As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is also often compared to travel zooms, boutiques, mirrorless and super zooms. 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 SX720 HS)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it creates panoramas in-camera, has a slightly longer battery life (330 shots vs 240 shots), is slightly lighter (213 g vs 281 g) and is slightly less expensive ($498.00 vs $609.00).

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 556 ISO), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 25 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps) and significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

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)

  • Significantly heavier: 281 g vs 213 g

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

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

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
3 years newer
$400 - $449

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Worse color depth: 21.5 bits vs 22.6 bits
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 330 shots

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
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×58×31 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)

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
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Significantly heavier: 290 g vs 213 g

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

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

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$569 - $649

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

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

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

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 330 shots
  • Significantly heavier: 304 g vs 213 g

common strengths of the G7 X and DSC-RX100

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Supports RAW
  • 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)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

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

  • Significantly heavier: 298 g vs 213 g

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

Fujifilm XQ2

Fujifilm XQ2
2 years newer
$299

Significant advantages of the XQ2 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the XQ2 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much smaller sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 20 MP
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the XQ2 and DSC-RX100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (100×59×33 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 206 g vs 213 g

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 record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (june 2012 vs february 2016).

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
  • Supports 24p
  • 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
  • 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
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

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)

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

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
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

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
  • 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$318 - $319

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

  • 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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

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

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

  • 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
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS

Canon PowerShot SX710 HS
2 years newer
$293 - $299

Significant advantages of the SX710 HS (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX710 HS (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.2 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 SX710 HS and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 922k 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 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, is older (june 2012 vs september 2014) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

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
$594 - $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
  • More dynamic range: 13.8 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Supports 24p

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 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 slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 79.0), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), has slightly less color depth (22.6 bits vs 23.8 bits) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$347 (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)

  • 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)
  • 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 $498.00

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
3 years newer
$449 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M10 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Lower noise at high ISO: 753 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M10 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Less dynamic range: 11.4 EV vs 12.4 EV

common strengths of the EOS M10 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 301 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), is much smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs large (133×94×127 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP), has a slightly larger sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm) and significantly higher boost light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

However, on average it has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 69.0), has significantly less zoom (3.6x vs 50x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm) and doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
3 years newer
$1,498

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much larger: Large (133×94×127 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Narrower aperture: f/2.4 vs f/1.8
  • Much heavier: 1,051 g vs 213 g

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III and DSC-RX100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.4 vs f/1.8
  • Extremely good image quality: 69.0 vs 66.0
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,229k dots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$448 - $528

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

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 3.6x
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DSC-RX100

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • In-camera HDR
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS