• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 25mm - 600mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24mm - 200mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Leica V-LUX 3 advantages over Sony RX10

  • More lens zoom
    24.0x vs 8.3x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Lighter weight
    540g vs 832g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Sony RX10 advantages over Leica V-LUX 3

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.54 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • More dots on screen
    1229k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Newer
    19 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Smaller than SLR/CSC with comparable lenses; Larger sensor than other bridge cameras; SLR-like body without the hassle of changing lenses; Weather-sealed; Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture; Generous zoom range; Great viewfinder; Swift performance; Plenty of enthusiast-friendly features including raw shooting; Wi-Fi and NFC wireless sharing.

  • Expensive compared to other bridge cameras; Menus respond slowly after burst shooting; Lens doesn't zoom very quickly; High ISO performance doesn't quite match RX100 II.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Leica V-LUX 3
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $0
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More lens zoom
  • $768
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
Sony RX10
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $879
  • 1 inch
  • Top deck display
  • Headphone jack
  • $768
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Less expensive

Compared to Fujifilm HS30EXR

Leica V-LUX 3
Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • $0
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoots 60p video
  • External Mic Jack
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Longer battery life
Sony RX10
Fujifilm HS30EXR
  • $879
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $468
  • 1/2 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Longer battery life

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Leica V-LUX 3
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $0
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • More lens zoom
  • $1350
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX10
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $879
  • 1 inch
  • Headphone jack
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $1350
  • 1 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Sony RX10 II

Leica V-LUX 3
Sony RX10 II
  • $0
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Lighter weight
  • $1260
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
Sony RX10
Sony RX10 II
  • $879
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $1260
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Newer

Compared to Canon G3X

Leica V-LUX 3
Canon G3X
  • $0
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Longer battery life
  • $978
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX10
Canon G3X
  • $879
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $978
  • 1 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Touchscreen
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