As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is also often compared to travel zooms, mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs 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 has slightly better image quality (66.0 vs 50.0), has slightly more color depth (22.6 bits vs 21.5 bits), has much wider dynamic range (12.4 EV vs 11.7 EV) and has a slightly longer battery life (330 shots vs 240 shots).

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 G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
3 years newer
$399

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)

  • Shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and DSC-RX100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $398.89 vs $434.69

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
  • 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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 350 shots vs 330 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

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

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)

  • None found

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 320 shots vs 330 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
4 years newer
$998 - $1,050

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Many more focus points: 315 vs 25
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and DSC-RX100

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
4 years newer
$429 - $479

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)

  • Shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and DSC-RX100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $429.00 vs $434.69

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$553

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • Significantly smaller sensor: 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 10 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DSC-RX100

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Great battery life: 330 shots vs 330 shots

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 460k dots), takes significantly 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 significantly less zoom (3.6x vs 32.2x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 4 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
$448

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly 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"
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 330 shots

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
3 years newer
$267 - $349

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • 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
  • 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
$368

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly 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"
  • Great battery life: 390 shots vs 330 shots

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
1 year newer
$307

Significant advantages of the HX60 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 28 mm
  • More zoom: 32.2x vs 3.6x
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the HX60 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the HX60 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
$279

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

  • Significantly 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-WX350

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

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

  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

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 921k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and has a built-in flash.

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 75.0), has a much smaller screen (3" vs 3.7"), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$400 (body only)
$365 - $379 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

  • Good dynamic range: 13 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very light: 210 g vs 213 g

Canon EOS M10

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

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

  • Much 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
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 255 shots vs 330 shots

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"

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$450 - $548 (body only)
$582 - $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)

  • 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
  • Good dynamic range: 13.1 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)

Samsung NX2000

Samsung NX2000
1 year newer
$399 20-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX2000 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 908 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Much larger screen: 3.7" vs 3"
  • Significantly better image quality: 75.0 vs 66.0

Significant disadvantages of the NX2000 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NX2000 and DSC-RX100

  • Good dynamic range: 12.3 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Fairly small: Mid size (119×65×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very light: 228 g vs 213 g

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
similar age
$375 - $779 (body only)
$549 - $899 15-45mm lens

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 827 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the EOS M and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact (109×66×32 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 298 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.4"

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 much 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 1,338 ISO), has much lower image quality (66.0 vs 83.0), has significantly less color depth (22.6 bits vs 24.1 bits), has slightly narrower dynamic range (12.4 EV vs 13.9 EV) and has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2").

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year newer
$410 - $597 (body only)
$460 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,338 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much better image quality: 83.0 vs 66.0

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D5300 and DSC-RX100

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Light weight: 480 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $409.95 vs $434.69

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
4 years newer
$373 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3400 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the D3400 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)

common strengths of the D3400 and DSC-RX100

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Very light: 395 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $372.50 vs $434.69

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$378 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,131 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Much less startup delay: 400 ms vs 2800 ms

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

  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Lacks in-camera HDR
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the D3200 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (125×96×77 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 505 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $378.19 vs $434.69

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/3.3), has much better image quality (66.0 vs 41.0), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 460k dots), is much smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs large (130×97×118 mm)) and takes significantly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (3.6x vs 60x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 20 mm), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
3 years newer
$415 - $447

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 3.6x
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and DSC-RX100

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

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

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

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 3.6x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has an external mic jack

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

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$250

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much more zoom: 60x vs 3.6x
  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ70 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much larger: Large (130×97×118 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and DSC-RX100

  • None found