As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is also often compared to travel zooms, mirrorless, boutiques, 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 G7 X)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it slightly higher boost light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO).

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 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
1 year newer
$648

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

  • Large sensors: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash

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)

  • Worse color depth: 21.5 bits vs 22.6 bits

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X and DSC-RX100

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

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)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

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
  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$445 - $579

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
  • Shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the G7 X and DSC-RX100

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$426

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

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

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

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Significantly more noise at high ISO: 147 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Significantly worse image quality: 50.0 vs 66.0

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • In-camera panoramas

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
3 years newer
$699

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

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 581 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Supports 24p

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

  • None found

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and DSC-RX100

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

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 922k dots), takes much 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 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, slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
2 years newer
$419 - $428

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
  • 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"
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$298 - $326

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
  • 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-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
2 years newer
$298

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX500 (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-WX500 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-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
10 months newer
$499

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

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has a GPS
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

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" 6.17x4.55mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • In-camera HDR

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
3 years newer
$329

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
  • 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
3 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 10 fps
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and DSC-RX100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

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 much more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 1,347 ISO), has significantly lower image quality (66.0 vs 82.0), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), has slightly less color depth (22.6 bits vs 24.1 bits) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$287 (body only)
$398 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)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the A5000 and DSC-RX100

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

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$448 (body only)
$598 16-50mm lens

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

  • Much 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)

  • None found

common strengths of the A6000 and DSC-RX100

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $429.59

Sony Alpha A5100

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

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 80.0 vs 66.0
  • Supports 24p

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the A5100 and DSC-RX100

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

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 920k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs standard size (117×81×65 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 12.7 MP) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.9 fps).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (3.6x vs 4x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out and has a marginally smaller sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs four thirds 18.7x14mm).

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
4 months older
$589

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)

  • Less dynamic range: 10.8 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Much worse macro capability: 20.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the G1X and DSC-RX100

  • Incredible zoom: 4x vs 3.6x
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both have in-camera, most cameras like these don't

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
2 years newer
$579 - $698

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Supports 24p
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much less zoom: 3.1x vs 3.6x
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Heavier: 393 g vs 213 g

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and DSC-RX100

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.8
  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

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 significantly 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 1,131 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 81.0), takes slightly lower resolution photos (20 MP vs 24.1 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
1 year newer
$279 (body only)
$349 - $397 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,385 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less startup delay: 400 ms vs 2800 ms

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the D3300 and DSC-RX100

  • Both shoot high resolution HD movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Both have in-camera panoramic stitching, many cameras like these don't
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×98×76 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
9 months newer
$340 - $399 (body only)
$430 - $499 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Much less startup delay: 600 ms vs 2800 ms
  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 843 ISO vs 390 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the SL1 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Less dynamic range: 11.3 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Worse color depth: 21.8 bits vs 22.6 bits
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the SL1 and DSC-RX100

  • In-camera HDR
  • Very small: Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 1.4"

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$249 (body only)
$309 - $447 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)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 10 fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots

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: $249.00 vs $429.59

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 921k dots), is much smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs large (133×94×127 mm)), takes significantly 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 significantly less zoom (3.6x vs 50x), records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 23 mm), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V
1 year newer
$300 - $448

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

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

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

  • In-camera HDR
  • Long exposures: 30 seconds vs 30 seconds

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
3 years newer
$1,498

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much larger: Large (133×94×127 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Narrower aperture: f/2.4 vs f/1.8
  • Much heavier: 1,051 g vs 213 g

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III and DSC-RX100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.4 vs f/1.8
  • Good image quality: 69.0 vs 66.0
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,229k dots

Nikon Coolpix L840

Nikon Coolpix L840
2 years newer
$169 - $209

Significant advantages of the L840 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • More zoom: 37.2x vs 3.6x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 23 mm vs 28 mm
  • Much longer battery life: 590 shots vs 330 shots

Significant disadvantages of the L840 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (114×89×96 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the L840 and DSC-RX100

  • None found