Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Leica Q (Typ 116) Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Cyber-shot RX100 vs Q (Typ 116) - Side by side

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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Leica Q (Typ 116) 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

Q (Typ 116)

  • Introduced in June 2015
  • 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 (Typ 116)

Cyber-shot RX100 vs Q (Typ 116) 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 Q (Typ 116) 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 864mm² (1.38 sq.in.), the Q (Typ 116)'s sensor is a lot 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 Q (Typ 116)

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Leica Q (Typ 116) Other Specs Comparison

Why is Sony Cyber-shot RX100 a better choice

Cyber-shot RX100

Q (Typ 116)

Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.201.04
Longer battery life (3, photos)330300
Weighs less (2)240g
(7.7 oz.)
640g
(20.6 oz.)
More portable (2)213cm³
(13 cu.in.)
967cm³
(61 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 are the built-in flash, the optical image stabilizer and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the Q (Typ 116) and the more compact size.

The Cyber-shot RX100 scores 14 points.

Otherwise why to choose Leica Q (Typ 116)

Cyber-shot RX100

Q (Typ 116)

Larger sensor (5)1"Full frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1024.20
Auto Focus points (4)2549
Better sensibility (4)160 - 12800 ISO100 - 50000 ISO
Touch screen (2)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Q (Typ 116) 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 rather comfortable touch screen and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

Yields 22 points for the Q (Typ 116).

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Cyber-shot RX100

Q (Typ 116)

Speed (frames/second)1010
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Leica Q (Typ 116) Dimensions

Look at front view of the Cyber-shot RX100 and Q (Typ 116)

Cyber-shot RX100 und Q (Typ 116), front viewCyber-shot RX100 und Q (Typ 116), front view

Top view of cameras

Cyber-shot RX100 und Q (Typ 116), view from aboveCyber-shot RX100 und Q (Typ 116), view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Leica Q (Typ 116)

14
22

We recommend Leica Q (Typ 116) as better choice.

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