Sony RX1R II vs. Panasonic LX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 1


Major Difference

Sony RX1R II vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Specification Comparison Table. 

Features / Models Sony RX1R II Panasonic LX100
Megapixel 42 megapixels 12.8 megapixels
Sensor size / type Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Low –Pass filter Variable Yes
Image  Processor BIONZ X Venus Engine
Optical zoom Fixed 3.1x
Aperture Range F2.0 F1.7 – F2.8
Macro 14cm 3cm
Image stabilization No Optical
AF System Contrast Detect (sensor) +Phase Detect Contrast Detect (sensor)
AF points 25+399 49
ISO 50-102400 100-25600



30 sec 1/4000 sec 60 sec 1/16000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 5fps 11fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720p (120 fps) 3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p)
Display 3.0″ LCD Rear Screen Tilt (1,288,800 pixels) 3.0″ LCD Rear Screen (921,000 pixels)
Viewfinder Yes EVF 100%
Hot Shoe Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in with NFC Built-In with NFC
Battery Life (CIPA) 220 shots 300 shots
Dimensions  113 x 65 x 72 mm 115 x 66 x 55 mm
Weight 507g 393g


Megapixels:-Sony RXIR II has a back-illuminated 35mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor with 42MP resolution while Panasonic LX100 has 12.8MP resolution with MOS sensor.

RXIR II is supported by advanced Binoz X image processor that maintains the better image resolution even in low-light conditions compare to LX100, which has the support of 4/3″-sized MOS image sensor.

RXIR II supports the users to capture 42MP files @5fps while Panasonic LX100 supports to capture 12.8MP files @ 11fps.

RXIR II has the expanded ISO of 102400 while the LX100 has expanded ISO of 25600, so RXIR II has two stop more increase in ISO compare to LX100.

Hence such difference makes RXIR II superior, compare to LX100, which results in well detailed imagery in low-light conditions while capturing subjects with RXIR II.


Low pass filter:-Sony RXIR II has the world’s first Optical Variable Low Pass Filter, which supports the reduction of moiré caused by its high ISO. It supports the users to balance the image resolution as well as can reduce the moiré manually to get images of the subject live. Hence it is far better than LX100.


Optical Zoom:-LX100 has optical zoom of 3.1x where RXIR II has fixed optical zoom.

So the optical zoom of LX100, supports the users to capture the required subjects without close view , at the same time it keeps the quality of the images up to the mark.


Aperture Range:-LX100 has a variable aperture of F1.7-F2.8 where as RXIR II, has fixed aperture F2.0.

Here LX100 has small aperture compare to RXIR II.

But due to the presence of large sensor and more resolutions, RXIR II provides a better sharpness in low light conditions compare to LX100.


Macro:-LX100 has less macro length of 3cm where as RXIR II has macro of 14cm.

Hence the less macro of LX100 supports close up view of the small subjects such as flowers, insects even small subjects, what the users need without stepping towards them compare to RXIR II.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 2

Image Stabilization:-LX100 has optical image stabilization which helps to reduce the camera shake while shooting. Due to its presence, the new users need not to worry about their unwanted hand-shake during capturing images and hence they can confidently shooting.

There is no image stabilization present in RXIR II.


AF System:-Sony DSC-RXIR II comes with 399 focal-plane phase-detection AF points which covers about 45% of the image area; it also gained the title of the world’s widest AF coverage on a compact full-frame sensor camera.

RXIR II has 399 phase AF points which is supported by its 25 contrast AF points, whereas LX100 uses outdated contrast based AF system.

Verdicts-For the wildlife or sports photographers we would recommend Panasonic LX100, since the camera offers you a faster shutter speed of 1/16000 and continuous shooting speed of 11 fps, but at the same time Sony RX1R II is one the best DSLR cameras, since the camera has 42 mp of resolution and innovative AF system.

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