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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

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