Fujifilm X20 vs Leica Q (Typ 116) Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

X20 vs Q (Typ 116) - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Fujifilm X20 vs Leica Q (Typ 116) Specs


  • Introduced in February 2013
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (See through)
  • 71.00mm (2.8") Monitor
  • Zoom 28-112mm (4x), f2.0-2.8
  • No WiFi
  • 117 x 69.6 x 56.8mm³ (4.6" x 2.7" x 2.2")
  • 353g (11.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X20

Q (Typ 116)

  • Introduced in June 2015
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 50000 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 28mm, f1.7
  • WiFi built-in
  • 130 x 80 x 93mm³ (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.7")
  • 640g (20.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Q (Typ 116)

X20 vs Q (Typ 116): The sensors

X20 features a Compact sized sensor, while the Q (Typ 116) uses a Full frame sensor.

Featuring an area of 864mm² (1.38 sq.in.), the Q (Typ 116)'s sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the X20 employs at 58mm² (0.09 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with Compact sized chips.

Better choice: Leica Q (Typ 116)

X20 vs Q (Typ 116): Viewfinder

The Q (Typ 116) has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 3.68 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.70x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

X20 (0.50x)

Q (Typ 116) (0.70x)

Simulated viewfinder of the X20Simulated viewfinder of the Q (Typ 116)

Advantage: Leica Q (Typ 116)

Fujifilm X20 VS Leica Q (Typ 116) Other Specs Comparison

Why is Fujifilm X20 a better choice


Q (Typ 116)

Higher speed (4, frames/second)1210
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Weighs less (2)353g
(11.4 oz.)
(20.6 oz.)
More portable (2)463cm³
(29 cu.in.)
(61 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the X20 are that the camera is faster, the built-in flash and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the lower weight than the Q (Typ 116) and the more compact size.

The X20 scores 13 points.

Otherwise why to choose Leica Q (Typ 116)


Q (Typ 116)

Larger sensor (5)CompactFull frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)12.0024.20
Better sensibility (4)100 - 12800 ISO100 - 50000 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.461.04
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)270300
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Q (Typ 116) are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the rather comfortable touch screen and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the X20: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

Yields 23 points for the Q (Typ 116).

Common Specs for both cameras compared


Q (Typ 116)

Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Fujifilm X20 VS Leica Q (Typ 116) Dimensions

Look at front view of the X20 and Q (Typ 116)

X20 und Q (Typ 116), front viewX20 und Q (Typ 116), front view

Top view of cameras

X20 und Q (Typ 116), view from aboveX20 und Q (Typ 116), view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Fujifilm X20

Leica Q (Typ 116)


We recommend Leica Q (Typ 116) as better choice.

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