As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is also often compared to boutiques, travel zooms, mirrorless and super zooms. The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100's top rivals come from Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-LX100 II and the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)) and Canon (such as the PowerShot SX740 HS and the PowerShot G9 X Mark II)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, compared to other pro digicam competitors the Sony DSC-RX100 has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), 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 doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
4 years newer
$429 - $828

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)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 235 shots vs 330 shots

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

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
3 years newer
$379 - $391

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)

  • 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
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Inexpensive: $379.00 vs $368.00

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
1 year newer
$648 - $782

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

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • None found

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

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
1 year newer
$548

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

  • 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

  • Large sensors: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
1 year newer
$798 - $1,198

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (129×88×102 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 813 g vs 213 g

common strengths of the DSC-RX10 and DSC-RX100

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Shorter battery life: 260 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) and DSC-RX100

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

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), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 24fps), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs standard size (116×74×66 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 14.2 MP) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 5.2 fps).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (3.6x vs 5x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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6 years newer
$998

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

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

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

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 3.6x
  • Significantly thicker: 2.5" vs 1.4"
  • Heavier: 392 g vs 213 g

common strengths of the Lumix DC-LX100 II and DSC-RX100

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.8
  • Great zoom: 3.1x vs 3.6x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
4 months older
$626

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

  • Much more zoom: 4x vs 3.6x
  • 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
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 1.9 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the G1X and DSC-RX100

  • Incredible zoom: 4x vs 3.6x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
1 year newer
$799

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

  • Much more zoom: 5x vs 3.6x
  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen

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

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Larger: Standard size (116×74×66 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Shoots significantly slower: 5.2 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and DSC-RX100

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/1.8
  • Incredible zoom: 5x vs 3.6x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

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 922k dots), takes much higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP), has a significantly larger sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm) and slightly longer exposures (30 seconds vs 4 seconds).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (10 fps vs 40 fps).

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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6 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 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 SX740 HS and DSC-RX100

  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $368.00

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
  • Much 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

  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $368.00

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Shoots much faster: 40 fps vs 10 fps
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (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-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and DSC-RX100

  • None found

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$279

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

  • Much 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

  • Inexpensive: $279.00 vs $368.00

Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90)

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4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) (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 DC-ZS70 (Lumix DC-TZ90) and DSC-RX100

  • None found

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
1 year newer
$527

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

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

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

  • None found

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), shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 5.8 fps), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs LIVEMOS) and is slightly lighter (213 g vs 301 g).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p, has much more startup delay (2800 ms vs 500 ms) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7
2 years newer
$536 12-32mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GF7 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GF7 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the DMC-GF7 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 266 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.4"

Olympus PEN E-PL7

Olympus PEN E-PL7
2 years newer
$465 (body only)
$681 12-42mm, 40-150mm lenses

Significant advantages of the E-PL7 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much less startup delay: 500 ms vs 2800 ms
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the E-PL7 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: LIVEMOS vs CMOS
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the E-PL7 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×67×38 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 309 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.4"

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
3 years newer
$695 - $798 (body only)
$794 - $898 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the DSC-RX100)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly heavier: 404 g vs 213 g

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×49 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 404 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $695.19 vs $368.00

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
3 years newer
$399 15-45mm lens

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • Shoots slower: 4.6 fps vs 10 fps

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 A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$436 16-50mm lens

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

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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
  • Shoots significantly slower: 3.5 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the A5000 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very light: 210 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$428 - $448 (body only)
$518 - $548 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the DSC-RX100)

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

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
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 213 g

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 a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 460k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs large (130×94×119 mm)), takes much higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP) and has a significantly larger sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3.6x vs 60x), has a much narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 20 mm), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and is older (june 2012 vs december 2016).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$398

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

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • 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
  • Significantly 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

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 660 g vs 213 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly 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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 652 g vs 213 g

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
4 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and DSC-RX100

  • Light weight: 616 g vs 213 g

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
8 months newer
$204

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.9 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Thin: 4.1" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 650 g vs 213 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ70
1 year newer
$529

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

  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 28 mm
  • Longer battery life: 400 shots vs 330 shots
  • 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 lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×97×118 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-FZ70 and DSC-RX100

  • Light weight: 606 g vs 213 g