Updated (June, 2013): Compare the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II vs Sony NEX-7n

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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-7

Overall image quality
Great image quality
81.0
True resolution
High true resolution
24 MP
Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1200 ms startup delay
 
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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 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Weight Lighter 213 g vs 350 g
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Around 40% lighter
Lowest price Cheaper $535.79 vs $749.00
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The best price we've seen is $213 cheaper (around 30% less)
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-7

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Overall image quality Better image quality 81.0 vs 66.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p Yes vs No
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Get that real film feel
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
External mic jack Has an external mic jack Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Startup delay Much less startup delay 1200 ms vs 2800 ms
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2.3x less delay when turning on
3D Takes 3D photos Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity 16,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The NEX-7's maximum light sensitivity is 1.3 f-stops better
Sensor size Significantly larger sensor APS-C 23.5x15.6mm 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
True resolution Higher true resolution 24 MP vs 20 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 1,016 ISO vs 390 ISO
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The NEX-7 has excellent image quality 1.4 f-stops higher ISO than the DSC-RX100
Dynamic range More dynamic range 13.4 EV vs 12.4 EV
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1 f-stop more dynamic range
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 24.1 bits vs 22.6 bits
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Distinguishes 1.5 more bits of color
Battery life Longer battery life 430 shots vs 330 shots
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More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Viewfinder Has a viewfinder Digital vs None
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A viewfinder can help save battery life by keeping the screen turned off
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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-7:921k dots
              True resolution Capture extremely high resolution images Help
              DSC-RX100:20 MP
              NEX-7:24 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-7:13.4 EV
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Sensor type Better sensor types Help
              Better in low light
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $698

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Sony Alpha NEX-6

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $493 - $748 body only

              $665 - $898 with 16-50mm lens

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Focus points Has significantly more focus points
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Startup delay Has slightly more startup delay
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $784 with 18-55mm lens

              Light sensitivity Slightly higher maximum light sensitivity
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Built-in flash Doesn't have a built-in flash
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Startup delay Has slightly less startup delay
              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier
              Canon Rebel T3i

              Canon Rebel T3i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $499 - $749 body only

              $550 - $600 with 18-55mm lens

              Lens availability Much more lenses available
              Autofocus Focuses automatically
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

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              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

              $389 - $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
              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
              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Fujifilm FinePix x20

              Pro digicam

              $499 - $598

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

              Sony NEX-7 Competitors

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              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $648 body only

              $798 with 16-50mm lens

              Focus points Many more focus points
              Light sensitivity Better maximum light sensitivity
              External mic jack Lacks an external mic jack
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Sony A7

              Sony A7

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $1,698 body only

              $1,268 - $2,700 with 24-70mm lens

              Weather sealed Weather sealed
              Autofocus Faster video autofocus
              3D Doesn't take 3D photos
              Size Larger
              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Olympus OM-D E-M5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $680 - $799 body only

              $880 - $1,299 with 12-50mm lens

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Samsung NX300

              Samsung NX300

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $500 body only

              $614 - $690 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen type Has an OLED screen
              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $582 body only

              $598 with 16-50mm lens

              Startup delay Slightly less startup delay
              Weight Lighter
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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