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

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Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix X100

HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
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Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 5

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 
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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
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
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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $780.00 vs $923.00
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The best price we've seen is $143 cheaper (around 20% 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 Each supports an external flash Help
Better lighting
Lowest price Very expensive Help
X100:$780.00
D-LUX 5:$923.00
Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
One lens only
3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
No 3d support
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
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
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

$401 - $598

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
Thickness Is thicker
Size Is slightly larger
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Pro digicam

$548

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
Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$700

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
Fujifilm X-Pro1

Fujifilm X-Pro1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,199 body only

$1,350 with 16225391-32mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a much higher resolution screen
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$324 - $425

Movie format Records higher quality movies
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Color depth Has significantly less color depth
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$549 - $610

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Screen resolution Has a significantly higher resolution screen
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$398

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

Fujifilm FinePix X100 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Boutique

$1,299

Movie format Higher resolution movies
True resolution Higher true resolution
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Lowest price More expensive
Leica M9

Leica M9

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$7,000 body only

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Sensor size Much larger sensor
Autofocus Lacks autofocus
Movie format Does not take movies
Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR

Boutique

$639

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Startup delay Much less startup delay
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
Fujifilm X-E1

Fujifilm X-E1

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$599 body only

$799 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Supports 24p Supports 24p
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag

Leica D-LUX 5 Competitors

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Disadvantages

Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

$769 - $782

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Supports RAW No RAW support
Leica V-Lux 4

Leica V-Lux 4

Super zoom

$871

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Size Much larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$355

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

Leica D-LUX 4

Pro digicam

$1,197

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Slightly lighter
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO
Lowest price More expensive
Leica X2

Leica X2

Boutique

$203 - $1,749

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

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