Updated (June, 2013): Compare the Pentax K-01 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

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Pentax K-01

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
True resolution
High true resolution
20 MP
Color depth
Great color depth
22.6 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Pentax K-01

Overall image quality
Great image quality
79.0
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Color depth
Great color depth
23.7 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.9 EV
 
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Advantages of the Pentax K-01

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Overall image quality Better image quality 79.0 vs 66.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.7x15.7mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
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More than 3x larger sensor
Focus points More focus points 81 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,135 ISO vs 390 ISO
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The K-01 has excellent image quality 1.5 f-stops higher ISO than the DSC-RX100
Battery life Longer battery life 500 shots vs 330 shots
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More than 50% more shots per battery charge
Startup delay Less startup delay 2400 ms vs 2800 ms
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More than 10% less delay when turning on
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Color depth Better color depth 23.7 bits vs 22.6 bits
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Distinguishes 1.1 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.9 EV vs 12.4 EV
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0.5 f-stops more dynamic range
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The K-01's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100

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Panorama Can create panoramas in-camera Yes vs No
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Stitches together multiple photos for a wide perspective
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Size Smaller 101x58x35 mm vs 122x79x58 mm
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2.6x smaller
True resolution Higher true resolution 20 MP vs 16.1 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Weight Significantly lighter 213 g vs 561 g
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2.6x lighter
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 6 fps
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Around 70% faster continuous shooting
Thickness Thinner 1.4" vs 2.3"
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Around 40% thinner
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        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        K-01:921k dots
        DSC-RX100:1,229k dots
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
        K-01:16.1 MP
        DSC-RX100:20 MP
        Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
        Better editing
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
        Can only preview photos on the screen
        Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
        K-01:2400 ms
        DSC-RX100:2800 ms
        Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
        Less flexible
        3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
        No 3d support

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        Shared Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony Alpha A6000

        Sony Alpha A6000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $648 body only

        $798 - $799 with 16-50mm lens

        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Sony Alpha A5000

        Sony Alpha A5000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $448 - $450 with 16-50mm lens

        Screen flips out Has a screen which flips out
        Movie continuous focus Can focus continuously while recording movies
        Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
        Image stabilization Doesn't have image stabilization
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 body only

        $389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Startup delay Has much less startup delay
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier

        Pentax K-01 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Pentax K-5

        Pentax K-5

        Entry-level DSLR

        $609 body only

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Supports 24p No 24p support
        Size Larger
        Pentax K-50

        Pentax K-50

        Entry-level DSLR

        $397 - $476 body only

        $447 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
        Pentax K-S1

        Pentax K-S1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $647 body only

        $697 with 18-55mm lens

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        GPS Has a GPS
        Focus points Significantly fewer focus points
        Size Larger
        Pentax K-30

        Pentax K-30

        Entry-level DSLR

        $560 with 18-55mm lens

        Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
        Size Larger
        Canon EOS M

        Canon EOS M

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $350 body only

        $329 with 22mm lens

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Size Smaller
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Image stabilization No image stabilization

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

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        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $447 - $449

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
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        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

        Pro digicam

        $619 - $648

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Weight Heavier
        Lowest price More expensive
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $348 - $370

        Aperture Wider aperture
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        True resolution Much lower true resolution
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

        Pro digicam

        $798

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Weight Heavier
        Lowest price More expensive
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $348 - $448

        Zoom More zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Much narrower aperture
        True resolution Much lower true resolution

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