Leica C-Lux vs Sony Cyber-shot HX99 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

C-Lux vs Cyber-shot HX99 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica C-Lux vs Sony Cyber-shot HX99 Specs


  • Introduced in June 2018
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-360mm (15x), f3.3-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 111.2 x 66.4 x 45.2mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.8")
  • 340g (11.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for C-Lux

Cyber-shot HX99

  • Introduced in August 2018
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.5-6.4
  • WiFi built-in
  • 102 x 58.1 x 35.5mm³ (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4")
  • 243g (7.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot HX99

C-Lux vs Cyber-shot HX99: The sensors

C-Lux features a 1" sized sensor, while the Cyber-shot HX99 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the C-Lux is a lot larger than the Cyber-shot HX99's chip at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Leica C-Lux

C-Lux vs Cyber-shot HX99: Viewfinder

C-Lux has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.33 megapixel with magnification of 0.53x.

The Cyber-shot HX99 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 0.64 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.50x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

C-Lux (0.53x)

Cyber-shot HX99 (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the C-LuxSimulated viewfinder of the Cyber-shot HX99

Advantage: Leica C-Lux

Leica C-Lux VS Sony Cyber-shot HX99 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica C-Lux a better choice


Cyber-shot HX99

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1018.20
Auto Focus points (4)491
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO80 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.330.64
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92

Conclusion: Advantages of the C-Lux are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Leica are the larger sensitivity, the better viewfinder and that the display has a higher resolution.

The C-Lux scores 24 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot HX99


Cyber-shot HX99

Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)370390
Weighs less (2)340g
(11.0 oz.)
(7.8 oz.)
More portable (2)334cm³
(21 cu.in.)
(13 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot HX99 are the articulated display, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the C-Lux. Another advantage over the C-Lux: the more compact size.

Yields 9 points for the Cyber-shot HX99.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


Cyber-shot HX99

Speed (frames/second)1010
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Touch screen
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
Leica C-Lux VS Sony Cyber-shot HX99 Dimensions

Look at front view of the C-Lux and Cyber-shot HX99

C-Lux und Cyber-shot HX99, front viewC-Lux und Cyber-shot HX99, front view

Top view of cameras

C-Lux und Cyber-shot HX99, view from aboveC-Lux und Cyber-shot HX99, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica C-Lux

Sony Cyber-shot HX99


We recommend Leica C-Lux as better choice.

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