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

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 larger sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots), has slightly more color depth (22.6 bits vs 21.3 bits), takes significantly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 12 MP) and creates panoramas in-camera.

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.

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$314 - $349

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

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

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

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 20 MP
  • Worse color depth: 21.3 bits vs 22.6 bits

common strengths of the S120 and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • Popularity: 7,338,258 vs 11,826,715

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
  • 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: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Supports RAW
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots

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)

  • 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 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Supports RAW
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$399

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much less startup delay: 1800 ms vs 2800 ms
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 20 MP
  • Worse color depth: 21 bits vs 22.6 bits

common strengths of the G16 and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • Popularity: 8,289,225 vs 11,826,715

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$328

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

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

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

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much more startup delay: 3700 ms vs 2800 ms
  • Significantly more noise at high ISO: 147 ISO vs 390 ISO

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Popularity: 3,934,036 vs 11,826,715

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$469 - $649

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

  • Much less startup delay: 1500 ms vs 2800 ms
  • 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
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the G7 X and DSC-RX100

  • Very large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Supports RAW
  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots

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 slightly more zoom (3.6x vs 1x), has a slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.8"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 460k dots) and is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs standard size (127×75×54 mm)).

However, on average it has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 73.0), doesn't record movies in 24p, is much more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 1,001 ISO), doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a slightly smaller sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.7mm).

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
4 months older
$405

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 644 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much worse macro capability: 20.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

common strengths of the G1X and DSC-RX100

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • In-camera HDR
  • Each has a built-in flash

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
9 months newer
$624

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,164 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 80.0 vs 66.0
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly less zoom: 1x vs 3.6x

common strengths of the Coolpix A and DSC-RX100

  • Good image quality: 80.0 vs 66.0
  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×64×40 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Good color depth: 23.4 bits vs 22.6 bits

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
2 years newer
$730 - $798

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 553 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 12.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • Heavier: 393 g vs 213 g

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX100 and DSC-RX100

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.8
  • Good image quality: 67.0 vs 66.0
  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$645

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,001 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Better image quality: 73.0 vs 66.0
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm

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"
  • Significantly less zoom: 1x vs 3.6x

common strengths of the X100 and DSC-RX100

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/1.8
  • Good image quality: 73.0 vs 66.0
  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×75×54 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 has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 460k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 1,347 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 79.0), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and has slightly more startup delay (2800 ms vs 2000 ms).

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$274 (body only)
$440 - $448 16-50mm lens

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

  • Better image quality: 79.0 vs 66.0
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 213 g
  • Popularity: 34,625,689 vs 11,826,715

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)

  • Lower noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Better image quality: 80.0 vs 66.0
  • 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

  • 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"

Samsung NX3000

Samsung NX3000
1 year newer
$300 - $360 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX3000 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Significantly less startup delay: 2000 ms vs 2800 ms

Significant disadvantages of the NX3000 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NX3000 and DSC-RX100

  • Light weight: 230 g vs 213 g

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
similar age
$240 (body only)
$315 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a touch screen

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. 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

  • Fairly small: Compact (109×66×32 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" 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 a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 921k 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 significantly 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 record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
10 months newer
$293 - $298

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Takes 3D photos
  • 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
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 330 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
2 years newer
$428

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V (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-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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 330 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$247

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Takes 3D photos
  • 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
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • In-camera panoramas

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
2 years newer
$328

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot 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 Cyber-shot 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 Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 330 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (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 DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
2 years newer
$297 - $327

Significant advantages of the Coolpix S9900 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • 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 S9900 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.7 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 Coolpix S9900 and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • Popularity: 3,760,981 vs 11,826,715

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 slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 921k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 4 fps) and has in-camera HDR.

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), takes slightly lower resolution photos (20 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't record movies in 24p and has much more startup delay (2800 ms vs 500 ms).

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$289 (body only)
$400 - $447 18-55mm lens

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,131 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Significantly better image quality: 81.0 vs 66.0

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

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 10 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D3200 and DSC-RX100

  • Inexpensive: $289.00 vs $389.99

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$479 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 793 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Shoots much slower: 3.7 fps vs 10 fps
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Less dynamic range: 11.5 EV vs 12.4 EV

common strengths of the T3i and DSC-RX100

  • Inexpensive: $478.99 vs $389.99

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
4 months newer
$410 - $497 (body only)
$489 - $500 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,284 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much better image quality: 84.0 vs 66.0

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (129×98×78 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)

common strengths of the D5200 and DSC-RX100

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Inexpensive: $410.00 vs $389.99