LCD and Viewfinder
Leica X-U has a Fully Articulated 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 920k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
X-U doesn't have a viewfinder and no option for external viewfinder. Lack of a viewfinder can be problematic especially under strong light where visibility of LCD screens goes down dramatically. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with a built-in viewfinder in a similar price range, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II (Compare) or Leica Q (Typ 116) (Compare). If the price is not an issue, take a look at our Top Rated Cameras with Viewfinders.
Max Shutter speed
Leica X-U can shoot continuously at max speed of 5.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec.
X-U has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Leica X-U features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 11 points to choose from.
With Leica X-U, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30p fps and save in and MPEG-4 formats. Full HD resolution of Leica X-U will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video.
X-U has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Leica X-U doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II or Fujifilm X100F in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Leica X-U has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port to connect your camera to other devices.
Battery Leica X-U is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 450 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 302 shots, Leica X-U has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Large Sensor Compact Cameras
Leica X Vario with its 450shots is the model with longest battery life among Large Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Leica X-U vs Leica X Vario or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Leica X-U Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Leica X-U is $3,419.79