Choosing between Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 and Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Mark IV
Before buying a camera it is very essential that you perform a research work on two to three selected models based on your requirements and make a detailed study of the pros and cons of each. Then select the best product with all required qualities. Some of the qualities that should be checked are the image stabilization that can reduce the blurriness if by chance the camera shakes, face detection feature when composing a shot, photo quality in low light and other features like exposure, zoom and colour depth.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has CMOS type sensor which is of size Four-thirds 17.3x13mm whereas Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Mark IV also has a CMOS type sensor but with size Nikon CX 13.2×8.8mm. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Mark IV has 20 megapixels whereas Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has only 12.7 megapixels. The light sensitivity of the former is ISO 12.800 and that of the latter is ISO 25,600. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has a slightly wider aperture that is f/1.7 vs. f/1.8 which means it captures more light. The exposure time in Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 is two times more than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Mark IV that is 60s vs. 30s. The focus points in the former are slightly larger than the latter (49 vs. 25) which means the image will be sharper. Flash images are produced better in Panasonic Lumix because it supports external flash whereas Sony Cyber-shot does not. Built in flash are present only in Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Mark IV.
Both the cameras have 7.6 cm LCD screens. The resolution of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Mark IV is much higher than that of Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 that is 1,228k dots vs. 921k dots. Both the cameras are not touchscreen and flips-out is present only in Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Mark IV. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has a much larger digital viewfinder than Sony Cyber-shot that is 0.67x vs. 0.22x.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Mark IV is much smaller than Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 that is 102x58x41mm vs. 115x66x55mm. It is thinner with a depth of 4.1cm whereas Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 has depth of 5.5cm. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Mark IV is lighter in weight (298g vs. 393g) that makes it easy to carry.
Both the cameras have their unique set of features and own qualities so it is totally dependent on the user that what are the features he/she needs to be better in their camera. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Mark IV has much better colour depth with higher true resolution that is 20MP vs. 12.7MP. The image quality is better than Panasonic Lumix and it supports external flash along with the built-in flash. So in my opinion for professional Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Mark IV would be a better choice but Panasonic Lumix would be pocket friendly for the beginners.