As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is also often compared to travel zooms, boutiques, mirrorless, 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 G9 X Mark II)

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 ($396.69 vs $748.00) and is more popular.

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

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X
3 years newer
$389 - $399

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

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
4 years newer
$449

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

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

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

  • 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)

  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Much 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

  • Built-in flashes
  • 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
$998 - $1,050

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

  • Much better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has a flip-out screen

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)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
3 years newer
$832 - $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
  • Much 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

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

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
  • 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-WX500

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

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

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

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-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
3 years newer
$368

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

  • Significantly 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

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60
1 year newer
$284

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

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
3 years newer
$260 - $349

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

  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Significantly more zoom: 40x vs 3.6x
  • 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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50
2 years newer
$273 - $399

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

  • Significantly 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 toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 compared to boutique 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 460k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs standard size (117×81×65 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (10 fps vs 1.9 fps).

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).

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$699

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

  • Better image quality: 73.0 vs 66.0
  • Better color depth: 22.9 bits vs 22.6 bits
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Shoots significantly slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the X100 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×75×54 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Thin: 2.1" vs 1.4"
  • Inexpensive: $698.67 vs $396.69

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
4 months older
$550

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

common strengths of the G1X and DSC-RX100

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Light weight: 492 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $549.99 vs $396.69

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), has much wider dynamic range (12.4 EV vs 11.8 EV) and is slightly lighter (213 g vs 285 g).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 1,089 ISO), has much lower image quality (66.0 vs 79.0), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps) and has much less color depth (22.6 bits vs 23.8 bits).

Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000
1 year newer
$447 (body only)
$365 - $379 16-50mm lens

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,089 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • 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

  • Extremely good image quality: 79.0 vs 66.0
  • Excellent color depth: 23.8 bits vs 22.6 bits
  • Excellent dynamic range: 13 EV vs 12.4 EV

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$449 - $548 (body only)
$547 - $648 16-50mm lens

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • 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

  • Extremely good image quality: 82.0 vs 66.0
  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Excellent color depth: 24.1 bits vs 22.6 bits

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
2 years newer
$413 - $429 (body only)
$599 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,169 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 330 shots
  • Heavier: 366 g vs 213 g

common strengths of the M3 and DSC-RX100

  • Extremely good image quality: 72.0 vs 66.0
  • Excellent color depth: 22.8 bits vs 22.6 bits
  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.8 EV vs 12.4 EV

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
similar age
$367 - $779 (body only)
$549 - $899 15-45mm lens

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

  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 827 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Worse color depth: 22.1 bits vs 22.6 bits
  • Less dynamic range: 11.2 EV vs 12.4 EV

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"

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5
2 years newer
$348 - $497 10-30mm lens

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

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

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

  • Worse color depth: 22.1 bits vs 22.6 bits
  • Much worse image quality: 65.0 vs 66.0
  • Significantly shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 330 shots

common strengths of the 1 J5 and DSC-RX100

  • Excellent dynamic range: 12 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×60×32 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Very light: 231 g vs 213 g

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 @ 24fps), has significantly more color depth (22.6 bits vs 21.9 bits), has significantly 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 much more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 1,167 ISO), doesn't record movies in 24p, has much more startup delay (2800 ms vs 400 ms), has a much smaller sensor (1" 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.6x15.6mm) and doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs pentaprism).

Canon EOS Rebel T6

Canon EOS Rebel T6
3 years newer
$328 - $699 (body only)
$375 - $449 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Supports 24p
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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

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

common strengths of the Rebel T6 and DSC-RX100

  • Light weight: 485 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $328.00 vs $396.69

Canon EOS Rebel T5

Canon EOS Rebel T5
1 year newer
$325 (body only)
$350 - $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
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 10 fps

common strengths of the Rebel T5 and DSC-RX100

  • Light weight: 480 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $325.00 vs $396.69

Nikon D7000

Nikon D7000
1 year older
$899 (body only)
$829 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7000 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentaprism vs None
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,167 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Much less startup delay: 400 ms vs 2800 ms

Significant disadvantages of the D7000 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Higher frame rate movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Lacks in-camera HDR

common strengths of the D7000 and DSC-RX100

  • None found

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
9 months newer
$473 (body only)
$439 - $499 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None
  • Significantly 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
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

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

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 much better image quality (66.0 vs 37.0), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 460k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×36 mm) vs professional size (130×93×103 mm)) and takes significantly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (3.6x vs 50x), has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (28 mm vs 24 mm), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX400V

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

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

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 3.6x
  • Significantly better wide angle: 24 mm vs 28 mm
  • Has an external mic jack

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (130×93×103 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots

common strengths of the DSC-HX400V and DSC-RX100

  • Inexpensive: $448.00 vs $396.69

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
similar age
$379

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Better wide angle: 25 mm vs 28 mm

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs Compact (102×58×36 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and DSC-RX100

  • Light weight: 588 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $379.29 vs $396.69