As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is also often compared to boutiques, travel zooms, mirrorless, super 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-HX80) and Canon (such as the PowerShot G9 X and the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, compared to other pro digicam competitors the Sony DSC-RX100 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.

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
3 years newer
$389 - $399

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)

  • Shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and DSC-RX100

  • Built-in flashes

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
4 years newer
$998 - $1,050

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

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • 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

  • Built-in flashes
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,229k dots

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

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
  • Significantly 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-RX10

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

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

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

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)
  • Significantly 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), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs standard size (116×74×66 mm)), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 5.2 fps), has much more color depth (22.6 bits vs 21.7 bits) and has much wider dynamic range (12.4 EV vs 10.8 EV).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (june 2012 vs february 2014) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs optical).

Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II
3 years newer
$565 - $590

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

  • Much better image quality: 80.0 vs 66.0
  • More dynamic range: 13.7 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Better color depth: 23.6 bits vs 22.6 bits

Significant disadvantages of the GR II (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Shoots significantly slower: 4 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the GR II and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×63×35 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very light: 251 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

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)

  • Less dynamic range: 10.8 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Worse color depth: 21.7 bits vs 22.6 bits
  • 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

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
4 months older
$498

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)

  • Less dynamic range: 10.8 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Worse color depth: 21.7 bits vs 22.6 bits
  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
2 years newer
$569 - $798

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)

  • Worse color depth: 22.3 bits vs 22.6 bits
  • No built-in flash

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)
  • Very 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 much better image quality (66.0 vs 44.0), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 922k 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 significantly less zoom (3.6x vs 32.2x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 4 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
$448

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly 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
  • 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 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
$368

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the DSC-RX100)

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

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Great battery life: 390 shots vs 330 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$319

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

  • Significantly 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
  • 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

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
1 year newer
$300 - $306

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

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

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
3 years newer
$251 - $349

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly more zoom: 40x vs 3.6x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much 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 PowerShot SX720 HS and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
2 years newer
$348

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 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 DSC-WX500 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

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 is much more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 1,089 ISO), has much lower image quality (66.0 vs 79.0), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps) and has much less color depth (22.6 bits vs 23.8 bits).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$450 - $498 (body only)
$579 - $598 16-50mm lens

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • 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

  • Extremely good image quality: 82.0 vs 66.0
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Excellent color depth: 24.1 bits vs 22.6 bits

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$447 (body only)
$365 - $379 16-50mm lens

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,089 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

  • Extremely good image quality: 79.0 vs 66.0
  • Excellent color depth: 23.8 bits vs 22.6 bits
  • Excellent dynamic range: 13 EV vs 12.4 EV

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5
2 years newer
$369 - $497 10-30mm lens

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

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 10 fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

  • Worse color depth: 22.1 bits vs 22.6 bits
  • Much worse image quality: 65.0 vs 66.0
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the 1 J5 and DSC-RX100

  • Excellent dynamic range: 12 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×60×32 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very light: 231 g vs 213 g

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
2 years newer
$398 (body only)
$498 16-50mm lens

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

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

common strengths of the A5100 and DSC-RX100

  • Extremely good image quality: 80.0 vs 66.0
  • Excellent color depth: 23.8 bits vs 22.6 bits
  • Excellent dynamic range: 13 EV vs 12.4 EV

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/3.3), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 921k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs professional size (130×93×103 mm)), 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 way more less zoom (3.6x vs 60x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$398 - $448

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

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 3.6x
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

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

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DSC-RX100

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
4 years newer
$502 - $623

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 41.7x vs 3.6x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

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

  • None found

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
3 years newer
$369 - $447

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 3.6x
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and DSC-RX100

  • None found

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 significantly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 920k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3 fps) and creates panoramas in-camera.

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 83.0), has significantly less color depth (22.6 bits vs 24.2 bits), has slightly narrower dynamic range (12.4 EV vs 13.7 EV) and has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2").

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$318 - $699 (body only)
$367 - $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
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 10 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and DSC-RX100

  • Light weight: 485 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $318.00 vs $396.69

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
8 months newer
$661 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,256 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much better image quality: 83.0 vs 66.0

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

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (136×107×76 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)

common strengths of the D7100 and DSC-RX100

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Very high resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots