The Leica M Typ 240 with the 35mm f/1.4 Summilux -M ASPH is a lovely pairing, but it’s fair to ask whether one can achieve similar, equal or possibly superior image quality at about 1/4 the cost using the 24-megapixel Sony RX1R (reviewed in depth in Guide to Mirrorless).
The two cameras both utilize full-frame CMOS sensors of nearly identical resolution, and neither utilizes an anti-aliasing filter so that they are directly comparable. Both arrived on the market in 2013.
Leica M Typ 240: 5976 X 3992 = 23.86 megapixels
(36.0 X 24.0 m, sensor nominal using Leica 35mm f.1.4 Summilux-M ASPH)
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1R: 6000 X 4000 = 24.0 megapixels
(35.8 X 23.9 mm sensor nominal using built-in Zeiss 35mm f/2 Sonnar)
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