As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is also often compared to boutiques, travel zooms, 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 S120 and the PowerShot G7 X)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly larger sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots), has slightly more color depth (22.6 bits vs 21.3 bits), takes significantly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 12 MP) and creates panoramas in-camera.

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.

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
  • 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

  • Very 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 III

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

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • 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

  • Very 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
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much less startup delay: 1500 ms vs 2800 ms

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
$484 - $649

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

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

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

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the G7 X and DSC-RX100

  • Very large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Supports RAW
  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$399

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
  • Significantly less startup delay: 1800 ms vs 2800 ms

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 20 MP
  • Worse color depth: 21 bits vs 22.6 bits

common strengths of the G16 and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • In-camera HDR
  • Long exposures: 250 seconds vs 30 seconds

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$328

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
  • Significantly more noise at high ISO: 147 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Significantly worse image quality: 50.0 vs 66.0

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DSC-RX100

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

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 much higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 920k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs standard size (117×81×65 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and takes significantly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 14.2 MP).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, has slightly more startup delay (2800 ms vs 1900 ms), is significantly more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 1,164 ISO) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
4 months older
$549

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Larger sensor: Four thirds 18.7x14mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much worse macro capability: 20.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

common strengths of the G1X and DSC-RX100

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • In-camera HDR
  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
9 months newer
$300 - $430

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

  • Significantly better image quality: 80.0 vs 66.0
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,164 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly less zoom: 1x vs 3.6x

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"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
2 years newer
$649 - $698

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Supports 24p
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

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

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 12.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • 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

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 921k dots), takes much higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP), has a much larger sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm) and has significantly more focus points (25 vs 9).

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
$428

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (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-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
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 330 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
2 years newer
$328 - $394

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
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 330 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
10 months newer
$314

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Takes 3D photos
  • 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
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • In-camera HDR

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$257

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Takes 3D photos
  • 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
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • In-camera HDR

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
2 years newer
$249 - $297

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

  • 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 Coolpix 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 Coolpix S9900 and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Popularity: 13,108 vs 11,857

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
2 years newer
$268 - $329

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

  • 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)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.2 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 SX710 HS and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Popularity: 10,510 vs 11,857

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) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS).

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 1,089 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 79.0), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and has significantly more startup delay (2800 ms vs 2000 ms).

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$279 (body only)
$440 - $448 16-50mm lens

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

  • Better image quality: 79.0 vs 66.0
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

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

  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)

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)

  • Significantly better image quality: 82.0 vs 66.0
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
2 years newer
$448 (body only)
$548 - $598 16-50mm lens

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

  • Better image quality: 80.0 vs 66.0
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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

  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)

Samsung NX Mini

Samsung NX Mini
1 year newer
$371 (body only)
$275 - $500 9-27mm lens

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

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

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×62×23 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 154 g vs 213 g

Nikon 1 J5

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

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

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 10 fps
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 1 J5 and DSC-RX100

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
1 year newer
$373 (body only)
$449 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

  • In-camera HDR
  • Fairly small: Compact (99×55×30 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 204 g vs 213 g

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 professional size (130×93×103 mm)), 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 has slightly more focus points (25 vs 9).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (3.6x vs 50x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$300 - $398

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 50x vs 3.6x
  • Supports 24p
  • Has an external mic jack

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

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

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • In-camera HDR
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
3 years newer
$1,279 - $1,298

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much larger: Professional size (129×88×102 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Much heavier: 813 g vs 213 g

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

  • Good image quality: 70.0 vs 66.0
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP