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 Alpha A5000) 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) and is slightly less expensive ($398.00 vs $698.00).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), has a significantly 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) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
3 years newer
$429

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×58×31 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 209 g vs 213 g

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)

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

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

  • Heavier: 281 g vs 213 g

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • 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
$698

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

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

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Great battery life: 320 shots vs 330 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
4 years newer
$900 - $998

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
  • Many more focus points: 315 vs 25

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Popularity: 7,284 vs 6,411

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$525 - $599

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Popularity: 7,468 vs 6,411

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
3 years newer
$836 - $898

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

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

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

  • Significantly heavier: 298 g vs 213 g

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

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Fairly small: Compact (102×58×41 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Popularity: 9,822 vs 6,411

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 significantly 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 significantly less zoom (3.6x vs 32.2x), 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
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • More zoom: 30x vs 3.6x

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly 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"
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 330 shots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
3 years newer
$348

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • More zoom: 30x vs 3.6x
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly 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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"
  • Great battery life: 390 shots vs 330 shots

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
3 years newer
$250 - $329

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

  • Significantly more zoom: 40x vs 3.6x
  • Significantly 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
  • Significantly 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-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$249 - $289

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • More zoom: 30x vs 3.6x
  • 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
  • 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 HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
1 year newer
$253 - $319

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

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly more zoom: 32.2x vs 3.6x
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • 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-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
2 years newer
$348 - $392

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • More zoom: 30x vs 3.6x
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly 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"
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 330 shots

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 significantly more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 1,089 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 79.0), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have a touch screen and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$449 (body only)
$348 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)

  • 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"

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$398 (body only)
$548 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)

  • 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

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
3 years newer
$816 (body only)
$449 15-45mm lens

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

  • Lower noise at high ISO: 753 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Supports 24p
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

  • Less dynamic range: 11.4 EV vs 12.4 EV

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 A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
2 years newer
$398 (body only)
$548 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
  • 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"

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5
2 years newer
$400 - $1,047 10-100mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 J5 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 10 fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 1 J5 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • None found

common strengths of the 1 J5 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact (98×60×32 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very light: 231 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.3" 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 records higher quality movies (1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't record movies in 24p, doesn't have a screen which flips out, is older (june 2012 vs september 2014) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs tunnel).

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
4 months older
$498

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
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Worse color depth: 21.7 bits vs 22.6 bits

common strengths of the G1X and DSC-RX100

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $498.00 vs $398.00

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
2 years newer
$80 - $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)

  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • No built-in flash

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)
  • Very 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 much more color depth (22.6 bits vs 21.8 bits), has much wider dynamic range (12.4 EV vs 11.3 EV), has a much higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 460k dots) and has image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it is significantly more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 843 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p, has much more startup delay (2800 ms vs 600 ms) and has a much smaller sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm).

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
9 months newer
$337 - $399 (body only)
$400 - $499 18-55mm lens

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

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

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
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the SL1 and DSC-RX100

  • Very small: Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 1.4"
  • Light weight: 407 g vs 213 g

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$310 (body only)
$348 - $399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 755 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the Rebel T5 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Less dynamic range: 11.3 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Worse color depth: 21.9 bits vs 22.6 bits

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DSC-RX100

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $309.95 vs $398.00