Updated (June, 2013): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

vs

     
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 101x58x35 mm
True resolution
High true resolution
20 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Size
Really small
Compact 107x62x35 mm
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1900 ms startup delay
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 
Differences | Recommendations | Similarities | Competitors | Appearance | Discussion

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-HX20V

Report a correction
Zoom Significantly more zoom 20x vs 3.6x
Help
Around 31.5x more zoom
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
Help
Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
Help
More than 10% better wide angle
Macro focus Significantly better macro capability 1 cm vs 5 cm
Help
Focus on subjects 5x closer to the lens
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 12,800 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
Help
The DSC-HX20V's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
GPS Has a GPS Yes vs No
Help
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay 1900 ms vs 2800 ms
Help
More than 30% less delay when turning on
Thickness Slightly thinner 1.4" vs 1.4"
Help
Almost the same
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $329.95 vs $375.39
Help
The best price we've seen is $45 cheaper (more than 10% less)
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Learn more about
the Sony DSC-HX20V

Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100

Report a correction
Aperture Much wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/3.2
Help
At its widest zoom, the DSC-RX100's lens captures much more light (1.7 f-stops)
True resolution Much higher true resolution 20 MP vs 9.7 MP
Help
Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Sensor size Much larger sensor Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
Help
More than 4x larger sensor
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
Help
More than 30% higher resolution screen
Supports RAW Shoots RAW Yes vs No
Help
Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Size Smaller 101x58x35 mm vs 107x62x35 mm
Help
Around 10% smaller
Focus points More focus points 25 vs 9
Help
Set focus accurately within the frame
Weight Lighter 213 g vs 254 g
Help
Around 20% lighter
Battery life Slightly longer battery life 330 shots vs 320 shots
Help
Almost the same
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Learn more about
the Sony DSC-RX100
vs

recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

Snapsort Recommends
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V 42
Retailer
    Style
      Color
        You save

        vs

        100 Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
        Retailer
          Style
            Color
              You save

              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DSC-HX20V:921k dots
              DSC-RX100:1,229k dots
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              DSC-HX20V:320 shots
              DSC-RX100:330 shots
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Longest exposure Long exposures Help
              30 seconds
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              1.4"
              Weight Heavy Help
              DSC-HX20V:254 g
              DSC-RX100:213 g
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              DSC-HX20V:1900 ms
              DSC-RX100:2800 ms
              Size Large Help
              DSC-HX20V:107x62x35 mm
              DSC-RX100:101x58x35 mm

              dxomark

              DXOMark

              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $330 - $449

              Size Is slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $298 - $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Battery life Has a slightly longer battery life
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 - $700 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has much better image quality
              True resolution Takes significantly higher resolution photos
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60

              Travel zoom

              $279

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Light sensitivity (boost) Much lower boost light sensitivity
              Canon Powershot S100

              Canon Powershot S100

              Pro digicam

              $255 - $800

              Size Is slightly smaller
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Light sensitivity (boost) Significantly lower boost light sensitivity
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $218 - $268

              Size Is significantly smaller
              Thickness Is thinner
              Longest exposure Significantly shorter exposures
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $368

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V

              Travel zoom

              $350

              Size Smaller
              Weight Lighter
              Zoom Less zoom
              Macro focus Significantly worse macro capability
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX30V

              Travel zoom

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Polaroid Z2300 Instant Digital Camera

              Digicam

              $180

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9v

              Travel zoom

              Size Smaller
              Wide angle Slightly better wide angle
              Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity
              Zoom Less zoom

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Placeholder

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $619 - $648

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Size Slightly larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $308 - $398

              3D Takes 3D photos
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Overall image quality Much worse image quality
              Size Much larger
              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
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $499

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Size Much larger
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $398 - $410 with 16-50mm lens

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

              appearance

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              discussion

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
              Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V
              Sony

              Report a correction
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
              Cybershot DSC-RX100
              Sony

              Report a correction

              Showing 0 comments