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

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Winner
Fujifilm Finepix X10

62

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Leica X1

48

Leica X1

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm Finepix X10

In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Autofocuses shooting video
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Contrast detection
Great macro
Macro focus
1 cm
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Tunnel
 

Reasons to buy the Leica X1

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
 

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
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
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
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
$400.09 vs $1,480.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,080 cheaper (3.7x 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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              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"
              X1:2.7"
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              X10:460k dots
              X1:230k dots
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              X10:4x
              X1:1.5x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $620

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Thickness Is thicker
              Size Is slightly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $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
              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Fujifilm FinePix X100

              Boutique

              $671

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Color depth Has much more color depth
              Thickness Is thicker
              Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $1,227

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon 1 V1

              Nikon 1 V1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $490 with 10-30mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $850 - $999

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Pentax MX-1

              Pentax MX-1

              Pro digicam

              $343

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Thickness Is thicker

              Fujifilm Finepix X10 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $345 - $348

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Focus points Fewer focus points
              High-speed framerate Lower speed movies
              Fujifilm XF1

              Fujifilm XF1

              Pro digicam

              $168 - $293

              Screen size Larger screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
              Macro focus Worse macro capability
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $519 - $599

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Longer battery life
              Size Slightly larger
              Weight Heavier
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              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

              $1,550 - $1,749

              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

              $680 - $687

              Macro focus Much better macro capability
              Aperture Much wider aperture
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Size Slightly larger
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Autofocus Video autofocus
              Size Slightly larger
              Thickness Thicker

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