Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs Olympus XZ-1

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

79

Olympus XZ-1

42

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
Zoom More zoom
Aperture Much narrower aperture
Canon PowerShot G9 X

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Pro digicam

$429

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
Aperture Slightly narrower aperture
Sony Alpha A5000

Sony Alpha A5000

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$448 body only

$348 with 16-50mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
Image stabilization No image stabilization

Olympus XZ-1 Competitors

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Olympus XZ-2 iHS

Pro digicam

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
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

$309

Sensor type Has a CMOS-family sensor
Wide angle Better wide angle
Screen type Doesn't have an OLED screen
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

Pro digicam

$644

High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
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.