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

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

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

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Leica Q-P vs Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV 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 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

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

Q-P vs Cyber-shot RX100 IV: Viewfinder

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

Q-P (0.70x)

Cyber-shot RX100 IV (0.59x)

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

Advantage: Leica Q-P

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

Why is Leica Q-P a better choice

Q-P

Cyber-shot RX100 IV

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)3.682.36
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)300280

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. A recommendation of the Q-P is made easy by that the battery has more stamina.

The Q-P scores 27 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV

Q-P

Cyber-shot RX100 IV

Higher speed (4, frames/second)1016
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.20
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
Weighs less (2)640g
(20.6 oz.)
299g
(9.6 oz.)
More portable (2)967cm³
(61 cu.in.)
242cm³
(15 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 IV are that the camera is faster, the built-in flash and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the Cyber-shot RX100 IV is made easy by the lower weight than the Q-P and the more compact size.

Yields 19 points for the Cyber-shot RX100 IV.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Q-P

Cyber-shot RX100 IV

WiFi
Leica Q-P VS Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV Dimensions

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

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica Q-P

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV

27
19

We recommend Leica Q-P as better choice.

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