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 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
$399

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

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much less startup delay: 1500 ms vs 2800 ms
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

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
  • In-camera HDR
  • Light weight: 217 g vs 213 g

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

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$348 - $398

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

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Significantly more noise at high ISO: 147 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Much lower true resolution: 10 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$449

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
  • Significantly worse image quality: 54.0 vs 66.0

common strengths of the G16 and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • In-camera HDR
  • Popularity: 8,148,304 vs 11,952,172

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$699

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

  • Lower noise at high ISO: 556 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has a touch screen
  • Much less startup delay: 1500 ms vs 2800 ms

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 a much larger screen (3.0" vs 2.8"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly smaller (compact 101x58x35 mm vs standard size 113x65x70 mm) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

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 slightly more startup delay (2800 ms vs 1900 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)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports 24p
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much worse macro capability: 20 cm vs 5 cm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots

common strengths of the G1X and DSC-RX100

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • In-camera HDR
  • Inexpensive: $399.00 vs $385.29

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
2 years newer
$770 - $898

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
  • Significantly 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

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)

  • 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 larger: Standard size 116x74x66 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Less dynamic range: 10.8 EV vs 12.4 EV

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

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
9 months newer
$329

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

  • Better image quality: 80.0 vs 66.0
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.7mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm

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"

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)

  • Much 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
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 20 MP
  • In-camera panoramas

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$634

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

  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Significantly more focus points: 49 vs 25
  • Supports an external flash

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 3.0"
  • Significantly less zoom: 1x vs 3.6x

common strengths of the X100 and DSC-RX100

  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
  • Inexpensive: $633.92 vs $385.29

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) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 1,089 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 76.0), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 1,200 fps), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

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)

  • Significantly 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

  • Good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • Popularity: 39,180,502 vs 11,952,172
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$435 - $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 Lens

common strengths of the A5000 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact 109x62x35 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Light weight: 210 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

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)

  • Significantly 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

  • Fairly small: Compact 109x62x35 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Light weight: 224 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

Samsung NX Mini

Samsung NX Mini
1 year newer
$207 (body only)
$349 - $459 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

  • Fairly small: Compact 110x61x22 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Light weight: 154 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 0.9" vs 1.4"

Samsung NX300

Samsung NX300
7 months newer
$466 - $570 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NX300 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much less startup delay: 1200 ms vs 2800 ms
  • Takes 3D photos

Significant disadvantages of the NX300 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 768k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NX300 and DSC-RX100

  • Light weight: 280 g vs 213 g
  • Popularity: 7,413,626 vs 11,952,172

Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4
1 year newer
$320 - $375 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J4 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 10 fps
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the J4 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Less dynamic range: 10.7 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Worse color depth: 20.8 bits vs 22.6 bits

common strengths of the J4 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact 99x60x28 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Light weight: 192 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.1" 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 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 take 3D photos and lacks and external mic jack.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
10 months newer
$286 - $368

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Supports an external flash

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
$260

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

  • Has a GPS
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

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
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
1 year newer
$214 - $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

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
1 year newer
$279 - $403

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

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
$290 - $527 (body only)
$379 - $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: $289.95 vs $385.29

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$499 - $539 (body only)
$549 - $599 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
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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
  • Much larger: Professional size 133x99x79 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm

common strengths of the T3i and DSC-RX100

  • Inexpensive: $499.00 vs $385.29