Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Panasonic DMC LX100 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Cyber-shot RX100 vs DMC LX100 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Panasonic DMC LX100 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

DMC LX100

  • Introduced in October 2014
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 13 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
  • 114.8 x 66.2 x 55.0mm³ (4.5" x 2.6" x 2.2")
  • 393g (12.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC LX100

Cyber-shot RX100 vs DMC LX100 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 DMC LX100 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 DMC LX100'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: Panasonic DMC LX100

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Panasonic DMC LX100 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Sony Cyber-shot RX100 a better choice

Cyber-shot RX100

DMC LX100

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1012.80
Built-in flash (2)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.200.92
Weighs less (2)240g
(7.7 oz.)
393g
(12.7 oz.)
More portable (2)213cm³
(13 cu.in.)
418cm³
(26 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 are the higher resolution, the built-in flash and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the lower weight than the DMC LX100 and the more compact size.

The Cyber-shot RX100 scores 13 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC LX100

Cyber-shot RX100

DMC LX100

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
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
Longer battery life (3, photos)330350
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC LX100 are the larger sensor, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Panasonic are the larger sensitivity, the superior video recording and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the Cyber-shot RX100: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

Yields 24 points for the DMC LX100.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Cyber-shot RX100

DMC LX100

Image stabilizer
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Panasonic DMC LX100 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Cyber-shot RX100 and DMC LX100

Cyber-shot RX100 und DMC LX100, front viewCyber-shot RX100 und DMC LX100, front view

Top view of cameras

Cyber-shot RX100 und DMC LX100, view from aboveCyber-shot RX100 und DMC LX100, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Panasonic DMC LX100

13
24

We recommend Panasonic DMC LX100 as better choice.

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