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Sony RX1R II vs Panasonic LX100


Sony RX1R II vs Panasonic LX100 -The Sony RX1R is undoubtedly world best compact camera but the LX100 also features excellent core specification under budget… take a look at the detailed specification comparison review of both the camera.

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 EVF 100% 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

Sensors:- Sony DSC-RXIR II has a back-illuminated 35mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor with 42MP resolution while Panasonic LX100 has 4/3 format based 12.8MP resolution with MOS sensor, it has been used by many Panasonic mirrorless camera earlier.

Sony RXI R II is supported by advanced Binoz X image processor which maintains the better image resolution even in low-light conditions compare to LX100 and also supports PDAF.

In sports mode the users can captures 42MP files @5fps using DSC-RXIR II while Panasonic LX100 can capture 12.8MP files @ 11fps, The LX100 does have less resolution but it gives a very impressive continuous shooting speed.

Sony DSC-RXIR II has the world’s first Optical Variable Low Pass Filter – The Sony RX1R is the world first camera that features world’s first variable optical low-pass technology inside. The filter allow users to select the desired level of filtration they need, three settings: Off, Standard, and Hi.

Optical Zoom:- LX100 has optical zoom of 3.1x where RXIR II has fixed optical lens. So the optical zoom of LX100, supports the users to capture the required subjects without moving there legs, at the same time it keeps the quality of the images up to the mark. Hence the larger optical zoom of LX100 will sure help you to get images framed as you want.

Aperture Range:- LX100 has a variable aperture of F1.7-F2.8 while RXIR II, has fixed aperture of F2.0. However we have to keep in mind despite of having better aperture at wide-end of the lens Panasonic will not able to provide the amount of DOF that Sony RX1 R II can generate with its F2.0 lens. The biggest reason behind is the difference in sensor size of both the camera. The Sony RX1R II uses fullframe sensor whereas Panasonic LX100 uses a 4/3 format sensor.

Macro:- LX100 has less macro range of 3cm where as RXIR II has macro mode of 14cm. Hence the less macro of LX100 supports close up view of the small subjects such as flowers, insects even small subjects, without approaching towards them compare to RXIR II.

Image Stabilization:- LX100 has optical image stabilization which helps to reduce the camera shake during shooting. It helps the fresher to capture images without worrying about their unwanted hand-shake, hence resulting better and impressive images. No image stabilization present in Sony RX1R II.

AF System:- Sony RXIR II has 399 phase AF points which is supported by its 25 contrast AF points, whereas LX100 uses outdated contrast based AF system. Hence, the AF System of Sony DSC-RXIR II helps to track the subject in full frame with wider AF coverage with more sharp and accuracy. On the other side the Panasonic LX100

ISO:- RXIR II has the expanded ISO of 102400 while the LX100 has expanded ISO is limited to 25600, hence RXIR II will give better low-light performance compared to the RX1R II camera. Hence RXIR II captures magnificent images in low- light conditions compare to LX100.

Shutter speed:- As we know the camera with more shutter speed gains more capacity in capturing the fast action subjects. The Panasonic LX 100 has better shutter speed compare to Sony DSC-RXIR II. So the users can capture the fast moving subjects much quicker and easier.

Top Continuous Shooting Speed:- Panasonic LX 100 has better continuous shooting speed of 11fps compare to 5fps of RXIR II.

Videos:– Panasonic LX 100 offers 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 video recording at 30 or 24 fps in MP4 format .It also records Full HD 1080p video at 60 or 30 fps in MP4 or AVCHD formats. While RXIR II limited to Full HD videos at 60p only.

View finder:- Both camera have built-in EVF.

Verdict: Based on specification comparison review we highly recommend you to buy the Sony RX1R II camera, however if you are tight on budget

Buy Sony RX1R II from Amazon | B&H — Panasonic LX100 from Amazon | B&H

Canon Lens Scored Better Than Zeiss - Dxo Test Report

Based on DxOMark lab test result we can clearly see that the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 II lens scored better than the Zeiss Distagon T 35mm f/1.4. The Canon Lens score was 33 and Zeiss was score was 31, however overall the Sigma score was Score 34 and surprisingly the price of the Sigma lens is cheapest among the three lenses.
Take a look at the test results below and share your thoughts with us.
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Take a look at the verdict made by

With the introduction of high-resolution bodies such as the Canon EOS 5Ds and 5DsR, with their ability to highlight lens flaws, it comes as little surprise to see Canon roll out new versions of some of the older models in their line-up. The original 35mm f/1.4 wasn’t a bad performer, but it was beginning to show its age. The new model greatly surpasses the original in several key areas. It is generally sharper, but it’s the improvement in geometry and uniformity that really impresses. Not only does it have low field curvature and astigmatism, but Canon has also dramatically lowered lateral chromatic aberration, with the overall effect of greatly improving imaging performance in the outer field Read the review at DxOMark.

source – DXO

Sony A7000 Coming Very Soon


Finally it’s look like Sony is prearranging to announce the A6000 successor very soon and shipping will start from end of December 2015, however we don’t have any confirmation about the name of the camera but we do expect that the upcoming camera will be called be called A7000 or A6100.

We have already published a lot of information related to the A6000 successor, keep in mind the camera was almost confirmed to arrive in the beginning of this year at March 2015 but due to some technical reason as we have reported here too the camera was delayed.

Let’s hope for the best and stay with us.

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source – SAR.com

Sony A68 Coming in First Week of November 2015

Sony A68 is expected is coming on “Salon da la Photo” in Paris between between 5-9 November 2015 and shipping will start from the beginning of 2016.

Take a look at the rumored specification here

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src – SAR.com

Latest Firmware Update Increases The AF Speed of Leica To upto 2X


The latest firmware version (Ver.1.410) shows improvement in AF speed of the camera upto 2X, start-up time of the camera is significantly reduced and touch pannel user interface is also much improved.

Take a look at the translated text below by

Improvement of AF speed, the start-up time reduction, characterized mainly improvement of the touch panel operability. Some bug fixes are also included.

AF is speeding up to about twice the rate of the reaction in the prior year. Operability of the touch panel, improving the sensitivity and reaction speed. That in particular display switch and touch operation in the playback mode is improved as the conventional ratio of 3 times.

Other companies and specially Sony (Sony RX1R Premium compact hasn’t received any single  update after its launch) must learn how to handle products updates after its announcement.

src – dc.watch.impress.co.jp

Canon working on EF-M Prime Lenses


Canon has triggered the development of Mirrorless cameras and If we believe the latest rumors the Canon will going to introduce to high-grade EF-M (Electro Focus Mirrorless) Lenses for its EOS M line-up.

According to the latest leaked information published over the web Canon is also working on Fullframe Mirrorless camera and its native Lenses, We may see some aggressive amount of Mirrorless announcement the year of 2015-16.

Canon shifted its focus on Mirrorless section after facing a big loss over the annual / quarterly turnover due the absence of Prosumer related mirrorless products in the market.

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Sony A68 Coming in November 2015


Sony A-Mount is not dead yet, the Sony A68 rumored specification surfaced over the web and it says the camera will feature 24 Megapixel CMOS sensor and 79 AF point System. Take a look at the detailed specification below…

Those are a few specs of the new A68 camera:

  • SLT A-mount model (translucent mirror)
  • 24 megapixel sensor
  • 79 AF points
  • 19 AF Cross points.
  • 4D autofocus
  • LCD info display on top of the camera

The announcement is expected to arrive in November 2015 and the price is expected to be around $600. The Sony A99 II update is overdue and many users are desperately waiting for its update.

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src – SAR.com