Compared to... Canon Powershot G11

Studio scene comparison (RAW)

This is our standard studio scene comparison shot taken from exactly the same tripod position. Lighting: daylight simulation, >98% CRI. Crops are 100%. Ambient temperature was approximately 22°C (~72°F).

Leica X1 vs. Canon Powershot G11

Camera settings:

  • Leica X1: Manual exposure, ISO 100, Manual WB, Default Parameters (Standard), Self-Timer
  • Canon Powershot G11: Manual Exposure, ISO80, Manual WB, Default Parameters (Standard), Self-Timer
Leica X1
Canon Powershot G11
4.8 MB JPEG (4272 x 2856)
3.6 MB JPEG (3684 x 2736)

The G11 doesn't gain quite as much from the switch to raw as the larger-sensor cameras, and produces results which are visibly a little bit softer than the X1's, and unable to render the very finest detail. The difference isn't necessarily huge, but it's there and again it's a reflection of diffraction when shooting the G11 at just F4. On the plus side there's less moire visible in the G11 image.