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Sony RX100 IV vs Panasonic LX100 Comparison

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Here is a quick review and comparison for the Sony RX100 IV vs Panasonic LX100 digital premium compact cameras.

To see the difference between Sony RX100 IV vs Panasonic LX100 cameras we have put together Sony RX100 IV vs Panasonic LX100 specs comparison table below.

The Sony RX100 IV (DSC-RX100M4) digital compact camera features a 20.1MP 1″-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor, coupled with an attached DRAM memory chip for speedy processing.

The Panasonic Lumix LX100 features a 4/3-inch 16MP High Sensitivity MOS sensor, 4K video recording at 30p, 24-75mm F1.7-F2.8 Leica lens, Live View Finder (LVF) with 2764K-dot equivalent high resolution, high speed burst shooting at 11 fps, and integrated Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity.

Specifications Comparison of Sony RX100 IV vs Panasonic LX100 Cameras


Below you can see the specs comparison table of Sony RX100 IV vs Panasonic LX100 digital cameras. Some differences like sensor, image size, shooting speed, lcd size etc.. detailed as bold on the table.

Feature Sony RX100 IV Panasonic LX100
Sensor Resolution 20 MP 16.8 MP
Sensor Type 1-inch type Four Thirds
Sensor Size 13.2×8.8mm 17.3×13mm
AA Filter Yes Yes
Optical Zoom 2.9x 3.1x
Aperture Range f/1.8-f/2.8 f/1.7-f/2.8
Macro 5cm 3cm
Image Stabilization Optical Optical
AF System Contrast Detect (sensor) Contrast Detect (sensor)
AF Point 25 49
Max Shutter Speed 1/32000 to 30 sec 1/16000 to 60 sec
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 125-12800 ISO 100-25600
Continuous Shutter Speed 16fps 11fps
Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p) 3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p)
LCD Size 3″ RearScreen Tiltin LCD 3″ RearScreen Tiltin LCD
LCD Resolution 1,229,600 dots 921,000 dots
Viewfinder 100% 100%
Hot-Shoe No Yes
NFC Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Battery Life (CIPA) 280 shots 300 shots
Dimensions 102 x 58 x 41 mm 115 x 66 x 55 mm
Weight 298g 393g

As a verdict, we can say both cameras are very similar when looking at the specs list. Both cameras record 4K video and even the Panasonic LX100 has lower megapixel count on sensor it comes with a 4/3 sensor in comparison to RX100 IV so theoretically LX100 should capture better resolution images. On the other hand Sony RX100 IV is an ultra compact shooter when it comes to body sizes.

We recommend users to go with Panasonic LX100. It’s an overall shooter with better price option.

Panasonic LX100 Digital Camera Price and Availability

The Panasonic LX100 fixed-lens digital camera is available from the camera stores below and priced for $899.99. See the official announcementfirst look videos and sample images.

Buy Panasonic LX100 Digital Camera
Panasonic LX100 Digital Camera $899.99 Amazon | Adorama

Sony RX100 IV Compact Camera Price

Buy Sony RX100 IV Compact Camera
Sony RX100 IV Compact Camera $949.00 Amazon | Adorama