Product Comparison: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV


General Specifications
Brand
Panasonic
Sony
Model
LUMIX LX100
DSC-RX100M4
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Designed to inspire and expand the creative potential of every camera enthusiast, the LX 100 comes complete with an exciting range of advanced imaging features. It encourages direct, intuitive control with dedicated lens rings and dials, including aperture and control rings for precise zooming and focusing, as well as speed and exposure compensation dials.
Introducing the world’s first 1” (1.0-type) stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip and a blazingly fast shutter speed of up to 1/32000. This new Exmor RS sensor not only enhances efficiency and speed of A/D conversion through its stacked structure with more circuit sections; it also realizes over five times faster readout speed of the previous RX100 III
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
12.8 MP
20.1 MP
Sensor Type
MOS
CMOS
Optical Zoom
3.1 x
2.9 x
Image Stabilization
Optical
Optical

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Size & Weight
Height
2.61 in.
2.29 in.
Width
4.52 in.
4 in.
Depth
2.17 in.
1.61 in.
Weight
0.77 lbs.
0.59 lbs.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • The LX100 has crept in size since the original LX3, and even compared to the LX7 (also incrementally larger than the LX3), the new dimensions are worthy of consideration -- if you're at all on the fence.
  • I'd never put an $800 camera IN a tight pocket, for that I'd use my darn cell phone. Anyway enough about size.
  • I think this is the best camera you can get at this size.
  • I like the size of the Sony but it was a little too small to use with manual controls.
  • I think the size of the camera is perfect. I don't care for cameras that are too minature.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Digital Still Camera
  • Love the size of camera and ease of how to use. Perfect for travel without the big buy camera.
  • Great camera many features and great perfect size it works great
  • Great size and weight. Image quality good for a camera this small.
  • I like it very much, takes great quality pictures. I like that it's easy to carry size.
  • Good quality camera, this camera is the best of both worlds of portability, form factory size and quality image
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
10.9 mm.
8.8 mm.
Max. Focal Length
34 mm.
25.7 mm.
ISO Settings
Auto / i.ISO / 100 (Extended ISO) / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200/ 6400 / 12800 / 25600 / (Changeable to 1/3 EV step)
Auto (ISO 125-12800), Extended: 80 - 25600
Aperture
F1.7 (W) - 2.8 (T)
F1.8 (W) – 2.8 (T)
Digital Zoom
4 x
11 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW, DPOF, AVCHD, MP4
JPEG, RAW, XAVG S, AVCHD

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

What customers say about "Imaging"
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • Excellent image quality for such a small camera! Really different ballgame compared to LX7.
  • Fast, sharp zoom lens covering 24mm wide-angle to 75mm portrait equivalent
  • On it's widest focal length, you can focus down to about 1 inch, which is quite good for macro, and better than any other compacts out there.
  • Fast, accurate focus with decent tracking
  • I found the lens on this camera very disappointing in terms of sharpness. I stopped it down, tried different focal lengths, and the lens was always a little soft, and I'm talking center sharpness.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Digital Still Camera
  • Overall, this camera is great for everyday life and capturing the moments. Any fast moments, sports, children running, may present an issue, because in my opinion, the focus is a little slow.
  • It's definitely not a budget camera, either. That being said, the camera does shoot in RAW, and there are controls for aperture, shutter speed, etc, so you can get the look you want.
  • I can also choose to use shutter speed or aperture settings in those special situations.
  • The 1-inch CMOS makes the ISO of 800 (or even 1600 sometimes) highly useable; the maximum aperture of 1.8 gives bokeh effects.
  • Lastly there is an annoying thing where there is a little switch on the side to switch to between: macro, auto focus and manual focus. The lack of image stabilization is another bad thing
Display
Display Type
TFT LCD
TFT LCD
Touch Screen
No
No
Screen Size
3 in.
2.95 in.
Screen Resolution
921000 dots
1228800 dots
Viewfinder
0.38" LVF (Live View Finder) (2764k dots equivalent)
0.39-type electronic viewfinder (OLED)
Vari-angle Display
No
Yes

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

What customers say about "Display"
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • All the rumors leading up to this release had me hopeful for an articulating, touch-screen LCD. It's neither. It is a vibrant and decently high resolution display, though not bright enough to see plainly in bright sunlight.
  • Decent display (essentially same for LCD and EVF). Good refresh rate, coverage, and WYSIWYG options.
  • Still, with a big enough screen, and sitting close enough, the effect is stunning. But your grandma sitting in the back of the room won't even notice 4k. Heck, grandma doesn't even really appreciate HD.
  • The EVF is small but certainly usable. I thought I'd use it more but I tend to use the screen most of the time. I like that the EVF is on the left of the camera so your nose doesn't have to press into the screen to use it.
  • No touch screen. This would have been nice to have, mainly for moving focus points around. The rest of the controls are so nice on this camera anyway.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Digital Still Camera
  • With great quality 1080p50/60 HD video, built-in stereo mics, face tracking AF, 10fps continuous full resolution shooting, RAW support and a 3 inch extra-bright high resolution LCD display it's a very capable compact.
  • The lcd screen has a dark blue or black coating that starts to peel after a while and some of the buttons lay to flush against the body making them hard to press.
  • It is difficult to find and switch screen views.
  • The screen does scratch easily, buy a protector sheet. It is very expensive, as much as a DSLR body really.
  • My only wishes would be for a little more zoom, and for a tiltable LCD display.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
Yes
Shooting Modes
Program AE Mode, Aperture-Priority AE Mode, Shutter-Priority AE Mode, Manual Exposure Mode, Portrait, Night Scene, Sunset, Food, Night Portrait, Baby
Intelligent AUTO/Superior Auto, Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall) 1,2,3, Movie Mode, HFR Mode, Scene Selection
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Flash, White Set 1, White Set 2, White Set 3, White Set 4, Color Temperature
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, C.Temp./Filter, Custom
Shutter Speeds
60" - 1/4000
30" – 1/2000
What customers say about "Features"
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • The 4K photo burst mode is really nice for pets and children. Photos look good, not smeared as you'd expect for movie stills.
  • Shooting modes are selected in the drive mode menu, directly accessed from the 4-way controller. Burst shooting, bracketing, and even panorama mode are selected from this menu.
  • If you value pocketability or automatic modes, perhaps the Sony is the better choice.
  • Auto ISO in manual mode works fine however. I usually shoot in manual with auto ISO so this wasn't a problem.
  • I'm particularly tickled with the absence of a "Program" mode on a conventional selector dial. It has reverted to the natural state of cameras -- as it should be.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Digital Still Camera
  • Still have not used all the modes of shooting but on auto its great
  • A good point and shoot camera for the price with a lot of options for photography in manual mode.
  • Just what I was looking for, compact camera with a sharp lens,and manual settings,also auto mode. I take this camera just about everywhere with me.
  • HDR mode is great and allows several variations to be taken, the cameras rapid shooting mode is the fastest I have experienced on any P&S, autofocus speed is lightning fast. Fantastic Camera overall!
  • It also has two good automatic modes. In one of them, if the camera senses movement or marginal lighting, it will take several exposures and stitch them together.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
No
No
NFC Enabled
No
Yes
Integrated GPS
Yes
No
Output(s)
Micro HDMI, AV Output (NTSC), USB (USB 2.0)
USB (USB 2.0), Micro HDMI, Multi/Micro USB Terminal
Number Of Memory Card Slots
1
1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

What customers say about "Connectivity"
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 4K Point and Shoot Camera
  • The WiFi control is unnecessarily cumbersome to launch into, but once connected, the live view and control of zoom, manual focus, auto focus override, and shooting is very useful for family portraits and long exposure photography.
  • I love the smartphone app that connects to the camera and allows me to share my pictures immediately without a computer. You can also use it to control the camera remotely and take selfies!
  • The camera has built in Wi-Fi which connects either through your home Wi-Fi network or directly to your smartphone through the Panasonic images app.
  • I've used the GPS logging function that comes with the Android app and it was easy to sync my phones GPS data with the photos taken.
  • USB port can't charge. Watch out!
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Digital Still Camera
  • I have also been pleased with the connectivity this compact brings to the table. Using NFC, you can instantly transfer an image to a capable smartphone for editing and uploading to your favorite social media site or to a client who needs a quick proof.
  • Have some trouble keeping wi-fi connection at public wifi hotspots, no problems at home
  • I wish I had the WiFi connectivity for a remote shutter which you can used via an iPhone.
  • It is missing the wireless connectivity but you can use the eye-fi sd card like I do and no issues so far.
  • Had problems with the wifi connecting. It says it is connected on one device, but the camera refuses to connect.
Power
AC Adapter Compatible
Yes
No
Battery Model
Li-ion Battery Pack (7.2V, 1025mAh, 7.4 Wh)
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Number of Batteries
1
1
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
599.99 $
899.99 $


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