• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 370.5mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony RX100 III advantages over Leica X-U (Typ 113)

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $698 vs $3295
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    70 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 88 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    287g vs 635g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    1229k vs 920k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    48 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12500 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica X-U (Typ 113) advantages over Sony RX100 III

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.77 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 450 vs 320 shots
    Capture more photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Pocket-friendly design; Popup electronic viewfinder; Bright lens across the zoom range; Great performance with very fast autofocus; Very high resolution gives lots of detail in good light; High ISO noise levels much better than most pocket camera rivals; Wi-Fi wireless networking

  • Feels a little unbalanced without an accessory grip; Not as much telephoto reach as its siblings; Noise processing is heavier-handed than in earlier models; Quite pricey for a fixed-lens camera

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100

Sony RX100 III
Sony RX100
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Sony RX100
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Larger sensor
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony RX100 II

Sony RX100 III
Sony RX100 II
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Sony RX100 II
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Larger sensor
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Canon G7X

Sony RX100 III
Canon G7X
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $632
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Canon G7X
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Waterproof
  • $632
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Sony RX100 III
Panasonic LX100
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Internal flash
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Panasonic LX100
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Larger sensor
  • $648
  • 4/3
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Leica X (Typ 113)

Sony RX100 III
Leica X (Typ 113)
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica X-U (Typ 113)
Leica X (Typ 113)
  • $3295
  • APS-C
  • Waterproof
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $1995
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • HDMI out
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