Leica X2 with Zeiss ZX1 Comparison

Leica X2 and Zeiss ZX1 Main Features

  • May, 2012
  • September, 2018
  • 16 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 37 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 36 mm (1x) F2.8 Zoom Lens
  • 35 mm () F2-22 Zoom Lens
  • 100 - 12500 ISO
  • 80 - 51200 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • 4" Articulated Screen
  • Electronic (optional) Viewfinder
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • -
  • 6221k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 5.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 3.0 fps continuous shooting
  • -
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 124 x 69 x 52 mm, 345g.
  • 142 x 93 x 46 mm, 800g.
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Leica X2 Scores


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

Zeiss ZX1 Scores


Imaging score
60
Features score
79
Value for money score
70
Portability score
76
Overall score
76

Zeiss ZX1 with Leica X2 Overview


Let's compare Leica X2 with Zeiss ZX1. These models are included in the Large Sensor Compact cameras. Leica X2 was released in 2012, and Zeiss ZX1 in 2018. ZX1 is newer, which is a plus. X2 6 years older.
The sensor resolution of ZX1 is greater than that of X2. The difference of 21 MP is quite a lot. 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 first camera (X2), 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 Zeiss ZX1, the maximum ISO is greater by 38700. Zeiss ZX1 has a larger 4-inch Articulated screen, the other camera has a 2-inch Fixed screen.
X2 has electronic (optional) viewfinder, and the ZX1 doesn’t have. Viewfinder ZX1 has a higher resolution of 6221k 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 3.0 fps continuous shooting. Leica X2 has 3.0 fps continuous shooting.

General X2 ZX1
Brand Leica Zeiss
Model X2 ZX1
Announced May, 2012 September, 2018
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 n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2" 4"
Screen Type Fixed Articulated
Screen Resolution 230k pixels 2765k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage n/a% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0 0.0
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 11 255
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 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 5.0 fps 3.0 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 no built-in flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±3 EV ±3 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.6 x 15.8 mm 36 x 24 mm
Sensor Area 372.9 mm² 864.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 16 MP 37 MP
Max Image Resolution 4928 x 3264 7488 x 4992
Max Native ISO 12500 51200
Min Native ISO 100 80
Max Boosted ISO 0 0
Min Boosted ISO 0 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
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 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 450 shots 0 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model
Physical
Weight 345 g 800 g
Physical Dimensions 124 x 69 x 52 mm 142 x 93 x 46 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC card 512GB internal
Storage Slots 1 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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