Leica X2 with Panasonic LX100 Comparison

Leica X2 and Panasonic LX100 Main Features

  • May, 2012
  • September, 2014
  • 16 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 13 MP Four Thirds CMOS Sensor
  • 36 mm (1x) F2.8 Zoom Lens
  • 24-75 mm (3.1x) F1.7-2.8 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 12500 ISO
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • -
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Electronic (optional) Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • -
  • 2764k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 5.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 11.0 fps continuous shooting
  • -
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 124 x 69 x 52 mm, 345g.
  • 115 x 66 x 55 mm, 393g.
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Leica X2 Scores


Imaging score
41
Features score
46
Value for money score
64
Portability score
90
Overall score
50

Panasonic LX100 Scores


Imaging score
50
Features score
73
Value for money score
81
Portability score
89
Overall score
67

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 with Leica X2 Overview


Let's compare Leica X2 with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100. These models are included in the Large Sensor Compact cameras. Leica X2 was released in 2012, and Panasonic LX100 in 2014. Lumix DMC-LX100 is newer, which is a plus. X2 2 years older.
The sensor resolution of X2 is greater than that of Lumix DMC-LX100. However, the difference of 3 MP is not very significant. The more megapixels the camera has, the more detailed and clear the picture will be. The number of megapixels will also affect the maximum size of the photos, which then can be printed without loss of quality.
At the second camera (Lumix DMC-LX100), the minimum ISO value is lower, which gives more opportunities for shooting in daylight. A larger maximum ISO allows you to take good pictures in the dark. At Panasonic LX100, the maximum ISO is greater by 13100. Lumix DMC-LX100 has image stabilization(Optical), X2 doesn’t, it is a big minus. Panasonic LX100 has a larger 3-inch Fixed screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
X2 has electronic (optional) viewfinder, and the Lumix DMC-LX100 doesn’t have. Viewfinder Lumix DMC-LX100 has a higher resolution of 2764k dots, X2 has a resolution of no electronic viewfinderk dots. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Leica X2 has 11.0 fps continuous shooting. Leica X2 has 11.0 fps continuous shooting.

General X2 Lumix DMC-LX100
Brand Leica Panasonic
Model X2 Lumix DMC-LX100
Announced May, 2012 September, 2014
Body Type Large sensor compact Large sensor compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0 0
Macro Focus Range 30 3
Screen
Screen Size 2" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Fixed
Screen Resolution 230k pixels 921k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0 0.7
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 11 49
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/60 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps 11.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash 7.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync, Studio Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C Four Thirds
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.8 mm 17.3 x 13 mm
Sensor Area 372.9 mm² 224.9 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP 13 MP
Max Image Resolution 4928 x 3264 4112 x 3088
Max Native ISO 12500 25600
Min Native ISO 100 200
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 100
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 450 shots 300 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 345 g 393 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 69 x 52 mm 115 x 66 x 55 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC card SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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