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
True resolution
High true resolution
20 MP
Color depth
Great color depth
22.6 bits
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
12.4 EV
 

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
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

        $620 - $798 with 16-50mm lens

        True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
        Focus points Has much more focus points
        Sony Alpha NEX-6

        Sony Alpha NEX-6

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $396 - $748 body only

        $500 - $779 with 16-50mm lens

        Focus points Has significantly more focus points
        Viewfinder Has a viewfinder
        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
        Canon EOS M

        Canon EOS M

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $304 body only

        $298 with 18-55mm lens

        External mic jack Has an external mic jack
        Panorama Lacks a built in panoramas
        Shutter lag Has much more shutter lag
        Nikon D3200

        Nikon D3200

        Entry-level DSLR

        $319 - $656 body only

        $399 - $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

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Canon PowerShot S120

        Pro digicam

        $449 - $451

        Touch screen Has a touch screen
        Startup delay Much less startup delay
        Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V

        Travel zoom

        $348 - $448

        Zoom More zoom
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Aperture Much narrower aperture
        True resolution Much lower true resolution
        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7

        Pro digicam

        $338 - $345

        Aperture Wider aperture
        3D Takes 3D photos
        Overall image quality Worse image quality
        True resolution Much lower true resolution
        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 Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

        Pro digicam

        $798

        Supports 24p Supports 24p
        Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
        Weight Heavier
        Lowest price More expensive

        Sony NEX-5N Competitors

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        Disadvantages

        Sony NEX-5R

        Sony NEX-5R

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $508 body only

        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 NEX-5T

        Sony NEX-5T

        Mirrorless interchangeable-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-3N

        Sony Alpha NEX-3N

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $450 with 16-50mm lens

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

        Sony Alpha NEX-5

        Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

        $498 - $975 with 16-50mm lens

        Startup delay Significantly less startup delay
        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.