Leica X2 vs Sony DSC-RX100M3

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Leica X2
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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Leica X2 has a maximum aperture number of 16. That's 13.2 smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (2.8).
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Leica X2 is 24mm minimum focal length. That's 1mm shorter than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (25mm).
25 smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Leica X2 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (125).
PictBridge Edit
The Leica X2 supports pictBridge, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 does not.
450.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Leica X2 is a digital camera that takes 450.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 only takes 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

8 Reasons For
20% higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP higher than the Leica X2 (20.1MP). 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 megapixels Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 20.9MP digital camera. That's 4.4MP more than the Leica X2 (20.9MP).
1 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 1.8 minimum aperture, but the Leica X2 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (1 larger).
52% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 25,600 maximum ISO speed. That's 13,100 higher than the Leica X2 (25,600).
Larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a display diagonal 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 263g, whereas the Leica X2 is a 345g 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.

Cheaper by $966
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 costs $749.99, whereas the Leica X2 is $1,715.99.
3 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
25% lower megapixel Edit
The Leica X2 is a 16.2MP digital camera. That's 3.9MP lower than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (20.1MP). 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 megapixels Edit
The Leica X2 is a 16.5MP digital camera. That's 4.4MP less than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (20.9MP).
A lot larger minimum aperture number Edit
Leica X2 is 2.8 minimum aperture, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera (1 smaller).
Two times lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Leica X2 is only 12,500 maximum ISO speed. That's 13,100 lower than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (25,600).
12% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Leica X2 has a display diagonal 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 345g, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 263g 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.

More expensive by $966
The Leica X2 is $966 more expensive than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.
Not as many stockists
The Leica X2 is only stocked by 1 shop, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is stocked by 4 shops. 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 four months
The Leica X2 is four months older than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.
5 Reasons Against
5x bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a maximum aperture number of 2.8. That's 13.2 bigger than the Leica X2 (2.8).
4% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 25mm minimum focal length. That's 1mm longer than the Leica X2 (25mm).
25 bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 bigger than the Leica X2 (125).
Does not support pictBridge Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 does not support pictBridge, but the Leica X2 supports pictBridge.
Only 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a digital camera that takes 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Leica X2 only takes 450.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
16.2MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
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Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 DNG
 JPG
 DNG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixels
16.5MP 20.9MP
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Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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 of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.9x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 11x
Maximum Aperture Number
16
BEST
2.8
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8 1.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 73mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
24mm
BEST
25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.8 - 25.7
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10/9
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,500 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100
BEST
125
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.4 - 6.5
Flash Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.4 - 10.2

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 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
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
BEST
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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

Display Diagonal
2.7" 3"
BEST
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Display Resolution (numeric)
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"
Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.59x
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
BEST
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,12 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ X
Scene Modes
 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
Depth
52mm 38.3mm
Width
124mm 101.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 290g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
450 shots
BEST
320 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,440,000 pixels
Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Speakers
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