• 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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Advantages

Leica V-LUX 3 over Sony RX10

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

Sony RX10 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.
  • 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
    15 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
  • 24p
    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

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
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Lighter weight
  • $772
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX10
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Headphone jack
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $772
  • 1 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Fast startup

Compared to Fujifilm X-S1

Leica V-LUX 3
Fujifilm X-S1
  • $0
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • Lighter weight
  • $531
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony RX10
Fujifilm X-S1
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $531
  • 2/3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Leica V-LUX 4

Leica V-LUX 3
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $0
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • $1050
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Headphone jack
Sony RX10
Leica V-LUX 4
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1050
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Lighter weight

Compared to Fujifilm HS35EXR

Leica V-LUX 3
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $0
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • 60p
  • External Mic
  • $279
  • 1/2 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • More pixels
Sony RX10
Fujifilm HS35EXR
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $279
  • 1/2 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Slow-motion videos

Compared to Olympus Stylus 1

Leica V-LUX 3
Olympus Stylus 1
  • $0
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • 60p
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony RX10
Olympus Stylus 1
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Fast startup
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