Updated (June, 2013): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

52

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
20 MP
Great color depth
Color depth
22.6 bits
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Size
Really small
Compact 96x55x25 mm
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Battery life
Great battery life
500 shots

differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX300

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Zoom
Significantly more zoom
20x vs 3.6x
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Around 31.5x more zoom
Wide angle
Significantly better wide angle
25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
Size
Significantly smaller
96x55x25 mm vs 101x58x35 mm
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Around 40% smaller
3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Battery life
Much longer battery life
500 shots vs 330 shots
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More than 50% more shots per battery charge
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1" vs 1.4"
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More than 30% thinner
Weight
Lighter
166 g vs 213 g
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More than 20% lighter
Lowest price
Cheaper
$227.00 vs $387.49
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The best price we've seen is $160 cheaper (more than 40% less)
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100

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Aperture
Much wider aperture
f/1.8 vs f/3.5
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At its widest zoom, the DSC-RX100's lens captures much more light (1.9 f-stops)
True resolution
Much higher true resolution
20 MP vs 9.7 MP
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Capture more than 2x more detail in your photos
Screen resolution
Much higher resolution screen
1,229k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Sensor size
Much larger sensor
1" 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 4x larger sensor
Supports RAW
Shoots RAW
Yes vs No
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Digitally develop your own photos with precise image control
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
6,400 ISO vs 3,200 ISO
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The DSC-RX100's maximum light sensitivity is 1 f-stop better
Light sensitivity (boost)
Better boost ISO
25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
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The DSC-RX100's boost ISO is 1 f-stop better
Longest exposure
Significantly longer exposures
30s vs 4s
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7.5x longer exposures
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/2000s vs 1/1600s
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20% faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths
              Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies Help
              1080p @ 60fps
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              DSC-WX300500 shots
              DSC-RX100330 shots
              Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
              10 fps
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Common Weaknesses
              Waterproof Not waterproof Help
              Stay on land

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $399

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Lowest price Is significantly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $283 - $398

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $212 - $248

              Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly lighter
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Aperture Has a much narrower aperture
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $199 - $200

              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks built-in panoramas
              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX700 HS

              Travel zoom

              $279 - $403

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is much heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $274

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a GPS
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $181

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX600 HS

              Travel zoom

              $175 - $180

              Fastest shutter speed Faster max shutter speed
              Longest exposure Longer exposures
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $648

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Size Larger
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Larger
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $348 - $398

              Wide angle Much better wide angle
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Size Much larger
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $449

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Size Much larger
              Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $435 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
              Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
              Image stabilization No image stabilization
              Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen

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