Leica Q-P vs Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

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

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica Q-P vs Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II Specs

Q-P

  • 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 II

  • Introduced in June 2013
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 28-100mm (4x), f1.8-4.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 101.6 x 58.1 x 38.3mm³ (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.5")
  • 280g (9.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX100 II

Q-P vs Cyber-shot RX100 II 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 II 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 II'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 Q-P

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

Why is Leica Q-P a better choice

Q-P

Cyber-shot RX100 II

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)

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 and the rather comfortable touch screen.

The Q-P scores 20 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

Q-P

Cyber-shot RX100 II

Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.20
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)300350
Weighs less (2)640g
(20.6 oz.)
280g
(9.0 oz.)
More portable (2)967cm³
(61 cu.in.)
226cm³
(14 cu.in.)

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

Yields 16 points for the Cyber-shot RX100 II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Q-P

Cyber-shot RX100 II

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

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

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica Q-P

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

20
16

We advise to choose the newest model: Leica Q-P.

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