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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Leica Q-P

We compare the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 to the Leica Q-P: Which digital camera has the better sensor? Which has the better viewfinder or monitor? Which is faster?

Both cameras belong to the Enthusiast Compact category.

Here are both models side by side. The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 is on the left, the Leica Q-P on the right:

Cyber-shot RX100 vs Q-P - Side by side

For a more detailed size comparison, see the section further down below.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Leica Q-P: Specifications at a glance

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-P

  • Introduced in November 2018
  • 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-P

Our advice: From our own experience, we recommend SanDisk memory cards. The SanDisk Extreme Pro is fast enough for high-speed image sequences and 4K video:

Memory card for Cyber-shot RX100 and Q-P

The 64 GB Extreme will take up to 90 minutes of super high-res 4K video. For Full HD video we recommend the SanDisk Ultra.

Cyber-shot RX100 vs Q-P: The sensors

The Cyber-shot RX100 features a 1" sized sensor, while the Q-P uses a Full frame sensor.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: Cyber-shot RX100 and Q-P 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-P'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.

Advantage: Leica Q-P

Comparing features and further specs of both cameras, data for the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 on the left, the Leica Q-P in the right column:

Advantage Sony Cyber-shot RX100...

(Point weight and unit, if applicable, in parentheses)

Cyber-shot RX100

Q-P

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-P and the more compact size.

The Cyber-shot RX100 scores 14 points.

...and here's where the Leica Q-P has an edge...

(Point weight and unit, if applicable, in parentheses)

Cyber-shot RX100

Q-P

Larger sensor (5)1"Full frame
Higher resolution (5, megapixel)20.1024.20
More AF points (4)2549
Sensitivity (4)160 - 12800 ISO100 - 50000 ISO
Touch screen (2)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Q-P 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-P.

...and here's what both have in common

Cyber-shot RX100

Q-P

Speed (frames/second)1010
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080

Comparing the dimensions of both cameras; Sony Cyber-shot RX100 again on the left, Leica Q-P on the right:

Front view of the Cyber-shot RX100 and the Q-P...

Cyber-shot RX100 und Q-P, front viewCyber-shot RX100 und Q-P, front view

...and here we see the Sony and the Leica from above:

Cyber-shot RX100 und Q-P, view from aboveCyber-shot RX100 und Q-P, view from above

Our recommendation

Comparing features and specifications of both cameras yields the following score:

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Leica Q-P

14
22

CameraCreativ recommends the Leica Q-P.

Our rating of the Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Sony's RX100, introduced in 2012, offers a lot in a small package: a 1" sensor with 20 megapixel resolution, a nice 4x Zeiss zoom, built-in support for panoramas plus reasonable speed and responsiveness. Today (2017), no less than five generations of RX100s are available. The latest model (Cyber-shot RX100 V ) offers all the latest bells and whistles you'd expect from an current enthusiast compact, but one pays for that with much higher price and mediocre battery life.

As a compact and portable travel camera, the original RX100 still gets our recommendation, especially when on sale.

Our rating of the Leica Q-P

No rating available.

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