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

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 101x58x35 mm
Color depth
Great color depth
22.6 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.4 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Leica D-LUX 4

Size
Really small
Compact 109x56x27 mm
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Thickness
Thin
1.1"
 
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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
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor CMOS vs CCD
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CMOS-family sensors often produce better quality images
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 $402.29 vs $1,139.57
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The best price we've seen is $737 cheaper (2.8x less)
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 Common Weaknesses
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
D-LUX 4:f/2.0
DSC-RX100:f/1.8
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Longest exposure Long exposures Help
D-LUX 4:60s
DSC-RX100:30s
Lowest price Very expensive Help
D-LUX 4:$1,139.57
DSC-RX100:$402.29
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 Common Weaknesses
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"
Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
Can only preview photos on the screen
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
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
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
D-LUX 4:3,200 ISO
DSC-RX100:6,400 ISO

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Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$348 - $370

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
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$549

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 body only

$477 with 18-55mm lens

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Pro digicam

$998

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
Lowest price Is much more expensive
Thickness Is thicker

Leica D-LUX 4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$599 - $635

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

Leica D-LUX 5

Pro digicam

$784

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

Pro digicam

$329

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$447 - $449

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

$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

$499

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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