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
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
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
$399.95 vs $1,084.37
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The best price we've seen is $684 cheaper (2.7x 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
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
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:$1,084.37
DSC-RX100:$399.95
Waterproof Not waterproof Help
Stay on land
Weight Heavy Help
D-LUX 4:248 g
DSC-RX100:213 g
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
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
Fastest shutter speed Slow max shutter speed Help
1/2000 of a second
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Autofocus Slower contrast detection autofocus Help
slower focusing
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

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

$449 - $599

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is much heavier
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$548 body only

$675 - $698 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Fujifilm XQ1

Fujifilm XQ1

Pro digicam

$305 - $399

Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
Fastest shutter speed Has a faster max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Battery life Has a significantly shorter battery life

Leica D-LUX 4 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Leica D-Lux 6

Leica D-Lux 6

Pro digicam

$620 - $699

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
Size Much larger
Thickness Much thicker
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 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
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
Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$420 - $446

Movie format Higher resolution movies
Sensor size Larger sensor
Size Much larger
Supports 24p No 24p support

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$326 - $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
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Pro digicam

$598

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$299 - $368

Zoom Much more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $398

3D Takes 3D photos
Aperture Wider aperture
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$432 - $449

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Size Much larger

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