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Leica X (Typ  113) vs Lytro Illum

Leica X (Typ  113) vs Lytro Illum

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Leica X (Typ  113)
Lytro Illum

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
5.2MP higher megapixel Edit
The Leica X (Typ  113) has a megapixel of 16.2MP, whereas the Lytro Illum is only an 11MP digital camera (5.2MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

14 smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Leica X (Typ  113) is a 16 maximum aperture digital camera, whereas the Lytro Illum is only a 2 maximum aperture digital camera (14 bigger).
18% smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Leica X (Typ  113) has a minimum aperture number of 1.7. That's 0.3 smaller than the Lytro Illum (2).
536,000 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Leica X (Typ  113) is 920,000 pixels display resolution, but the Lytro Illum is only a 384,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (536,000 pixels lower).
HDMI Edit
The Leica X (Typ  113) has an HDMI, but the Lytro Illum does not have an HDMI. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

Lighter Edit
The Leica X (Typ  113) is a 451g digital camera. That's 489g lighter than the Lytro Illum (940g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Expert reviews are a little better
Based on 13 expert reviews, the Leica X (Typ  113) has an average review score of 71%, however the Lytro Illum has an average rating of 68% (based on 42 reviews).
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 2 user reviews, the Leica X (Typ  113) has an average review score of 90%, however the Lytro Illum has an average rating of 75% (based on 22 reviews).
3 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Lytro Illum is an 8x optical zoom digital camera. That's 7x bigger than the Leica X (Typ  113) (8x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

25% larger display diagonal Edit
The Lytro Illum has a display diagonal of 4". That's 1" larger than the Leica X (Typ  113) (4"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Cheaper by $1,350
The Lytro Illum costs $399.95, whereas the Leica X (Typ  113) is $1,750.00.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Seven times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Leica X (Typ  113) has an optical zoom of 1x, whereas the Lytro Illum is an 8x optical zoom digital camera (7x bigger). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

A lot smaller display diagonal Edit
The Leica X (Typ  113) is a 3" screen digital camera, whereas the Lytro Illum is a 4" screen digital camera (1" larger). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

$1,350 more expensive
The Leica X (Typ  113) is more expensive than the Lytro Illum by $1,350.05.
Eleven months older
The Leica X (Typ  113) is older than the Lytro Illum by eleven months.
8 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Lytro Illum is an 11MP digital camera. That's 5.2MP lower than the Leica X (Typ  113) (11MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Lytro Illum has a maximum aperture number of 2. That's 14 bigger than the Leica X (Typ  113) (2).
Larger minimum aperture number Edit
Lytro Illum is 2 minimum aperture, but the Leica X (Typ  113) is a 1.7 minimum aperture digital camera (0.3 smaller).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Lytro Illum is a 384,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 536,000 pixels lower than the Leica X (Typ  113) (384,000 pixels).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Lytro Illum does not have an HDMI, however the Leica X (Typ  113) has an HDMI. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

489g heavier Edit
The Lytro Illum has a weight of 940g, whereas the Leica X (Typ  113) is a 451g digital camera (489g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Expert review Rating is a little Worse
The Lytro Illum only has an average expert score of 68%, but the Leica X (Typ  113) has an average expert rating of 71% (based on 13 reviews).
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Lytro Illum only has an average user score of 75%, but the Leica X (Typ  113) has an average user rating of 90% (based on 2 reviews).

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16.2MP
BEST
11MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4928 x 3264
 3264 x 2160
 2144 x 1424
 1632 x 1080
BEST
 4928 x 3264
 3264 x 2160
 2144 x 1424
 1632 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 4928 x 3264
BEST
 4928 x 3264
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 DNG
 RAW
 JPG
 DNG
 RAW
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10.82 x 7.52
Total Megapixels
16.5MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 3:2
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium

Lens System

Optical Zoom
1x 8x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
16
BEST
2
Minimum Aperture Number
1.7
BEST
2
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 250mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 30mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.5 - 77.8
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
10/8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspheric Element
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 spot
 multi point
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
BEST
 spot
 multi point
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Face detection
Normal Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points Selection
 Auto
 Auto
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Shutter priority AE
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Shutter priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,500
BEST
3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 80
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 32s
BEST
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Resolution At Capture Speed
 1920x1080@30fps
BEST
 1920x1080@30fps
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 4"
BEST
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
920,000 pixels
BEST
384,000 pixels
Second Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Second display

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
 HDMI
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
BEST
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Neutral
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
16x Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 RAW
 RAW
BEST
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Brightness Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Brightness adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data Snapdragon 800
Scene Modes
 3D Photography
 3D Photography
Languages Support
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 JPN
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 JPN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
451g
BEST
940g
Height
73mm 86mm
Depth
78mm 166mm
Width
133mm 145mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 205mm
Package Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 205mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 205mm
Weight (including Battery)
486g
BEST
1kg

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,760mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
350 shots Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.7V

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2450 x 1634

System Requirements

Minimum RAM
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.1GB

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data Lytro Desktop
Cables Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
 Hand strap
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Wrist Strap Included
 Wrist strap included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi

Certificates

RoHS Compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RoHS compliance

Technical Details

F-Number (relative Aperture)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Housing Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
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