Updated (September 2012): Compare the Canon PowerShot G15 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs Canon PowerShot G15

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

100

Canon PowerShot G15

61

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Large sensor
Sensor size
1" 13.2x8.8mm
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
20 MP
Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Battery life
Great battery life
350 shots
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel

galleries

Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon PowerShot G15.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100.

competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$448

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
GPS Has a GPS
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Pro digicam

$379 - $391

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Pro digicam

$598

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Weight Slightly heavier

Canon PowerShot G15 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$500

Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Pro digicam

$640 - $699

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Pro digicam

$1,400

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

discussion

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
Cybershot DSC-RX100
Sony

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Canon PowerShot G15
PowerShot G15
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AmyZ (9:52 AM, February 26, 2013)
Fantastic Website! Super helpful. Thanks!
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (7:13 PM, January 22, 2013)
Thanks for letting us know, we will try to have that fixed up soon.
 
Observant PC Guy (7:36 PM, January 21, 2013)
Sorry. Meant to say G15, but put in RX100 I have used the panoramic modes on both the G15 as well as on the RX100.
 
Observant PC Guy (7:34 PM, January 21, 2013)
It is indicated above that the RX100 does not have a panoramic mode in-camera. That is not correct. I have used the panoramic mode on my RX100.