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

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

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

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica Q-P vs Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III 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 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

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

Q-P vs Cyber-shot RX100 III: Viewfinder

Q-P has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 3.68 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.

Q-P (0.70x)

Cyber-shot RX100 III (0.59x)

Simulated viewfinder of the Q-PSimulated viewfinder of the Cyber-shot RX100 III

Advantage: Leica Q-P

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

Why is Leica Q-P a better choice

Q-P

Cyber-shot RX100 III

Larger sensor (5)Full frame1"
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2020.10
Auto Focus points (4)4925
Better sensibility (4)100 - 50000 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.681.44
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, the better viewfinder and the rather comfortable touch screen.

The Q-P scores 24 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III

Q-P

Cyber-shot RX100 III

Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.20
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)300320
Weighs less (2)640g
(20.6 oz.)
280g
(9.0 oz.)
More portable (2)967cm³
(61 cu.in.)
242cm³
(15 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 III 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 III.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Q-P

Cyber-shot RX100 III

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

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

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica Q-P

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 III

24
16

We recommend Leica Q-P as better choice.

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