Updated (March, 2013): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 vs Sony NEX-7n

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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 NEX-7

True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX1

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Overall image quality Better image quality 93.0 vs 81.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 35.8x23.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO 2,534 ISO vs 1,016 ISO
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The DSC-RX1 has excellent image quality 1.3 f-stops higher ISO than the NEX-7
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 16,000 ISO
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The DSC-RX1's maximum light sensitivity is 0.7 f-stops better
Dynamic range More dynamic range 14.3 EV vs 13.4 EV
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0.9 f-stops more dynamic range
Color depth Better color depth 25.1 bits vs 24.1 bits
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Distinguishes 1 more bits of color
Startup delay Slightly less startup delay 1100 ms vs 1200 ms
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Around 10% less delay when turning on
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-7

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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
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Size Smaller 111x59x38 mm vs 113x65x70 mm
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2.1x smaller
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Continuous shooting Shoots faster 10 fps vs 5 fps
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2x faster continuous shooting
Lowest price Much cheaper $814.99 vs $2,798.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,983 cheaper (3.4x less)
Thickness Thinner 1.5" vs 2.8"
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Around 50% thinner
Battery life Longer battery life 430 shots vs 330 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Weight Lighter 350 g vs 498 g
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Around 30% lighter
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 223 ms vs 271 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              True resolution Capture extremely high resolution images Help
              24 MP
              Overall image quality Good image quality Help
              DSC-RX1:93.0
              NEX-7:81.0
              Supports 24p Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these Help
              For that film look
              Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
              DSC-RX1:1,229k dots
              NEX-7:921k dots
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              DSC-RX1:Full frame 35.8x23.8mm
              NEX-7:APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
              Light sensitivity Very good maximum light sensitivity Help
              DSC-RX1:25,600 ISO
              NEX-7:16,000 ISO
              Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
              DSC-RX1:14.3 EV
              NEX-7:13.4 EV
              Color depth Good color depth Help
              DSC-RX1:25.1 bits
              NEX-7:24.1 bits
              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
              External flash Each supports an external flash Help
              Better lighting
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              DSC-RX1:$2,798.00
              NEX-7:$814.99
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $798 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Has much more focus points
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,698 body only

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

              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Autofocus Focuses automatically while shootting video
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

              Pro digicam

              $548 - $550

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              External flash Doesn't support an external flash
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698 - $746

              Wide angle Has a significantly wider wide angle lens
              Image stabilization Has image stabilization
              Sensor size Has a slightly smaller sensor
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Sony A7R

              Sony A7R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              True resolution Takes much higher resolution photos
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Fujifilm X-E1

              Fujifilm X-E1

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $599 body only

              $799 with 18-55mm lens

              HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
              Shutter lag Has significantly more shutter lag
              Nikon D7100

              Nikon D7100

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,147 body only

              $1,447 with 18-140mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Weather sealed Has a weather sealed body
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Overall image quality Much worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              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
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $1,299

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support

              Sony NEX-7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $493 - $748 body only

              $668 - $898 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Significantly more focus points
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $740 - $999 body only

              $870 - $1,099 with 14-42mm lens

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $789 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $500 body only

              $614 - $670 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $360 with 18-55mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

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