Leica Q-P vs Fujifilm X30 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Q-P vs X30 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica Q-P vs Fujifilm X30 Specs

Q-P

  • Introduced in November 2018
  • 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-P

X30

  • Introduced in August 2014
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 12 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 28-112mm (4x), f2.0-2.8
  • No WiFi
  • 118.7 x 71.6 x 60.3mm³ (4.7" x 2.8" x 2.4")
  • 423g (13.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X30

Q-P vs X30: The sensors

Q-P features a Full frame sized sensor, while the X30 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 864mm² (1.38 sq.in.) the sensor of the Q-P is a lot larger than the X30's chip at 58mm² (0.09 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Leica Q-P

Q-P vs X30: Viewfinder

Q-P has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 3.68 megapixel with magnification of 0.70x.

The X30 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.65x.

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.

Q-P (0.70x)

X30 (0.65x)

Simulated viewfinder of the Q-PSimulated viewfinder of the X30

Advantage: Leica Q-P

Leica Q-P VS Fujifilm X30 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica Q-P a better choice

Q-P

X30

Larger sensor (5)Full frameCompact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2012.00
Better sensibility (4)100 - 50000 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.682.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Q-P are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the larger sensitivity. We also like the better viewfinder, that the display has a higher resolution and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the Q-P is made easy by the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The Q-P scores 24 points.

Otherwise why to choose Fujifilm X30

Q-P

X30

Higher speed (4, frames/second)1012
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)300470
Weighs less (2)640g
(20.6 oz.)
423g
(13.6 oz.)
More portable (2)967cm³
(61 cu.in.)
512cm³
(32 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the X30 are that the camera is faster, the built-in flash and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is the articulated display, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the Q-P. Another advantage over the Q-P: the more compact size.

Yields 18 points for the X30.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Q-P

X30

Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Leica Q-P VS Fujifilm X30 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Q-P and X30

Q-P und X30, front viewQ-P und X30, front view

Top view of cameras

Q-P und X30, view from aboveQ-P und X30, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica Q-P

Fujifilm X30

24
18

We recommend Leica Q-P as better choice.

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