Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

Winner
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

98

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Nikon D7100

92

Nikon D7100

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

Great image quality
Overall image quality
93.0
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Really small
Size
Standard size 113x65x70 mm
High true resolution
True resolution
24 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Nikon D7100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
 

differences

Advantages of the Nikon D7100

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Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
Battery life
Much longer battery life
950 shots vs 330 shots
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Around 3x more shots per battery charge
Screen size
Larger screen
3.2" vs 3.0"
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Around 10% larger screen
Startup delay
Less startup delay
300 ms vs 1100 ms
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3.7x less delay when turning on
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Viewfinder
Has a viewfinder
Pentaprism vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$891.92 vs $2,798.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,906 cheaper (3.1x less)
Focus points
More focus points
51 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Shutter lag
Slightly less shutter lag
251 ms vs 271 ms
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Around 10% less delay when taking photos
Continuous shooting
Shoots slightly faster
6 fps vs 5 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX1

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Size
Significantly smaller
113x65x70 mm vs 136x107x76 mm
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2.2x smaller
Sensor size
Much larger sensor
Full frame 35.8x23.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Overall image quality
Better image quality
93.0 vs 83.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Panorama
Can create panoramas in-camera
Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Low light performance
Significantly lower noise at high ISO
2,534 ISO vs 1,256 ISO
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The DSC-RX1 has excellent image quality 1 f-stop higher ISO than the D7100
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The DSC-RX1's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
Weight
Lighter
498 g vs 675 g
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Around 30% lighter
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
14.3 EV vs 13.7 EV
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0.6 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth
Better color depth
25.1 bits vs 24.2 bits
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Distinguishes 0.9 more bits of color
Thickness
Slightly thinner
2.8" vs 3"
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Around 10% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen resolution Very high resolution screens Help
              1,229k dots
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              D7100:83.0
              DSC-RX1:93.0
              True resolution Capture extremely high resolution images Help
              24 MP
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              D7100:APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
              DSC-RX1:Full frame 35.8x23.8mm
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              D7100:13.7 EV
              DSC-RX1:14.3 EV
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              D7100:24.2 bits
              DSC-RX1:25.1 bits
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Support external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Common Weaknesses
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              D7100:$891.92
              DSC-RX1:$2,798.00
              Weight Heavy Help
              D7100:675 g
              DSC-RX1:498 g
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              D7100:3"
              DSC-RX1:2.8"
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              Disadvantages

              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $697 body only

              $599 - $797 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Nikon D610

              Nikon D610

              Pro DSLR

              $1,497 - $1,597 body only

              $1,897 - $2,040 with 24-85mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Nikon D750

              Nikon D750

              Pro DSLR

              $2,149 - $2,297 body only

              $2,997 with 24-120mm lens

              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,519 - $1,899 body only

              $2,299 - $2,499 with 24-105mm lens

              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly higher boost light sensitivity
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $309 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 - $600 with 16-50mm lens

              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
              Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,099 - $3,399 body only

              $3,699 - $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Shutter lag Has slightly less shutter lag
              Cross type focus points Has slightly more cross-type focus points
              Lowest price Is much more expensive
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash

              Nikon D7100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 body only

              $1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Nikon D7000

              Nikon D7000

              Entry-level DSLR

              $625 body only

              $679 - $1,025 with 18-55mm lens

              Battery life Longer battery life
              Shutter lag Slightly less shutter lag
              HDR Lacks in-camera HDR
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Canon EOS 7D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,799 body only

              $2,149 with 18-135mm lens

              Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
              GPS Has a GPS
              Built-in focus motor Doesn't have a built-in focus motor
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $999 - $1,499 body only

              $1,099 - $1,978 with 28-135mm lens

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster
              Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R

              Boutique

              $2,485 - $2,798

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,298 - $2,098 body only

              $1,598 with 28-70mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $498

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Overall image quality Much worse image quality
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $850 - $999

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack

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