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
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1100 ms startup delay
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
14.3 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-7

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1200 ms startup delay
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
External mic jack
External mic jack
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
 
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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 Significantly 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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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
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 $1,074.39 vs $2,798.00
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The best price we've seen is $1,724 cheaper (2.6x 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
Shutter lag Less shutter lag 223 ms vs 271 ms
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Around 20% less delay when taking photos
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
Weight Lighter 350 g vs 498 g
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Around 30% lighter
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              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
              External mic jack You can plug a microphone into both of these Help
              Record higher quality audio with a microphone
              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
              Sensor size Large sensors Help
              DSC-RX1:Full frame 35.8x23.8mm
              NEX-7:APS-C 23.5x15.6mm
              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 Support 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:$1,074.39
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $748 - $799 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Lowest price Is slightly less expensive
              External mic jack Lacks and external mic jack
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,498 - $2,098 body only

              $1,798 with 28-70mm 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

              $498

              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 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
              Nikon D5300

              Nikon D5300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $747 body only

              $659 - $847 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Has a slightly larger screen
              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R

              Boutique

              $2,485 - $2,798

              Lowest price Cheaper
              Overall image quality Slightly worse image quality
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Fujifilm FinePix X100s

              Boutique

              $1,099 - $1,100

              Macro focus Significantly better macro capability
              Lowest price Much cheaper
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Sensor size Much smaller sensor
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $3,399 body only

              $3,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              Battery life Much longer battery life
              Size Significantly larger
              Overall image quality Worse image quality

              Sony NEX-7 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $399 - $480 body only

              $890 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
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $598 body only

              $890 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
              Canon EOS M

              Canon EOS M

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $322 body only

              $315 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
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $485 - $649 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 with 16-50mm lens

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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