Leica X2 with Sony ZV-1 Comparison

Leica X2 and Sony ZV-1 Main Features

  • May, 2012
  • May, 2020
  • 16 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 20 MP 1 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 36 mm (1x) F2.8 Zoom Lens
  • 24-70 mm (2.9×) F1.8 - 2.8 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 12500 ISO
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • -
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • Electronic (optional) Viewfinder
  • -
  • 5.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 24.0 fps continuous shooting
  • -
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 124 x 69 x 52 mm, 345g.
  • 105 x 60 x 44 mm, 294g.
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Leica X2 Scores


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

Sony ZV-1 Scores


Imaging score
50
Features score
74
Value for money score
77
Portability score
92
Overall score
66

Sony ZV-1 with Leica X2 Overview


Let's compare Leica X2 with Sony ZV-1. These models are included in the Large Sensor Compact cameras. Leica X2 was released in 2012, and Sony ZV-1 in 2020. ZV-1 is newer, which is a plus. X2 8 years older.
The sensor resolution of X2 is greater than that of ZV-1. However, the difference of 4 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 (ZV-1), 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 Sony ZV-1, the maximum ISO is greater by 300. ZV-1 has image stabilization(Optical), X2 doesn’t, it is a big minus. Sony ZV-1 has a larger 3-inch Fully Articulated screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
X2 has electronic (optional) viewfinder, and the ZV-1 doesn’t have. All viewfinders has no electronic viewfinderk dot resolution. Burst mode, also called continuous shooting mode, sports mode or continuous high speed mode, is a shooting mode in still cameras. Leica X2 has 24.0 fps continuous shooting. Leica X2 has 24.0 fps continuous shooting.

General X2 ZV-1
Brand Leica Sony
Model X2 ZV-1
Announced May, 2012 May, 2020
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 5cm
Screen
Screen Size 2" 3"
Screen Type Fixed Fully Articulated
Screen Resolution 230k pixels 922kk pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) None
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a% n/a%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0 0.0
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 11 315
Number of Cross Focus Points 0 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec 1/ sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps 24.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync, Studio Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Rear Sync, Flash Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV ±±5 EV EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C 1
Sensor Type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.8 mm mm
Sensor Area 372.9 mm² 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 4928 x 3264 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 12500 12800
Min Native ISO 100 125
Max Boosted ISO 0 25600
Min Boosted ISO 0 80
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
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 260 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 345 g 294 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 69 x 52 mm 105 x 60 x 44 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC card SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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