Sony RX1R II vs Leica Q (Typ 116) Comparison

Here is a quick review and comparison for the Sony RX1R II vs Leica Q (Typ 116) fixed-lens premium cameras with full-frame image sensors.

To see the difference between Sony RX1R II vs Leica Q (Typ 116) cameras we have put together Sony RX1R II vs Leica Q (Typ 116) specs comparison table below.

Sony RX1R II ($3,299 – Amazon | B&H | Adorama) features a back-illuminated 42.4-megapixel full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor, an advanced BIONZ X image processing engine and Zeiss Sonnar Sonnar T* 35mm f/2 fixed-lens design. The RX1R II supports the XAVC S movie recording format, for capturing the quality of Full HD motion picture footage at frame rates of 60p (50p), 30p (25p) or 24p, and at a high bit rate of 50Mbps.

The Leica Q (Typ 116) ($4,250 – Amazon | B&H | Adorama) is the first model in a new line of digital compact cameras and features auto-focus speed of 0.15 second, ISO range of 100-50,000, 10fps continuous shooting, 1080p/60fps video, built-in wi-fi and NFC connectivity, 3.6 megapixed electronic LCOS viewfinder, and a touchscreen 3″ TFT LCD monitor with 1,040,000 pixels.

Specifications Comparison of Sony RX1R II vs Leica Q (Typ 116) Cameras

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Below you can see the specs comparison table of Sony RX1R II vs Leica Q (Typ 116) digital cameras. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Feature Sony RX1R II Leica Q (Typ 116)
Megapixel 42-Megapixels 24-Megapixels
Sensor size / type Full Frame (35.9 x 24 mm) Full Frame (36 x 24 mm)
Low –Pass filter Variable No
Image  Processor BIONZ X Maestro II
Optical zoom Fixed Fixed
Aperture Range F2.0 F1.7
Macro 14cm 17cm
Image stabilization  No Optical
AF System Contrast Detect (sensor) +

Phase Detect

Contrast Detect (sensor)
AF points 25 No
ISO 50-102400 100-50000
Shutter

Min/Max

30 sec 1/4000 sec 30 sec 1/16000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 5fps 10fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720p (120 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p),  1280 x 720 (30p)
Display  3.0″ LCD Rear Screen Tilt (1,288,800 pixels) 3″ LCD Touchscreen (1,040,000 pixels)
Viewfinder Yes EVF 100%
Hot Shoe  Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in with NFC Built-In
Battery Life (CIPA) 220 shots N/A
Dimensions   113 x 65 x 72 mm 130 x 80 x 93 mm
Weight 507g 640g

As a verdict the core specifications of the Sony RX1R II is better when looking at the AF system, ISO sensitivitiy and pixel resolution. The Sony RX1R II features better sensor with hybrid AF system and ISO sensitivity which will give you more details in low-light shooting situations.

Sony RX1R II Camera Price

Buy Sony RX1R II Digital Compact Camera
Sony RX1R II Digital Camera $3,299.99 Amazon | B&H | Adorama

Leica Q Typ 116 Camera Price

Buy Leica Q Typ 116 Compact Camera
Leica Q Typ 116 Digital Camera $4,250.00 Amazon | B&H | Adorama

  • C.B.

    But in my view, the big difference is with the Leica the price depreciation in time will be minimal compare to Sony.