Leica Q-P vs Sony RX1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Q-P vs RX1 - Side by side

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Leica Q-P vs Sony RX1 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


  • Introduced in December 2012
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 35-25mm (1x), f2.0-22.0
  • No WiFi
  • 113 x 65.4 x 69.6mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 2.7")
  • 482g (15.5 oz.)

All specs: Main page for RX1

Q-P vs RX1 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:

Info graphic: Q-P an RX1 sensor comparison

Leica Q-P VS Sony RX1 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Leica Q-P a better choice



Higher speed (4, frames/second)105
Auto Focus points (4)4925
Better sensibility (4)100 - 50000 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)300220
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Q-P are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the rather comfortable touch screen, that the battery has more stamina and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The Q-P scores 19 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony RX1



Wider resolution (5, megapixel)24.2024.30
Built-in flash (2)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.20
External microphone (2)
Weighs less (2)640g
(20.6 oz.)
(15.5 oz.)
More portable (2)967cm³
(61 cu.in.)
(32 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the RX1 are the higher resolution, the built-in flash and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the connector for an external microphone, the lower weight than the Q-P and the more compact size.

Yields 15 points for the RX1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared



Sensor formatFull frameFull frame
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Leica Q-P VS Sony RX1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Q-P and RX1

Q-P und RX1, front viewQ-P und RX1, front view

Top view of cameras

Q-P und RX1, view from aboveQ-P und RX1, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Leica Q-P

Sony RX1


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

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