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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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Pentax K-01

52

Pentax K-01

Runner-up
     

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

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

differences

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
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Supports 24p
Supports 24p
Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Focus points
More focus points
81 vs 25
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Set focus accurately within the frame
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
Weight
Significantly lighter
213 g vs 561 g
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2.6x lighter
True resolution
Higher true resolution
20 MP vs 16.1 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
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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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              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
              Common Weaknesses
              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
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $298 - $350 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
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $444 - $448 body only

              $598 - $600 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
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $310 - $527 body only

              $389 - $447 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-50

              Pentax K-50

              Entry-level DSLR

              $350 - $516 body only

              $427 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Size Larger
              Pentax K-30

              Pentax K-30

              Entry-level DSLR

              $370 body only

              $525 - $560 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Size Larger
              Pentax K-3

              Pentax K-3

              Entry-level DSLR

              $765 - $1,067 body only

              $947 - $1,235 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Size Larger
              Focus points Fewer focus points
              Pentax K-r

              Pentax K-r

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 body only

              $796 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Pentax K-5

              Pentax K-5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,169 body only

              $910 with 18-55mm lens

              Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Size Larger

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $391 - $399

              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
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348 - $368

              Zoom More zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $340 - $348

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Color depth Worse color depth
              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

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