As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is also often compared to travel zooms, mirrorless, boutiques and entry-level DSLRs. 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 a marginally larger sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm), has significantly better image quality (66.0 vs 56.0), has significantly more color depth (22.6 bits vs 21.5 bits), has much wider dynamic range (12.4 EV vs 11.9 EV) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 12 MP).

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), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
3 years newer
$399

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)

  • Shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and DSC-RX100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $448.00

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 330 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
1 year newer
$748 - $749

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Significantly 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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 320 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)

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

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

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$570

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly smaller sensor: 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 20 MP
  • Shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the S120 and DSC-RX100

  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$400

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Significantly 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
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 10 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DSC-RX100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 330 shots
  • Inexpensive: $399.99 vs $448.00

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 significantly less zoom (3.6x vs 32.2x), has a much 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
  • Significantly 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
  • Significantly 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
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 330 shots

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
3 years newer
$277 - $349

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly 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
  • Significantly 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
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • 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)

  • Significantly 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
  • Significantly 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
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Great battery life: 390 shots vs 330 shots

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
1 year newer
$248 - $305

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

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 28 mm
  • More zoom: 32.2x vs 3.6x
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the HX60 and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$259 - $284

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

  • Significantly 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
  • Significantly 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
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
2 years newer
$348 - $501

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

  • Significantly 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
  • Significantly 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
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 330 shots

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 1,089 ISO), has significantly lower image quality (66.0 vs 79.0), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$437 (body only)
$379 - $399 16-50mm lens

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,089 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Much 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

  • Good dynamic range: 13 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very light: 210 g vs 213 g

Canon EOS M10

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

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 753 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

  • Less dynamic range: 11.4 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Significantly 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 A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$548 (body only)
$626 - $648 16-50mm lens

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

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

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

  • Significantly 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
  • Good dynamic range: 13.1 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
2 years newer
$448 (body only)
$520 - $598 16-50mm lens

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 80.0 vs 66.0
  • Supports 24p

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

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

common strengths of the A5100 and DSC-RX100

  • Good dynamic range: 13 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very light: 224 g vs 213 g

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5
2 years newer
$380 - $497 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 J5 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 10 fps
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 1 J5 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the 1 J5 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact (98×60×32 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very light: 231 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.4"

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 slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs standard size (116×74×66 mm)), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 5.2 fps) and has much more color depth (22.6 bits vs 21.7 bits).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (june 2012 vs february 2014).

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
4 months older
$415

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
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Worse color depth: 21.7 bits vs 22.6 bits

common strengths of the G1X and DSC-RX100

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Inexpensive: $414.99 vs $448.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
2 years newer
$530 - $698

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)

  • No built-in flash

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)
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

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)

  • Less dynamic range: 10.8 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Worse color depth: 21.7 bits vs 22.6 bits
  • Shoots significantly slower: 5.2 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and DSC-RX100

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Inexpensive: $649.00 vs $448.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

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 significantly wider dynamic range (12.4 EV vs 11.3 EV), has a much higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 460k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 1,385 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 82.0), takes slightly lower resolution photos (20 MP vs 24.2 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has much more startup delay (2800 ms vs 400 ms).

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$426 (body only)
$392 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,385 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much better image quality: 82.0 vs 66.0

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D3300 and DSC-RX100

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 213 g

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$325 (body only)
$380 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 755 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Less dynamic range: 11.3 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Worse color depth: 21.9 bits vs 22.6 bits

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DSC-RX100

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $325.00 vs $448.00