• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.0 megapixels
  • ISO 200 - 6400

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Differences

Sony RX1R advantages over Leica M (Typ 262)

  • Less expensive
    $3298 vs $3995
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/180 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.1 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Leica M (Typ 262) advantages over Sony RX1R

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 69 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    3 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Significantly sharper, more detailed JPEG images than those from the RX1; JPEG processing appears to minimize moire and aliasing artifacts; Same price as the RX1; Full-frame, 24-megapixel compact camera with fast Carl Zeiss Sonnar 35mm f/2 T* lens; Blazing fast autofocus; Impressive image quality that rivals (and sometimes surpasses) full-frame DSLRs.

  • More prone to moire, aliasing and false color than the RX1; Only subtle improvement in sharpness in RAW files; Fixed-length lens limits shooting flexibility; Viewfinders (optical or electronic) only available as optional accessories; Extremely expensive for a compact camera.

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX1

Sony RX1R
Sony RX1
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
  • $2531
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Leica M (Typ 262)
Sony RX1
  • $4530
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Thinner
  • $2531
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Sony RX1R
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $6262
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Thinner
Leica M (Typ 262)
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $4530
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Newer
  • $6262
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoots 24p video

Compared to Leica Q

Sony RX1R
Leica Q
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $4495
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Leica M (Typ 262)
Leica Q
  • $4530
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • Longer exposure
  • $4495
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony RX1R II

Sony RX1R
Sony RX1R II
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Internal flash
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
Leica M (Typ 262)
Sony RX1R II
  • $4530
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Thinner
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Leica M-D (Typ 262)

Sony RX1R
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Thinner
Leica M (Typ 262)
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $4530
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • $5995
  • 35mm
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