Updated (February 2013): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs Sony Alpha NEX-3N

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 vs Sony NEX-F3

Winner
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

74

Sony NEX-F3

43

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100

Wide aperture
Aperture
f/1.8
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,229k dots
High true resolution
True resolution
20 MP
In-camera panoramas
Panorama
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
 

Reasons to buy the Sony NEX-F3

Supports 24p
24p movies
For that film look
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
1500 ms startup delay
Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
1,114 ISO
Screen flips out
Flip-out screen
Great for movies

Items often bought with the DSC-RX100 or NEX-F3

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differences

Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100

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Image stabilization
Image stabilization
  1. 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
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
10 fps vs 2.5 fps
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4x faster continuous shooting
True resolution
Higher true resolution
20 MP vs 16 MP
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Capture more than 20% more detail in your photos
Size
Slightly smaller
102×58×36 mm vs 117×67×42 mm
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Around 40% smaller
Weight
Lighter
213 g vs 314 g
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More than 30% lighter
Thickness
Slightly thinner
1.4" vs 1.7"
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More than 10% thinner
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Advantages of the Sony NEX-F3

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3D
Takes 3D photos
Yes vs No
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Combines multiple photos into a 3D image
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
Startup delay
Significantly less startup delay
1500 ms vs 2800 ms
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Around 50% less delay when turning on
Overall image quality
Better image quality
73.0 vs 66.0
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More than 10% better image quality
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
1,114 ISO vs 390 ISO
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The NEX-F3 has excellent image quality: 1.5 f-stops higher ISO than the DSC-RX100
Battery life
Longer battery life
470 shots vs 330 shots
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More than 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
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
16,000 ISO vs 6,400 ISO
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The NEX-F3's maximum light sensitivity is 2.6 f-stops better
Fastest shutter speed
Significantly faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent digital cameras, and ignoring price

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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              HDR In-camera HDR Help
              Combines multiple exposures
              Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
              Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
              Supports RAW Supports RAW Help
              Better editing
              Common Weaknesses
              Viewfinder No viewfinders Help
              Can only preview photos on the screen
              External mic jack Neither has an external mic jack Help
              Limited to the in-camera mic
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Startup delay Significant startup delay Help
              DSC-RX1002800 ms
              NEX-F31500 ms

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Sony Alpha A5000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $280 body only

              $440 - $448 with 16-50mm lens

              Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
              Sony Alpha A6000

              Sony Alpha A6000

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $548 body only

              $698 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Nikon Coolpix S9900

              Travel zoom

              $249 - $297

              Zoom Has slightly more zoom
              Wide angle Has a slightly wider wide angle lens
              Longest exposure Slightly shorter exposures
              True resolution Takes slightly lower resolution photos
              Sony Alpha A5100

              Sony Alpha A5100

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $448 body only

              $598 with 16-50mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              True resolution Takes slightly higher resolution photos
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is significantly heavier

              Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

              Travel zoom

              $428

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Zoom More zoom
              Aperture Much narrower aperture
              Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

              Pro digicam

              $598

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Weight Slightly heavier
              Lowest price Slightly more expensive
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

              Pro digicam

              $798

              Supports 24p Supports 24p
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Weight Heavier
              Thickness Slightly thicker
              Canon PowerShot S120

              Canon PowerShot S120

              Pro digicam

              $349

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Overall image quality Worse image quality
              Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramic stitching
              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

              Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

              Pro digicam

              $948

              Wide angle Better wide angle
              Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
              Weight Heavier
              Battery life Slightly shorter battery life

              Sony NEX-F3 Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Sony Alpha NEX-3N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $420 with 16-50mm lens

              Shutter lag Less shutter lag
              Size Slightly smaller
              Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Sony NEX-5N

              Sony NEX-5N

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $605 body only

              $803 with 16-50mm lens

              Touch screen Has a touch screen
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Startup delay More startup delay
              Built-in flash No built-in flash
              Sony NEX C3

              Sony NEX C3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $212 body only

              $571 with 18-55mm lens

              Image stabilization Image stabilization
              Size Slightly smaller
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Movie format Lower resolution movies
              Sony Alpha NEX-3

              Sony Alpha NEX-3

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $400 body only

              $350 with 16mm lens

              External mic jack Has an external mic jack
              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support
              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Sony Alpha NEX-5

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              $360 body only

              $481 with 16-50mm lens

              Startup delay Less startup delay
              Continuous shooting Shoots faster
              Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
              Supports 24p No 24p support

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