Updated (June, 2013): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II vs Sony NEX-5R

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Sony NEX-5N

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Aperture
Wide aperture
f/1.8
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
True resolution
High true resolution
20 MP
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-5N

Overall image quality
Great image quality
77.0
Light sensitivity
High ISO
25,600 ISO
Touch screen
Touch screen
Less buttons
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100

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Image stabilization Image stabilization Lens vs None
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Helps eliminate blur caused by small camera movements
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen 1,229k dots vs 920k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
True resolution Higher true resolution 20 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
Weight Slightly lighter 213 g vs 269 g
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More than 20% lighter
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-5N

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Touch screen Has a touch screen Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 25,600 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The NEX-5N's maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better
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
Overall image quality Better image quality 77.0 vs 66.0
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Around 20% better image quality
Startup delay Significantly less startup delay 1900 ms vs 2800 ms
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More than 30% less delay when turning on
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.4x15.6mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
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More than 3x larger sensor
Interchangeable lenses Has interchangeable lenses Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,079 ISO vs 390 ISO
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The NEX-5N has excellent image quality 1.5 f-stops higher ISO than the DSC-RX100
Battery life Longer battery life 460 shots vs 330 shots
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Around 40% more shots per battery charge
External flash Supports an external flash Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Color depth Better color depth 23.6 bits vs 22.6 bits
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Distinguishes 1 more bits of color
Dynamic range More dynamic range 12.7 EV vs 12.4 EV
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0.3 f-stops more dynamic range
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        similarities

        Compared to recent digital cameras

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        DSC-RX100:1,229k dots
        NEX-5N:920k dots
        True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
        DSC-RX100:20 MP
        NEX-5N:16 MP
        HDR In-camera HDR Help
        Combines multiple exposures
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Dynamic range Good dynamic range Help
        DSC-RX100:12.4 EV
        NEX-5N:12.7 EV
        Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
        Better editing
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
        Can only preview photos on the screen
        Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
        DSC-RX100:2800 ms
        NEX-5N:1900 ms
        External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
        Limited to the in-camera mic

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        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

        Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

        Pro digicam

        $698

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Sony Alpha NEX-3N

        Sony Alpha NEX-3N

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $320 body only

        $450 with 16-50mm lens

        Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony Alpha NEX-6

        Sony Alpha NEX-6

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $494 - $748 body only

        $665 - $898 with 16-50mm lens

        Focus points Has significantly more focus points
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        Canon Rebel T3i

        Canon Rebel T3i

        Entry-level DSLR

        $499 - $749 body only

        $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

        Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $497 with 18-55mm lens

        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Startup delay Has significantly less startup delay
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is significantly heavier
        Nikon 1 J1

        Nikon 1 J1

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $198 with 10-30mm lens

        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Continuous shooting Shoots faster continuously
        HDR Lacks a built in HDR feature
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas

        Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $398

        Aperture Wider aperture
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        True resolution Much lower true resolution
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $345 - $398

        Zoom More zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Much narrower aperture
        True resolution Much lower true resolution
        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $450

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Wide angle Better wide angle
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Fujifilm FinePix x20

        Fujifilm FinePix x20

        Pro digicam

        $401 - $598

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
        True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
        Canon PowerShot G1X

        Canon PowerShot G1X

        Boutique

        $549 - $610

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Macro focus Much worse macro capability

        Sony NEX-5N Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony NEX-5R

        Sony NEX-5R

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $508 body only

        $1,035 with 18-55mm lens

        Autofocus Faster autofocus
        Focus points Significantly more focus points
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
        Sony NEX-5T

        Sony NEX-5T

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $448 - $548 body only

        $598 - $599 with 16-50mm lens

        Focus points Significantly more focus points
        Dynamic range More dynamic range
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Battery life Shorter battery life
        Sony Alpha NEX-5

        Sony Alpha NEX-5

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $582 body only

        $598 with 16-50mm lens

        Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
        Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Sony Alpha A6000

        Sony Alpha A6000

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $648 body only

        $798 with 16-50mm lens

        Focus points Many more focus points
        True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
        Touch screen No touch screen
        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Sony NEX-7

        Sony NEX-7

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $749 body only

        $1,014 with 18-55mm lens

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        True resolution Significantly higher true resolution
        Touch screen No touch screen
        Light sensitivity Worse maximum light sensitivity

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        Avatar for Nuli Cenul Nuli Cenul (2:54 PM, March 04, 2013)
        The final score doesn't show the overall comparison. Lens section for NEX5N is 0.0. With the the wide selection of lenses, it should be the advantage. Also the Image Stabilization is 0.0? NEX has it in lens.