Take a look at the comparison of two major pro-compact camera, one is Panasonic LX100 and the other is Sony RX100 M3… the sensor size of LX100 is quite big and features 16.8MP 4/3″ Multi-Aspect MOS Sensor and the Sony RX100 M3 features 20.1MP 1″ Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor…take a look at the major difference below..
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Specification Comparison Table.
|Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100||Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III|
Sensor: The Panasonic DMC-LX100 features a large 16.8MP four-thirds image sensor which delivers high quality images which can further be processed and cropped without loosing its quality. While the Sony RX100 III features a 20.1MP 1” sensor which delivers high quality images with great quality. With a large sensor the Panasonic DMC-LX100 will acquire more light in the image creating process, therefore the quality of image will be high.
Optical zoom: The LX 100 features 3.1X optical zoom allowing the photographer to capture sharp images of the subjects situated far at a distance from the user without taking the camera closer to the subject. Whereas the optical zoom range of RX100 is 2.9X.
Aperture range: Both the cameras offer almost same aperture range. Better aperture range allows the user to control the amount of light used by the camera while creating the image.
Macro: The macro range of DMC-LX100 is 3cm which ensures that the user must get detailed and real life like images of the subjects which are closer to the camera. It offers a better depth of color. Whereas the RX100III offers the macro range of 5cm which delivers better quality images of close objects but its quality is slightly low than DMC-LX100.
Image stabilization: With RX100 III we get optical SteadyShot image stabilization system which minimizes the appearance of camera shake when working in tough shooting conditions or in dimly-lit conditions. On the other hand LX100 also features an optical image stabilization system.
Auto focus: Both the cameras feature the same Contrast detect autofocus system. The contrast detect autofocus system works by fine tuning the focused area. However LX 100 offers 49 AF points and RX100 III offers 25 AF points for quick and precise focus.
ISO: LX100 supports the ISO sensitivity of 100-25600 which allows the photographer to capture better quality images even in the poor lightning conditions. While the ISO sensitivity of RX100 III is 100-12800. With the better ISO sensitivity LX100 produces better images in the low lightning conditions.
Shutter speed: The shutter speed of LX100 is 60 sec 1/16000 sec while that of RX100 III is 30 sec 1/2000 sec. With a faster shutter speed LX100 can take clear and sharp images of even fast moving objects.
Top shooting speed: The LX100 can take up to 11 shots continuously in a second while RX100 III can take 10 shots continuously in a second.
Video: LX100 supports Ultra HD 3840 x2160 videos recording @30fps and full HD 1080p videos recording @60fps. Videos are saved in MP4 or AVCHD formats. While the RX100 III can record 1080p videos at multiple frame rates up to 60fps.
Display: RX100 III comes with a 3.0″ 1229k-Dot Multi-Angle Xtra Fine LCD for live time monitoring of the subjects and also for playback options. The quality of the LCD is high due to which it deliver highly exaggerated graphics. The screen can be adjusted to different angles according to the situations while shooting. On the other hand LX100 comes with 3.0″ 921k-Dot Rear LCD Screen which cannot be adjusted.
Viewfinder: Both LX100 and RX100 III are build with an electronic viewfinder which allows the photographer to monitor the subject even at the brightest conditions.
WI-FI: Both the cameras features WI-FI with NFC which makes them able to connect with any any smartphone based on iOS or Android platform, for wireless image sharing. The linked devices can also control the cameras remotely. NFC allows it to connect to any device by just tapping both of them.
Battery: LX100 can takes 300 shots in one battery cycle whereas RX100 III can take 320 shots in one battery cycle.
Dimension: LX100 is larger than RX100 III.
Wight: RX100 III weighs less than LX100.
High ISO Test Between Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100 vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
The Panasonic LX100 features bigger sensor size , bit better macro mode … the LX100 also allows you to boost the ISO sensitivity to 25600 on the other hand the Sony is limited to 12800… the shutter range of LX100 is also very broad due to fusion of electronic and mechanical and electronic shutter inside it.
Image Quality Analysis
The LX100 is using too strong noise reduction filter and for that the image of LX100 turns totally flat …however comparatively the LX100 is showing better image quality than RX100 M3.