As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. 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 much larger sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm), has slightly better image quality (66.0 vs 56.0), 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) and has slightly wider dynamic range (12.4 EV vs 11.9 EV).

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 have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$349

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 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 20 MP
  • Worse image quality: 56.0 vs 66.0

common strengths of the S120 and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Popularity: 8,606,548 vs 12,582,862

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
  • Good image quality: 67.0 vs 66.0

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
  • Good image quality: 67.0 vs 66.0

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$399

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly less startup delay: 1800 ms vs 2800 ms
  • 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 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 20 MP
  • More noise at high ISO: 230 ISO vs 390 ISO

common strengths of the G16 and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Popularity: 8,237,057 vs 12,582,862

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$328 - $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 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much lower true resolution: 10 MP vs 20 MP
  • Significantly more noise at high ISO: 147 ISO vs 390 ISO

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • In-camera panoramas

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$649

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

  • Lower noise at high ISO: 556 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • 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
  • Good image quality: 71.0 vs 66.0

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 significantly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 921k dots), is slightly smaller (compact 101x58x35 mm vs standard size 113x65x70 mm), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 14.2 MP).

However, on average it slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p, has significantly more startup delay (2800 ms vs 1100 ms) and is slightly more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 1,164 ISO).

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
4 months older
$399

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)

  • 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 cm vs 5 cm

common strengths of the G1X and DSC-RX100

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • In-camera HDR
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $374.69

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
9 months newer
$449 - $669

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.7mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • Fairly small: Mid size 111x64x40 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Light weight: 299 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.4"

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
1 year newer
$749

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

  • Significantly 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)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly larger: Standard size 116x74x66 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Shoots significantly slower: 5.2 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and DSC-RX100

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Good macro capabilities: 5 cm vs 5 cm
  • In-camera HDR

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
2 years newer
$755 - $798

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Supports 24p
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

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
  • Fairly small: Mid size 115x66x55 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1
3 months newer
$2,798

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

  • Significantly better image quality: 93.0 vs 66.0
  • Much larger sensor: Full frame 35.8x23.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Has an external mic jack

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

  • Significantly less zoom: 1x vs 3.6x
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Much worse macro capability: 14 cm vs 5 cm

common strengths of the DSC-RX1 and DSC-RX100

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR

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 in-camera HDR.

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 80.0), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and has significantly more startup delay (2800 ms vs 1900 ms).

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$291 (body only)
$398 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 Lens

common strengths of the A5000 and DSC-RX100

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fairly small: Compact 109x62x35 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 213 g

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: Lens vs Lens
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Popularity: 40,201,713 vs 12,582,862

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
2 years newer
$348 (body only)
$492 - $498 16-50mm lens

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

  • Lower noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 80.0 vs 66.0
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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

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

common strengths of the A5100 and DSC-RX100

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fairly small: Compact 109x62x35 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Light weight: 224 g vs 213 g

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N
9 months older
$689 (body only)
$803 16-50mm lens

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

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-5N (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NEX-5N and DSC-RX100

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fairly small: Compact 111x59x38 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 213 g

Samsung NX Mini

Samsung NX Mini
1 year newer
$400 (body only)
$275 - $399 9-27mm lens

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

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the Mini and DSC-RX100

  • In-camera panoramas
  • Fairly small: Compact 110x61x22 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Light weight: 154 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 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" 6.2x4.6mm) and creates panoramas in-camera.

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 take 3D photos.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
10 months newer
$247 - $348

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 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
  • In-camera HDR

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$281

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 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
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

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" 6.2x4.6mm 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
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
1 year newer
$279 - $280

Significant advantages of the SX700 HS (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the SX700 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" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the SX700 HS and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 922k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 330 shots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
1 year newer
$213 - $248

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

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

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX350 (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 1" 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and DSC-RX100

  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • In-camera HDR

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" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) and DSC-RX100

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

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
$279 - $547 (body only)
$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)

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

common strengths of the D3200 and DSC-RX100

  • Light weight: 505 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $279.00 vs $374.69

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$629 (body only)
$549 - $630 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
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the T3i and DSC-RX100

  • None found

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), has much better image quality (66.0 vs 37.0), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 460k dots), is much smaller (compact 101x58x35 mm vs professional size 129x93x103 mm) and takes much higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (3.6x vs 50x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$428

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

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

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

  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
similar age
$340 - $398

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and DSC-RX100

  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 10 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR