Features Key features of the Leica M8  vs R-D1x 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Leica M8
10.4 MP
R-D1x
6 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Leica M8
2,500 ISO
R-D1x
1,600 ISO

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Leica M8
2.5"
R-D1x
2.5"

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

Leica M8
52.7 microns
R-D1x
61.5 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Leica M8  vs
R-D1x 
Type CCD CCD
Megapixels 10.4 MP 6 MP
Resolution 3936 x 2630 3008 x 2000
Size APS-H APS-C
Area 28.7 x 19 mm 23.7 x 15.6 mm
Crop factor 1.3x 1.5x
Pixel size 52.7 microns 61.5 microns
Light sensitivity 160 ISO to 2,500 ISO 200 ISO to 1,600 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 2.5" 2.5"
Resolution 230 k dots 235 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view No No

form factor

Size 139 x 80 x 37 mm 142 x 89 x 40 mm
Thickness 37 mm 40 mm
Weight 591 g 620 g
Is weather sealed No No

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No No
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization

video

Leica M8  vs
R-D1x 
Video None None
Shoots video in 24p N/A N/A
Shoots high speed video N/A N/A
External mic jack N/A N/A
Autofocus while shooting video N/A N/A
Autofocus type N/A N/A
Autofocus supports continuous N/A N/A

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Rangefinder Rangefinder

shutter

Min 8 s 1 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/2000 s

performance

Max continuous shooting 2 fps None
Continuous shooting
2 fps
Leica M8
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