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

89

Canon PowerShot G15

63

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Great color depth
Color depth
22.6 bits
High true resolution
True resolution
20 MP
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
25,600 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
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

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$667

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$379 - $398

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Pro digicam

$498

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weight Heavier

Canon PowerShot G15 Competitors

Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$379

Overall image quality Better image quality
Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$630

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Macro focus Much worse macro capability
Canon PowerShot G12

Canon PowerShot G12

Pro digicam

$501

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Color depth Better color depth
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
Cybershot DSC-RX100
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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.