Updated (April, 2014): Compare the Sony SLT A77 II vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

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Sony SLT A77

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 101x58x35 mm
True resolution
High true resolution
20 MP
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Sony SLT A77

Overall image quality
Great image quality
78.0
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony SLT A77

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Autofocus Faster autofocus Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
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
Overall image quality Better image quality 78.0 vs 66.0
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Around 20% better image quality
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen Yes vs No
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Flip-out screens can be helpful when composing tricky shots or taking movies
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm 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
True resolution Higher true resolution 24 MP vs 20 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 16,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The SLT A77's maximum light sensitivity is 1.3 f-stops better
Battery life Longer battery life 530 shots vs 330 shots
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More than 60% more shots per battery charge
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 801 ISO vs 390 ISO
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The SLT A77 has excellent image quality 1 f-stop higher ISO than the DSC-RX100
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 24 bits vs 22.6 bits
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Distinguishes 1.4 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.2 EV vs 12.4 EV
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0.8 f-stops more dynamic range
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 12 fps vs 10 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100

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Size Much smaller 101x58x35 mm vs 143x104x81 mm
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5.7x smaller
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Weight Much lighter 213 g vs 732 g
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3.4x lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 1.4" vs 3.2"
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2.3x thinner
Image stabilization Better image stabilization Lens vs Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Startup delay Less startup delay 2800 ms vs 3100 ms
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Around 10% less delay when turning on
Focus points Slightly more focus points 25 vs 19
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Set focus accurately within the frame
Lowest price Cheaper $469.95 vs $798.00
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The best price we've seen is $328 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              SLT A77:921k dots
              DSC-RX100:1,229k dots
              True resolution Capture extremely high resolution images Help
              SLT A77:24 MP
              DSC-RX100:20 MP
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              SLT A77:3100 ms
              DSC-RX100:2800 ms
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 - $734 body only

              $798 with 16-50mm lens

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Low light performance Is slightly less noisy at high ISO
              Autofocus Users slower contrast detection autofocus
              Lens availability Significantly fewer lenses available
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $597 - $656 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has much less startup delay
              Lens availability Slightly more lenses available
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Sony SLT-A77 Competitors

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              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,097 - $1,147 body only

              $1,397 with 18-140mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Built-in focus motor Has a built-in focus motor
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Canon EOS 70D

              Canon EOS 70D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,049 - $1,155 body only

              $200 - $1,249 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony SLT A77 II

              Sony SLT A77 II

              Pro DSLR

              $1,098 body only

              $1,698 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Focus points Significantly more focus points
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Sony SLT-A65

              Sony SLT A65

              Entry-level DSLR

              $649 - $698 body only

              $748 with 55-200mm lens

              Size Smaller
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Weather sealed No weather sealing
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $720 - $747 body only

              $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Screen size Larger screen
              Autofocus Slower video autofocus
              Image stabilization No image stabilization

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              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $447 - $450

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay Much less startup delay
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $348

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

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $338 - $345

              Aperture Wider aperture
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              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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