Updated (September, 2013): Compare the Leica C Typ112 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs Leica C Typ112

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
Leica C Typ112

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Great color depth
Color depth
22.6 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.4 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Leica C Typ112

Size
Really small
Compact 103x63x28 mm
Focus points
Many focus points
99
Macro focus
Great macro
3 cm
Thickness
Thin
1.1"

differences

Advantages of the Leica Typ112

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Focus points
Many more focus points
99 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The Typ112's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Size
Smaller
103x63x28 mm vs 101x58x35 mm
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More than 10% smaller
Macro focus
Better macro capability
3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Thickness
Thinner
1.1" vs 1.4"
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More than 20% thinner
Zoom
Slightly more zoom
7.1x vs 3.6x
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4x more zoom
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
Weight
Lighter
195 g vs 213 g
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Around 10% lighter
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100

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Sensor size
Much larger sensor
1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm
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More than 2.5x larger sensor
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
20 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-RX100's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Battery life
Significantly longer battery life
330 shots vs 250 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The DSC-RX100's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 8 fps
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Around 30% faster continuous shooting
Lowest price
Significantly cheaper
$387.69 vs $579.99
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The best price we've seen is $192 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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recommendations

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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
Typ112:f/2.0
DSC-RX100:f/1.8
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
Typ112:920k dots
DSC-RX100:1,229k dots
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
Typ112:12 MP
DSC-RX100:20 MP
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
Typ112:60s
DSC-RX100:30s
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
Typ112:$579.99
DSC-RX100:$387.69
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
28 mm

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
Size Very small Help
Typ112:103x63x28 mm
DSC-RX100:101x58x35 mm
Weight Very light Help
Typ112:195 g
DSC-RX100:213 g
Thickness Thin Help
Typ112:1.1"
DSC-RX100:1.4"
Common Weaknesses
External flash No external flash support Help
Less expandable
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
Limited to the in-camera mic
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$399

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$298 - $448

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$449 - $450

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$399 - $529

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$260

Zoom Has way more more zoom
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures

Leica C Typ112 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$643

Aperture Wider aperture
3D Takes 3D photos
Size Much larger
Focus points Many fewer focus points
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1

Pro digicam

$426

3D Takes 3D photos
Lowest price Cheaper
Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
Leica V-Lux 40

Leica V-Lux 40

Travel zoom

$1,269

Zoom Significantly more zoom
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Much narrower aperture

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Pro digicam

$598

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weight Significantly heavier
Size Slightly larger
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$398 - $730 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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Leica C Typ112 Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
Leica C Typ112 Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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