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Fujifilm X-A1 vs Leica S3

The Fujifilm X-A1 and the Leica S3 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in September 2013 and September 2018. The X-A1 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, while the S3 is a DSLR. The cameras are based on an APS-C (X-A1) and a medium format (S3) sensor. The Fujifilm has a resolution of 16 megapixels, whereas the Leica provides 64 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Fujifilm X-A1 versus Leica S3
Fujifilm X-A1 Leica S3
Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
Fujifilm X mount lenses Leica S mount lenses
16 MP, APS-C Sensor 64 MP, Medium Format Sensor
1080/30p Video 4K/24p Video
ISO 200-6,400 (100 - 25,600) ISO 100-50,000
No viewfinder, LCD framing Optical viewfinder
3.0 LCD, 920k dots 3.0 LCD, 922k dots
Tilting screen (no touchscreen) Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
5.6 shutter flaps per second 3 shutter flaps per second
not weather sealedWeathersealed body
117 x 67 x 39 mm, 330 g 160 x 120 x 80 mm, 1260 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Fujifilm X-A1 and the Leica S3? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

An illustration of the physical size and weight of the Fujifilm X-A1 and the Leica S3 is provided in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

The X-A1 can be obtained in two different colors (black, blue), while the S3 is only available in black.

Size Fujifilm X-A1 vs Leica S3
Compare X-A1 versus S3 top
Comparison X-A1 or S3 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Leica S3 is considerably larger (145 percent) than the Fujifilm X-A1. Moreover, the S3 is substantially heavier (282 percent) than the X-A1. It is noteworthy in this context that the S3 is splash and dust-proof, while the X-A1 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

The following table provides a synthesis of the main physical specifications of the two cameras and other similar ones. If you would like to visualize and compare a different camera combination, you can navigate to the CAM-parator app and make your selection from a broad list of cameras there.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Fujifilm X-A1 117 mm 67 mm 39 mm 330 g 350 n Sep 2013 399 i
2.
 
Leica S3 160 mm 120 mm 80 mm 1260 g .. Y Sep 2018 18,995 i
3.
 
Fujifilm X-A5 117 mm 68 mm 40 mm 361 g 450 n Jan 2018 399 i
4.
 
Fujifilm X-A3 117 mm 67 mm 40 mm 339 g 410 n Aug 2016 399 i
5.
 
Fujifilm X-A10 117 mm 67 mm 40 mm 331 g 410 n Dec 2016 399 i
6.
 
Fujifilm X-E2S 129 mm 75 mm 37 mm 350 g 350 n Jan 2016 699 i
7.
 
Fujifilm X-A2 117 mm 67 mm 40 mm 350 g 410 n Jan 2015 399 i
8.
 
Fujifilm X-T10 118 mm 83 mm 41 mm 381 g 350 n May 2015 799 i
9.
 
Fujifilm X-E2 129 mm 75 mm 37 mm 350 g 350 n Oct 2013 999 i
10.
 
Fujifilm X-M1 117 mm 67 mm 39 mm 330 g 350 n Jun 2013 699 i
11.
 
Fujifilm X-E1 129 mm 75 mm 38 mm 350 g 350 n Sep 2012 999 i
12.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro1 140 mm 82 mm 43 mm 450 g 300 n Jan 2012 1,699 i
13.
 
Leica M10 139 mm 80 mm 39 mm 660 g 210 Y Jan 2017 6,595 i
14.
 
Leica S-E Typ 006 160 mm 120 mm 80 mm 1260 g .. Y Sep 2014 16,900 i
15.
 
Leica S Typ 007 160 mm 120 mm 80 mm 1260 g .. Y Sep 2014 24,490 i
16.
 
Leica S Typ 006 160 mm 120 mm 80 mm 1260 g .. Y Sep 2012 21,950 i
17.
 
Leica S2 160 mm 120 mm 80 mm 1410 g .. Y Sep 2008 22,995 i
Notes: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will obviously take relative prices into account. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices give an idea on the placement of the camera in the maker’s lineup and the broader market. The X-A1 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 98 percent) than the S3, which puts it into a different market segment. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down.

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Sensor comparison

The size of the sensor inside a digital camera is one of the key determinants of image quality. All other things equal, a large sensor will have larger individual pixel-units that offer better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors are more costly to manufacture and tend to lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Fujifilm X-A1 features an APS-C sensor and the Leica S3 a medium format sensor. The sensor area in the S3 is 266 percent bigger. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 1.5 and 0.8. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Fujifilm X-A1 and Leica S3 sensor measures

With 64MP, the S3 offers a higher resolution than the X-A1 (16MP), but the S3 has smaller individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.59μm versus 4.80μm for the X-A1). Yet, the S3 is a much more recent model (by 5 years) than the X-A1, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixel-units. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the S3 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Leica S3 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the S3 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 49 x 32.7 inches or 124.5 x 83 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 39.2 x 26.1 inches or 99.6 x 66.4 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 32.7 x 21.8 inches or 83 x 55.3 cm. The corresponding values for the Fujifilm X-A1 are 24.5 x 16.3 inches or 62.2 x 41.5 cm for good quality, 19.6 x 13.1 inches or 49.7 x 33.2 cm for very good quality, and 16.3 x 10.9 inches or 41.5 x 27.6 cm for excellent quality prints.

The Fujifilm X-A1 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 200 to ISO 6400, which can be extended to ISO 100-25600. The corresponding ISO settings for the Leica S3 are ISO 100 to ISO 50000 (no boost).

X-A1 versus S3 MP

For many cameras, data on sensor performance has been reported by DXO Mark. This service is based on lab testing and assigns an overall score to each camera sensor, as well as ratings for dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), color depth ("DXO Portrait"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports"). The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Fujifilm X-A1 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/30p...... ..
2.
 
Leica S3 Medium Format 64.0 9800 65334K/24p...... ..
3.
 
Fujifilm X-A5 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/15p...... ..
4.
 
Fujifilm X-A3 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p...... ..
5.
 
Fujifilm X-A10 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/30p...... ..
6.
 
Fujifilm X-E2S APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/60p...... ..
7.
 
Fujifilm X-A2 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/30p...... ..
8.
 
Fujifilm X-T10 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/60p...... ..
9.
 
Fujifilm X-E2 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/60p...... ..
10.
 
Fujifilm X-M1 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/30p...... ..
11.
 
Fujifilm X-E1 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/24p...... ..
12.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro1 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/24p...... ..
13.
 
Leica M10 Full Frame 23.8 5952 3992none24.413.22133 86
14.
 
Leica S-E Typ 006 Medium Format 37.5 7500 5000none...... ..
15.
 
Leica S Typ 007 Medium Format 37.5 7500 50004K/24p...... ..
16.
 
Leica S Typ 006 Medium Format 37.5 7500 5000none23.912.2824 76
17.
 
Leica S2 Medium Format 37.5 7500 5000none...... ..

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but can also record movies. The two cameras under consideration both have sensors whose read-out speed is fast enough to capture moving pictures, but the S3 provides a better video resolution than the X-A1. It can shoot movie footage at 4K/24p, while the Fujifilm is limited to 1080/30p.

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Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the S3 has an optical viewfinder, which can be very useful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the X-A1 relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Fujifilm X-A1, the Leica S3, and comparable cameras.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Size
(inch)
LCD
Resolution
(000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Mech
Shutter
Speed
Shutter
Flaps
(1/sec)
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Fujifilm X-A1none n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 5.6 Y n
2.
 
Leica S3optical Y 3.0 922 fixed n 1/4000s 3.0 n n
3.
 
Fujifilm X-A5none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
4.
 
Fujifilm X-A3none n 3.0 1040 tilting Y 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
5.
 
Fujifilm X-A10none n 3.0 1040 tilting n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
6.
 
Fujifilm X-E2S2360 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 7.0 Y n
7.
 
Fujifilm X-A2none n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 5.6 Y n
8.
 
Fujifilm X-T102360 n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 8.0 Y n
9.
 
Fujifilm X-E22360 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 7.0 Y n
10.
 
Fujifilm X-M1none n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 5.6 Y n
11.
 
Fujifilm X-E12360 n 2.8 460 fixed n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n
12.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro11440 n 3.0 1230 fixed n 1/4000s 6.0 n n
13.
 
Leica M10optical n 3.0 1037 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0 n n
14.
 
Leica S-E Typ 006optical Y 3.0 922 fixed n 1/4000s 1.5 n n
15.
 
Leica S Typ 007optical Y 3.0 922 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5 n n
16.
 
Leica S Typ 006optical Y 3.0 922 fixed n 1/4000s 1.5 n n
17.
 
Leica S2optical Y 3.0 460 fixed n 1/4000s 1.5 n n

One difference between the cameras concerns the presence of an on-board flash. The X-A1 has one, while the S3 does not. While the built-in flash of the X-A1 is not very powerful, it can at times be useful as a fill-in light.

The X-A1 has an articulated LCD that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in snapping selfies. In contrast, the S3 does not have a selfie-screen.

The X-A1 writes its imaging data to SDHC cards, while the S3 uses Compact Flash or SDXC cards. The S3 features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the X-A1 only has one slot. The S3 supports UHS-II cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 312 MB/s), while the X-A1 can use UHS-I cards (up to 104 MB/s).

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Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Fujifilm X-A1 and Leica S3 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Microphone
Internal
Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Fujifilm X-A1Ystereomono--mini2.0Y--
2.
 
Leica S3YstereomonoYYmini3.0Y--
3.
 
Fujifilm X-A5YstereomonoY-mini2.0Y-Y
4.
 
Fujifilm X-A3Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--
5.
 
Fujifilm X-A10-stereomono--mini2.0Y--
6.
 
Fujifilm X-E2SYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
7.
 
Fujifilm X-A2Ystereomono--mini2.0Y--
8.
 
Fujifilm X-T10YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
9.
 
Fujifilm X-E2YstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--
10.
 
Fujifilm X-M1Ystereomono--mini2.0Y--
11.
 
Fujifilm X-E1YstereomonoY-mini2.0---
12.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro1Ystereomono--mini2.0---
13.
 
Leica M10Y------Y--
14.
 
Leica S-E Typ 006Y----mini2.0---
15.
 
Leica S Typ 007YstereomonoYYmini3.0Y--
16.
 
Leica S Typ 006Y----mini2.0---
17.
 
Leica S2Y----mini2.0---

It is notable that the S3 has a headphone jack, which makes it possible to attach external headphones and monitor the quality of sound during the recording process. The X-A1 lacks such a headphone port.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Leica S3 (unlike the X-A1) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

Travel and landscape photographers will find it useful that the S3 has an internal geolocalization sensor and can record GPS coordinates in its EXIF data.

The S3 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Leica. In contrast, the X-A1 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the X-A1 was succeeded by the Fujifilm X-A2. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Fujifilm and Leica websites.

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Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Is there a clear favorite between the Fujifilm X-A1 and the Leica S3? Which camera is better? The listing below highlights the relative strengths of the two models.

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Arguments in favor of the Fujifilm X-A1:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • More flexible LCD: Has a tilting screen for odd-angle shots in landscape orientation.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (5.6 vs 3 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • More compact: Is smaller (117x67mm vs 160x120mm) and thus needs less room in the bag.
  • Less heavy: Is lighter (by 930g or 74 percent) and hence easier to carry around.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can take a broad range of non-native lenses via adapters.
  • Easier fill-in: Is equipped with a small onboard flash to brighten deep shadow areas.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (98 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been available for much longer (launched in September 2013).

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Reasons to prefer the Leica S3:

  • More detail: Has more megapixels (64 vs 16MP), which boosts linear resolution by 100%.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better image quality: Is equipped with a larger and more technologically advanced sensor.
  • Richer colors: The sensor size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger sensor captures a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger sensor produces good images even in poorly lit environments.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/24p vs 1080/30p).
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • Easier framing: Has an optical viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • Easier setting verification: Features a control panel on top to check shooting parameters.
  • Better sealing: Is splash and dust sealed for shooting in inclement weather conditions.
  • Easier geotagging: Features an internal GPS sensor to log localization data.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.0 vs 2.0).
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports a more advanced SD data transfer standard (UHS-II vs UHS-I).
  • More prestigious: Has the Leica luxury appeal, which ensures a high resale value.
  • More modern: Reflects 5 years of technical progress since the X-A1 launch.

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the S3 is the clear winner of the contest (19 : 10 points). However, the pertinence of the various camera strengths will differ across photographers, so that you might want to weigh individual camera traits according to their importance for your own imaging needs before making a camera decision. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

X-A1 10:19 S3

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Fujifilm X-A1 and the Leica S3 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and Best DSLR Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the X-A1 and the S3 in practical situations. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. The adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Fujifilm X-A1......4.5/54.5/5 Sep 2013 399 i
2.
 
Leica S3.......... Sep 2018 18,995 i
3.
 
Fujifilm X-A5..+..4/53.5/5 Jan 2018 399 i
4.
 
Fujifilm X-A3....74/1004.5/54/5 Aug 2016 399 i
5.
 
Fujifilm X-A10......4/54/5 Dec 2016 399 i
6.
 
Fujifilm X-E2S4.5/5..77/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2016 699 i
7.
 
Fujifilm X-A24/5....4.5/54.5/5 Jan 2015 399 i
8.
 
Fujifilm X-T104.5/5+ +80/1005/55/5 May 2015 799 i
9.
 
Fujifilm X-E24/5..80/1004.5/55/5 Oct 2013 999 i
10.
 
Fujifilm X-M13/5+77/1004.5/54.5/5 Jun 2013 699 i
11.
 
Fujifilm X-E14/5+ +79/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 999 i
12.
 
Fujifilm X-Pro15/5+ +79/1004.5/54.5/5 Jan 2012 1,699 i
13.
 
Leica M104.5/5....4/54.5/5 Jan 2017 6,595 i
14.
 
Leica S-E Typ 006.......... Sep 2014 16,900 i
15.
 
Leica S Typ 0074/5........ Sep 2014 24,490 i
16.
 
Leica S Typ 006.......... Sep 2012 21,950 i
17.
 
Leica S2.......... Sep 2008 22,995 i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and rating-comparisons among cameras that span long time periods or concern very differently equipped models make little sense. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Fujifilm X-A1 vs Leica S3

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Fujifilm X-A1 Leica S3
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Fujifilm X mount lenses Leica S mount lenses
    Launch Date September 2013 September 2018
    Launch Price USD 399 USD 18,995
    Sensor Specs Fujifilm X-A1 Leica S3
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor Medium Format Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.5 x 15.7 mm 45.0 x 30.0 mm
    Sensor Area 368.95 mm2 1350 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.3 mm 54.1 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x 0.8x
    Sensor Resolution 16 Megapixels 64 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4896 x 3264 pixels 9800 x 6533 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.80 μm 4.59 μm
    Pixel Density 4.33 MP/cm2 4.74 MP/cm2
    Moiré control Anti-Alias filter no AA filter
    Movie Capability 1080/30p Video 4K/24p Video
    ISO Setting 200 - 6,400 ISO 100 - 50,000 ISO
    ISO Boost 100 - 25,600 ISO no Enhancement
    Image Processor EXR Processor II Maestro II
    Screen Specs Fujifilm X-A1 Leica S3
    Viewfinder Type no viewfinder Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 98%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.87x
    Top-Level Screen no Top Display Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.0inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 920k dots 922k dots
    LCD Attachment Tilting screen Fixed screen
    Shooting Specs Fujifilm X-A1 Leica S3
    Focus System Contrast-detect AF Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 5.6 shutter flaps/s 3 shutter flaps/s
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash no On-Board Flash
    Storage Medium SDHC cards CF or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Dual card slots
    UHS card support UHS-I UHS-II
    Connectivity Specs Fujifilm X-A1 Leica S3
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash no PC Sync PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 3.0
    HDMI Port mini HDMI mini HDMI
    Microphone Port no MIC socket External MIC port
    Headphone Socket no Headphone port Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in Wifi built-in
    Geotagging no internal GPS GPS built-in
    Body Specs Fujifilm X-A1 Leica S3
    Environmental Sealingnot weather sealedWeathersealed body
    Battery Type NP-W126 BP-PRO1
    Body Dimensions 117 x 67 x 39 mm
    (4.6 x 2.6 x 1.5 in)
    160 x 120 x 80 mm
    (6.3 x 4.7 x 3.1 in)
    Camera Weight 330 g (11.6 oz) 1260 g (44.4 oz)

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