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

Fujifilm FinePix X100 vs Leica D-LUX 5

Fujifilm FinePix X100
Leica D-LUX 5

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix X100

Great image quality
Overall image quality
73.0
Great color depth
Color depth
22.9 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.4 EV
Large sensor
Sensor size
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
Thickness
Thin
1"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Fujifilm FinePix X100.
Explore our gallery of 17 sample photos taken by the Leica D-LUX 5.

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 slightly 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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$617.17 vs $1,541.90
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The best price we've seen is $925 cheaper (2.5x less)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The X100's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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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
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Macro focus
Much better macro capability
1.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 10x closer to the lens
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size
Smaller
110×65×25 mm vs 127×75×54 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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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/2
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
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
460k dots
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
720p @ 30fps
Zoom Poor zoom Help
X1001x
D-LUX 53.8x

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

Pro digicam

$440 - $499

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$398

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Color depth Has much less color depth
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$448

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 x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$57

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$330 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
Leica X1

Leica X1

Boutique

$1,529

Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Macro focus Much worse macro focusing
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$417 - $473

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

Fujifilm FinePix X100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$848

Movie format Higher resolution movies
True resolution Higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$499 - $599 body only

$731 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Shutter lag More shutter lag
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$399

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Color depth Worse color depth

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$782

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,210

Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Cheaper
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$589

Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Lowest price Cheaper
Size Slightly larger
Thickness Thicker
Leica D-LUX 4

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Slightly lighter
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Boutique

$1,052

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Larger
Built-in flash No built-in flash

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