Leica X2 vs Sony DSC-W800

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Leica X2
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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Leica X2 is a 16 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 9.6 smaller than the Sony DSC-W800 (6.4).
15% smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Leica X2 has a minimum aperture number of 2.8, however the Sony DSC-W800 is a 3.2 minimum aperture digital camera (0.4 larger).
Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Leica X2 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,500. That's 9,300 higher than the Sony DSC-W800 (3,200).
94% longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Leica X2 is 30s maximum shutter speed. That's 28s longer than the Sony DSC-W800 (2s). Read more

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

Bigger internal memory Edit
The Leica X2 is a 110MB internal memory digital camera. That's 81MB bigger than the Sony DSC-W800 (29MB).
HDMI Edit
The Leica X2 has an HDMI, but the Sony DSC-W800 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.

450.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard)s on the Leica X2 is 450.00, but the Sony DSC-W800 only takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Leica X2 is 80% based on 28 reviews, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-W800 is 70% (based on 4 reviews).
5 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a megapixel of 20.1MP, but the Leica X2 is only a 16.2MP digital camera (3.9MP 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Leica X2 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

18% more total megapixels Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a total megapixels of 20MP, however the Leica X2 is only a 16.5MP digital camera (3.5MP less).
Three times lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 109g digital camera. That's 236g lighter than the Leica X2 (109g). 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.

Available from 20 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
3.9MP lower megapixel Edit
The Leica X2 is a 16.2MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP lower than the Sony DSC-W800 (20.1MP). 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.

Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Leica X2 does not have an image stabilizer, but the Sony DSC-W800 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Less total megapixels Edit
The Leica X2 is a 16.5MP digital camera. That's 3.5MP less than the Sony DSC-W800 (20MP).
236g heavier Edit
The Leica X2 has a weight of 345g, but the Sony DSC-W800 is a 109g digital camera (236g 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.

Less retailers
The Leica X2 is only stocked by 1 store, whereas the Sony DSC-W800 is stocked by 21 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by one month
The Leica X2 is one month older than the Sony DSC-W800.
8 Reasons Against
Two times bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-W800 is only 6.4 maximum aperture, but the Leica X2 is a 16 maximum aperture digital camera (9.6 smaller).
0.4 larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 3.2 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 0.4 larger than the Leica X2 (3.2).
9,300 lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 is a 3,200 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Leica X2 is a 12,500 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,300 higher).
14x shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has a slowest camera shutter speed of 2s, however the Leica X2 is a 30s maximum shutter speed digital camera (28s longer). Read more

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

Three times smaller internal memory Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 has an internal memory of 29MB, but the Leica X2 is a 110MB internal memory digital camera (81MB bigger).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 does not have an HDMI, but the Leica X2 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.

Two hundred and fifty less battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-W800 takes 200.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Leica X2 only takes 450.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

A lot Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Sony DSC-W800 is only 70%, whereas the average expert rating of the Leica X2 is 80% (based on 28 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16.2MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CCD
 CCD
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4288 x 2856
 3264 x 2160
 2144 x 1424
 1632 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
 4288 x 2856
 3264 x 2160
 2144 x 1424
 1632 x 1080
 5152 x 3864
 3648 x 2736
 2592 x 1944
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5152 x 3864
 5152 x 3864
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 DNG
 JPG
 DNG
Total Megapixels
16.5MP 20MP
BEST
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 5x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 40x
Maximum Aperture Number
16
BEST
6.4
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8
BEST
3.2
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.6 - 23

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 multi point
 centre weighted
 tracking
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 Auto
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,500
BEST
3,200
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s
BEST
2s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.6 - 1.76
Flash Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.4 - 3.5

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 640 x 480
 640 x 480
BEST
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 30fps
Video Resolutions
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
BEST
Internal Memory
110MB
BEST
29MB

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 2.7"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 230,400 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
 HDMI
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
Photo Effects
 Calm
 Calm
Self-Timer Delay
2,12 12,60
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Slide show
 Movie
 Slide show
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Beach
 Snow
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
345g 109g
BEST
Height
69mm 55.5mm
Depth
52mm 20.8mm
Width
124mm 96.8mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 125g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BN
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
450 shots
BEST
200 shots

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Other Features

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