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-RX100 II and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V) and Canon (such as the PowerShot S120 and the PowerShot G16)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a significantly larger sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm), has slightly better image quality (66.0 vs 56.0), 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) and has slightly wider dynamic range (12.4 EV vs 11.9 EV).

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 S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$391 - $399

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

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

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

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 20 MP
  • Worse image quality: 56.0 vs 66.0

common strengths of the S120 and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • In-camera HDR
  • Light weight: 217 g vs 213 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

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1 year newer
$619 - $648

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: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Supports RAW
  • Good image quality: 67.0 vs 66.0

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

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 Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Supports RAW
  • Good image quality: 67.0 vs 66.0

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$345 - $348

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

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm vs Nikon CX 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

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$449 - $450

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

  • Significantly less startup delay: 1800 ms vs 2800 ms
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

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

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • More noise at high ISO: 230 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Significantly worse image quality: 54.0 vs 66.0

common strengths of the G16 and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • In-camera HDR
  • Popularity: 11,347,589 vs 17,249,739

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$699

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

  • Lower noise at high ISO: 556 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much less startup delay: 1500 ms vs 2800 ms

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 Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Supports RAW
  • Good image quality: 71.0 vs 66.0

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 larger screen (3.0" vs 2.8"), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly smaller (compact 101x58x35 mm vs standard size 113x65x70 mm) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 73.0), 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 slightly more startup delay (2800 ms vs 1900 ms).

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
4 months older
$549 - $1,227

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

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports 24p
  • Less startup delay: 1900 ms vs 2800 ms

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much worse macro capability: 20 cm vs 5 cm
  • Significantly larger: Standard size 117x81x65 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm

common strengths of the G1X and DSC-RX100

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • In-camera HDR
  • Inexpensive: $549.00 vs $399.95

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
9 months newer
$399 - $900

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

  • Significantly better image quality: 80.0 vs 66.0
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.7mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly less zoom: 1x vs 3.6x
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the Coolpix A and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Mid size 111x64x40 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Light weight: 299 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.4"

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
1 year newer
$749

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 5x vs 3.6x
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • Significantly larger: Standard size 116x74x66 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Less dynamic range: 10.8 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Worse color depth: 21.5 bits vs 22.6 bits

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and DSC-RX100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.0 vs f/1.8
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Excellent macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 5 cm

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
2 years newer
$898 - $899

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

  • Higher resolution movies: 3840 x 2160 @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Significantly lower true resolution: 12.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • Significantly heavier: 393 g vs 213 g
  • Thicker: 2.2" vs 1.4"

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX100 and DSC-RX100

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.8
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Very fast continuous shooting: 11 fps vs 10 fps

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1
3 months newer
$2,798

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX1 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much better image quality: 93.0 vs 66.0
  • Much larger sensor: Full frame 35.8x23.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX1 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly less zoom: 1x vs 3.6x
  • Much worse macro capability: 14 cm vs 5 cm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the DSC-RX1 and DSC-RX100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.0 vs f/1.8
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 20 MP

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$671

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

  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Significantly more focus points: 49 vs 25
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3.0"
  • Significantly less zoom: 1x vs 3.6x

common strengths of the X100 and DSC-RX100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.0 vs f/1.8
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR

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), shoots RAW and has a built-in flash.

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 77.0), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and has slightly more startup delay (2800 ms vs 1900 ms).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$448 (body only)
$598 - $600 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)

  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots

common strengths of the A6000 and DSC-RX100

  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Popularity: 48,193,174 vs 17,249,739
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$298 - $400 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 Lens

common strengths of the A5000 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact 109x62x35 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

Samsung NX Mini

Samsung NX Mini
1 year newer
$539 (body only)
$394 - $529 9-27mm lens

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

  • Much longer battery life: 650 shots vs 330 shots
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • 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 Lens
  • No RAW support

common strengths of the Mini and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact 110x61x22 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Light weight: 154 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.4"

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
2 years newer
$348 (body only)
$498 - $650 16-50mm lens

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

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Better image quality: 80.0 vs 66.0
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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

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

common strengths of the A5100 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact 109x62x35 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Light weight: 224 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N
9 months older
$299 - $689 (body only)
$803 16-50mm lens

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

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

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NEX-5N and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact 111x59x38 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 213 g

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
similar age
$235 (body only)
$315 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a touch screen

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Less dynamic range: 11.2 EV vs 12.4 EV

common strengths of the EOS M and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact 109x66x32 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Thin: 1.3" 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 a significantly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 460k dots), takes much higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP), has a much larger sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm) and creates panoramas in-camera.

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 take 3D photos and lacks and external mic jack.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
10 months newer
$348 - $368

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" 6.2x4.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$260

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

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" 6.1x4.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
1 year newer
$279 - $368

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 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" 6.2x4.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the SX700 HS and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Popularity: 13,213,856 vs 17,249,739

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
1 year newer
$220 - $248

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and DSC-RX100

  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
  • 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 a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 921k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 4 fps) and has in-camera HDR.

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 1,131 ISO), has significantly lower image quality (66.0 vs 81.0), takes slightly lower resolution photos (20 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has much more startup delay (2800 ms vs 500 ms).

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$309 - $527 (body only)
$389 - $447 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.2x15.4mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,131 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

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

  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size 125x96x76 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm

common strengths of the D3200 and DSC-RX100

  • Light weight: 505 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $309.00 vs $399.95

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
4 months newer
$497 (body only)
$597 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,284 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.5x15.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much better image quality: 84.0 vs 66.0

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much larger: Prosumer size 129x98x78 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D5200 and DSC-RX100

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Many focus points: 39 vs 25

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$499 - $550 (body only)
$549 - $630 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 793 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much larger: Professional size 133x99x79 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm

common strengths of the T3i and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots