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-HX50V) 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 significantly 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 takes significantly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 12 MP).

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 S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$349

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

  • Much less startup delay: 1500 ms vs 2800 ms
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm

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
  • Popularity: 8,326,233 vs 12,138,043

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
  • Good image quality: 67.0 vs 66.0

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

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
  • Good image quality: 67.0 vs 66.0

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$399

Significant advantages of the G16 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much less startup delay: 1800 ms vs 2800 ms
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

Significant disadvantages of the G16 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/1.8" 7.44x5.58mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
  • More noise at high ISO: 230 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Much lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the G16 and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • Popularity: 8,522,898 vs 12,138,043

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$328 - $398

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

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

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
  • Much more startup delay: 3700 ms vs 2800 ms

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Popularity: 4,123,960 vs 12,138,043

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Canon PowerShot G7 X
2 years newer
$559 - $649

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

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

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
  • Good image quality: 71.0 vs 66.0

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 921k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs standard size (113×65×70 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 14.2 MP).

However, on average it has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 80.0), 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 has slightly more startup delay (2800 ms vs 1100 ms).

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
4 months older
$424 - $480

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 644 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much worse macro capability: 20.0 cm vs 5.0 cm

common strengths of the G1X and DSC-RX100

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • In-camera HDR
  • Inexpensive: $423.63 vs $376.49

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
2 years newer
$724 - $798

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 553 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Supports 24p

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
  • 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
  • Good image quality: 67.0 vs 66.0
  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)

Nikon Coolpix A

Nikon Coolpix A
9 months newer
$449 - $656

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,164 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 80.0 vs 66.0
  • Supports 24p

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

  • Good image quality: 80.0 vs 66.0
  • Fairly small: Mid size (111×64×40 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Good color depth: 23.4 bits vs 22.6 bits

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
1 year newer
$749

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 581 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Significantly more zoom: 5x vs 3.6x
  • Has a touch screen

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

  • Significantly worse image quality: 58.0 vs 66.0
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly larger: Standard size (116×74×66 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and DSC-RX100

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Good macro capabilities: 5.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
  • In-camera HDR

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 lower noise at high ISO: 2,534 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Much better image quality: 93.0 vs 66.0
  • Much larger sensor: Full frame 35.8x23.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX1 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly less zoom: 1x vs 3.6x
  • Much worse macro capability: 14.0 cm vs 5.0 cm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DSC-RX1 and DSC-RX100

  • Good image quality: 93.0 vs 66.0
  • Very high resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Good color depth: 25.1 bits vs 22.6 bits

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 1,079 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 77.0), 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 A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$289 (body only)
$398 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
    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
$548 (body only)
$648 - $698 16-50mm lens

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

  • 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

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 213 g
  • Popularity: 35,305,764 vs 12,138,043

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
2 years newer
$348 - $548 (body only)
$498 16-50mm lens

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

  • Lower noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Better image quality: 80.0 vs 66.0
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • 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)
  • Light weight: 224 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.4"

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N
9 months older
$450 (body only)
$803 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-5N (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-5N (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NEX-5N and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact (111×59×38 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 269 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.5" vs 1.4"

Nikon 1 J4

Nikon 1 J4
1 year newer
$499 - $700 10-100mm 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
  • Has interchangeable lenses

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

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

common strengths of the J4 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact (100×60×29 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 192 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 1.1" vs 1.4"

Samsung NX Mini

Samsung NX Mini
1 year newer
$371 (body only)
$275 - $479 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
    1. Lens
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the Mini and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact (110×62×23 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Light weight: 154 g vs 213 g
  • Thin: 0.9" 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 slightly 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" 6.17x4.55mm) and much higher boost light sensitivity (25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO).

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-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
10 months newer
$293 - $348

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

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

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
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • In-camera HDR

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

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

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V (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-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 Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 330 shots

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$252

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

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

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" 6.13x4.6mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • In-camera HDR

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
1 year newer
$198 - $228

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 resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and DSC-RX100

  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70)
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) (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-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) and DSC-RX100

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

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2 years newer
$328

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot 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 Cyber-shot 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 Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Fast continuous shooting: 10 fps vs 10 fps
  • Great battery life: 360 shots vs 330 shots

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 11.2 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 4 fps).

However, on average it is significantly more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 1,131 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 81.0), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and has much more startup delay (2800 ms vs 400 ms).

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$300 - $547 (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)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 10 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the D3200 and DSC-RX100

  • Inexpensive: $299.95 vs $376.49

Canon Rebel T5i

Canon Rebel T5i
9 months newer
$465 - $650 (body only)
$589 - $650 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T5i (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Lower noise at high ISO: 681 ISO vs 390 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the T5i (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Less dynamic range: 11.2 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Worse color depth: 21.7 bits vs 22.6 bits

common strengths of the T5i and DSC-RX100

  • None found