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Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

Overall image quality
Great image quality
93.0
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Light sensitivity
High ISO
25,600 ISO
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
True resolution
High true resolution
20 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX1

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Overall image quality Significantly better image quality 93.0 vs 67.0
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Around 40% better image quality
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 35.8x23.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
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Around 7.5x larger sensor
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO 2,534 ISO vs 483 ISO
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The DSC-RX1 has excellent image quality 2.4 f-stops higher ISO than the RX100 II
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The DSC-RX1's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
True resolution Higher true resolution 24 MP vs 20 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Dynamic range More dynamic range 14.3 EV vs 12.4 EV
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1.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 25.1 bits vs 22.5 bits
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Distinguishes 2.6 more bits of color
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Advantages of the Sony RX100 II

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Wide angle Significantly better wide angle 28 mm vs 35 mm
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20% better wide angle
Macro focus Much better macro capability 5 cm vs 14 cm
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Focus on subjects 2.8x closer to the lens
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
Size Smaller 101x58x38 mm vs 113x65x70 mm
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2.3x smaller
Aperture Wider aperture f/1.8 vs f/2.0
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At its widest zoom, the RX100 II's lens captures marginally more light (0.3 f-stops)
Lowest price Much cheaper $665.79 vs $2,798.00
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The best price we've seen is $2,132 cheaper (4.2x less)
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 5 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Weight Lighter 281 g vs 498 g
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More than 40% lighter
Thickness Thinner 1.5" vs 2.8"
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Around 50% thinner
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              Aperture Very wide aperture Help
              DSC-RX1:f/2.0
              RX100 II:f/1.8
              Screen resolution Very high resolution screens Help
              1,229k dots
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              True resolution Capture extremely high resolution images Help
              DSC-RX1:24 MP
              RX100 II:20 MP
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
              DSC-RX1:25,600 ISO
              RX100 II:12,800 ISO
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              DSC-RX1:14.3 EV
              RX100 II:12.4 EV
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              Interchangeable lenses Built-in lenses only Help
              One lens only
              3D Neither camera can take 3D photos Help
              No 3d support
              Macro focus Poor macro capabilities Help
              DSC-RX1:14 cm
              RX100 II:5 cm
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Wide angle Poor wide angle Help
              DSC-RX1:35 mm
              RX100 II:28 mm
              Zoom Poor zoom Help
              DSC-RX1:1x
              RX100 II:3.6x

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548

              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $798 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Screen resolution Has a slightly lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

              Pro digicam

              $1,298

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $1,299

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $610

              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Longest exposure Slightly longer exposures
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $493 - $748 body only

              $665 - $898 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Has significantly more focus points
              Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,698 body only

              $1,268 - $2,700 with 24-70mm lens

              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              Focus points Many more focus points
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R

              Boutique

              $2,798

              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Sony A7R

              Sony A7R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              True resolution Much higher true resolution
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Built-in flash No built-in flash

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Screen flips out Screen does not flip out
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

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