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

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Fujifilm FinePix X100

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Overall image quality
Great image quality
66.0
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
True resolution
High true resolution
20 MP
Color depth
Great color depth
22.6 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Fujifilm FinePix X100

Overall image quality
Great image quality
73.0
Color depth
Great color depth
22.9 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.4 EV
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,001 ISO
 
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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
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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
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
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 5 cm vs 10 cm
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Focus on subjects 2x closer to the lens
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
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
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 330 shots vs 300 shots
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10% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price Cheaper $535.79 vs $869.00
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The best price we've seen is $333 cheaper (around 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              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
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              12.4 EV
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              X100:3200 ms
              DSC-RX100:2800 ms
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              X100:10 cm
              DSC-RX100:5 cm
              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

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Aperture Has a slightly wider aperture
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Color depth Has significantly less color depth
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $1,299

              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $610

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Supports 24p Records movies in 24p
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Ricoh GR

              Ricoh GR

              Boutique

              $639 - $649

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro focusing

              Fujifilm FinePix X100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Leica M9

              Leica M9

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $7,000 body only

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Autofocus Lacks autofocus
              Movie format Does not take movies
              Fujifilm X-E1

              Fujifilm X-E1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $599 body only

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Shutter lag Slightly more shutter lag
              Fujifilm X-Pro1

              Fujifilm X-Pro1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,199 body only

              Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
              Movie format Higher resolution movies
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Built-in flash No built-in flash

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $389 - $449

              Zoom More zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $359

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

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