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

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a much larger sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), is slightly less noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 246 ISO), has slightly better image quality (66.0 vs 56.0), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 922k dots) and has slightly more color depth (22.6 bits vs 21.3 bits).

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), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p and has slightly more startup delay (2800 ms vs 1800 ms).

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$449 - $451

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

  • Has a touch screen
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much less startup delay: 1500 ms vs 2800 ms

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

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • More noise at high ISO: 246 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Much lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the S120 and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • In-camera HDR
  • Popularity: 13.320.248 vs 21.177.355
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot S120 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$331 - $398

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

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

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
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$499

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

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (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: 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: 12.012.314 vs 21.177.355
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot G16 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
1 year newer
$798 - $799

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

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

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
  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 495 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Supports RAW
arrow Compare the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III vs the Cybershot DSC-RX100

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
  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 483 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Supports RAW
arrow Compare the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II vs the Cybershot DSC-RX100

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20
7 months newer
$601

Significant advantages of the x20 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the x20 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much smaller sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the x20 and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix x20 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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 127x74x54 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 significantly more startup delay (2800 ms vs 1100 ms).

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
1 year newer
$749 - $799

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

  • 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)

  • Shoots much slower: 5.2 fps vs 10 fps
  • Significantly larger: Standard size 116x74x66 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Less dynamic range: 10.8 EV vs 12.4 EV

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and DSC-RX100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.0 vs f/1.8
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 3.6x
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
4 months older
$528 - $549

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

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

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

  • Shoots much slower: 1.9 fps vs 10 fps
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much worse macro capability: 20 cm vs 5 cm

common strengths of the G1X and DSC-RX100

  • Great zoom: 4x vs 3.6x
  • Good wide angle: 28 mm vs 28 mm
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1
3 months newer
$2,698 - $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
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 2,534 ISO vs 390 ISO

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

  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Less zoom: 1x vs 3.6x

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
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 vs the Cybershot DSC-RX100

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
7 months newer
$1,298 - $1,299

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X100s (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3.0"
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the X100s and DSC-RX100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.0 vs f/1.8
  • Fast continuous shooting: 6 fps vs 10 fps
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix X100s vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
10 months newer
$697 - $699

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

  • Much less startup delay: 160 ms vs 2800 ms
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Larger sensor: APS-C 23.7x15.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the GR and DSC-RX100

  • Good wide angle: 28 mm vs 28 mm
  • Fairly small: Compact 117x61x35 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,229k dots
arrow Compare the Ricoh GR vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$730 - $1,197

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

  • Many more focus points: 49 vs 25
  • Larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • 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"
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the X100 and DSC-RX100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.0 vs f/1.8
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix X100 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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 768k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), creates panoramas in-camera, is more popular and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 1,018 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 76.0), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$598 (body only)
$748 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)

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

common strengths of the A6000 and DSC-RX100

  • Good dynamic range: 13.1 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Alpha A6000 vs the Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$438 - $448 16-50mm lens

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

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 1,089 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Better image quality: 79.0 vs 66.0
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

  • Good dynamic range: 13 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Alpha A5000 vs the Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6
similar age
$399 - $748 (body only)
$500 - $779 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-6 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 1,018 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Better image quality: 78.0 vs 66.0

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-6 (vs the DSC-RX100)

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

common strengths of the NEX-6 and DSC-RX100

  • Good dynamic range: 13.1 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Alpha NEX-6 vs the Cybershot DSC-RX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
1 year newer
$509 (body only)
$602 - $748 12-32mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GM1 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GM1 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the DMC-GM1 and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 1,036k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • In-camera HDR
  • Fairly small: Compact 98x54x30 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
similar age
$304 (body only)
$311 - $400 22mm lens

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

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a touch screen

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

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

common strengths of the EOS M and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • In-camera HDR
  • Fairly small: Compact 109x66x32 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
arrow Compare the Canon EOS M vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
7 months newer
$489 - $749 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Lower noise at high ISO: 942 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much less startup delay: 1200 ms vs 2800 ms

Significant disadvantages of the NX300 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 768k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NX300 and DSC-RX100

  • Good dynamic range: 12.7 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Samsung NX300 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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 slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 920k 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 much higher boost light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

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 have a touch screen and doesn't take 3D photos.

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

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
arrow Compare the Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V vs the Cybershot DSC-RX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$473 - $535

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

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

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
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
7 months newer
$500

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has a GPS
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the ZS30 (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" 6.2x4.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the ZS30 and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix ZS30 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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 11.5 EV), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 921k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 3.7 fps).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 1,131 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 81.0), doesn't record movies in 24p, has much more startup delay (2800 ms vs 400 ms) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$329 - $567 (body only)
$477 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
  • Significantly better image quality: 81.0 vs 66.0

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

  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size 125x96x76 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D3200 and DSC-RX100

  • Light weight: 505 g vs 213 g
arrow Compare the Nikon D3200 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$499 - $774 (body only)
$200 - $729 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
  • Much larger: Professional size 133x99x79 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the T3i and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100