Leica D-Lux 7 vs Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

D-Lux 7 vs Cyber-shot RX100 - Side by side

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Leica D-Lux 7 vs Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Specs

D-Lux 7

  • Introduced in November 2018
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 17 megapixel
  • 11 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-75mm (3x), f1.7-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 118 x 66 x 64mm³ (4.6" x 2.6" x 2.5")
  • 393g (12.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D-Lux 7

Cyber-shot RX100

  • Introduced in June 2012
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 28-100mm (4x), f1.8-4.9
  • No WiFi
  • 101.6 x 58.1 x 36mm³ (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4")
  • 240g (7.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX100

D-Lux 7 vs Cyber-shot RX100 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: D-Lux 7 and Cyber-shot RX100 sensor area comparison

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

Boasting an area of 225mm² (0.36 sq.in.) the sensor of the D-Lux 7 is somewhat larger than the Cyber-shot RX100's chip at 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.). In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (e.g. interior images), a clear disadvantage of the 1" format.

Better choice: Leica D-Lux 7

Leica D-Lux 7 VS Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica D-Lux 7 a better choice

D-Lux 7

Cyber-shot RX100

Larger sensor (5)Four Thirds1"
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1110
Auto Focus points (4)4925
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO160 - 12800 ISO
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)403330
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the D-Lux 7 are the larger sensor, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Leica are the larger sensitivity, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the D-Lux 7 is made easy by that the battery has more stamina and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The D-Lux 7 scores 26 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot RX100

D-Lux 7

Cyber-shot RX100

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)17.0020.10
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)393g
(12.7 oz.)
(7.7 oz.)
More portable (2)498cm³
(31 cu.in.)
(13 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 are the higher resolution, the built-in flash and the lower weight than the D-Lux 7. Another advantage over the D-Lux 7: the more compact size.

Yields 11 points for the Cyber-shot RX100.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D-Lux 7

Cyber-shot RX100

Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.201.20
Leica D-Lux 7 VS Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Dimensions

Look at front view of the D-Lux 7 and Cyber-shot RX100

D-Lux 7 und Cyber-shot RX100, front viewD-Lux 7 und Cyber-shot RX100, front view

Top view of cameras

D-Lux 7 und Cyber-shot RX100, view from aboveD-Lux 7 und Cyber-shot RX100, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica D-Lux 7

Sony Cyber-shot RX100


We recommend Leica D-Lux 7 as better choice.

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