As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is also often compared to travel zooms, boutiques, super zooms, mirrorless and entry-level DSLRs. The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V) 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 has a slightly longer battery life (330 shots vs 240 shots) and is more popular.

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 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
4 years newer
$898 - $1,010

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

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

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

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

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

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
1 year newer
$590 - $648

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

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

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
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
1 year newer
$548

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

  • 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

  • Large sensors: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
4 years newer
$399

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

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Olympus Stylus 1

Olympus Stylus 1
1 year newer
$739

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

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 410 shots vs 330 shots

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

  • Significantly smaller sensor: 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 11.8 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the Stylus 1 and DSC-RX100

  • Great battery life: 410 shots vs 330 shots

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 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 a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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6 years newer
$1,198

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

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has a touch screen

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 330 shots

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm

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)

  • Much 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
  • 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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and DSC-RX100

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90)

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4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (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 Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) and DSC-RX100

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$279 - $390

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

  • Much 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
  • 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

  • None found

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
  • Much 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
  • 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

  • None found

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS

Canon PowerShot ELPH 360 HS
3 years newer
$198 - $199

Significant advantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.6 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much shorter battery life: 180 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot ELPH 360 HS and DSC-RX100

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 compared to boutique competitors include: it has way more more zoom (3.6x vs 1x), has a much wider wide angle lens (28 mm vs 35 mm), 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 records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, is older (june 2012 vs september 2014), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital) and doesn't support an external flash.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
2 years newer
$598 - $600

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports 24p

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
  • Incredible zoom: 3.1x vs 3.6x
  • Good movie support: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$700

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

  • Supports an external flash
  • Much 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
  • Much less zoom: 1x vs 3.6x
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the X100 and DSC-RX100

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/1.8
  • Inexpensive: $700.00 vs $368.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

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), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 921k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs large (133×94×127 mm)), takes significantly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP) and has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 22 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
3 years newer
$1,398

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

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Has an external mic jack

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

  • Significantly larger: Large (133×94×127 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Much heavier: 1,051 g vs 213 g
  • Much thicker: 5" vs 1.4"

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

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (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)
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 652 g vs 213 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
3 years newer
$1,198 - $1,296

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

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX10 II (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)
  • Significantly heavier: 813 g vs 213 g

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

  • Fairly small: Professional size (129×88×102 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

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

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

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a GPS

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)
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 660 g vs 213 g

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
2 years newer
$479 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly more zoom: 83.3x vs 3.6x
  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the P900 and DSC-RX100

  • Inexpensive: $479.00 vs $368.00

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200

Sony CyberShot DSC-H200
7 months newer
$326

Significant advantages of the DSC-H200 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much better wide angle: 22 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-H200 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3.1 vs f/1.8
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots

common strengths of the DSC-H200 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (123×83×87 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Thin: 3.4" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 530 g vs 213 g

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), doesn't record movies in 24p, has significantly more startup delay (2800 ms vs 1000 ms), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a slightly smaller sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6
similar age
$606 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-6 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-6 (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 NEX-6 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×43 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 287 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.4"

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N
8 months newer
$592 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-3N (vs the DSC-RX100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-3N (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 NEX-3N and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×62×35 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$444 - $548 (body only)
$599 - $648 16-50mm lens

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

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • 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
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 213 g

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5
2 years older
$857 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-5 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much less startup delay: 1000 ms vs 2800 ms
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-5 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Lower true resolution: 14 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the NEX-5 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 287 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.4"

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 920k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps) and is much smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs professional size (136×107×76 mm)).

However, on average it has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), doesn't record movies in 24p, has much more startup delay (2800 ms vs 400 ms), has a much smaller sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism).

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
2 years newer
$739 - $997 (body only)
$1,099 - $1,297 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (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)
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the D7200 and DSC-RX100

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,229k dots

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$289 - $549 (body only)
$334 - $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: $289.00 vs $368.00