Comparison of 31 APS-C and Full Frame Large Sensor Prime Lens Cameras 2020 for weight, size and image quality minded Street and Travel Photographers.
Cameras with Big Sensor and non-interchangeable Prime Lens

Large Sensor Prime Lens Cameras are sought after by Street and Travel Photographers alike. Pairing a larger APS-C or Full Frame sized sensor with a fixed focal lenght lens, ensures decent image quality and lower ISO noise. The perfect street and travel photographers camera is complete when those two features are built into a compact camera body which offers good ergonomics.

Those who look for those smallest possible interchangeable lenses should check out our Ultimate Pancake Lens Comparison.

To find out which cameras meet this requirements in 2023 we used DPreview´s mighty camera feature search database. we filtered out and listed digital cameras with an integrated, fixed prime lens and sensor equal to or bigger than APS-C.

All technical specifications would be meanness if not put into practical use, for example in form of a laboratory or real life shooting test. Wherever possible we listed review ratings, provided by popular gear review websites and linked them to the respective source pages.

Best of Summary

  • The Leicas have the fastest Apertures – f/1.7
  • The Sigma dp0 has the widest field of views – 21 mm
  • The Sigma dp3 has the longest field of view – 75 mm
  • The Ricoh GR is the lightest camera body – 245 g
  • The Sigma DP1s has the smallest camera body volume – 202 cm³

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Model NameFoV
Max. ApertureMegapixelsSensor SizeWeight (incl. battery)VolumeViewfinderScreen TypeSealed Body?Lens Adapters?ImageImaging
DxO Sensor Score (?)Announced
Zeiss ZX135mmf/2.037 MPFull Frame800 g607 cm³electronicfixednonoZEISS ZX183 %not rated2018
Sony RX1R II35mmf/2.042 MPFull Frame507 g514 cm³electronictiltnonosony rx1r II5 of 582 % Silver97 of 1002015
Sony RX1R35mmf/2.024 MPFull Frame482 g514 cm³nofixednonosony rx1r5 of 5not rated91 of 1002013
Sony RX135mmf/2.024 MPFull Frame482 g514 cm³nofixednonosony rx14.5 of 579 %93 of 1002012
Sigma dp3 Quattro75mmf/2.820 MPAPS-C465 g1078 cm³nofixednonosigma dp3 quattronot ratednot ratednot rated2014
Sigma DP3 Merrill75mmf/2.844 MPAPS-C400 g648 cm³nofixednonoSigma DP3 Merrillno ratingnot rated2013
Sigma dp2 Quattro45mmf/2.820 MPAPS-C395 g884 cm³nofixednonosigma dp2 quattro4 of 5not ratednot rated2014
Sigma DP2 Merrill45mmf/2.844 MPAPS-C355 g486 cm³nofixednonoSigma DP2 Merrillno ratingnot rated2012
Sigma DP241mmf/2.814 MPAPS-C280 g379 cm³nofixednonoSigma DP2no ratingnot rated2008
Sigma DP1x28mmf/4.014 MPAPS-C250 g339 cm³nofixednonoSigma DP1xno ratingnot rated2010
Sigma DP1s28mmf/4.014 MPAPS-C270 g202 cm³nofixednonoSigma DP1sno ratingnot rated2009
Sigma dp1 Quattro28mmf/2.820 MPAPS-C425 g938 cm³nofixednononot ratednot ratednot rated2014
Sigma DP1 Merrill28mmf/2.844 MPAPS-C330 g523 cm³nofixednonoSigma DP1 Merrillno ratingnot rated2012
Sigma DP128mmf/4.014 MPAPS-C270 g339 cm³nofixednonoSigma DP1not ratednot rated2006
Sigma dp0 Quattro21mmf/4.020 MPAPS-C395 g884 cm³nofixednonosigma dp0 quattronot ratednot ratednot rated2015
Nikon Coolpix A28mmf/2.816 MPAPS-C345 g284 cm³nofixednononikon coolpix a4.5 of 575 %80 of 1002013
Leica X-U35mmf/1.716 MPAPS-C635g973 cm³nofixedyesnoleica x-unot ratednot ratednot rated2016
Leica X (Typ 113)35mmf/1.716 MPAPS-C486 g757 cm³nofixednonoleica xnot ratednot ratednot rated2014
Leica X236mmf/2.816 MPAPS-C345 g444 cm³nofixednonoleica x2not ratednot ratednot rated2012
Leica Q (Typ 116)28mmf/1.7 24 MPFull Frame640 g967 cm³electronicfixednonoleica qnot rated80 % Silver85 of 1002015
Leica Q228mmf/1.747 MPFull Frame734 g956 cm³electronicfixedyesnoleica q 284 % Gold96 of 1002019
Fujifilm X F1028mmf/2.824 MPAPS-C279 g297 cm³nofixednonofuji xf10not rated75 %not rated2018
Fujifilm X 100 V35mmf/2.026 MPAPS-C478 g508 cm³optical
tiltyes - needs accessory28mm (WCL-X100 / II)
50mm (TCL-X100 / II)
fuji x100v87 % Goldnot rated2020
Fujifilm X 100 T35mmf/2.016 MPAPS-C440 g507 cm³optical
fixedno28mm (WCL-X100 / II)
50mm (TCL-X100 / II)
fuji x100t4.5 of 581 % Silvernot rated2014
Fujifilm X 100 S35mmf/2.016 MPAPS-C445 g507 cm³optical
fixednofuji x1004 of 581 % Goldnot rated2013
Fujifilm X 100 F35mmf/2.024 MPAPS-C469 g495 cm³optical
fixedno28mm (WCL-X100 / II)
50mm (TCL-X100 / II)
fuji x100fnot rated83 % Goldnot rated2017
Fujifilm X 10035mmf/2.012 MPAPS-C445 g510 cm³optical
fixednofuji x10075 %732010
Fujifilm X 7028mmf/2.816 MPAPS-C340 g318 cm³notiltnonofuji x704 of 576 %not rated2016
Ricoh GR28mmf/2.816 MPAPS-C245 g249 cm³nofixednoyesricoh gr4.5 of 579 % Gold78 of 1002013
Ricoh GR III28mmf/2.824 MPAPS-C257 g224 cm³nofixedno21mm (GW-4)ricoh gr iiinot rated81%not rated2019
Ricoh GR II28mmf/2.816 MPAPS-C251 g249 cm³nofixedno21mm (GW-3)ricoh gr ii4.5 of 5not rated80 of 1002015
Ricoh GR IIIx40mmf/2.824 MPAPS-C262 gnofixedno70mm (GA-2)ricoh gr iiinot ratednot rated2021
Fujifilm X 100 VI35mmf/2.040 MPAPS-C521 g528 cm³optical
tiltyes - needs accessoryyes2024
Leica Q328mmf/1.760 MPFull Frame743 g967 cm³electronictiltyesno2023
Leica Q2 Monochrome28mmf/1.747 MPFull Frame734 g956 cm³electronicfixedyesno2020