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Fujifilm X100S vs Leica X Typ 113

The Fujifilm X100S and the Leica X (Typ 113) are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in January 2013 and September 2014. Both the X100S and the X Typ 113 are fixed lens compact cameras that are equipped with an APS-C sensor. The Fujifilm has a resolution of 16 megapixels, whereas the Leica provides 16.1 MP.

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

Headline Specifications
Fujifilm X100S VS Leica X Typ 113
Fujifilm X100S Leica X Typ 113
Fixed lens compact camera Fixed lens compact camera
35mm f/2.0 35mm f/1.7
16 MP, APS-C Sensor 16.1 MP, APS-C Sensor
1080/60p Video 1080/30p Video
ISO 200-6400 (100-25600) ISO 100-12500
Electronic viewfinder (2360k dots) Viewfinder optional
2.8" LCD, 460k dots 3.0" LCD, 920k dots
Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive) Fixed screen (not touch-sensitive)
6 shutter flaps per second 5 shutter flaps per second
330 shots per battery charge350 shots per battery charge
127 x 74 x 54 mm, 445 g 133 x 73 x 78 mm, 486 g

Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Fujifilm X100S and the Leica X (Typ 113)? 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 X100S and the Leica X Typ 113 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 X100S can be obtained in two different colors (black, silver), while the X Typ 113 is available in three color-versions (black, brown, white).

Size Fujifilm X100S vs Leica X Typ 113
Compare X100S versus X Typ 113 top
Comparison X100S or X Typ 113 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Leica X Typ 113 is somewhat larger (3 percent) than the Fujifilm X100S. Moreover, the X Typ 113 is markedly heavier (9 percent) than the X100S. In this context, it is worth noting that neither the X100S nor the X Typ 113 are weather-sealed.

Concerning battery life, the X100S gets 330 shots out of its NP-95 battery, while the X Typ 113 can take 350 images on a single charge of its BP-DC8 power pack.

The adjacent table lists the principal physical characteristics of the two cameras alongside a wider set of alternatives. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, just click on the right or left arrow next to the camera that you would like to inspect. Alternatively, you can also use the CAM-parator to select your camera combination among a larger number of options.

Camera Body Specifications
  Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
(CIPA)
Weather
Sealing
(yes/no)
Camera
Launch
(announced)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(USD)
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm X100S» 127 mm 74 mm 54 mm 445 g 330 n Jan 2013 1,299iFujifilm X100S
 
Leica X Typ 113« 133 mm 73 mm 78 mm 486 g 350 n Sep 2014 2,295 iLeica X Typ 113
 
Canon G1 X« » 117 mm 81 mm 65 mm 534 g 250 n Jan 2012 799iCanon G1 X
 
Fujifilm X100F« » 127 mm 75 mm 52 mm 469 g 390 n Jan 2017 1,299iFujifilm X100F
 
Fujifilm X30« » 119 mm 72 mm 60 mm 423 g 470 n Aug 2014 599 iFujifilm X30
 
Fujifilm X100T« » 127 mm 74 mm 52 mm 440 g 330 n Sep 2014 1,299iFujifilm X100T
 
Fujifilm X-Pro1« » 140 mm 82 mm 43 mm 450 g 300 n Jan 2012 1,699iFujifilm X-Pro1
 
Fujifilm X100« » 126 mm 75 mm 54 mm 445 g 300 n Sep 2010 1,199iFujifilm X100
 
Leica D-LUX 7« » 115 mm 66 mm 65 mm 392 g 300 n Nov 2018 1,195 iLeica D-LUX 7
 
Leica D-LUX Typ 109« » 118 mm 66 mm 55 mm 405 g 300 n Sep 2014 1,195iLeica D-LUX Typ 109
 
Leica X Vario« » 133 mm 73 mm 95 mm 680 g 450 n Jun 2013 2,850 iLeica X Vario
 
Leica X2« » 124 mm 69 mm 52 mm 345 g 450 n May 2012 1,995iLeica X2
 
Nikon Coolpix A« » 111 mm 64 mm 40 mm 299 g 230 n Mar 2013 1,099iNikon Coolpix A
 
Sony RX1R« » 113 mm 65 mm 70 mm 482 g 270 n Jun 2013 2,799iSony RX1R
Note: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

Any camera decision will naturally be influenced heavily by the price. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The X100S was launched at a markedly lower price (by 43 percent) than the X Typ 113, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. 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.

 

Sensor comparison

The size of the imaging sensor is a crucial determinant of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Further, a large sensor camera will give the photographer additional creative options when using shallow depth-of-field to isolate a subject from its background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Both cameras under consideration feature an APS-C sensor, but their sensors differ slightly in size. The sensor area in the X Typ 113 is 1 percent bigger. They nevertheless have the same format factor of 1.5. Both cameras have a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 3:2.

Fujifilm X100S and Leica X Typ 113 sensor measures

With 16.1MP, the X Typ 113 offers a higher resolution than the X100S (16MP), but the X Typ 113 has marginally smaller individual pixels (pixel pitch of 4.79μm versus 4.80μm for the X100S). Yet, the X Typ 113 is a somewhat more recent model (by 1 year and 8 months) than the X100S, and its sensor might 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 X100S has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The X100S has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Fujifilm X100S 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 X (Typ 113) are ISO 100 to ISO 12500 (no boost).

X100S versus X Typ 113 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.

Sensor Characteristics
  Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm X100S APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/60p........Fujifilm X100S
 
Leica X Typ 113 APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p........Leica X Typ 113
 
Canon G1 X 1.5-inch 14.2 4352 32641080/24p21.710.864460Canon G1 X
 
Fujifilm X100F APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p........Fujifilm X100F
 
Fujifilm X30 2/3 12.0 4000 30001080/60p........Fujifilm X30
 
Fujifilm X100T APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/60p........Fujifilm X100T
 
Fujifilm X-Pro1 APS-C 16.0 4896 32641080/24p........Fujifilm X-Pro1
 
Fujifilm X100 APS-C 12.2 4288 2848720/30p22.912.4100173Fujifilm X100
 
Leica D-LUX 7 Four Thirds 16.8 4736 35524K/30p........Leica D-LUX 7
 
Leica D-LUX Typ 109 Four Thirds 12.7 4112 30884K/30p........Leica D-LUX Typ 109
 
Leica X Vario APS-C 16.1 4928 32721080/30p23.412.7132078Leica X Vario
 
Leica X2 APS-C 16.1 4928 3264none........Leica X2
 
Nikon Coolpix A APS-C 16.1 4928 32641080/30p23.413.8116480Nikon Coolpix A
 
Sony RX1R Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p25.013.6253791Sony RX1R

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 X100S provides a higher frame rate than the X Typ 113. It can shoot video footage at 1080/60p, while the Leica is limited to 1080/30p.

 

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. For example, the X100S has an electronic viewfinder (2360k dots), which can be very helpful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the X Typ 113 relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. That said, the X Typ 113 can be equipped with an optional viewfinder – the Visoflex (Typ 020). The following table reports on some other key feature differences and similarities of the Fujifilm X100S, the Leica X Typ 113, and comparable cameras.

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
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm X100S2360 n 2.8 460 fixed n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n Fujifilm X100S
 
Leica X Typ 113optional n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/2000s 5.0 Y n Leica X Typ 113
 
Canon G1 Xoptical n 3.0 922 Swivel n 1/4000s 1.9 Y Y Canon G1 X
 
Fujifilm X100F2360 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 8.0 Y n Fujifilm X100F
 
Fujifilm X302360 n 3.0 920 tilting n 1/4000s 12.0 Y Y Fujifilm X30
 
Fujifilm X100T2360 n 3.0 1040 fixed n 1/4000s 6.0 Y n Fujifilm X100T
 
Fujifilm X-Pro11440 n 3.0 1230 fixed n 1/4000s 6.0 n n Fujifilm X-Pro1
 
Fujifilm X1001440 n 2.8 460 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n Fujifilm X100
 
Leica D-LUX 72764 n 3.0 1240 fixed Y 1/4000s 11.0 n Y Leica D-LUX 7
 
Leica D-LUX Typ 1092764 n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/4000s 11.0 n Y Leica D-LUX Typ 109
 
Leica X Variooptional n 3.0 920 fixed n 1/2000s 5.0 Y n Leica X Vario
 
Leica X2optional n 2.7 230 fixed n 1/2000s 5.0 Y n Leica X2
 
Nikon Coolpix Aoptional n 3.0 921 fixed n 1/2000s 4.0 Y n Nikon Coolpix A
 
Sony RX1Roptional n 3.0 1229 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0 Y n Sony RX1R

Both the X100S and the X Typ 113 have built-in prime lenses. The X100S has a 35mm f/2.0 optic and the X Typ 113 offers a 35mm f/1.7 (focal lengths in full frame equivalent terms). Hence, the X100S and the X Typ 113 provide the same angle of view. The X Typ 113 offers the faster maximum aperture.

Concerning the storage of imaging data, both the X100S and the X Typ 113 write their files to SDXC cards. The X100S supports UHS-I cards (Ultra High Speed data transfer of up to 104 MB/s), while the X Typ 113 cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

 

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 X100S and Leica X (Typ 113) and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm X100SYstereomono--micro2.0---Fujifilm X100S
 
Leica X Typ 113Ystereomono--mini2.0---Leica X Typ 113
 
Canon G1 XYstereomono--mini2.0---Canon G1 X
 
Fujifilm X100FYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--Fujifilm X100F
 
Fujifilm X30Ystereomono--micro2.0Y--Fujifilm X30
 
Fujifilm X100TYstereomonoY-micro2.0Y--Fujifilm X100T
 
Fujifilm X-Pro1Ystereomono--mini2.0---Fujifilm X-Pro1
 
Fujifilm X100Ystereonone--mini2.0---Fujifilm X100
 
Leica D-LUX 7Ystereomono--micro2.0Y-YLeica D-LUX 7
 
Leica D-LUX Typ 109Ystereomono--micro2.0YY-Leica D-LUX Typ 109
 
Leica X VarioYstereomono--mini2.0---Leica X Vario
 
Leica X2Ynonenone--mini2.0---Leica X2
 
Nikon Coolpix AYstereomono--none2.0---Nikon Coolpix A
 
Sony RX1RYstereomonoY-mini2.0---Sony RX1R

The X Typ 113 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Leica. In contrast, the X100S has been discontinued (but it can be found pre-owned on eBay). As a replacement in the same line of cameras, the X100S was succeeded by the Fujifilm X100T. 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.

Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Is there a clear favorite between the Fujifilm X100S and the Leica X Typ 113? 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 X100S:

  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better video: Provides higher movie framerates (1080/60p versus 1080/30p).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Easier framing: Has an electronic viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/4000s vs 1/2000s) to freeze action.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (6 vs 5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Has an SD card interface that supports the UHS-I standard.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (43 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been on the market for longer (launched in January 2013).

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Reasons to prefer the Leica X (Typ 113):

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.0" vs 2.8") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (920k vs 460k dots).
  • Better light gathering: Has a lens with a wider maximum aperture (f/1.7 vs f/2.0).
  • More prestigious: Has the Leica luxury appeal, which ensures a high resale value.
  • More modern: Was introduced somewhat (1 year and 8 months) more recently.

If the count of relative strengths (bullet points above) is taken as a measure, the X100S emerges as the winner of the contest (9 : 6 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.

X100S 09:06 X Typ 113

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Fujifilm X100S and the Leica X Typ 113 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Prime Lens Compact Camera listing 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 X100S and the X Typ 113 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 (cameralabs, dpreview, ephotozine, imaging-resource, and photographyblog). 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.

Review Scores
  Camera
Model
cam
era
  labs  
dp
re
  view  
e
photo
  zine  
ima
ging
resource
photo
graphy
  blog  
Camera
Launch
(announced)
Launch
Price
(USD)
Street
Price
(USD)
Camera
Model
 
Fujifilm X100S+ +81/1004.5/54/55/5 Jan 2013 1,299iFujifilm X100S
 
Leica X Typ 113....3.5/5..4/5 Sep 2014 2,295 iLeica X Typ 113
 
Canon G1 X+76/1004/54/54.5/5 Jan 2012 799iCanon G1 X
 
Fujifilm X100F+83/1004.5/5..4.5/5 Jan 2017 1,299iFujifilm X100F
 
Fujifilm X30..76/1004.5/54/54.5/5 Aug 2014 599 iFujifilm X30
 
Fujifilm X100T+81/1004.5/54.5/55/5 Sep 2014 1,299iFujifilm X100T
 
Fujifilm X-Pro1+ +79/1004.5/54/54.5/5 Jan 2012 1,699iFujifilm X-Pro1
 
Fujifilm X100..75/1004/54/55/5 Sep 2010 1,199iFujifilm X100
 
Leica D-LUX 7........4.5/5 Nov 2018 1,195 iLeica D-LUX 7
 
Leica D-LUX Typ 109....4.5/5..4.5/5 Sep 2014 1,195iLeica D-LUX Typ 109
 
Leica X Vario....4/54/54/5 Jun 2013 2,850 iLeica X Vario
 
Leica X2....3/5..4/5 May 2012 1,995iLeica X2
 
Nikon Coolpix A+75/1004/54.5/54/5 Mar 2013 1,099iNikon Coolpix A
 
Sony RX1R....4/5o4.5/5 Jun 2013 2,799iSony RX1R
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 X100S vs Leica X Typ 113

    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 X100S Leica X Typ 113
    Camera Type Fixed lens compact camera Fixed lens compact camera
    Camera Lens 35mm f/2.0 35mm f/1.7
    Launch Date January 2013 September 2014
    Launch Price USD 1299 USD 2295
    Sensor Specs Fujifilm X100S Leica X Typ 113
    Sensor Technology CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format APS-C Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 23.6 x 15.6 mm 23.7 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 368.16 mm2 369.72 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 28.3 mm 28.4 mm
    Crop Factor 1.5x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 16 Megapixels 16.1 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 4896 x 3264 pixels 4928 x 3264 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 4.80 μm 4.79 μm
    Pixel Density 4.34 MP/cm2 4.35 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 1080/60p Video 1080/30p Video
    ISO Setting 200-6400 ISO 100-12500 ISO
    ISO Boost 100-25600 ISO no Enhancement
    Screen Specs Fujifilm X100S Leica X Typ 113
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Viewfinder optional
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.43x
    Viewfinder Resolution 2360k dots
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 2.8 inch 3.0 inch
    LCD Resolution 460k dots 920k dots
    LCD Attachment Fixed screen Fixed screen
    Shooting Specs Fujifilm X100S Leica X Typ 113
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingNo Peaking Feature
    Continuous Shooting 6 shutter flaps/s 5 shutter flaps/s
    Fill Flash Build-in Flash Build-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Single card slot Single card slot
    UHS card support UHS-I no
    Connectivity Specs Fujifilm X100S Leica X Typ 113
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    USB Connector USB 2.0 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI mini HDMI
    Wifi Support no Wifi no Wifi
    Body Specs Fujifilm X100S Leica X Typ 113
    Battery Type NP-95 BP-DC8
    Battery Life (CIPA)330 shots per charge350 shots per charge
    Body Dimensions 127 x 74 x 54 mm
    (5.0 x 2.9 x 2.1 in)
    133 x 73 x 78 mm
    (5.2 x 2.9 x 3.1 in)
    Camera Weight 445 g (15.7 oz) 486 g (17.1 oz)

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