Do you want to know what's better Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 or Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV? SpecsPRO has compared Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: weight, battery, sensor, resolution, ISO, dynamic range and other important specifications.

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

  • Main

  • Model

  • Price

  • Advantages

  • launch

  • Announced

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

  • Max resolution

  • Sensor size

  • Sensor type

  • Processor

  • Image ratio w:h

  • Other resolutions

  • Sensor photo detectors

  • Image

  • ISO

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

  • White balance presets

  • Custom white balance

  • Image stabilization

  • Uncompressed format

  • JPEG quality levels

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

  • Maximum shutter speed

  • Maximum shutter speed (electronic)

  • Aperture priority

  • Shutter priority

  • Manual exposure mode

  • Subject / scene modes

  • Built-in flash

  • Flash range

  • External flash

  • Flash modes

  • Continuous drive

  • Self-timer

  • Metering modes

  • Exposure compensation

  • AE Bracketing

  • WB Bracketing

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

  • Screen size

  • Screen dots

  • Touch screen

  • Screen type

  • Live view

  • Viewfinder type

  • Viewfinder coverage

  • Viewfinder magnification

  • Viewfinder resolution

  • Videography features

  • Resolutions

  • File Format

  • Microphone

  • Speaker

  • Optics & Focus

  • Focal length (equiv.)

  • Optical zoom

  • Maximum aperture

  • Autofocus

  • Digital zoom

  • Manual focus

  • Normal focus range

  • Macro focus range

  • Number of focus points

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

  • Dimensions

  • Environmentally sealed

  • Battery

  • Battery details

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

  • Storage

  • Storage types

  • Connectivity

  • USB

  • HDMI

  • Microphone port

  • Headphone port

  • Wireless

  • Wireless notes

  • Remote control

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

  • Timelapse recording

  • GPS

  • Samples

  • Videos

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
  • Main

  • Model

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

  • Price

    $599.00

  • Advantages

  • SENSOR Sensor size: Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)

    IMAGE ISO: Auto, 200-25600 (expands to 100-25600)

    IMAGE White balance presets: 5

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Minimum shutter speed: 60 sec

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Maximum shutter speed: 1/4000 sec

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES External flash: Yes (via hot shoe)

    SCREEN / VIEWFINDER Viewfinder resolution: 2,764,000

    OPTICS & FOCUS Optical zoom: 3.1×

    OPTICS & FOCUS Digital zoom: Yes (4X)

    OPTICS & FOCUS Number of focus points: 49

    PHYSICAL Battery Life (CIPA): 300

    OTHER FEATURES Timelapse recording: Yes

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
  • Main

  • Model

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

  • Price

    $848.00

  • Advantages

  • SENSOR Effective pixels: 20 megapixels

    SENSOR Max resolution: 5472 x 3648

    SENSOR Sensor photo detectors: 21 megapixels

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Maximum shutter speed (electronic): 1/32000 sec

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Subject / scene modes: Yes

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Built-in flash: Yes

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Flash range: 10.20 m (at Auto ISO)

    PHOTOGRAPHY FEATURES Continuous drive: 16.0 fps

    SCREEN / VIEWFINDER Articulated LCD: Tilting

    SCREEN / VIEWFINDER Screen dots: 1,228,800

    PHYSICAL Weight (inc. batteries): 298 g (0.66 lb / 10.51 oz)

    CONNECTIVITY Remote control: Yes (wired or via smartphone)

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  • Announced

    Sep 15, 2014

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

    Large sensor compact

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

    13 megapixels

  • Max resolution

    4112 x 3088

  • Sensor size

    Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)

  • Sensor type

    CMOS

  • Processor

    Venus Engine

  • Image ratio w:h

    1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9

  • Other resolutions

    4112 x 3088, 4272 x 2856, 4480 x 2520, 3088 x 3088, 2976 x 2232, 3120 x 2086, 3840 x 2160, 2240 x 2240, 2048 x 1536, 2112 x 1408, 1920 x 1080, 1536 x 1536

  • Sensor photo detectors

    17 megapixels

  • Image

  • ISO

    Auto, 200-25600 (expands to 100-25600)

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

    100

  • White balance presets

    5

  • Custom white balance

    Yes (4 slots)

  • Image stabilization

    Optical

  • Uncompressed format

    RAW

  • JPEG quality levels

    Fine, standard

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

    60 sec

  • Maximum shutter speed

    1/4000 sec

  • Maximum shutter speed (electronic)

    1/16000 sec

  • Aperture priority

    Yes

  • Shutter priority

    Yes

  • Manual exposure mode

    Yes

  • Subject / scene modes

    No

  • Built-in flash

    No

  • Flash range

    7.00 m (with included external flash at ISO 100)

  • External flash

    Yes (via hot shoe)

  • Flash modes

    Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction, off

  • Continuous drive

    11.0 fps

  • Self-timer

    Yes (2 or 10 sec)

  • Metering modes

    • Multi
    • Center-weighted
    • Spot

  • Exposure compensation

    ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)

  • AE Bracketing

    ±3 (3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)

  • WB Bracketing

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

    Fixed

  • Screen size

    3

  • Screen dots

    921,000

  • Touch screen

    No

  • Screen type

    TFT-LCD

  • Live view

    Yes

  • Viewfinder type

    Electronic

  • Viewfinder coverage

    100%

  • Viewfinder magnification

    1.39×

  • Viewfinder resolution

    2,764,000

  • Videography features

  • Resolutions

    3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480

  • File Format

    MPEG-4, AVCHD

  • Microphone

    Stereo

  • Speaker

    Mono

  • Optics & Focus

  • Focal length (equiv.)

    24–75 mm

  • Optical zoom

    3.1×

  • Maximum aperture

    F1.7–2.8

  • Autofocus

    • Contrast Detect (sensor)
    • Multi-area
    • Center
    • Selective single-point
    • Tracking
    • Single
    • Continuous
    • Face Detection
    • Live View

  • Digital zoom

    Yes (4X)

  • Manual focus

    Yes

  • Normal focus range

    50 cm (19.69)

  • Macro focus range

    3 cm (1.18)

  • Number of focus points

    49

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

    393 g (0.87 lb / 13.86 oz)

  • Dimensions

    115 x 66 x 55 mm (4.53 x 2.6 x 2.17)

  • Environmentally sealed

    No

  • Battery

    Battery Pack

  • Battery details

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

    300

  • Storage

  • Storage types

    SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)

  • Connectivity

  • USB

    USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)

  • HDMI

    Yes (micro-HDMI)

  • Microphone port

    No

  • Headphone port

    No

  • Wireless

    Built-In

  • Wireless notes

    802.11b/g/n with NFC

  • Remote control

    No

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

    Yes

  • Timelapse recording

    Yes

  • GPS

    None

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  • launch

  • Announced

    Jun 10, 2015

  • Body type

  • Camera subcategory

    Compact

  • Sensor

  • Effective pixels

    20 megapixels

  • Max resolution

    5472 x 3648

  • Sensor size

    1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)

  • Sensor type

    BSI-CMOS

  • Processor

    Bionz X

  • Image ratio w:h

    1:1, 4:3, 3:2, 16:9

  • Other resolutions

    3:2 (3888 x 2592, 2736 x 1824), 4:3 (4864 x 3648, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944), 16:9 (5472 x 3080, 3648 x 2056, 2720 x 1528), 1:1 (3648 x 3648, 2544 x 2544, 1920 x 1920)

  • Sensor photo detectors

    21 megapixels

  • Image

  • ISO

    Auto, 125-12800

  • Boosted ISO (minimum)

    80

  • White balance presets

    9

  • Custom white balance

    Yes

  • Image stabilization

    Optical

  • Uncompressed format

    RAW

  • JPEG quality levels

    Extra fine, fine, standard

  • Boosted ISO (maximum)

    25600

  • Photography features

  • Minimum shutter speed

    30 sec

  • Maximum shutter speed

    1/2000 sec

  • Maximum shutter speed (electronic)

    1/32000 sec

  • Aperture priority

    Yes

  • Shutter priority

    Yes

  • Manual exposure mode

    Yes

  • Subject / scene modes

    Yes

  • Built-in flash

    Yes

  • Flash range

    10.20 m (at Auto ISO)

  • External flash

    No

  • Flash modes

  • Continuous drive

    16.0 fps

  • Self-timer

    Yes

  • Metering modes

    • Multi
    • Center-weighted
    • Spot

  • Exposure compensation

    ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)

  • AE Bracketing

    ±3 (3 frames )

  • WB Bracketing

    Yes

  • Screen / viewfinder

  • Articulated LCD

    Tilting

  • Screen size

    3

  • Screen dots

    1,228,800

  • Touch screen

    No

  • Screen type

    WhiteMagic TFT LCD

  • Live view

    Yes

  • Viewfinder type

    Electronic

  • Viewfinder coverage

    100%

  • Viewfinder magnification

    0.59×

  • Viewfinder resolution

    2,359,296

  • Videography features

  • Resolutions

    3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p/60i/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p/24p/120p), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)

  • File Format

    MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S

  • Microphone

    Stereo

  • Speaker

    Mono

  • Optics & Focus

  • Focal length (equiv.)

    24–70 mm

  • Optical zoom

    2.9×

  • Maximum aperture

    F1.8–2.8

  • Autofocus

    • Contrast Detect (sensor)
    • Multi-area
    • Center
    • Selective single-point
    • Tracking
    • Single
    • Continuous
    • Face Detection
    • Live View

  • Digital zoom

    Yes (3.8x)

  • Manual focus

    Yes

  • Normal focus range

    5 cm (1.97)

  • Macro focus range

    5 cm (1.97)

  • Number of focus points

    25

  • Physical

  • Weight (inc. batteries)

    298 g (0.66 lb / 10.51 oz)

  • Dimensions

    102 x 58 x 41 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.61)

  • Environmentally sealed

    No

  • Battery

    Battery Pack

  • Battery details

    NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery & USB charger

  • Battery Life (CIPA)

    280

  • Storage

  • Storage types

    SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo

  • Connectivity

  • USB

    USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)

  • HDMI

    Yes (micro-HDMI with uncompressed 4K/30p output)

  • Microphone port

    No

  • Headphone port

    No

  • Wireless

    Built-In

  • Wireless notes

    802.11b/g/n with NFC

  • Remote control

    Yes (wired or via smartphone)

  • Other features

  • Orientation sensor

    Yes

  • Timelapse recording

    No

  • GPS

    None

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  • Watch video reviews

  • Summary

    The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV maximum resolution of 5472 x 3648 pixels (20 megapixels) is better than the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 highest resolution of 4112 x 3088 pixels (13 megapixels). The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has larger sensor compared to the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm) versus 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm). This is the most important difference between these cameras because large sensor allows the camera owner to take photos of the better quality. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 offers a wider ISO range of 200-25600 than 125-12800 ISO range of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV. This ISO numbers allow the photographer to take better photos in dim light situations. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has more presets of white balance - 5. This option gives the camera owner more control over colour. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 provides more powerful 4X digital and 3x optical zooms. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 provides more focus points than the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV: 49 vs 25. More number of focus points means more convenience when attempting to focus on subjects which are not centred.

    The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV is equipped with tilting LCD which will allow the camera owner to make pictures from any interesting angle. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV screen is better as it offers more screen dots 1,228,800 in comparison to 921,000 dots of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 screen. The higher dot count screen is better for reviewing photos on your camera. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 provides better minimum (60 seconds) and highest (1/4000 second) shutter speeds.

    The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV has built-in flash. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 supports external flash. An external flash provides superior control over the exposure and lighting of the object in low light and in bright light situations where the camera owner needs to fill-flash. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 battery life is better in compare to the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV battery life. According to CIPA standards you will be able to produce 300 shots with the Lumix DMC-LX100 and only 280 with the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV weighs 298g which is 95g less than the weight of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100.

    The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 and the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV have an equal number of pros however as the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has larger sensor which is a really important advantage then this model becomes the best buy.