Updated (January, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix X100s vs Leica D-LUX 5

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix X100

Overall image quality
Great image quality
73.0
Color depth
Great color depth
22.9 bits
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,001 ISO
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 110x65x25 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X100

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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
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1/1.6" 8.3x6.2mm
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More than 7x larger sensor
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
True resolution Higher true resolution 12.2 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 5 fps vs 2.5 fps
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2x 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
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The X100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Lowest price Cheaper $682.66 vs $1,005.00
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The best price we've seen is $322 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 5

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Wide angle Much better wide angle 24 mm vs 35 mm
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More than 30% better wide angle
Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Macro focus Much better macro capability 1 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size Smaller 110x65x25 mm vs 127x75x54 mm
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2.9x smaller
Thickness Thinner 1" vs 2.1"
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2.2x thinner
Longest exposure Longer exposures 60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/2.0
Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
Better editing
External flash Support external flash Help
Better lighting
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
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
460k dots
Zoom Poor zoom Help
X100:1x
D-LUX 5:3.8x

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$499 - $599

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448 - $528

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$339 - $568

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Color depth Has much less color depth
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$308 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Boutique

$898 - $1,796

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$549

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Leica X1

Leica X1

Boutique

$1,800

Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Macro focus Much worse macro focusing

Fujifilm FinePix X100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$983 - $1,299

Movie format Higher resolution movies
True resolution Higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Lowest price More expensive
Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Boutique

$1,299 - $2,598

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Lowest price More expensive
Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$414 - $599 body only

$699 - $785 with 18-55mm lens

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Movie format Higher resolution movies
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

Pro digicam

$599

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
Thickness Slightly thicker

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$599 - $698

Aperture Wider aperture
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$899 - $1,143

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Much larger
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$1,120

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Slightly lighter
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Cheaper
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,289

Weight Slightly lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle

appearance

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