Leica X2 vs Sony DSC-RX100M3

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Leica X2
Sony DSC-RX100M3

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Leica X2 is a 16 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 5 smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (11).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Leica X2 is a 24mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm shorter than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (25mmmm).
25 smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Leica X2 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (125).
450 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Leica X2 is a digital camera that takes 450 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 only takes 320 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

One more awards
The Leica X2 has 2 awards from expert review sites, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 has 1 award.
13 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 X2 (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 X2 (20.9MPMP).
66% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 2.9xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 1.9x bigger than the Leica X2 (2.9xx). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

1 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a minimum aperture of 1.8, but the Leica X2 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (1 larger).
52% higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 13 higher than the Leica X2 (25,600).
Larger screen size Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a screen size of 3"". That's 0.3" larger than the Leica X2 (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.

A lot lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a weight of 263gg, whereas the Leica X2 is a 345gg digital camera (82g 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 X2 (58.1mmmm).
Thinner Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a depth of 41mmmm. That's 10.5mm thinner than the Leica X2 (41mmmm).
23% narrower Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a width of 101.6mmmm. That's 22.4mm narrower than the Leica X2 (101.6mmmm).
Cheaper by $879
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 costs $698.00, whereas the Leica X2 is $1,577.17.
4 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Much 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 X2 is 80% (based on 28 reviews).

Reasons Against

14 Reasons Against
25% lower megapixel count Edit
The Leica X2 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 X2 is a 16.5MPMP digital camera. That's 4.4MP less than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (20.9MPMP).
Two times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Leica X2 is a 1xx optical zoom digital camera. That's 1.9x smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (2.9xx). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

A lot larger minimum aperture Edit
The Leica X2 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera (1 smaller).
Two times lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Leica X2 is a 12,500 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 13 lower than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (25,600).
12% smaller screen size Edit
The Leica X2 has a screen size of 2.7"". 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.

82g heavier Edit
The Leica X2 has a weight of 345gg, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 263gg digital camera (82g 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.

10.9mm taller Edit
The Leica X2 is a 69mmmm tall digital camera. That's 10.9mm taller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (58.1mmmm).
21% thicker Edit
The Leica X2 has a depth of 51.5mmmm. That's 10.5mm thicker than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (41mmmm).
19% wider Edit
The Leica X2 has a width of 124mmmm. That's 22.4mm wider than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (101.6mmmm).
More expensive by $879
The Leica X2 is $879.17 more expensive than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.
Not as many stockists
The Leica X2 is only stocked by 2 retailers, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is stocked by 6 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
Older by eleven months
The Leica X2 is eleven months older than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.
Expert review Rating is considerably Worse
The Leica X2 has an average expert score of 80%, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 has an average expert rating of 93% (based on 2 reviews).
5 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 X2 (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 X2 (25mmmm).
25 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 bigger than the Leica X2 (125).
Only 320 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a digital camera that takes 320 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Leica X2 only takes 450 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

One less award
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has only received 1 award, however the Leica X2 has received 2 awards.

Awards

2 Awards
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Recommended
1 Award
What Digital Camera: Gold

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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
 4288 x 2856
 3264 x 2160
 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
 4288 x 2856
 3264 x 2160
 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
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
1x 2.9x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 11x
Maximum Aperture
16
BEST
11
Minimum Aperture
2.8 1.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 73mm
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
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 Single Auto Focus
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot 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
ISO Speed
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
BEST
Maximum ISO Speed
12,500 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
100
BEST
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)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.4 - 6.5
Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.4 - 10.2

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

Display

Screen Size
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Aperture priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,12 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
345g 263g
BEST
Height
69mm 58.1mm
BEST
Depth
51.5mm 41mm
BEST
Width
124mm 101.6mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 290g

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
450 shots
BEST
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
BEST

Technical Details

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