Leica C-Lux vs Sony Cyber-shot HX80 Compare

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C-Lux vs Cyber-shot HX80 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica C-Lux vs Sony Cyber-shot HX80 Specs

C-Lux

  • 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 HX80

  • Introduced in March 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 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")
  • 245g (7.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot HX80

C-Lux vs Cyber-shot HX80: The sensors

C-Lux features a 1" sized sensor, while the Cyber-shot HX80 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 HX80'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 HX80: Viewfinder

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

The Cyber-shot HX80 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 0.40 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 HX80 (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the C-LuxSimulated viewfinder of the Cyber-shot HX80

Advantage: Leica C-Lux

Leica C-Lux VS Sony Cyber-shot HX80 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica C-Lux a better choice

C-Lux

Cyber-shot HX80

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1018.00
Auto Focus points (4)491
Better sensibility (4)80 - 25600 ISO80 - 3200 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.330.40
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.92
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080

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. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording.

The C-Lux scores 28 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot HX80

C-Lux

Cyber-shot HX80

Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)370390
Weighs less (2)340g
(11.0 oz.)
245g
(7.9 oz.)
More portable (2)334cm³
(21 cu.in.)
210cm³
(13 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot HX80 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 HX80.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

C-Lux

Cyber-shot HX80

Speed (frames/second)1010
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Leica C-Lux VS Sony Cyber-shot HX80 Dimensions

Look at front view of the C-Lux and Cyber-shot HX80

C-Lux und Cyber-shot HX80, front viewC-Lux und Cyber-shot HX80, front view

Top view of cameras

C-Lux und Cyber-shot HX80, view from aboveC-Lux und Cyber-shot HX80, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica C-Lux

Sony Cyber-shot HX80

28
9

We recommend Leica C-Lux as better choice.

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