Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Leica CL Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

OM-D E-M1X vs CL - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X vs Leica CL Specs


  • Introduced in January 2019
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 20 megapixel
  • 18 frames/second
  • 64 - 25600 ISO
  • 4096 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 144.4 x 156.8 x 75.4mm³ (5.7" x 6.2" x 3.0")
  • 997g (32.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M1X


  • Introduced in November 2017
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 50000 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Lens mount L Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 131 x 78 x 45mm³ (5.2" x 3.1" x 1.8")
  • 400g (12.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for CL

OM-D E-M1X vs CL 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:

Infographic: OM-D E-M1X and CL sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Leica CL

OM-D E-M1X vs CL: Viewfinder

OM-D E-M1X has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.36 megapixel with magnification of 0.83x.

CL has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 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.

OM-D E-M1X (0.83x)

CL (0.74x)

Simulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M1XSimulated viewfinder of the CL

Note: Differences in the image area are the result of different image ratios, 3:2 or 4:3. That can make it difficult to compare the viewfinder magnification of both cameras.

Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Leica CL Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus OM-D E-M1X a better choice



Sensor cleaning (3)
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1810
Auto Focus points (4)12149
Larger lens selection (3)8011
Image stabilizer (3)
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)4096 x 21603840 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)870220
GPS (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M1X are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Olympus are the larger selection of lenses, the optical image stabilizer and the articulated display. A recommendation of the OM-D E-M1X is made easy by the superior video recording, the connector for an external microphone and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the CL: the built-in GPS.

The OM-D E-M1X scores 28 points.

Otherwise why to choose Leica CL



Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4024.32
Better sensibility (4)64 - 25600 ISO100 - 50000 ISO
Weighs less (2)997g
(32.2 oz.)
(12.9 oz.)
More portable (2)1707cm³
(108 cu.in.)
(29 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the CL are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the larger sensitivity. We also like the lower weight than the OM-D E-M1X and the more compact size.

Yields 18 points for the CL.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor resolution (MP)1.041.04
Touch screen
Olympus OM-D E-M1X VS Leica CL Dimensions

Look at front view of the OM-D E-M1X and CL

OM-D E-M1X und CL, front viewOM-D E-M1X und CL, front view

Top view of cameras

OM-D E-M1X und CL, view from aboveOM-D E-M1X und CL, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

Leica CL


We recommend Olympus OM-D E-M1X as better choice.

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