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

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Sony NEX-5N

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Sony NEX-5N

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
1,229k dots
Image stabilization
Image stabilization
Lens
True resolution
High true resolution
20 MP
Panorama
In-camera panoramas
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

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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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
Lowest price Slightly cheaper $465.99 vs $570.00
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The best price we've seen is $104 cheaper (around 20% less)
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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
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
Overall image quality Better image quality 77.0 vs 66.0
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Around 20% better image quality
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
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
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              True resolution Capture very high resolution images Help
              DSC-RX100:20 MP
              NEX-5N:16 MP
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              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

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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

              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Focus points Has much more focus points
              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 with 16-50mm lens

              Continuous shooting Doesn't shoot as fast continuously
              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $399 - $748 body only

              $500 - $779 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Has significantly more focus points
              Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $329 - $567 body only

              $477 with 18-55mm lens

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

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

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              Disadvantages

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $449 - $451

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

              Pro digicam

              $331 - $348

              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

              $348

              Zoom More zoom
              3D Takes 3D photos
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              True resolution Much lower true resolution
              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

              Boutique

              $799

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Dynamic range Less dynamic range
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Canon PowerShot G16

              Canon PowerShot G16

              Pro digicam

              $499

              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching

              Sony NEX-5N Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony NEX-5T

              Sony NEX-5T

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $348 body only

              $498 - $500 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 NEX-5R

              Sony NEX-5R

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $567 - $1,062 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Significantly more focus points
              Dynamic range More dynamic range
              Battery life Shorter battery life
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $350 body only

              Built-in flash Built-in flash
              Lowest price Cheaper
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Touch screen No touch screen
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $498 with 16-50mm lens

              Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
              Lowest price Slightly cheaper
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Touch screen No touch screen

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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.