Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs Olympus XZ-1

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

100

Olympus XZ-1

50

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. Lens
High true resolution
True resolution
20 MP
CMOS Sensor
Sensor type
Better in low light
 

Reasons to buy the Olympus XZ-1

Screen type
OLED Screen
Bright and vivid
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8

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 Better wide angle
GPS Has a GPS
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Pro digicam

$648

Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weight Slightly heavier
Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Pro digicam

$379

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen

Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Canon PowerShot SX510 HS

Super zoom

$254

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Nikon D3300

Nikon D3300

Entry-level DSLR

$397 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Much longer battery life
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

Travel zoom

$481

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

discussion

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
Cybershot DSC-RX100
Sony

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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.