As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is also often compared to boutiques, travel zooms and mirrorless. 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 12,800 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
$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
$401 - $429

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
$549 - $649

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
3 years newer
$948

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Lower noise at high ISO: 562 ISO vs 390 ISO

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

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 IV and DSC-RX100

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,229k dots

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

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"

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
2 years newer
$100 - $698

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

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 - $329

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

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

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
3 years newer
$290 - $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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$251

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

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

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" 6.13x4.6mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 920k 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 slightly 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 significantly 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 slightly less color depth (22.6 bits vs 23.8 bits).

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$296 (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)
$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 $488.00

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"

Nikon 1 J5

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

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

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 1 J5 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact (98×60×32 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 231 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.4"