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Lytro Illum vs Sony DSC-RX10M II

Lytro Illum vs Sony DSC-RX10M II

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Lytro Illum
Sony DSC-RX10M II

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Larger display diagonal Edit
Lytro Illum is 4" screen. That's 1" larger than the Sony DSC-RX10M II (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

Touchscreen Edit
The Lytro Illum has a touchscreen, whereas the Sony DSC-RX10M II does not have a touchscreen.
Better selling
The Lytro Illum ranks No. 88594 by number of sales, whereas the Sony DSC-RX10M II ranks No. 103349.
8 Reasons For
46% higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10M II is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 9.2MP higher than the Lytro Illum (20.2MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10M II has an image stabilizer, whereas the Lytro Illum does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

4% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10M II is an 8.3x optical zoom digital camera. That's 0.3x bigger than the Lytro Illum (8.3x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

A lot longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10M II has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 460mm, however the Lytro Illum is only a 250mm maximum focal length digital camera (210mm shorter).
6mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10M II is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 6mm shorter than the Lytro Illum (24mm).
69% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10M II has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,228,800 pixels. That's 844,800 pixels higher than the Lytro Illum (1,228,800 pixels).
HDMI Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10M II has an HDMI, however the Lytro Illum does not have an HDMI. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

23% lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10M II has a weight of 770g, however the Lytro Illum is a 940g digital camera (170g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Lytro Illum is an 11MP digital camera. That's 9.2MP lower than the Sony DSC-RX10M II (20.2MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Lytro Illum is an 8x optical zoom digital camera. That's 0.3x smaller than the Sony DSC-RX10M II (8.3x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

210mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Lytro Illum has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 250mm, however the Sony DSC-RX10M II is a 460mm maximum focal length digital camera (210mm longer).
6mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Lytro Illum is a 30mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 6mm longer than the Sony DSC-RX10M II (24mm).
844,800 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Lytro Illum has a display resolution (numeric) of 384,000 pixels. That's 844,800 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-RX10M II (1,228,800 pixels).
Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Lytro Illum does not have an HDMI, but the Sony DSC-RX10M II has an HDMI. Read more

A HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port is an interface to transfer audio and video data between devices such as digital cameras, computer monitors, TVs and projectors.

A HDMI port on the camera allows you to connect the camera directly to a compatible TV for easy playback of your photos.

19% heavier Edit
The Lytro Illum has a weight of 940g, however the Sony DSC-RX10M II is a 770g digital camera (170g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Older by five months
The Lytro Illum is five months older than the Sony DSC-RX10M II.
3 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
Sony DSC-RX10M II is only 3" screen. That's 1" smaller than the Lytro Illum (3"). Read more

The display diagonal is the size the size of the screen integrated in to the back of the camera. A larger display diagonal makes it easier to see if a shot has turned out as intended. Pocket cameras have smaller display diagonals as full size digital SLRs.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to take photos and to see if a shot has turned out as intended.

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Less popular
The Sony DSC-RX10M II is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 103349 by number of sales in our digital cameras, whereas the Lytro Illum ranks No. 88594.

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Date Released

21 months Ago 16 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel
11MP 20.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 2056
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 2056
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
BEST
 RAW
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
10.82 x 7.52 13.2 x 8.8
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
 3:2
 16:9
 4:3
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium

Lens System

Optical Zoom
8x 8.3x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 33x
Maximum Aperture Number
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
250mm 460mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
30mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
9.5 - 77.8 8.8 - 73.3

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
BEST
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 aperture priority
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 aperture priority
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 80
 200
 320
 3200
 50
 64
 100
 125
 160
 250
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 8000
 10000
 80
 200
 320
 3200
 50
 64
 100
 125
 160
 250
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25600
 25
 8000
 10000
ISO Sensitivity (max)
3,200 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
80
BEST
100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Spot
 Centre-weighted
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
32s
BEST
4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 20.4
Flash Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 - 10.2
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
4"
BEST
3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
384,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST
Second Display
 Second display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.7x

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 3.0
BEST
 3.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 RAW
BEST
 RAW
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Snapdragon 800 Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 3D Photography
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 3D Photography
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
Languages Support
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 JPN
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 JPN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
940g 770g
BEST
Height
86mm 88.1mm
Depth
166mm 102.2mm
Width
145mm 129mm
Package Height
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Depth
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width
205mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Weight (including Battery)
1kg 813g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FW50
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8h
Battery Capacity
3,760mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 340 shots
Battery Voltage
3.7V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature (T-T)
2450 x 1634 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Operating Systems Supported (mac)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (mac)
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (windows)
Minimum RAM
4.1GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Lytro Desktop Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Certificates

RoHS Compliance
 RoHS compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

F-Number (relative Aperture)
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Housing Material
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
 Aluminium
 Magnesium
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