Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs Olympus XZ-1

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

80

Olympus XZ-1

43

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
External flash
External flash
Better lighting
Longest exposure
Long exposures
60 seconds
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 Significantly better wide angle
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Pro digicam

$428 - $429

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Pro digicam

$598

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weight Heavier

Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

External mic jack Has an external mic jack
Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$279 body only

$312 with 14-42mm lens

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Image stabilization No image stabilization
Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Olympus Stylus XZ-10

Pro digicam

$290

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Touch screen Has a touch screen
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.