The Panasonic D-LUX camera features M4/3 size sensor on the other hand the Sony RX10 features 1 inch sensor, take a look at the major difference below…
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Specification Comparison Table.
|Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)||Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10|
Sensor: The D-lux features a 12.8MP four thirds lens for sharp and clear image creation whereas the DSC-RX10 features a 20.2 1″ Exmor R, CMOS sensor to deliver high resolution images in result. With a notably big sensor the D-LUX offers better quality images as it will absorb more light while creating images.
Low-pass filter: The RX10 is designed in such a way that it strictly eliminates the use of optical low pass filters over the lens so that the user must get dramatically sharp and crisp images. While the D-LUX comes with a optical low pass filter.
Optical zoom: The RX10 features 8.1X optical zoom allowing the user to shoot sharp images of the subjects located at a notable distance from the user without taking the camera closer to the subject. Whereas the optical zoom range of D-LUX is 3.1X.
Aperture range: D-LUX features a better aperture range of f1.7-f2.8 while the RX10 offers a aperture range of f2.8. Better aperture range allows the user to control the amount of light entering the lens barrel while creating the image.
Image stabilization: Both the cameras offer optical image stabilization that reduces the camera shake effect. It especially helps the user while taking hand held shots.
Auto focus: Both the cameras feature the Contrast detect autofocus system. The contrast detect autofocus system fine tunes the focused area. However D-LUX offers 49 AF points and RX10 offers 25 AF points for quick and precise focus.
ISO: While working in dimly lit conditions the better ISO sensitivity of D-LUX results in better quality images.
Shutter speed: The shutter speed of D-LUX is 60 sec 1/6000 sec and that of RX 10 is 30 sec 1/3200 sec. clearly we can see that the shutter speed of d-LUX is much better than RX 10, therefore it will produce more sharp and clear image of even the fastest moving objects.
Top shooting speed: The top shooting speed of D-LUX is 11fps and that of RX10 is 10 fps. The slight high speed of D-LUX shows that its processing speed is bit high.
Video: The D-LUX is capable to capture Ultra HD videos at up to 30fps as well as full HD 1080p and 720p videos at multiple frame rates up to 60fps. Videos are recorded in the MP4 formats.
On the other hand RX10 can capture full HD 1080p and 720p videos at multiple frame rates up to 60fps. Video is recorded in MP4 and AVCHD formats. It comes with a built-in microphone and two jacks one for headphone and another for attaching an external microphone.
Display: The RX10 comes with a 3.0″ 1228K-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine LCD for live time monitoring and playback. The tilting function allows the user to adjust the angle of the LCD while shooting at comparatively low or high angles. On the other hand D-LUX comes with a 3.0″ 920K Pixel LCD Display for the same purpose.
Viewfinder: Both the cameras feature an electronic viewfinder for monitoring over the subject even in the brightest conditions.
WI-FI: Both the cameras features WI-FI which allows wireless image sharingand wireless controlling of the camera with the linked device. Additionally the D-LUX features NFC that allows it to connect to any smartphone by just tapping both of them.
Battery: RX10 can takes 420 shots in one battery cycle whereas D-LUX can take 300 shots in one battery cycle.
Dimension: D-LUX is smaller than RX10.
Wight: D-LUX weighs less than RX10.
Verdict: The Leica features bigger sensor, better ISO range, more AF points ,,, fast continuous shooting speed and a option to record 4K video.. so we highly recommend you to buy Leica D-LUX (Typ 109) camera.