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

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

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

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

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

  • Introduced in May 2014
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-70mm (3x), f1.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 101.6 x 58.1 x 41mm³ (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.6")
  • 280g (9.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX100 III

D-Lux 7 vs Cyber-shot RX100 III 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 III 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 III'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

D-Lux 7 vs Cyber-shot RX100 III: Viewfinder

D-Lux 7 has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 2.76 megapixel with magnification of 0.70x.

Cyber-shot RX100 III has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.44 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.59x.

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.

D-Lux 7 (0.70x)

Cyber-shot RX100 III (0.59x)

Simulated viewfinder of the D-Lux 7Simulated viewfinder of the Cyber-shot RX100 III

Note: Differences in the image area are the result of different image ratios, 3:2 or 4:3. That can make it difficult to compare the viewfinder magnification of both cameras. However, with these two cameras the difference is considerable in any case.

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

Why is Leica D-Lux 7 a better choice

D-Lux 7

Cyber-shot RX100 III

Larger sensor (5)Four Thirds1"
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1110
Auto Focus points (4)4925
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.761.44
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
Longer battery life (3, photos)403320

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 better viewfinder and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the D-Lux 7 is made easy by the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina.

The D-Lux 7 scores 28 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III

D-Lux 7

Cyber-shot RX100 III

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)17.0020.10
Built-in flash (2)
Articulated monitor (2)
Weighs less (2)393g
(12.7 oz.)
280g
(9.0 oz.)
More portable (2)498cm³
(31 cu.in.)
242cm³
(15 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 III are the higher resolution, the built-in flash and the articulated display. A recommendation of the Cyber-shot RX100 III is made easy by the lower weight than the D-Lux 7 and the more compact size.

Yields 13 points for the Cyber-shot RX100 III.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D-Lux 7

Cyber-shot RX100 III

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

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

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica D-Lux 7

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III

28
13

We recommend Leica D-Lux 7 as better choice.

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