Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Leica D-Lux 7 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Cyber-shot RX100 vs D-Lux 7 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Leica D-Lux 7 Specs

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

D-Lux 7

  • Introduced in November 2018
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 17 megapixel
  • 11 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-75mm (3x), f1.7-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 118 x 66 x 64mm³ (4.6" x 2.6" x 2.5")
  • 393g (12.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for D-Lux 7

Cyber-shot RX100 vs D-Lux 7 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: Cyber-shot RX100 and D-Lux 7 sensor area comparison

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

Featuring an area of 225mm² (0.36 sq.in.), the D-Lux 7's sensor is somewhat larger that the chip that the Cyber-shot RX100 employs at 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with 1" sized chips.

Better choice: Leica D-Lux 7

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Leica D-Lux 7 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Sony Cyber-shot RX100 a better choice

Cyber-shot RX100

D-Lux 7

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1017.00
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)240g
(7.7 oz.)
393g
(12.7 oz.)
More portable (2)213cm³
(13 cu.in.)
498cm³
(31 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 are the higher resolution, the built-in flash and the lower weight than the D-Lux 7. Another advantage over the D-Lux 7: the more compact size.

The Cyber-shot RX100 scores 11 points.

Otherwise why to choose Leica D-Lux 7

Cyber-shot RX100

D-Lux 7

Larger sensor (5)1"Four Thirds
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1011
Auto Focus points (4)2549
Better sensibility (4)160 - 12800 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)330403
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the D-Lux 7 are the larger sensor, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Leica are the larger sensitivity, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the D-Lux 7 is made easy by 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.

Yields 26 points for the D-Lux 7.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Cyber-shot RX100

D-Lux 7

Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)1.201.20
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Leica D-Lux 7 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Cyber-shot RX100 and D-Lux 7

Cyber-shot RX100 und D-Lux 7, front viewCyber-shot RX100 und D-Lux 7, front view

Top view of cameras

Cyber-shot RX100 und D-Lux 7, view from aboveCyber-shot RX100 und D-Lux 7, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Leica D-Lux 7

11
26

We recommend Leica D-Lux 7 as better choice.

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