Leica D-Lux 7 vs Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (A) Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

D-Lux 7 vs Cyber-shot RX100 V (A) - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica D-Lux 7 vs Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (A) 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 V (A)

  • Introduced in July 2018
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 24 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 V (A)

D-Lux 7 vs Cyber-shot RX100 V (A) 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 V (A) 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 V (A)'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.

Advantage: Leica D-Lux 7

D-Lux 7 vs Cyber-shot RX100 V (A): Viewfinder

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

Cyber-shot RX100 V (A) 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 V (A) (0.59x)

Simulated viewfinder of the D-Lux 7Simulated viewfinder of the Cyber-shot RX100 V (A)

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 V (A) Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica D-Lux 7 a better choice

D-Lux 7

Cyber-shot RX100 V (A)

Larger sensor (5)Four Thirds1"
Better sensibility (4)100 - 25600 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)2.762.36
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)403220

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

The D-Lux 7 scores 18 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (A)

D-Lux 7

Cyber-shot RX100 V (A)

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)17.0020.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1124
Auto Focus points (4)49315
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 V (A) are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Sony are the built-in flash, the articulated display and the lower weight than the D-Lux 7. Another advantage over the D-Lux 7: the more compact size.

Yields 21 points for the Cyber-shot RX100 V (A).

Common Specs for both cameras compared

D-Lux 7

Cyber-shot RX100 V (A)

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

Look at front view of the D-Lux 7 and Cyber-shot RX100 V (A)

D-Lux 7 und Cyber-shot RX100 V (A), front viewD-Lux 7 und Cyber-shot RX100 V (A), front view

Top view of cameras

D-Lux 7 und Cyber-shot RX100 V (A), view from aboveD-Lux 7 und Cyber-shot RX100 V (A), view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica D-Lux 7

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (A)

18
21

We advise to choose the newest model: Leica D-Lux 7.

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