As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is also often compared to travel zooms, boutiques, mirrorless and super zooms. The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II) and Canon (such as the PowerShot G9 X and the PowerShot SX720 HS)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has slightly more color depth (22.6 bits vs 21.5 bits), has significantly wider dynamic range (12.4 EV vs 11.7 EV) and creates panoramas in-camera.

However, on average it is significantly more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 483 ISO), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
1 year newer
$648

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 483 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • None found

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

  • Large sensors: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
3 years newer
$429 - $449

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 495 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has a touch screen

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

  • Worse color depth: 21.5 bits vs 22.6 bits
  • Shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and DSC-RX100

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
1 year newer
$798

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 495 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None

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

  • None found

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

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
3 years newer
$948

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 562 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

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

  • None found

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

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,229k dots

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$530 - $649

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 556 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly better image quality: 71.0 vs 66.0

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

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the G7 X and DSC-RX100

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$549

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX7 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much more noise at high ISO: 147 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Less dynamic range: 11.7 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Much worse image quality: 50.0 vs 66.0

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DSC-RX100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 330 shots

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.5), has much better image quality (66.0 vs 44.0), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 922k dots), takes significantly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP) and has much more color depth (22.6 bits vs 20 bits).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3.6x vs 30x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
2 years newer
$428 - $448

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
3 years newer
$368

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$307 - $398

Significant advantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-ZS50 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the DMC-ZS50 and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
3 years newer
$318 - $379

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • More zoom: 40x vs 3.6x
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 1,229k dots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
2 years newer
$298 - $348

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

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the DSC-WX500 and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

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

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 10 fps

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs standard size (116×74×66 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 13.1 MP) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 5.2 fps).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (3.6x vs 5x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
4 months older
$390

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • Less dynamic range: 10.8 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Much worse macro capability: 20.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the G1X and DSC-RX100

  • Incredible zoom: 4x vs 3.6x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both have in-camera, most cameras like these don't

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
2 years newer
$609 - $798

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Supports 24p
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 3.6x
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Heavier: 393 g vs 213 g

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and DSC-RX100

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.8
  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
1 year newer
$499 - $699

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

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • Less dynamic range: 10.8 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Worse color depth: 21.7 bits vs 22.6 bits

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and DSC-RX100

  • Incredible zoom: 5x vs 3.6x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both have in-camera, most cameras like these don't

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 460k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 1,347 ISO), has significantly lower image quality (66.0 vs 79.0), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps) and has slightly less color depth (22.6 bits vs 23.8 bits).

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$378 (body only)
$448 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5000 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,089 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 79.0 vs 66.0
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the A5000 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots

common strengths of the A5000 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$548 (body only)
$698 16-50mm lens

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 82.0 vs 66.0
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

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

  • None found

common strengths of the A6000 and DSC-RX100

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 213 g

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N
8 months newer
$492 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-3N (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,067 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-3N (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots

common strengths of the NEX-3N and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×62×35 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
3 years newer
$998 (body only)
$1,148 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 25

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • None found

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and DSC-RX100

  • Each has a built-in flash

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), is much smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs large (133×94×127 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP), has a slightly larger sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm) and is thinner (1.4" vs 5").

However, on average it has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 69.0), has significantly less zoom (3.6x vs 50x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$448 - $506

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 3.6x
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX400V (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DSC-RX100

  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $498.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
3 years newer
$1,498 - $1,598

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

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

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

  • Much larger: Large (133×94×127 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Much heavier: 1,051 g vs 213 g
  • Much thicker: 5" vs 1.4"

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.4 vs f/1.8
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP