Leica M-E vs Nikon 1 AW1

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Leica M-E
Nikon 1 AW1

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
3.8MP higher megapixel Edit
The Leica M-E has a megapixel of 18MP, whereas the Nikon 1 AW1 is only a 14.2MP digital camera (3.8MP 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.

Hugely longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Leica M-E is 240s maximum shutter speed, but the Nikon 1 AW1 is only a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (210s shorter). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

9 Reasons For
Built-in microphone Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a built-in microphone, however the Leica M-E does not have a built-in microphone.
17% larger display diagonal Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a display diagonal of 3", however the Leica M-E is only a 2.5" screen digital camera (0.5" smaller). 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.

Significantly higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera, whereas the Leica M-E is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (691,000 pixels lower).
PictBridge Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 supports pictBridge, however the Leica M-E does not support pictBridge.
HDMI Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has an HDMI, whereas the Leica M-E does not. 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 Nikon 1 AW1 is a 313g digital camera. That's 272g lighter than the Leica M-E (313g). 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.

Built-in flash Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a built-in flash, however the Leica M-E does not have a built-in flash. Read more

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

£3,310 cheaper
The Nikon 1 AW1 costs £684.99, whereas the Leica M-E is £3,995.00.
Available from 4 shops
The more stores stock this digital camera, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Does not have a built-in microphone Edit
The Leica M-E does not have a built-in microphone, however the Nikon 1 AW1 has a built-in microphone.
0.5" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Leica M-E is a 2.5" screen digital camera, whereas the Nikon 1 AW1 is a 3" screen digital camera (0.5" 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.

4x lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Leica M-E is only 230,000 pixels display resolution, but the Nikon 1 AW1 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (691,000 pixels higher).
Does not support pictBridge Edit
The Leica M-E does not support pictBridge, however the Nikon 1 AW1 supports pictBridge.
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Leica M-E does not have an HDMI, whereas the Nikon 1 AW1 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.

47% heavier Edit
The Leica M-E is a 585g digital camera. That's 272g heavier than the Nikon 1 AW1 (313g). 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.

Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Leica M-E does not have a built-in flash, however the Nikon 1 AW1 does. Read more

Cameras with a built in flash illuminate the subject in low light conditions. A flash can also be used to place more emphasis on the foreground or lighten dark shadows.

Cameras with a built in flash can take pictures in low light conditions. Since no external flash is required, cameras with a built in flash are smaller and easier to carry.

£3,310 more expensive
The Leica M-E is more expensive than the Nikon 1 AW1 by £3,310.01.
Less retailers
Only 1 shop sell the Leica M-E, whereas 5 sellers sell the Nikon 1 AW1. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
3 Reasons Against
A lot lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 has a megapixel of 14.2MP, however the Leica M-E is an 18MP digital camera (3.8MP higher). 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.

Seven times shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Nikon 1 AW1 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera, whereas the Leica M-E is a 240s maximum shutter speed digital camera (210s longer). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Five months older
The Nikon 1 AW1 is older than the Leica M-E by five months.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 MILC
 MILC
Megapixel
18MP
BEST
14.2MP
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CCD
BEST
 CCD
Still Image Resolution(s)
 2592 x 1728
 1728 x 1152
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 1536 x 4800
 2304 x 1536
 2592 x 1728
 1728 x 1152
 4608 x 3072
 4608 x 2592
 3456 x 2304
 1536 x 4800
 2304 x 1536
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5212 x 3472
BEST
 5212 x 3472
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 DNG
 RAW
 JPG
 DNG
 RAW
BEST
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
BEST
 3:2

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Material
 Leather
 Magnesium
 Leatherette
 Leather
 Magnesium
 Leatherette

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5x
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 16
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 27.5mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 11mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 11 - 27.5
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8/6
Lens Mount Interface
 Leica M
 Nikon 1
 Leica M
 Nikon 1
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 40.5mm
Mounting Type
 Bayonet
 Bayonet

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
BEST
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
Focus
 TTL
 TTL

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 Auto
 Manual
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 50
 160
 250
 500
 2500
 25
 64
 80
 100
 125
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 Auto
 50
 160
 250
 500
 2500
 25
 64
 80
 100
 125
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
2,500 Unknown - Click to provide data
ISO Sensitivity (min)
160 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
240s
BEST
30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Pre-flash
 Manual
 Pre-flash
 Manual
Flash Sync-Speed
1s Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 MOV
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 240
 320 x 120
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
BEST

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
BEST
Memory Slots
1 1

Display

Display Diagonal
2.5" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Magnification
0.68x Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Optical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
BEST

Camera

GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Incandescent
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Incandescent
 Sunny
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,12 5,10
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Burst Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Multi burst mode
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Electronic Compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electronic compass
Start-Up Time
1,000ms Unknown - Click to provide data
Altimeter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Altimeter
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-0.5 - 0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Backlight
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Backlight
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Panorama
 Portrait
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 FIN
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 ESP
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 THA
 NOR
 FIN
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
585g 313g
BEST
Height
80mm 37.5mm
Depth
37mm 71.5mm
Width
139mm 113.3mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 80g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 31mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 57.5mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 356g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data EN-EL20
Battery Capacity
1,860mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -10 - 40
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Adobe Lightroom Unknown - Click to provide data
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
BEST
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