The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 is mostly gets compared to entry-level DSLRs, mirrorless, super zooms, pro digicams and pro DSLRs. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1's top rivals come from Nikon (such as the D5500 and the D5300) and Sony (such as the SLT A58 and the Cyber-shot DSC-F828)

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-R1 compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and has more storage slots (2 vs 1).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (134k dots vs 921k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes much lower resolution photos (10.1 MP vs 20.1 MP).

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
9 years newer
$475 (body only)

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10.1 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 134k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the D5500 and DSC-R1

  • None found

Sony SLT A58

Sony SLT A58
7 years newer
$330 (body only)

Significant advantages of the SLT A58 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much higher true resolution: 20.1 MP vs 10.1 MP
  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 460k dots vs 134k dots

Significant disadvantages of the SLT A58 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the SLT A58 and DSC-R1

  • None found

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
8 years newer
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24 MP vs 10.1 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 134k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the D5300 and DSC-R1

  • None found

Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300
8 years newer
$473 (body only)
$399 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3300 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 10.1 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 134k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the D3300 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the D3300 and DSC-R1

  • None found

Samsung GX-10

Samsung GX-10
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the GX-10 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None
  • Much smaller: Professional size (142×101×70 mm) vs Large (139×168×97 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the GX-10 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Lower true resolution: 10 MP vs 10.1 MP

common strengths of the GX-10 and DSC-R1

  • None found

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300

Sony Alpha DSLR-A300
2 years newer

Significant advantages of the DSLR-A300 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much larger screen: 2.7" vs 2"
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (131×99×75 mm) vs Large (139×168×97 mm)
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the DSLR-A300 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • Lower true resolution: 10 MP vs 10.1 MP

common strengths of the DSLR-A300 and DSC-R1

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-R1 compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), has more storage slots (2 vs 1) and has a built-in flash.

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (134k dots vs 1,040k dots), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift) and takes significantly lower resolution photos (10.1 MP vs 24 MP).

Canon EOS M3

Canon EOS M3
9 years newer
$364 (body only)
$538 22mm lens

Significant advantages of the M3 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 134k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the M3 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the M3 and DSC-R1

  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon EOS M

Canon EOS M
6 years newer
$469 - $629 (body only)
$649 - $749 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 134k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M (vs the DSC-R1)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the EOS M and DSC-R1

  • None found

Sony Alpha NEX-5

Sony Alpha NEX-5
4 years newer
$593 (body only)

Significant advantages of the NEX-5 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 920k dots vs 134k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the NEX-5 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the NEX-5 and DSC-R1

  • None found

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
11 years newer
$1,098 (body only)
$1,498 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 134k dots
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and DSC-R1

  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony A7

Sony A7
8 years newer
$798 (body only)
$965 - $998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 134k dots
  • Has a flip-out screen

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the A7 and DSC-R1

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-R1 compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a slightly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 36 mm), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD), has a much larger sensor (sigma x3 21.5x14.4mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm), has more storage slots (2 vs 1) and supports an external flash.

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (134k dots vs 921k dots), is significantly larger (large (139×168×97 mm) vs professional size (125×84×102 mm)), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs lens) and takes slightly lower resolution photos (10.1 MP vs 20 MP).

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62
6 years newer

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ62 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Significantly smaller: Prosumer size (120×81×92 mm) vs Large (139×168×97 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ62 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.5" 6.08x4.56mm vs Sigma X3 21.5x14.4mm
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the DMC-FZ62 and DSC-R1

  • Thin: 3.6" vs 3.8"

Canon PowerShot S5 IS

Canon PowerShot S5 IS
1 year newer
$281

Significant advantages of the S5 IS (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (117×80×78 mm) vs Large (139×168×97 mm)
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the S5 IS (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much worse wide angle: 36 mm vs 24 mm
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.5" 5.75x4.31mm vs Sigma X3 21.5x14.4mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the S5 IS and DSC-R1

  • Thin: 3.1" vs 3.8"
  • Each supports an external flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
10 years newer
$1,398

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,228k dots vs 134k dots
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much smaller sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Sigma X3 21.5x14.4mm
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III and DSC-R1

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Sigma X3 21.5x14.4mm
  • Each supports an external flash

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
8 years newer
$798 - $1,097

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 134k dots
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much smaller sensor: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Sigma X3 21.5x14.4mm
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the DSC-RX10 and DSC-R1

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Sigma X3 21.5x14.4mm
  • Thin: 4" vs 3.8"
  • Each supports an external flash

Nikon Coolpix P520

Nikon Coolpix P520
7 years newer
$337

Significant advantages of the P520 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2"
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 134k dots

Significant disadvantages of the P520 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Sigma X3 21.5x14.4mm
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the P520 and DSC-R1

  • Thin: 4" vs 3.8"

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350
11 years newer

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs None
  • Much higher resolution screen: 921k dots vs 134k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Sigma X3 21.5x14.4mm
  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2
  • No external flash support

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 and DSC-R1

  • Thin: 4.1" vs 3.8"

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-R1 compared to pro digicam competitors include: it has a much larger sensor (sigma x3 21.5x14.4mm vs 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm), has a significantly wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), takes slightly higher resolution photos (10.1 MP vs 4.9 MP), has a CMOS-family sensor (CMOS vs CCD) and is newer (september 2005 vs august 2003).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower aperture (f/2.8 vs f/2), is significantly larger (large (139×168×97 mm) vs professional size (135×82×103 mm)), is slightly heavier (995 g vs 724 g) and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the DSC-F828 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-F828 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much smaller sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs Sigma X3 21.5x14.4mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the DSC-F828 and DSC-R1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2
  • Support external flash

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC1
1 year older

Significant advantages of the DMC-LC1 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Significantly wider aperture: f/2 vs f/2.8
  • Significantly larger screen: 2.5" vs 2"
  • Significantly smaller: Professional size (135×82×103 mm) vs Large (139×168×97 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LC1 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much smaller sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs Sigma X3 21.5x14.4mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the DMC-LC1 and DSC-R1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the C-8080 Wide Zoom (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Significantly smaller: Professional size (124×85×99 mm) vs Large (139×168×97 mm)
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the C-8080 Wide Zoom (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much smaller sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs Sigma X3 21.5x14.4mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the C-8080 Wide Zoom and DSC-R1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2
  • Support external flash

Canon PowerShot Pro1

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1 year older

Significant advantages of the Pro1 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (118×72×90 mm) vs Large (139×168×97 mm)
  • Significantly lighter: 640 g vs 995 g
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Pro1 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much smaller sensor: 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm vs Sigma X3 21.5x14.4mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Significantly worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm

common strengths of the Pro1 and DSC-R1

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Support external flash
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-R1 compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has more storage slots (2 vs 1).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3.2"), has a much lower resolution screen (134k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (10.1 MP vs 24.2 MP) and doesn't shoot as fast continuously (3 fps vs 5.5 fps).

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D
5 years newer
$555 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 60D (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 134k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 60D (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Has fewer storage slots: 1 vs 2

common strengths of the 60D and DSC-R1

  • Built-in flashes

Nikon D600

Nikon D600
6 years newer
$1,457 (body only)
$2,172 24-85mm lens

Significant advantages of the D600 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 2"
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much higher true resolution: 24.2 MP vs 10.1 MP

Significant disadvantages of the D600 (vs the DSC-R1)

  • None found

common strengths of the D600 and DSC-R1

  • Multiple storage slots: 2 vs 2
  • Built-in flashes