Updated (June, 2013): Compare the Leica D-LUX 4 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs Leica D-LUX 4

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
Leica D-LUX 4

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 D-LUX 4

Size
Really small
Compact 109x56x27 mm
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

differences

Advantages of the Leica D-LUX 4

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Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Wide angle
Better wide angle
24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Size
Smaller
109x56x27 mm vs 101x58x35 mm
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More than 20% smaller
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.1" vs 1.4"
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More than 20% thinner
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
60s vs 30s
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2x longer exposures
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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" 7.9x5.8mm
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More than 2.5x larger sensor
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
20 MP vs 10 MP
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Capture 2x more detail in your photos
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 24fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Sensor type
Has a CMOS-family sensor
CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
HDR
Has in-camera HDR
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Light sensitivity (boost)
Has boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs None
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Allows taking photos in darker situations, often at the cost of additional noise in the image
Continuous shooting
Shoots significantly faster
10 fps vs 2.5 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
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)
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$398.49 vs $1,079.99
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The best price we've seen is $682 cheaper (2.7x less)
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-RX100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Weight
Lighter
213 g vs 248 g
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More than 10% lighter
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similarities

Compared to recent compacts

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
D-LUX 4:f/2.0
DSC-RX100:f/1.8
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Sensor size Large sensors Help
D-LUX 4:1/1.7" 7.9x5.8mm
DSC-RX100:1" 13.2x8.8mm
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
D-LUX 4:60s
DSC-RX100:30s
Common Weaknesses
Lowest price Very expensive Help
D-LUX 4:$1,079.99
DSC-RX100:$398.49
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Weight Heavy Help
D-LUX 4:248 g
DSC-RX100:213 g
Zoom Poor zoom Help
D-LUX 4:2.5x
DSC-RX100:3.6x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths
Size Very small Help
D-LUX 4:109x56x27 mm
DSC-RX100:101x58x35 mm
Weight Light weight Help
D-LUX 4:248 g
DSC-RX100:213 g
Thickness Thin Help
D-LUX 4:1.1"
DSC-RX100:1.4"
Common Weaknesses
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
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
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D-LUX 4:3,200 ISO
DSC-RX100:6,400 ISO

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Pro digicam

$598

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $398

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier

Leica D-LUX 4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$699

Aperture Wider aperture
3D Takes 3D photos
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$300

Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Lowest price Much cheaper
Size Slightly larger
Weight Heavier
Leica D-LUX 3

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,499

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support
Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$858

Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
Supports 24p No 24p support
Size Slightly larger
Leica C-LUX 3

Leica C-LUX C-Lux 3

Compact

Size Smaller
Weight Significantly lighter
Supports RAW No RAW support
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$399

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Size Larger
Weight Significantly heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$298 - $448

Zoom Much more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$449 - $450

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Size Much 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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