Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs Olympus XZ-1

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

73

Olympus XZ-1

39

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Great image quality
Overall image quality
66.0
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 Olympus XZ-1

Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
Macro focus
Great macro
1.0 cm
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Olympus XZ-1.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100.

competitors

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Travel zoom

$389 - $428

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Wide angle Better wide angle
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Pro digicam

$648 - $700

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Weight Heavier
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$287 body only

$398 with 16-50mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Pro digicam

$254

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Pro digicam

$699

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen

discussion

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
Cybershot DSC-RX100
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Olympus XZ-1
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JJ (7:46 PM, June 29, 2012)
Note that the XZ-1 supports in-camera panorama.
Also the lens of the XZ-1 is much faster at the long end.

Lens ring on RX100 can be used for focus or zoom.