Pentax K-S1 vs Leica X1

Winner
Pentax K-S1

56

Leica X1

53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-S1

Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Sensor shift
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Movie continuous focus
Movie continuous focus
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Built-in focus motor
Badge
Autofocuses with more lenses
 

Reasons to buy the Leica X1

Size
Really small
Compact (124×60×32 mm)
Thickness
Thin
1.3"
Weight
Light-weight
306 g
Sensor type
CMOS Sensor
Better in low light

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Leica X1.

competitors

Pentax K-S1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Fujifilm X-A3

Fujifilm X-A3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$489 with 16-50mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
Pentax K-70

Pentax K-70

Entry-level DSLR

$595 body only

$672 - $715 with 18-55mm lens

Weather sealed Weather sealed
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Battery life Shorter battery life

Leica X1 Competitors

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$1,276 body only

$1,174 with 14-42mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Image stabilization Image stabilization
Size Larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

Image stabilization Image stabilization
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Sensor type Has a CCD-family sensor
Leica X2

Leica X2

Boutique

$1,648

True resolution Higher true resolution
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Size Larger

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