Updated (June 2013): Compare the Fujifilm FinePix X100s vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs Fujifilm FinePix X100

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

88

Fujifilm FinePix X100

71

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
20 MP
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix X100

Color depth
Great color depth
22.9 bits
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Optical
External flash
External flash
Better lighting

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differences

Advantages of the Fujifilm X100

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Overall image quality
Better image quality
73.0 vs 66.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Sensor size
Larger sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs 1" 13.2x8.8mm
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More than 3x larger sensor
Low light performance
Lower noise at high ISO
1,001 ISO vs 390 ISO
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The X100 has excellent image quality: 1.4 f-stops higher ISO than the DSC-RX100
Focus points
More focus points
49 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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
Optical vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Color depth
Better color depth
22.9 bits vs 22.6 bits
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Almost the same
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100

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Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
5.0 cm vs 10.0 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
Screen size
Larger screen
3" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Movie format
Higher resolution movies
1080p @ 60fps vs 720p @ 30fps
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Shoots higher resolution Full HD (1080p) video at a higher frame rate
Size
Smaller
102×58×36 mm vs 127×75×54 mm
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2.4x smaller
True resolution
Higher true resolution
20 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
Aperture
Wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/2
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-RX100's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Startup delay
Less startup delay
2800 ms vs 3200 ms
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More than 10% less delay when turning on
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 5 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Thinner
1.4" vs 2.1"
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More than 30% thinner
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The DSC-RX100's boost ISO is 2 f-stops better
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
330 shots vs 300 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Slightly cheaper
$389.99 vs $644.50
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The best price we've seen is $255 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              X100f/2
              DSC-RX100f/1.8
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Common Weaknesses
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              X1003200 ms
              DSC-RX1002800 ms
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              X10010.0 cm
              DSC-RX1005.0 cm
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              X10035 mm
              DSC-RX10028 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              X1001x
              DSC-RX1003.6x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $399

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $328

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Color depth Has much less color depth
              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Canon PowerShot G7 X

              Pro digicam

              $519 - $649

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $518

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Nikon Coolpix A

              Nikon Coolpix A

              Boutique

              $629

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              HDR Lacks a built-in HDR feature

              Fujifilm FinePix X100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $848 - $1,168

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              True resolution Higher true resolution
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Fujifilm X30

              Fujifilm X30

              Pro digicam

              $431 - $500

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Fujifilm FinePix X100T

              Boutique

              $999 - $1,299

              Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Lowest price More expensive
              Fujifilm X-E1

              Fujifilm X-E1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $499 body only

              $665 with 18-55mm lens

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Shutter lag More shutter lag

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $314 - $349

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $293 - $298

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

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