As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is also often compared to travel zooms, mirrorless, boutiques and entry-level DSLRs. 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 a slightly longer battery life (330 shots vs 240 shots), is slightly lighter (213 g vs 281 g), is slightly less expensive ($448.00 vs $748.00) and is more popular.

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
$379 - $391

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)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 240 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and DSC-RX100

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×58×31 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very light: 209 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)

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

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

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×38 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • 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)

  • Significantly 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)

  • Significantly heavier: 290 g vs 213 g

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

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Great battery life: 320 shots vs 330 shots

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
4 years newer
$429 - $529

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (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 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

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×58×31 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very light: 206 g vs 213 g

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$450

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

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

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 330 shots
  • Significantly heavier: 304 g vs 213 g

common strengths of the G7 X and DSC-RX100

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (103×60×40 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.4"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
4 years newer
$998 - $1,010

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Shoots much faster: 24 fps vs 10 fps

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

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 330 shots
  • Significantly heavier: 299 g vs 213 g

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

  • Built-in flashes
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Popularity: 176 vs 194

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 significantly 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 is more popular.

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (3.6x vs 35x), 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
  • 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
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

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"
  • 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)

  • 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
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

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"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
3 years newer
$258

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 40x vs 3.6x
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • 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
  • Lower resolution screen: 922k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

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 HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
1 year newer
$343

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
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots

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

Nikon Coolpix A900

Nikon Coolpix A900
3 years newer
$215 - $397

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • More zoom: 35x vs 3.6x

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A900 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/1.8
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix A900 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 - $295

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

  • 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
  • Significantly lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • Significantly 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

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 is slightly lighter (213 g vs 285 g).

However, on average it doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and has much more startup delay (2800 ms vs 2700 ms).

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
3 years newer
$439 15-45mm lens

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

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

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

  • 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
$444 - $498 (body only)
$500 - $598 16-50mm lens

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

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
2 years newer
$448 (body only)
$509 - $548 16-50mm lens

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

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

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

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

common strengths of the A5100 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very light: 224 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$471 16-50mm lens

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

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • 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)
  • Very light: 210 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
similar age
$335 - $679 (body only)
$550 - $599 15-45mm lens

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

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has an external mic jack

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 230 shots vs 330 shots
  • No built-in flash

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"

Fujifilm X-T10

Fujifilm X-T10
2 years newer
$599 (body only)
$793 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T10 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 51,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X-T10 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Lower true resolution: 16 MP vs 20 MP
  • Significantly heavier: 381 g vs 213 g

common strengths of the X-T10 and DSC-RX100

  • Light weight: 381 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.4"
  • Inexpensive: $599.00 vs $448.00

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 compared to boutique competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 460k 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 doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
4 months older
$599 - $1,099

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

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

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

  • Much 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

  • Fairly small: Standard size (117×81×65 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 492 g vs 213 g

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$700

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

  • Supports an external flash
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

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

  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much narrower aperture: f/2 vs f/1.8
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the X100 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×75×54 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Inexpensive: $700.00 vs $448.00
  • Each has a built-in flash

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 slightly larger screen (3" vs 2.7"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 460k dots), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 5 fps).

However, on average it doesn't record movies in 24p, has much more startup delay (2800 ms vs 1900 ms), has a much smaller sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentamirror) and lacks and external mic jack.

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
8 months newer
$632 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SLT A58 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A58 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much smaller screen: 2.7" vs 3"

common strengths of the SLT A58 and DSC-RX100

  • Very fast continuous shooting: 8 fps vs 10 fps
  • Light weight: 492 g vs 213 g

Nikon D3400

Nikon D3400
4 years newer
$326 (body only)
$399 - $497 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Much longer battery life: 1200 shots vs 330 shots

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

  • Light weight: 395 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $325.99 vs $448.00

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$305 - $649 (body only)
$344 - $449 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T6 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and DSC-RX100

  • Light weight: 485 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $304.99 vs $448.00