• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 369.7mm2
  • 16.2 megapixels
  • 36.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony RX10 advantages over Leica X-E (Typ 102)

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • 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
    200 mm vs 36 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1229k vs 230k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 36 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
    21 vs 8 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12500 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica X-E (Typ 102) advantages over Sony RX10

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.79 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Thinner
    51 mm vs 102 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    345g vs 832g
    Lighter weight

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.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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

Sony RX10
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Top deck display
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $598
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $1534
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $598
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Sigma DP1 Merrill

Sony RX10
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Sigma DP1 Merrill
  • $1534
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Internal flash
  • $849
  • APS-C
  • More dots on screen
  • Wider angle lens

Compared to Leica X2

Sony RX10
Leica X2
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1795
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Leica X2
  • $1534
  • APS-C
  • Newer
  • $1795
  • APS-C

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Sony RX10
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • More telephoto lens reach
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1534
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $899
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony RX10 II

Sony RX10
Sony RX10 II
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • $1048
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Higher effective ISO
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
Sony RX10 II
  • $1534
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1048
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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