186

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

              Leica X1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica X2

              Leica X2

              Boutique

              $1,600 - $1,695

              True resolution Higher true resolution
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Larger
              Thickness Thicker
              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $670

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Size Slightly larger
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $887 - $899

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Significantly wider aperture
              Wide angle Much worse wide angle
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $419 body only

              $504 with 14-42mm lens

              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
              Size Slightly larger

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