Updated (June, 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix x20 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

vs

Fujifilm FinePix x20

Fujifilm FinePix x20

     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
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 Fujifilm FinePix x20

Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Badge
Phase detection autofocus
fast and accurate
Macro focus
Great macro
1 cm
 

differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm x20

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Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
1 cm vs 5 cm
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Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The x20's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Tunnel vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
12 fps vs 10 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
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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 2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
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2x larger sensor
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
20 MP vs 12 MP
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Capture around 70% more detail in your photos
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)
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size
Smaller
101x58x35 mm vs 117x70x57 mm
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2.2x smaller
Battery life
Longer battery life
330 shots vs 270 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Weight
Lighter
213 g vs 353 g
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Around 40% lighter
Thickness
Thinner
1.4" vs 2.2"
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Around 40% thinner
Lowest price
Cheaper
$396.19 vs $599.00
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The best price we've seen is $203 cheaper (more than 30% less)
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recommendations

Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the Fujifilm x20.

similarities

Compared to recent digicams

Common Strengths
Aperture Very wide aperture Help
x20:f/2.0
DSC-RX100:f/1.8
Sensor size Large sensors Help
x20:2/3" 8.8x6.6mm
DSC-RX100:Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
HDR In-camera HDR Help
Combines multiple exposures
Supports RAW RAW support Help
Better editing
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
x20:12 MP
DSC-RX100:20 MP
Sensor type Better sensor types Help
Better in low light
Common Weaknesses
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
28 mm
Zoom Poor zoom Help
x20:4x
DSC-RX100:3.6x

Compared to recent pro digicams

Common Strengths

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Common Weaknesses
Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
30 seconds
Touch screen No touchscreens Help
More buttons
Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
Missing that film look
High-speed framerate No high speed movie support Help
Not supported

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Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120

Pro digicam

$391 - $399

Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Focus points Has slightly fewer focus points
Placeholder

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Pro digicam

$598 - $648

Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$345 - $348

Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
Canon PowerShot G16

Canon PowerShot G16

Pro digicam

$449

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
Weight Is slightly heavier
Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$298 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is much less noisy at high ISO
Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X

Boutique

$549 - $1,227

Sensor size Has a much larger sensor
Low light performance Is significantly less noisy at high ISO
Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
Thickness Is thicker
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$260

Zoom Has slightly more zoom
Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
Light sensitivity (boost) Much lower boost light sensitivity

Fujifilm FinePix x20 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Fujifilm Finepix X10

Pro digicam

$400 - $645

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Battery life Longer battery life
Autofocus Slower autofocus
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Fujifilm X30

Fujifilm X30

Pro digicam

$519 - $599

Battery life Much longer battery life
Lowest price Cheaper
External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
Size Slightly larger
Fujifilm FinePix X100

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Boutique

$671

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Battery life Longer battery life
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

Travel zoom

$348 - $368

3D Takes 3D photos
Wide angle Better wide angle
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$798

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Lowest price Significantly more expensive
Weight Heavier
Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

Sensor size Much larger sensor
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Size Larger

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