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

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Overall image quality
Great image quality
66.0
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Size
Really small
Compact 101x58x35 mm
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

Zoom
Great zoom
20x
Size
Really small
Compact 96x55x25 mm
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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Advantages of the Sony DSC-WX300

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Zoom Much more zoom 20x vs 3.6x
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Around 31.5x more zoom
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
Wide angle Better wide angle 25 mm vs 28 mm
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More than 10% better wide angle
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 Significantly cheaper $229.50 vs $535.79
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The best price we've seen is $306 cheaper (2.3x 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
Sensor size Much larger sensor Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.2x4.6mm
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More than 4x larger sensor
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 460k dots
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More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
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
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recommendations

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

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              similarities

              Compared to recent compacts

              Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Battery life Great battery life Help
              DSC-WX300:500 shots
              DSC-RX100:330 shots
              Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
              Lens
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Light sensitivity (boost) Very good boost ISO Help
              DSC-WX300:12,800 ISO
              DSC-RX100:25,600 ISO

              Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

              Travel zoom

              $389 - $398

              Zoom Has way more more zoom
              GPS Has a built-in GPS
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $450

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon PowerShot S110

              Canon PowerShot S110

              Pro digicam

              $235 - $250

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Light sensitivity Significantly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Panasonic Lumix ZS30

              Travel zoom

              $319 - $399

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Weight Is slightly heavier

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

              Travel zoom

              $278

              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              Weight Lighter
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Lowest price More expensive
              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

              Travel zoom

              $199 - $200

              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              GPS Has a GPS
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Size Significantly larger
              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Nikon Coolpix S9500

              Travel zoom

              $175

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Battery life Much shorter battery life
              Size Significantly larger
              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

              Travel zoom

              $241

              Aperture Wider aperture
              Size Smaller
              Zoom Significantly less zoom
              Battery life Much shorter battery life

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Weight Significantly heavier
              Size Larger
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $398

              Wide angle Significantly better wide angle
              Aperture Wider aperture
              Overall image quality Much worse image quality
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Canon PowerShot G1X

              Boutique

              $549 - $610

              Sensor size Much larger sensor
              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Size Much larger
              Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499 - $598

              Autofocus Faster autofocus
              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Size Much larger
              True resolution Much lower true resolution

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