Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs Olympus XZ-1

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

74

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

$448

Wide angle Much better wide angle
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Pro digicam

$428 - $449

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Pro digicam

$648

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Weight Slightly heavier

Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Pro digicam

$298

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5

Pro digicam

$599

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Significantly 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
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.