As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is also often compared to boutiques, travel zooms, mirrorless and entry-level DSLRs. The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100's top rivals come from Fujifilm (such as the FinePix X100 and the XQ2) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II)

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), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 12 MP), creates panoramas in-camera, slightly higher boost light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and is slightly less expensive ($365.09 vs $748.00).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), 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) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
1 year newer
$498

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

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
  • Supports RAW
  • 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)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Supports 24p

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
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Good color depth: 22.9 bits vs 22.6 bits

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$279 - $380

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

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

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

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much more startup delay: 3700 ms vs 2800 ms
  • Significantly more noise at high ISO: 147 ISO vs 390 ISO

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR

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
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

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
  • Supports RAW
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$349

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much less startup delay: 1500 ms vs 2800 ms
  • Has a touch screen

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

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 20 MP
  • Worse color depth: 21.3 bits vs 22.6 bits

common strengths of the S120 and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • In-camera HDR

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$475 - $599

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

  • Much less startup delay: 1500 ms vs 2800 ms
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • 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
  • Supports RAW
  • Good color depth: 23 bits vs 22.6 bits

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 way more more zoom (3.6x vs 1x), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 460k dots) and is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs standard size (127×75×54 mm)).

However, on average it doesn't record movies in 24p, has much more startup delay (2800 ms vs 1900 ms), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a marginally smaller sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm) and has slightly fewer focus points (25 vs 49).

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$667

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

  • Larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None

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

  • Much less zoom: 1x vs 3.6x
  • Much more startup delay: 3200 ms vs 2800 ms
  • Much 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)
  • Both have in-camera, most cameras like these don't
  • In-camera panoramas

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
4 months older
$630

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)

  • Much worse macro capability: 20.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
  • Less dynamic range: 10.8 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • 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
  • Incredible startup delay: 1900 ms vs 2800 ms

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
2 years newer
$600 - $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)

  • 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

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
9 months newer
$439

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

  • Supports 24p
  • More dynamic range: 13.8 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.7mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm

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

  • Much less zoom: 1x vs 3.6x
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the Coolpix A and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×64×40 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Incredible startup delay: 1900 ms vs 2800 ms
  • Light weight: 299 g vs 213 g

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 significantly better image quality (66.0 vs 44.0), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 921k dots), takes much higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP) and has significantly more color depth (22.6 bits vs 20 bits).

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 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
$379 - $398

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

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
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 330 shots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$298

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

  • 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
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
2 years newer
$298 - $365

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

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
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 330 shots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
10 months newer
$290

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX50V (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has a GPS
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX50V (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-HX50V and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 330 shots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
2 years newer
$219 - $297

Significant advantages of the S9900 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S9900 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.7 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 S9900 and DSC-RX100

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$251

Significant advantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has a GPS
  • Better macro capability: 3.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-TZ60 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.13x4.6mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • RAW support

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), has better image stabilization (lens vs none), creates panoramas in-camera and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS).

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 1,347 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 79.0), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$243 (body only)
$431 - $448 16-50mm lens

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

  • Lower noise at high ISO: 1,089 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Better image quality: 79.0 vs 66.0
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

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

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)
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 213 g

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
3 years newer
$998 - $1,000 (body only)
$1,148 16-50mm lens

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

  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 25
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$498 (body only)
$593 - $648 16-50mm lens

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

  • Significantly 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
  • Good dynamic range: 13.1 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 213 g

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
2 years newer
$448 (body only)
$588 - $598 16-50mm lens

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

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 80.0 vs 66.0
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

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)
  • Light weight: 224 g vs 213 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
1 year newer
$350 (body only)
$349 - $400 12-32mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GM1 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GM1 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS

common strengths of the DMC-GM1 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact (99×55×30 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 204 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.4"

Samsung NX Mini

Samsung NX Mini
1 year newer
$348 (body only)
$280 9mm lens

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

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the Mini and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×62×23 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 154 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 slightly 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 1,131 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 81.0), doesn't record movies in 24p, has much more startup delay (2800 ms vs 400 ms) and has a much smaller sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.2x15.4mm).

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$399 (body only)
$330 - $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
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DSC-RX100

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $329.99 vs $365.09

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$249 (body only)
$309 - $447 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,131 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Much less startup delay: 400 ms vs 2800 ms

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 10 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D3200 and DSC-RX100

  • Light weight: 505 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $249.00 vs $365.09