Leica C-Lux vs Sony Cyber-shot HX90 (V) Compare

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C-Lux vs Cyber-shot HX90 (V) - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica C-Lux vs Sony Cyber-shot HX90 (V) 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 HX90 (V)

  • Introduced in April 2015
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 18 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 80 - 12800 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")
  • 246g (7.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot HX90 (V)

C-Lux vs Cyber-shot HX90 (V): The sensors

C-Lux features a 1" sized sensor, while the Cyber-shot HX90 (V) 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 HX90 (V)'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 HX90 (V): Viewfinder

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

The Cyber-shot HX90 (V) 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 HX90 (V) (0.50x)

Simulated viewfinder of the C-LuxSimulated viewfinder of the Cyber-shot HX90 (V)

Advantage: Leica C-Lux

Leica C-Lux VS Sony Cyber-shot HX90 (V) Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica C-Lux a better choice


Cyber-shot HX90 (V)

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)2.330.40
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 HX90 (V)


Cyber-shot HX90 (V)

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

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot HX90 (V) 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 and the built-in GPS.

Yields 11 points for the Cyber-shot HX90 (V).

Common Specs for both cameras compared


Cyber-shot HX90 (V)

Speed (frames/second)1010
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Leica C-Lux VS Sony Cyber-shot HX90 (V) Dimensions

Look at front view of the C-Lux and Cyber-shot HX90 (V)

C-Lux und Cyber-shot HX90 (V), front viewC-Lux und Cyber-shot HX90 (V), front view

Top view of cameras

C-Lux und Cyber-shot HX90 (V), view from aboveC-Lux und Cyber-shot HX90 (V), view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica C-Lux

Sony Cyber-shot HX90 (V)


We recommend Leica C-Lux as better choice.

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