Leica Q-P vs Zeiss ZX1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Q-P vs ZX1 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica Q-P vs Zeiss ZX1 Specs


  • 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


  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 37 megapixel
  • 3 frames/second
  • 80 - 51200 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 110.00mm (4.3") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 35mm, f2.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 142 x 93 x 66mm³ (5.6" x 3.7" x 2.6")
  • 800g (25.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for ZX1

Q-P vs ZX1 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: Q-P an ZX1 sensor comparison

Q-P vs ZX1: Viewfinder

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

ZX1 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 6.20 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.74x.

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)

ZX1 (0.74x)

Simulated viewfinder of the Q-PSimulated viewfinder of the ZX1

Better choice: Zeiss ZX1

Leica Q-P VS Zeiss ZX1 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica Q-P a better choice



Higher speed (4, frames/second)103
Weighs less (2)640g
(20.6 oz.)
(25.8 oz.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Q-P are that the camera is faster and the lower weight than the ZX1.

The Q-P scores 6 points.

Otherwise why to choose Zeiss ZX1



Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2037.40
Auto Focus points (4)49255
Better sensibility (4)100 - 50000 ISO80 - 51200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.686.20
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.042.76
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)300500
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the ZX1 are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the better viewfinder, that the display has a higher resolution and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the ZX1 is made easy by the connector for an external microphone, that the battery has more stamina and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

Yields 28 points for the ZX1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor formatFull frameFull frame
Touch screen
Similar size967cm³872cm³
Leica Q-P VS Zeiss ZX1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Q-P and ZX1

Q-P und ZX1, front viewQ-P und ZX1, front view

Top view of cameras

Q-P und ZX1, view from aboveQ-P und ZX1, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica Q-P

Zeiss ZX1


We recommend Zeiss ZX1 as better choice.

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