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

80

Canon PowerShot G15

51

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Great image quality
Overall image quality
66.0
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Great color depth
Color depth
22.6 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12.4 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon PowerShot G15

High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Tunnel
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Pro digicam

$429

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$448

Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Pro digicam

$598

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

$700

Longest exposure Much longer exposures
Battery life Slightly longer battery life
Supports 24p No 24p support
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$422

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies
Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Pro digicam

$429

Sensor size Significantly larger sensor
Touch screen Has a touch screen
High-speed framerate Doesn't record high-speed movies

discussion

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
Cybershot DSC-RX100
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Canon 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.