• 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 17.0 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 75.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 33.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Panasonic LX100 II advantages over Sony A7 IV

  • Less expensive
    $798* vs $2498
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    392g vs 658g
    Lighter weight
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    11.3 fps vs 10.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony A7 IV advantages over Panasonic LX100 II

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 4/3
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.12 vs 3.36 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Newer
    2 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    3680k vs 1240k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    33.0 vs 17.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    828 vs 109 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Compact coat-pocket friendly body with plenty of dedicated controls; Great electronic viewfinder; Impressive image quality for its class; Generous performance; Decent battery life.

  • Too big for a pants pocket; No articulation for LCD; Relatively short zoom range compared to some rivals; Can't use full sensor area at any aspect ratio; Not the best choice for video.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Panasonic LX100 II
Panasonic LX100
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Sony A7 IV
Panasonic LX100
  • $2365
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)

Panasonic LX100 II
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $875
  • 4/3
  • Bigger pixels
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Sony A7 IV
Leica D-LUX (Typ 109)
  • $2365
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $875
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner

Compared to Canon G5X

Panasonic LX100 II
Canon G5X
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $700
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Fast startup
Sony A7 IV
Canon G5X
  • $2365
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $700
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Internal flash

Compared to Nikon Z7 II

Panasonic LX100 II
Nikon Z7 II
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2530
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony A7 IV
Nikon Z7 II
  • $2365
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2530
  • 35mm
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Top deck display

Compared to Canon R6 Mark II

Panasonic LX100 II
Canon R6 Mark II
  • $898
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Sony A7 IV
Canon R6 Mark II
  • $2365
  • 35mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • NFC
  • $2299
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Bigger pixels
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