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

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.4 EV
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

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

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
$644.50 vs $1,590.17
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The best price we've seen is $946 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 1 f-stop 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
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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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent digital cameras

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
f/2.0
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 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

$370 - $448

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
External flash Doesn't support an external flash
Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$716 body only

$1,030 with 55-300mm lens

Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$328 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$399

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Fujifilm X-M1

Fujifilm X-M1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$329 - $350 body only

$1,000 with 16-50mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen

Fujifilm FinePix X100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$819 - $870

Movie format Higher resolution movies
True resolution Higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Lowest price Slightly more expensive
Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

Pro digicam

$450 - $599

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
Thickness Slightly thicker
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$57

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Boutique

$1,029 - $1,299

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Supports 24p Supports 24p
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Lowest price More expensive
Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$449 body only

$664 with 18-55mm lens

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

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$640

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Larger
Thickness Thicker
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

$2,299

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price More expensive
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,499

Weight Slightly lighter
Lowest price Slightly cheaper
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Wide angle Worse wide angle
Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$840

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

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