As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, travel zooms and super zooms. The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V) and Canon (such as the PowerShot G9 X Mark II 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 has a slightly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs professional size (129×88×102 mm)), has a slightly longer battery life (330 shots vs 235 shots) and is thinner (1.4" vs 4").

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't have a screen which flips out and lacks and external mic jack.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
1 year newer
$510 - $748

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

  • Significantly 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
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
4 years newer
$369 - $429

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
  • 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
$534

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

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

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the G7 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
2 years older
$496 - $498

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 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: 20.9 MP vs 20 MP

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
4 years newer
$998 - $1,010

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Shoots much faster: 24 fps vs 10 fps

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

  • Much 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
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,229k dots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
1 year newer
$798 - $1,097

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (129×88×102 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Much heavier: 813 g vs 213 g

common strengths of the DSC-RX10 and DSC-RX100

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

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 compared to other compact competitors include: it has a built-in flash, has a much larger screen (3" vs 2") and has better image stabilization (lens vs digital).

However, on average it is significantly larger (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs super compact (65×45×35 mm)), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (10 fps vs 30 fps), lacks and external mic jack and is older (june 2012 vs september 2017).

GoPro Hero6 Black

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5 years newer
$498

Significant advantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly smaller: Super compact (65×45×35 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Shoots much faster: 30 fps vs 10 fps

Significant disadvantages of the Hero6 Black (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • No built-in flash
  • Much smaller screen: 2" vs 3"
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Digital
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the Hero6 Black 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 a slightly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs standard size (117×81×65 mm)), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.9 fps) and is thinner (1.4" vs 2.6").

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack, users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and is older (june 2012 vs september 2014).

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
4 months older
$695

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

  • Much more zoom: 4x vs 3.6x
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Shoots much slower: 1.9 fps vs 10 fps
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the G1X and DSC-RX100

  • Incredible zoom: 4x vs 3.6x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Built-in flashes

Fujifilm X100F

Fujifilm X100F
4 years newer
$1,050 - $1,299

Significant advantages of the X100F (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the X100F (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly heavier: 469 g vs 213 g

common strengths of the X100F and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×75×52 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Thin: 2" vs 1.4"
  • Built-in flashes

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
2 years newer
$538 - $598

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

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

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

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 3.6x
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and DSC-RX100

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.8
  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 3.6x
  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 460k dots) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (10 fps vs 60 fps) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 16-50mm lens

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has a flip-out screen

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
$593 (body only)

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

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports an external flash

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
  • No built-in flash

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"

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
2 years newer
$363 - $448 (body only)
$450 - $548 16-50mm lens

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

  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (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 A5100 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very light: 224 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1
8 months older
$832 10-30mm, 30-110mm lenses

Significant advantages of the J1 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 10 fps
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the J1 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 10 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the J1 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact (106×61×30 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 277 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.2" vs 1.4"

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$498 16-50mm lens

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

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

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very light: 210 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.4" 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/3.4), 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 (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 8 seconds).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (june 2012 vs may 2016) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
2 years newer
$367

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

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

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

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DSC-RX100

  • Inexpensive: $366.79 vs $403.11

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)

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
1 year newer
$268 - $345

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

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

  • Inexpensive: $268.00 vs $403.11

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
3 years newer
$199 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 and DSC-RX100

  • Inexpensive: $199.00 vs $403.11

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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6 years newer
$338 - $399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 922k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and DSC-RX100

  • Inexpensive: $338.00 vs $403.11

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
3 years newer
$179 - $249

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX620 HS (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.2 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 922k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the PowerShot SX620 HS and DSC-RX100

  • Inexpensive: $179.49 vs $403.11

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.4), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 461k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), takes much higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP) and has a much larger sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (3.6x vs 83.3x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a screen which flips out, lacks and external mic jack and is older (june 2012 vs march 2015).

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
2 years newer
$458 - $597

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

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

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

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots

common strengths of the P900 and DSC-RX100

  • Inexpensive: $458.00 vs $403.11

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS

Canon PowerShot SX540 HS
3 years newer
$399 - $426

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX540 HS (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the PowerShot SX540 HS and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (120×82×92 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very light: 442 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 3.6" vs 1.4"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

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

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

  • Significantly 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)

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

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