As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is also often compared to boutiques, travel zooms, mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V and the Alpha A5000) and Canon (such as the PowerShot G9 X and the EOS M10)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a marginally larger sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 920k dots), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 10 MP), is slightly less expensive ($424.69 vs $748.00) and is more popular.

However, on average it has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
3 years newer
$379

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

  • Has a touch screen

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

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and DSC-RX100

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $424.69

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
1 year newer
$748

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports 24p

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

  • None found

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

  • Built-in flashes
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Great battery life: 320 shots vs 330 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
1 year newer
$598

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

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

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

  • None found

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

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
4 years newer
$998 - $1,050

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

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Many more focus points: 315 vs 25
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

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

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 330 shots

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

  • Built-in flashes
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,229k dots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$553

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

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

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

  • Significantly smaller sensor: 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 10 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DSC-RX100

  • Built-in flashes
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 330 shots

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus Tough TG-4
2 years newer
$389

Significant advantages of the TG-4 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has a GPS
  • Waterproof

Significant disadvantages of the TG-4 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the TG-4 and DSC-RX100

  • Built-in flashes
  • Great battery life: 380 shots vs 330 shots
  • Inexpensive: $389.00 vs $424.69

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), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs standard size (127×75×54 mm)) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs optical), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
9 months newer
$565

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • 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

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×64×40 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 299 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.4"

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
4 months older
$501 - $1,299

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)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 1.9 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the G1X and DSC-RX100

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 492 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $501.49 vs $424.69

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
1 year newer
$649

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)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 330 shots
  • Shoots significantly slower: 5.2 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Standard size (116×74×66 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Inexpensive: $649.00 vs $424.69

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$700

Significant advantages of the X100 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the X100 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots

common strengths of the X100 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×75×54 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $700.00 vs $424.69
  • Each has a built-in flash

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 a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 922k dots), takes significantly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP), has a significantly larger sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm) and is more popular.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3.6x vs 32.2x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

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

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

  • Has a GPS
  • 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
  • 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

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Popularity: 232 vs 210

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
1 year newer
$308 - $309

Significant advantages of the HX60 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the HX60 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots

common strengths of the HX60 and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$299

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

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

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • Significantly 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
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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)

  • 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
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

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

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

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

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

  • 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
  • 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

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
3 years newer
$250

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 40x vs 3.6x
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • 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)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Lower resolution screen: 922k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Popularity: 220 vs 210

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 doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$300 (body only)
$395 16-50mm lens

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

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

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)
  • Very light: 210 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
3 years newer
$449 - $599 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Shorter battery life: 255 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the EOS M10 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 301 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
2 years newer
$448 (body only)
$448 - $548 16-50mm lens

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

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

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

common strengths of the A5100 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very light: 224 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$445 - $548 (body only)
$479 - $648 16-50mm lens

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

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

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

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

common strengths of the A6000 and DSC-RX100

  • Very 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

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 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 image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 4 fps) and has slightly more focus points (25 vs 9).

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p, has much more startup delay (2800 ms vs 600 ms), has a much smaller sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$317 - $649 (body only)
$376 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and DSC-RX100

  • Light weight: 485 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $317.48 vs $424.69

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
4 years newer
$315 (body only)
$349 - $497 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Much longer battery life: 1200 shots vs 330 shots

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)

common strengths of the D3400 and DSC-RX100

  • Light weight: 395 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $314.99 vs $424.69

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
9 months newer
$555 (body only)
$414 - $699 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the SL1 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the SL1 and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Very small: Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 1.4"

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/3.3), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 921k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs large (132×92×117 mm)), takes significantly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP) and has a significantly larger sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm).

However, on average it has much 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 20 mm), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

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

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

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 3.6x
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DSC-RX100

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

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

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

  • 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)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

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

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
3 years newer
$339 - $447

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 3.6x
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and DSC-RX100

  • Light weight: 565 g vs 213 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
3 years newer
$457 - $498

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the DSC-RX100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Large (132×92×117 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and DSC-RX100

  • None found