As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, travel zooms, super zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III and the Cybershot DSC-RX100) and Canon (such as the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and the PowerShot G7 X)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 II compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it records movies in 24p, has a screen which flips out, has a slightly longer battery life (350 shots vs 280 shots) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have a touch screen, is older (june 2013 vs september 2014) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
10 months newer
$698

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and DSC-RX100 II

  • Built-in flashes
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
3 years newer
$429

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 350 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and DSC-RX100 II

  • Built-in flashes

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
1 year older
$424 - $448

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • No 24p support
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 and DSC-RX100 II

  • Built-in flashes
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 350 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
1 year newer
$811 - $848

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 IV (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 IV and DSC-RX100 II

  • Built-in flashes
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
1 year newer
$579

Significant advantages of the G7 X (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the G7 X (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • No 24p support
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 350 shots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the G7 X and DSC-RX100 II

  • Built-in flashes

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
3 months newer
$798 - $1,098

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (129×88×102 mm) vs Compact (102×58×38 mm)
  • Much heavier: 813 g vs 281 g

common strengths of the DSC-RX10 and DSC-RX100 II

  • Built-in flashes
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 II compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 5.2 fps), has a screen which flips out and has a significantly longer battery life (350 shots vs 240 shots).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), is older (june 2013 vs september 2014), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs optical), has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second) and slightly shorter exposures (30 seconds vs 300 seconds).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
1 year newer
$579 - $598

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and DSC-RX100 II

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.8
  • Good movie support: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Compact (102×58×38 mm)

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
7 months newer
$649

Significant advantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the G1X Mark II (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 350 shots
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and DSC-RX100 II

  • Fairly small: Standard size (116×74×66 mm) vs Compact (102×58×38 mm)
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
3 months older
$577

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the Coolpix A and DSC-RX100 II

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×64×40 mm) vs Compact (102×58×38 mm)
  • 24p support
  • Light weight: 299 g vs 281 g

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
similar age
$304

Significant advantages of the GR (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Much longer exposures: 300 seconds vs 30 seconds
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the GR (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the GR and DSC-RX100 II

  • Fairly small: Compact (117×61×35 mm) vs Compact (102×58×38 mm)
  • 24p support
  • Very light: 245 g vs 281 g

Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II
2 years newer
$559

Significant advantages of the GR II (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None
  • Much longer exposures: 300 seconds vs 30 seconds
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the GR II (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots significantly slower: 4 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the GR II and DSC-RX100 II

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×63×35 mm) vs Compact (102×58×38 mm)
  • 24p support
  • Very light: 251 g vs 281 g

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 II compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 921k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), has a screen which flips out, has much less shutter lag (149 ms vs 742 ms) and has a slightly longer battery life (350 shots vs 230 shots).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't have a touch screen, has much more startup delay (2800 ms vs 2700 ms), has a slightly smaller sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm) and lacks and external mic jack.

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
1 year newer
$398 (body only)
$448 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the A5100 and DSC-RX100 II

  • 24p support
  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×38 mm)

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
7 months newer
$446 - $448 (body only)
$470 - $498 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots

common strengths of the A6000 and DSC-RX100 II

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • 24p support
  • Flip-out screens

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
1 year older
$350 - $679 (body only)
$499 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much more shutter lag: 742 ms vs 149 ms
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the EOS M and DSC-RX100 II

  • 24p support
  • Fairly small: Compact (109×66×32 mm) vs Compact (102×58×38 mm)
  • Light weight: 298 g vs 281 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
1 year newer
$1,598 12-32mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GM5 (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GM5 (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 350 shots

common strengths of the DMC-GM5 and DSC-RX100 II

  • 24p support
  • Fairly small: Compact (99×60×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×38 mm)
  • Light weight: 211 g vs 281 g

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 II compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.3), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 460k dots), takes significantly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP), records movies in 24p and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3.6x vs 30x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (10 fps vs 40 fps).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
1 year newer
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Has a GPS
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DSC-RX100 II

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Shoots much faster: 40 fps vs 10 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • No 24p support
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and DSC-RX100 II

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 10 fps
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • No 24p support
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and DSC-RX100 II

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
1 year newer
$230

Significant advantages of the SX710 HS (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX710 HS (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/1.8
  • No 24p support
  • Lower resolution screen: 922k dots vs 1,229k dots

common strengths of the SX710 HS and DSC-RX100 II

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Pentax Optio RZ18

Pentax Optio RZ18
1 year older
$210

Significant advantages of the RZ18 (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the RZ18 (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots

common strengths of the RZ18 and DSC-RX100 II

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
1 year newer
$348

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the DSC-WX500 and DSC-RX100 II

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 II compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.4), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×38 mm) vs large (133×94×127 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP) and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it has way more less zoom (3.6x vs 60x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 21 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 3.6x
  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Compact (102×58×38 mm)
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and DSC-RX100 II

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Each supports an external flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
2 years newer
$1,298

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Much larger: Large (133×94×127 mm) vs Compact (102×58×38 mm)
  • Much heavier: 1,051 g vs 281 g
  • Much thicker: 5" vs 1.5"

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III and DSC-RX100 II

  • Wide aperture: f/2.4 vs f/1.8
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
1 year newer
$349 - $429

Significant advantages of the SX60 HS (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much more zoom: 65x vs 3.6x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the SX60 HS (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Large (128×93×114 mm) vs Compact (102×58×38 mm)
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the SX60 HS and DSC-RX100 II

  • Flip-out screens
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Each supports an external flash

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 II compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 921k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 5 fps) and has a screen which flips out.

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (483 ISO vs 1,256 ISO), has much lower image quality (67.0 vs 83.0), has much less color depth (22.5 bits vs 24.2 bits), has much narrower dynamic range (12.4 EV vs 13.7 EV) and has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2").

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
4 months older
$629 - $679 (body only)
$919 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,256 ISO vs 483 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 83.0 vs 67.0
  • Better color depth: 24.2 bits vs 22.5 bits

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Compact (102×58×38 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.5"

common strengths of the D7100 and DSC-RX100 II

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots

Pentax K-500

Pentax K-500
similar age
$603 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the K-500 (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Better color depth: 23.7 bits vs 22.5 bits
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the K-500 (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the K-500 and DSC-RX100 II

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (130×97×71 mm) vs Compact (102×58×38 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 1.5"

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
8 months older
$458 (body only)
$533 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,284 ISO vs 483 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 84.0 vs 67.0
  • Better color depth: 24.2 bits vs 22.5 bits

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the DSC-RX100 II)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×98×78 mm) vs Compact (102×58×38 mm)

common strengths of the D5200 and DSC-RX100 II

  • Flip-out screens