As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is also often compared to boutiques, travel zooms, mirrorless 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 II) and Canon (such as the PowerShot G9 X 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 slightly higher boost light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

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 25,600 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
$600 - $648

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

  • Supports RAW
  • Large sensors: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
3 years newer
$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)

  • Worse color depth: 21.5 bits vs 22.6 bits

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and DSC-RX100

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$453 - $579

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

  • Lower noise at high ISO: 556 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

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

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

common strengths of the G7 X and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash

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)

  • 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

  • Supports RAW
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
3 years newer
$699

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

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 581 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Supports 24p

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

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and DSC-RX100

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Good color depth: 23 bits vs 22.6 bits

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$426

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

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
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • In-camera panoramas

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has way more more zoom (3.6x vs 1x), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 920k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs standard size (117×81×65 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, doesn't have a screen which flips out, has a marginally smaller sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm) and is older (june 2012 vs september 2014).

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
4 months older
$589

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
  • Much worse macro capability: 20.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the G1X and DSC-RX100

  • Incredible zoom: 4x vs 3.6x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both have in-camera, most cameras like these don't

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
2 years newer
$579 - $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)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 3.6x
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • 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

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
9 months newer
$429

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

  • Better image quality: 80.0 vs 66.0
  • Supports 24p
  • More dynamic range: 13.8 EV vs 12.4 EV

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

  • Much less zoom: 1x vs 3.6x
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

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"

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 much 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 40x), 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)

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$298 - $330

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)

  • 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

  • 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 DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
2 years newer
$298

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

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

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
3 years newer
$379

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 40x vs 3.6x
  • 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
  • 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 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-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
3 years newer
$348

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
  • 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

  • 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-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
10 months newer
$499

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

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has a GPS
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

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
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • 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) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 1,347 ISO), has significantly lower image quality (66.0 vs 82.0), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), has significantly less color depth (22.6 bits vs 24.1 bits) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Alpha A5000

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

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,089 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 79.0 vs 66.0
  • 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

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$548 (body only)
$648 - $698 16-50mm lens

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 82.0 vs 66.0
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

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

  • None found

common strengths of the A6000 and DSC-RX100

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $548.00 vs $444.99

Sony Alpha A5100

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

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 80.0 vs 66.0
  • Supports 24p

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the A5100 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 224 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.4" 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 slightly 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 1,385 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 82.0), doesn't record movies in 24p, has much more startup delay (2800 ms vs 400 ms) and has a much smaller sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$299 (body only)
$349 - $397 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,385 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less startup delay: 400 ms vs 2800 ms

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

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the D3300 and DSC-RX100

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$289 (body only)
$360 - $399 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 755 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Less dynamic range: 11.3 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • 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: $288.69 vs $444.99