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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

85

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Fujifilm FinePix X100

70

Fujifilm FinePix X100

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
20 MP
Great color depth
Color depth
22.6 bits
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix X100

Overall image quality
Great image quality
73.0
Color depth
Great color depth
22.9 bits
Sensor size
Large sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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
Significantly larger sensor
APS-C 23.6x15.8mm vs Nikon CX 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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Distinguishes 0.3 more bits of color
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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
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
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
Macro focus
Significantly better macro capability
5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
True resolution
Significantly higher true resolution
20 MP vs 12.2 MP
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Capture more than 60% more detail in your photos
Screen size
Larger screen
3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
Size
Smaller
101x58x35 mm vs 127x75x54 mm
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2.4x smaller
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)
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 5 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Startup delay
Less startup delay
2800 ms vs 3200 ms
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More than 10% less delay when turning on
Thickness
Thinner
1.4" vs 2.1"
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More than 30% thinner
Battery life
Slightly longer battery life
330 shots vs 300 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
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
Lowest price
Cheaper
$399.95 vs $671.16
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The best price we've seen is $271 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              X100:f/2.0
              DSC-RX100:f/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
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              X100:3200 ms
              DSC-RX100:2800 ms
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              X100:10 cm
              DSC-RX100:5 cm
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Supports 24p No support for 24p Help
              Missing that film look
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              X100:35 mm
              DSC-RX100:28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              X100:1x
              DSC-RX100:3.6x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              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
              Startup delay Has significantly more startup delay
              Color depth Has significantly less color depth
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $507

              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 A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $575 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $1,227

              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $319 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

              Boutique

              $898 - $899

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $599 - $620

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

              Fujifilm FinePix X100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $850 - $1,299

              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

              $519 - $599

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

              Fujifilm Finepix X10

              Pro digicam

              $400 - $659

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              Fujifilm X-E1

              Fujifilm X-E1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $439 - $449 body only

              $785 with 18-55mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
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              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $619 - $648

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $368

              Zoom More zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Weight Heavier
              Lowest price More expensive
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $298 - $400 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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