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Leica X Vario vs Sony RX100 VI

Portability
62
Imaging
58
Features
51
Overall
55
Leica X Vario front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI front
Portability
88
Imaging
54
Features
75
Overall
62

Leica X Vario vs Sony RX100 VI Key Specs

Leica X Vario
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12500
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-70mm (F3.5-6.4) lens
  • 680g - 133 x 73 x 95mm
  • Announced June 2013
  • Succeeded the Leica X2
Sony RX100 VI
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - 1" Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 125 - 12800 (Push to 25600)
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • 24-200mm (F2.8-4.5) lens
  • 301g - 102 x 58 x 43mm
  • Introduced June 2018
  • Succeeded the Sony RX100 V
  • Replacement is Sony RX100 VII
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Leica X Vario vs Sony RX100 VI Overview

Lets look closer at the Leica X Vario and Sony RX100 VI, both Large Sensor Compact digital cameras by companies Leica and Sony. The sensor resolution of the X Vario (16MP) and the RX100 VI (20MP) is relatively well matched but the X Vario (APS-C) and RX100 VI (1") posses totally different sensor dimensions.

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The X Vario was introduced 6 years earlier than the RX100 VI which is quite a large difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras have the same body design (Large Sensor Compact).

Before getting into a step-by-step comparison, here is a short introduction of how the X Vario matches up against the RX100 VI in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Leica X Vario over the Sony RX100 VI

 X Vario RX100 VI 

Reasons to pick Sony RX100 VI over the Leica X Vario

 RX100 VI X Vario 
IntroducedJune 2018June 2013Newer by 60 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen resolution1229k920kSharper screen (+309k dot)
Selfie screen Take selfies
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Common features in the Leica X Vario and Sony RX100 VI

 X Vario RX100 VI 
Manual focus Dial accurate focus
Screen dimensions3"3"Equal screen sizing

Leica X Vario vs Sony RX100 VI Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to travel with your camera regularly, you'll have to factor its weight and volume. The Leica X Vario enjoys outer measurements of 133mm x 73mm x 95mm (5.2" x 2.9" x 3.7") having a weight of 680 grams (1.50 lbs) whilst the Sony RX100 VI has sizing of 102mm x 58mm x 43mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.7") accompanied by a weight of 301 grams (0.66 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you use at that moment. Here is a front view proportions comparison of the X Vario against the RX100 VI.

Leica X Vario vs Sony RX100 VI size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the X Vario and RX100 VI is 62 and 88 respectively.

Leica X Vario vs Sony RX100 VI top view buttons comparison

Leica X Vario vs Sony RX100 VI Sensor Comparison

Sometimes, its hard to visualise the difference between sensor dimensions simply by reading through a spec sheet. The image below might provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the X Vario and RX100 VI.

As you can see, each of the cameras have different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The X Vario using its bigger sensor will make achieving shallower DOF easier and the Sony RX100 VI will give extra detail using its extra 4 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop shots a bit more aggressively. The more aged X Vario is going to be behind when it comes to sensor innovation.

Leica X Vario vs Sony RX100 VI sensor size comparison

Leica X Vario vs Sony RX100 VI Screen and ViewFinder

Leica X Vario vs Sony RX100 VI Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Leica X Vario Portrait photography highlights
Sony RX100 VI Portrait photography highlights
74
manual focus
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
features face detection autofocus
supports RAW formats
66
has manual focus
above average flash sync (1/2,000 seconds)
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (1")
features face detect autofocus
saves RAW formats
no external flash support
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Street Comparison

Leica X Vario Street photography information
Sony RX100 VI Street photography information
53
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
heavier than competition in class (680g)
85
screen tilts
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor size is nice (1")
saves RAW formats
includes focus via touch
lighter than competitors (301g)
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Sports Comparison

Leica X Vario Sports photography information
Sony RX100 VI Sports photography information
54
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
good battery pack (450 CIPA)
slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames/s)
no image stabilization
lacks phase detect autofocus
70
silent shooting (1/32,000s)
max fps high (24.0 frames per second)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (1")
features tracking focus
has phase detect autofocus
not so great battery (240 CIPA)
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Travel Comparison

Leica X Vario as a Travel photography camera
Sony RX100 VI as a Travel photography camera
56
good battery pack (450 per charge)
sensor resolution is decent (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
pretty wide (28mm)
lack of Time Lapse function
heavier than competition in class (680 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.5)
77
lighter than competitors (301 grams)
has bluetooth
includes focus via touch
sensor resolution is decent (20MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
pretty wide (24mm)
not so great battery (240 shots)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
Photography Glossary

Landscape Comparison

Leica X Vario as a Landscape photography camera
Sony RX100 VI as a Landscape photography camera
61
manual focus
pretty wide (28mm)
screen is a decent size (3")
sensor resolution is decent (16MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
good battery pack (450 CIPA)
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
no image stabilization
lack of Time Lapse function
65
has manual focus
pretty wide (24mm)
pretty good screen size (3 inch)
built in image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (20 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (1")
saves RAW formats
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
not so great battery (240 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Leica X Vario
Vlogging with Sony RX100 VI
25
pretty wide (28mm)
features face detection autofocus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
slow max aperture (f3.5)
screen is not selfie friendly
no image stabilization
lack of external mic socket
heavier than competition in class (680 grams)
77
pretty wide (24mm)
selfie friendly display
touchscreen capability
built in image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect autofocus
high quality video (3840 x 2160 pixels)
lighter than competitors (301g)
slow maximum aperture (f2.8)
doesn't have mic support
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Leica X Vario vs Sony RX100 VI Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica X Vario and Sony RX100 VI
 Leica X VarioSony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI
General Information
Brand Leica Sony
Model type Leica X Vario Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI
Class Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Announced 2013-06-11 2018-06-05
Physical type Large Sensor Compact Large Sensor Compact
Sensor Information
Processor - Bionz X
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C 1"
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.8mm 13.2 x 8.8mm
Sensor surface area 372.9mm² 116.2mm²
Sensor resolution 16MP 20MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 4928 x 3272 5472 x 3648
Maximum native ISO 12500 12800
Maximum boosted ISO - 25600
Minimum native ISO 100 125
RAW files
Minimum boosted ISO - 80
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Continuous AF
Single AF
Tracking AF
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 11 315
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 28-70mm (2.5x) 24-200mm (8.3x)
Max aperture f/3.5-6.4 f/2.8-4.5
Macro focusing distance - 8cm
Crop factor 1.5 2.7
Screen
Type of screen Fixed Type Tilting
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3 inch
Resolution of screen 920k dots 1,229k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic (optional) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 2,359k dots
Viewfinder coverage - 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification - 0.59x
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Maximum shutter speed 1/2000s 1/2000s
Maximum silent shutter speed - 1/32000s
Continuous shooting rate 5.0 frames per second 24.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set WB
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash distance - 5.90 m (at Auto ISO)
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync, Studio -
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Maximum flash synchronize - 1/2000s
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4 MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless None Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 680 gr (1.50 pounds) 301 gr (0.66 pounds)
Physical dimensions 133 x 73 x 95mm (5.2" x 2.9" x 3.7") 102 x 58 x 43mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.7")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 78 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 23.4 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.7 not tested
DXO Low light rating 1320 not tested
Other
Battery life 450 photographs 240 photographs
Type of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID BP-DC8 NP-BX1
Self timer Yes (2 or 12 sec) Yes
Time lapse shooting With downloadable app
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Card slots Single Single
Cost at launch $2,950 $1,198