As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, travel zooms 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 III) and Canon (such as the PowerShot G9 X and the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it is slightly lighter (213 g vs 813 g) and is slightly less expensive ($396.69 vs $698.00).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 495 ISO), 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 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
1 year newer
$698

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

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

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

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
3 years newer
$391 - $529

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: $390.60 vs $396.69

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
4 years newer
$449

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

  • Has a touch screen

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

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and DSC-RX100

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $449.00 vs $396.69

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
4 years newer
$948 - $1,050

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

  • Many more focus points: 315 vs 25
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • 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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
1 year newer
$798 - $1,098

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the DSC-RX100)

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

common strengths of the DSC-RX10 and DSC-RX100

  • Built-in flashes
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Great battery life: 420 shots vs 330 shots

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).

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
4 months older
$498 - $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: $497.79 vs $396.69

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 $396.69

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$653

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: $653.18 vs $396.69
  • Each has a built-in flash

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
10 months newer
$326

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Supports an external flash
  • Much longer exposures: 300 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the GR (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 GR and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact (117×61×35 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very light: 245 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

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 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 has much more startup delay (2800 ms vs 500 ms).

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$300 (body only)
$367 - $379 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"

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$447 - $448 (body only)
$529 - $548 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

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
3 years newer
$499 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"

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7
2 years newer
$499 (body only)
$429 14-42mm lens

Significant advantages of the E-PL7 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much less startup delay: 500 ms vs 2800 ms
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL7 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the E-PL7 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×67×38 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 309 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.4"

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 921k 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 32.2x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

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
  • 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
$338

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

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
3 years newer
$249 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 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 Coolpix A900 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

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
1 year newer
$275 - $286

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$279 - $319

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Shoots much faster: 40 fps vs 10 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (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 Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) 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

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 much 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 1,256 ISO), has much lower image quality (66.0 vs 82.0), has much less color depth (22.6 bits vs 24.2 bits), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2") and takes slightly lower resolution photos (20 MP vs 24 MP).

Nikon D5600

Nikon D5600
4 years newer
$620 - $647 (body only)
$619 - $747 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Much less startup delay: 200 ms vs 2800 ms

Significant disadvantages of the D5600 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)

common strengths of the D5600 and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.8" vs 1.4"

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$305 - $699 (body only)
$350 - $449 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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: $305.00 vs $396.69

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
8 months newer
$629 - $680 (body only)
$949 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,256 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 83.0 vs 66.0
  • Better color depth: 24.2 bits vs 22.6 bits

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the D7100 and DSC-RX100

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Inexpensive: $160.30 vs $396.69

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$405 (body only)
$399 - $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
  • Much better image quality: 82.0 vs 66.0
  • Better color depth: 24.3 bits vs 22.6 bits

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

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

common strengths of the D3300 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 430 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $396.69

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$349 (body only)
$420 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DSC-RX100

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $349.00 vs $396.69