Leica Q-P vs Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Q-P vs Cyber-shot RX100 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica Q-P vs Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Specs


  • Introduced in November 2018
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 50000 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Fixed lens 28mm, f1.7
  • WiFi built-in
  • 130 x 80 x 93mm³ (5.1" x 3.1" x 3.7")
  • 640g (20.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Q-P

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

Q-P 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: Q-P 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 864mm² (1.38 sq.in.) the sensor of the Q-P is a lot 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 Q-P

Leica Q-P VS Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica Q-P a better choice


Cyber-shot RX100

Larger sensor (5)Full frame1"
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2020.10
Auto Focus points (4)4925
Better sensibility (4)100 - 50000 ISO160 - 12800 ISO
Touch screen (2)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Q-P 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 rather comfortable touch screen and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The Q-P scores 22 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot RX100


Cyber-shot RX100

Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.20
Longer battery life (3, photos)300330
Weighs less (2)640g
(20.6 oz.)
(7.7 oz.)
More portable (2)967cm³
(61 cu.in.)
(13 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 are the built-in flash, the optical image stabilizer and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the Q-P and the more compact size.

Yields 14 points for the Cyber-shot RX100.

Common Specs for both cameras compared


Cyber-shot RX100

Speed (frames/second)1010
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Leica Q-P VS Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Q-P and Cyber-shot RX100

Q-P und Cyber-shot RX100, front viewQ-P und Cyber-shot RX100, front view

Top view of cameras

Q-P und Cyber-shot RX100, view from aboveQ-P und Cyber-shot RX100, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica Q-P

Sony Cyber-shot RX100


We recommend Leica Q-P as better choice.

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