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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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Leica D-LUX 4

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
Really small
Size
Compact 101x58x35 mm
Great color depth
Color depth
22.6 bits
 

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"
Weight
Light-weight
248 g
 

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
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
Nikon CX 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
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)
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 2.5 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
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
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$389.99 vs $1,199.99
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The best price we've seen is $810 cheaper (3.1x less)
Weight
Lighter
213 g vs 248 g
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More than 10% lighter
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recommendations

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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
Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
Lens
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
D-LUX 4:60s
DSC-RX100:30s
Common Weaknesses
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
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported
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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$340 - $348

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
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
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$444 - $448 body only

$598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$260

Zoom Has way more more zoom
3D Captures 3D images
Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
Thickness Is thicker
Canon Powershot S100

Canon Powershot S100

Pro digicam

$245 - $400

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$599 - $620

Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Leica D-LUX 4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$680 - $849

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
Leica D-LUX 5

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$883

Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Light sensitivity (boost) Has boost ISO
Supports 24p No 24p support
Size Slightly larger
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$305

Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
Lowest price Much cheaper
Size Slightly larger
Weight Heavier
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

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

Leica D-Lux 3

Pro digicam

$1,289

Size Slightly smaller
Weight Lighter
Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
Supports 24p No 24p support

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$391 - $399

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Wide angle Better wide angle
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Placeholder

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Pro digicam

$619 - $648

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weight Significantly heavier
Size Slightly larger
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$348 - $368

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

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$298 - $350 with 16-50mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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