As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, travel zooms, entry-level DSLRs and super zooms. The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot RX100 II and the Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V) and Canon (such as the PowerShot S120 and the PowerShot G1X)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a much larger sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm), is slightly less noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 246 ISO), has significantly better image quality (66.0 vs 54.0), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 461k dots) and has significantly more color depth (22.6 bits vs 21 bits).

However, on average it doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 240 fps), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 12,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't record movies in 24p and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II
1 year newer
$698

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

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

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

  • None found

common strengths of the RX100 II and DSC-RX100

  • Very large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Relatively low noise at high ISO: 483 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Supports RAW
arrow Compare the Cyber-shot RX100 II vs the Cybershot DSC-RX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7
similar age
$398

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

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much worse image quality: 50.0 vs 66.0
  • Much lower true resolution: 10 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the DMC-LX7 and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • In-camera panoramas
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year newer
$449 - $450

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

  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None

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

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/1.7" 7.6x5.7mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 20 MP
  • Significantly worse image quality: 56.0 vs 66.0

common strengths of the S120 and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • In-camera HDR
  • Popularity: 13,477,816 vs 22,648,528
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot S120 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20
7 months newer
$401 - $598

Significant advantages of the x20 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the x20 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much smaller sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the x20 and DSC-RX100

  • Large sensors: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Supports RAW
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix x20 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot S110

Canon PowerShot S110
3 months newer
$235 - $250

Significant advantages of the S110 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Supports 24p
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the S110 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much worse image quality: 48.0 vs 66.0
  • Significantly more noise at high ISO: 168 ISO vs 390 ISO

common strengths of the S110 and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • In-camera HDR
  • Popularity: 10,952,615 vs 22,648,528
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot S110 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16
1 year newer
$499

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

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • Records high-speed movies: 240 fps vs None
  • Significantly better macro capability: 1 cm vs 5 cm

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

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/1.8" 7.4x5.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much lower true resolution: 12 MP vs 20 MP
  • Significantly worse image quality: 54.0 vs 66.0

common strengths of the G16 and DSC-RX100

  • Supports RAW
  • In-camera HDR
  • Popularity: 13,902,004 vs 22,648,528
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot G16 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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 slightly larger screen (3.0" vs 2.8"), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 460k dots), is slightly smaller (compact 101x58x35 mm vs standard size 127x74x54 mm) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 73.0), 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 significantly more startup delay (2800 ms vs 1100 ms).

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
4 months older
$549 - $610

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

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Supports 24p
  • Significantly less startup delay: 1900 ms vs 2800 ms

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

  • Shoots much slower: 1.9 fps vs 10 fps
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much worse macro capability: 20 cm vs 5 cm

common strengths of the G1X and DSC-RX100

  • Great zoom: 4x vs 3.6x
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
7 months newer
$1,299

Significant advantages of the X100s (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Supports an external flash
  • Has a viewfinder: Optical vs None

Significant disadvantages of the X100s (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 10 fps
  • Significantly smaller screen: 2.8" vs 3.0"

common strengths of the X100s and DSC-RX100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.0 vs f/1.8
  • Fast continuous shooting: 6 fps vs 10 fps
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix X100s vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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

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

  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Less zoom: 1x vs 3.6x

common strengths of the DSC-RX1 and DSC-RX100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.0 vs f/1.8
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Fast continuous shooting: 5 fps vs 10 fps
arrow Compare the Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 vs the Cybershot DSC-RX100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100
1 year older
$780 - $900

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

  • Many more focus points: 49 vs 25
  • Significantly larger sensor: APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 10 fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps

common strengths of the X100 and DSC-RX100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.0 vs f/1.8
  • Fast continuous shooting: 5 fps vs 10 fps
  • Many focus points: 49 vs 25
arrow Compare the Fujifilm FinePix X100 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Ricoh GR

Ricoh GR
10 months newer
$639

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

  • Much less startup delay: 160 ms vs 2800 ms
  • Better image quality: 78.0 vs 66.0
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

common strengths of the GR and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact 117x61x35 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Ricoh GR vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
1 year newer
$799

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

  • More zoom: 5x vs 3.6x
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has a flip-out screen

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

  • Shoots much slower: 5.2 fps vs 10 fps
  • Significantly larger: Standard size 116x74x66 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Less dynamic range: 10.8 EV vs 12.4 EV

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and DSC-RX100

  • Wide aperture: f/2.0 vs f/1.8
  • Great zoom: 5x vs 3.6x
  • Very good image stabilization: Lens vs Lens
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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 image stabilization (lens vs none), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 16 MP), is slightly lighter (213 g vs 350 g) and is more popular.

However, on average it is slightly more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 1,016 ISO), has slightly lower image quality (66.0 vs 77.0), doesn't have a viewfinder (none vs digital), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (6,400 ISO vs 25,600 ISO) and doesn't record movies in 24p.

Sony Alpha NEX-6

Sony Alpha NEX-6
similar age
$494 - $748 (body only)
$665 - $898 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-6 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 1,018 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None
  • Better image quality: 78.0 vs 66.0

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-6 (vs the DSC-RX100)

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

common strengths of the NEX-6 and DSC-RX100

  • Good dynamic range: 13.1 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Alpha NEX-6 vs the Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Alpha NEX-3N
8 months newer
$320 (body only)
$450 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-3N (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 1,067 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Supports 24p

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-3N (vs the DSC-RX100)

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

common strengths of the NEX-3N and DSC-RX100

  • Good dynamic range: 12.5 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Alpha NEX-3N vs the Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony NEX-5N

Sony NEX-5N
9 months older

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

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 1,079 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO

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

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

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

  • Good dynamic range: 12.7 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the NEX-5N vs the Cybershot DSC-RX100

Nikon 1 J1

Nikon 1 J1
8 months older
$198 10-30mm lens

Significant advantages of the J1 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 10 fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 1,200 fps vs None
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the J1 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Less dynamic range: 11 EV vs 12.4 EV

common strengths of the J1 and DSC-RX100

  • Fairly small: Compact 106x61x29 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • Light weight: 277 g vs 213 g
  • Each has a built-in flash
arrow Compare the Nikon 1 J1 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year newer
$648 (body only)
$798 16-50mm lens

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

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 1,347 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 82.0 vs 66.0
  • Many more focus points: 179 vs 25

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

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

common strengths of the A6000 and DSC-RX100

  • Good dynamic range: 13.1 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24.3 MP vs 20 MP
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Alpha A6000 vs the Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony NEX-7

Sony NEX-7
9 months older
$749 (body only)
$1,014 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the NEX-7 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 1,016 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 81.0 vs 66.0
  • Has a viewfinder: Digital vs None

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-7 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Heavier: 350 g vs 213 g

common strengths of the NEX-7 and DSC-RX100

  • Good dynamic range: 13.4 EV vs 12.4 EV
  • Capture very high resolution images: 24 MP vs 20 MP
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the NEX-7 vs the Cybershot DSC-RX100

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 significantly better image quality (66.0 vs 54.0), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 460k dots), takes much higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP) and has much more color depth (22.6 bits vs 20.7 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, doesn't have a touch screen and is significantly more noisy at high ISO (390 ISO vs 622 ISO).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V
10 months newer
$345 - $398

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

  • Has a GPS
  • More zoom: 30x vs 3.6x
  • Takes 3D photos

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

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the DSC-HX50V and DSC-RX100

  • Very high resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V vs the Cybershot DSC-RX100

Panasonic Lumix ZS30

Panasonic Lumix ZS30
7 months newer
$329 - $399

Significant advantages of the ZS30 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Has a GPS
  • Has a touch screen
  • Takes 3D photos

Significant disadvantages of the ZS30 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the ZS30 and DSC-RX100

  • Very high resolution screens: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix ZS30 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60
1 year newer
$526 - $547

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

  • Has a GPS
  • More zoom: 30x vs 3.6x
  • Takes 3D photos

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

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.1x4.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.8 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the DMC-TZ60 and DSC-RX100

  • Very high resolution screens: 920k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300
8 months newer
$230 - $328

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Takes 3D photos
  • Significantly longer battery life: 500 shots vs 330 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX300 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the DSC-WX300 and DSC-RX100

  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
arrow Compare the Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 vs the Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
1 year newer
$278

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 smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the DSC-WX350 and DSC-RX100

  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
  • In-camera HDR
  • In-camera panoramas
arrow Compare the Cyber-shot DSC-WX350 vs the Cybershot DSC-RX100

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 11.5 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 3.7 fps).

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), doesn't record movies in 24p, has much more startup delay (2800 ms vs 400 ms) and doesn't have a screen which flips out.

Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200
similar age
$497 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3200 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 23.2x15.4mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much lower noise at high ISO: 1,131 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Significantly better image quality: 81.0 vs 66.0

Significant disadvantages of the D3200 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much larger: Prosumer size 125x96x76 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the D3200 and DSC-RX100

  • Light weight: 505 g vs 213 g
  • Inexpensive: $496.95 vs $535.79
arrow Compare the Nikon D3200 vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
1 year older
$499 - $749 (body only)
$550 - $600 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much larger sensor: APS-C 22.3x14.9mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Significantly lower noise at high ISO: 793 ISO vs 390 ISO
  • Has a viewfinder: Pentamirror vs None

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Lower frame rate movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps
  • Much larger: Professional size 133x99x79 mm vs Compact 101x58x35 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs Lens

common strengths of the T3i and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Inexpensive: $439.95 vs $535.79
arrow Compare the Canon Rebel T3i vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.4), has much better image quality (66.0 vs 47.0), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,229k dots vs 461k dots), is much smaller (compact 101x58x35 mm vs professional size 130x93x103 mm) and takes much higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (3.6x vs 50x), has a slightly 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 has significantly more startup delay (2800 ms vs 2000 ms).

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
3 months newer
$399 - $400

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 3.6x
  • Supports 24p
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX50 HS (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/1.8
  • Much worse image quality: 47.0 vs 66.0
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the PowerShot SX50 HS and DSC-RX100

  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR
  • RAW support
arrow Compare the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS vs the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300
8 months newer
$398 - $400

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much more zoom: 50x vs 3.6x
  • Takes 3D photos
  • Significantly less startup delay: 2000 ms vs 2800 ms

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX300 (vs the DSC-RX100)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.3x4.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.9 MP vs 20 MP
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the DSC-HX300 and DSC-RX100

  • High resolution screens: 921k dots vs 1,229k dots
  • Better sensor types: CMOS vs CMOS
  • In-camera HDR
arrow Compare the Cyber-Shot DSC-HX300 vs the Cybershot DSC-RX100