Updated (January 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix X100s vs Leica X2

Fujifilm FinePix X100 vs Leica X2

Winner
Fujifilm FinePix X100

46

Leica X2

34

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix X100

Great image quality
Overall image quality
73.0
Great color depth
Color depth
22.9 bits
Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
1,001 ISO
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Leica X2

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
True resolution
High true resolution
16.1 MP
Battery life
Great battery life
450 shots
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix X100.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Leica X2.

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X100

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Aperture
Significantly wider aperture
f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest zoom, the X100's lens captures slightly more light (1 f-stops)
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
460k dots vs 230k dots
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2x higher resolution screen
Screen size
Much larger screen
2.8" vs 2.7"
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Almost the same
Focus points
Significantly more focus points
49 vs 11
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
5 fps vs 3 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Optical vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Lowest price
Cheaper
$617.17 vs $1,599.99
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The best price we've seen is $983 cheaper (2.6x less)
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Leica X2

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Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
24 mm vs 35 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
Battery life
Longer battery life
450 shots vs 300 shots
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50% more shots per battery charge
True resolution
Higher true resolution
16.1 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture more than 30% more detail in your photos
Size
Slightly smaller
124×69×52 mm vs 127×75×54 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,500 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The X2's maximum light sensitivity is 1.9 f-stops better
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent boutiques, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent boutiques

              Common Strengths
              Size Fairly small Help
              X100127×75×54 mm
              X2124×69×52 mm
              Thickness Thin Help
              X1002.1"
              X22"
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              X100460k dots
              X2230k dots
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              X1002.8"
              X22.7"
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              X1006,400 ISO
              X212,500 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              X1005 fps
              X23 fps

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $848

              Light sensitivity (boost) Much higher boost light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $448

              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Leica X1

              Leica X1

              Boutique

              $1,529

              Size Is slightly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Boutique

              $1,019 - $1,299

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $330 - $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Zoom Has significantly more zoom
              Sensor size Has a much smaller sensor
              Color depth Has much less color depth
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $678 - $798

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Sensor size Has a significantly smaller sensor
              Fujifilm X-M1

              Fujifilm X-M1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $279 - $329 body only

              $599 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas

              Fujifilm FinePix X100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $440 - $499

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $398

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Much worse image quality
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $57

              Zoom Significantly more zoom
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
              Fujifilm X-E1

              Fujifilm X-E1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $499 - $599 body only

              $731 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Zoom Much more zoom
              Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Much worse image quality

              Leica X2 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica X Vario

              Leica X Vario

              Boutique

              $2,099

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Size Significantly larger
              Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

              Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

              Boutique

              $1,052

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sensor size Smaller sensor
              Leica D-Lux 6

              Leica D-Lux 6

              Pro digicam

              $782

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Leica X (Typ 113)

              Leica X (Typ 113)

              Boutique

              $2,020

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Size Larger
              Battery life Shorter battery life

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