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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sensor size
Large sensor
Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
390 ISO
Overall image quality
Great image quality
66.0
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon Powershot S100

Wide angle
Wide angle lens
24 mm
Size
Really small
Compact 99x60x28 mm
High-speed framerate
High speed movies
240 fps
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon S100

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Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 24 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies 240 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Size Smaller 99x60x28 mm vs 101x58x35 mm
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More than 20% smaller
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Macro focus Better macro capability 3 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 40% closer to the lens
Startup delay Less startup delay 2400 ms vs 2800 ms
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More than 10% less delay when turning on
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.1" vs 1.4"
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More than 20% thinner
Lowest price Significantly cheaper $280.00 vs $535.79
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The best price we've seen is $256 cheaper (around 50% less)
Weight Lighter 198 g vs 213 g
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Around 10% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100

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Sensor size Much larger sensor Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
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Around 3x larger sensor
Overall image quality Much better image quality 66.0 vs 50.0
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More than 30% better image quality
True resolution Much higher true resolution 20 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 461k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO 390 ISO vs 153 ISO
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The DSC-RX100 has excellent image quality 1.3 f-stops higher ISO than the S100
Color depth Better color depth 22.6 bits vs 20.7 bits
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Distinguishes 1.9 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.4 EV vs 11.6 EV
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0.8 f-stops more dynamic range
Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Battery life Significantly longer battery life 330 shots vs 200 shots
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Around 70% more shots per battery charge
Aperture Wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-RX100's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Light sensitivity (boost) Better boost ISO 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The DSC-RX100's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Focus points More focus points 25 vs 9
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Longest exposure Longer exposures 30s vs 15s
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2x longer exposures
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              S100:f/2.0
              DSC-RX100:f/1.8
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              S100:12 MP
              DSC-RX100:20 MP
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW RAW support Help
              Better editing
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              S100:1/1.8" 7.5x5.5mm
              DSC-RX100:Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO
              Light sensitivity (boost) Very good boost ISO Help
              S100:12,800 ISO
              DSC-RX100:25,600 ISO
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              S100:2400 ms
              DSC-RX100:2800 ms
              Weight Heavy Help
              S100:198 g
              DSC-RX100:213 g
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              S100:5x
              DSC-RX100:3.6x

              Compared to recent pro digicams

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Size Very small Help
              S100:99x60x28 mm
              DSC-RX100:101x58x35 mm
              Weight Very light Help
              S100:198 g
              DSC-RX100:213 g
              Thickness Thin Help
              S100:1.1"
              DSC-RX100:1.4"
              Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
              S100:15s
              DSC-RX100:30s
              External flash No external flash support Help
              Less expandable
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              6,400 ISO

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              competitors

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              3D Captures 3D images
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $345 - $398

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              3D Captures 3D images
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Dynamic range Has slightly narrower dynamic range
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $610

              Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
              Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Macro focus Slightly closer macro focusing
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Canon Powershot S100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Canon PowerShot S95

              Pro digicam

              $348

              Sensor size Slightly larger sensor
              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Wide angle Significantly worse wide angle
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              Zoom Much more zoom
              Battery life Slightly longer battery life
              Supports RAW No RAW support
              Aperture Much narrower aperture

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $401 - $598

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor
              Size Much larger

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              Avatar for Mehdi Rahimi Mehdi Rahimi (0:21 PM, June 04, 2013)
              I have found a cheaper price here : http://j.gs/2082006/sony-rx100
              and I bought this camera, I love it although I wish it had a better zooming power ;)