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

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

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

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

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

  • Introduced in June 2015
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 16 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 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")
  • 299g (9.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX100 IV

D-Lux 7 vs Cyber-shot RX100 IV 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 IV 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 IV'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 IV: Viewfinder

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

Cyber-shot RX100 IV has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 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 IV (0.59x)

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

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 IV Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica D-Lux 7 a better choice

D-Lux 7

Cyber-shot RX100 IV

Larger sensor (5)Four Thirds1"
Auto Focus points (4)4925
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.762.36
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)403280

Conclusion: Advantages of the D-Lux 7 are the larger sensor, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the better viewfinder, the rather comfortable touch screen and that the battery has more stamina.

The D-Lux 7 scores 22 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV

D-Lux 7

Cyber-shot RX100 IV

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)17.0020.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1116
Built-in flash (2)
Articulated monitor (2)
Weighs less (2)393g
(12.7 oz.)
299g
(9.6 oz.)
More portable (2)498cm³
(31 cu.in.)
242cm³
(15 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 IV are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the articulated display, the lower weight than the D-Lux 7 and the more compact size.

Yields 17 points for the Cyber-shot RX100 IV.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D-Lux 7

Cyber-shot RX100 IV

Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.201.20
Video resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
WiFi
Leica D-Lux 7 VS Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV Dimensions

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

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica D-Lux 7

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV

22
17

We recommend Leica D-Lux 7 as better choice.

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