Leica X-E (Typ 102) vs Sony DSC-RX100M3

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Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Sony DSC-RX100M3

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Leica X-E (Typ 102) is a 16 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 5 smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (11).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Leica X-E (Typ 102) is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm shorter than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (25mmmm).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Leica X-E (Typ 102) is a 230,000 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 229 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (1,228,800 pixels pixels).
12 Reasons For
20% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 20.1MPMP digital camera. That's 3.9MP higher than the Leica X-E (Typ 102) (20.1MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

4.4MP more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 20.9MPMP digital camera. That's 4.4MP more than the Leica X-E (Typ 102) (20.9MPMP).
1 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a minimum aperture of 1.8, but the Leica X-E (Typ 102) is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (1 larger).
Significantly longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a maximum focal length of 73mmmm, whereas the Leica X-E (Typ 102) is only a 36mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (37mm shorter).
Larger screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a screen size of 3"". That's 0.3" larger than the Leica X-E (Typ 102) (3""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

53g lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a weight of 263gg, whereas the Leica X-E (Typ 102) is a 316gg digital camera (53g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

10.9mm shorter Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 58.1mmmm tall digital camera. That's 10.9mm shorter than the Leica X-E (Typ 102) (58.1mmmm).
Thinner Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a depth of 41mmmm. That's 10.5mm thinner than the Leica X-E (Typ 102) (41mmmm).
23% narrower Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a width of 101.6mmmm. That's 22.4mm narrower than the Leica X-E (Typ 102) (101.6mmmm).
Cheaper by $419
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 costs $699.99, whereas the Leica X-E (Typ 102) is $1,118.84.
1 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Hugely better expert reviews
Based on 2 expert reviews, the average review score of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 93%, but the average rating of the Leica X-E (Typ 102) is 70% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

13 Reasons Against
3.9MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Leica X-E (Typ 102) is a 16.2MPMP digital camera. That's 3.9MP lower than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (20.1MPMP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Leica X-E (Typ 102) is a 16.5MPMP digital camera. That's 4.4MP less than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (20.9MPMP).
A lot larger minimum aperture Edit
The Leica X-E (Typ 102) has a minimum aperture of 2.8, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera (1 smaller).
Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Leica X-E (Typ 102) has a maximum focal length of 36mmmm, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 73mmmm maximum focal length digital camera (37mm longer).
0.3" smaller screen size Edit
The Leica X-E (Typ 102) is a 2.7"" screen digital camera. That's 0.3" smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (3""). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Heavier Edit
The Leica X-E (Typ 102) has a weight of 316gg, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 263gg digital camera (53g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Taller Edit
Leica X-E (Typ 102) is 69mmmm tall. That's 10.9mm taller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (58.1mmmm).
10.5mm thicker Edit
The Leica X-E (Typ 102) is a 51.5mmmm deep digital camera. That's 10.5mm thicker than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (41mmmm).
22.4mm wider Edit
The Leica X-E (Typ 102) is a 124mmmm wide digital camera. That's 22.4mm wider than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (101.6mmmm).
More expensive by $419
The Leica X-E (Typ 102) is $418.85 more expensive than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.
Less retailers
The Leica X-E (Typ 102) is only stocked by 2 shops, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is stocked by 3 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by three months
The Leica X-E (Typ 102) is three months older than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.
Expert review Rating is vastly Worse
The Leica X-E (Typ 102)'s average expert score is only 70%, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3's is 93% (based on 2 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
46% bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is an 11 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 5 bigger than the Leica X-E (Typ 102) (11).
4% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 25mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm longer than the Leica X-E (Typ 102) (25mmmm).
Significantly lower display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 1,228,800 pixels pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 229 pixels lower than the Leica X-E (Typ 102) (1,228,800 pixels pixels).

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
16.2MP 20.1MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 2144 x 1424
 1632 x 1080
 12416 x 1856
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 8192 x 1856
 3648 x 3648
 5536 x 2160
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3872 x 2160
 3648 x 2056
 2592 x 1944
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1920
 2144 x 1424
 1632 x 1080
 12416 x 1856
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 8192 x 1856
 3648 x 3648
 5536 x 2160
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3872 x 2160
 3648 x 2056
 2592 x 1944
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1920
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 DNG
 JPG
 DNG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixel Count
16.5MP 20.9MP
BEST
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Grey
 Grey

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.9x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 11x
Maximum Aperture
16
BEST
11
Minimum Aperture
2.8 1.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
36mm 73mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.8 - 25.7
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 10/9
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 spot
 Spot Auto Focus
 Face detection
 single
 continuous
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 125
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
BEST
1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Fill-in
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Second curtain synchro
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.4 - 6.5
Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.4 - 10.2
Shoe Mounting Point
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
BEST

Memory

Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
BEST
Internal Memory
110MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels
BEST
1,228,800 pixels
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.59x
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Mini-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Mini-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Halogen
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Halogen
 Incandescent
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Aperture priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,10
Camera File System
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ X
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Pet
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Pet

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
316g 263g
BEST
Height
69mm 58.1mm
BEST
Depth
51.5mm 41mm
BEST
Width
124mm 101.6mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
345g 290g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Size
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 320 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,440,000 pixels
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