Product Comparison: Canon PowerShot G7 X vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100


General Specifications
Brand
Canon
Sony
Model
PowerShot G7 X
Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
Origin
Japan
China
About the Product
The PowerShot G7 X is a premium high-performance camera that puts exciting and impressive capabilities in a sophisticated, compact package. It starts with the sensor: a large and light-grabbing 1.0-inch, 20.2 Megapixel* High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor powered by Canon's latest generation DIGIC 6 Image Processor for beautifully rendered low-light photography up to ISO 12800. The IS lens is a f/1.8 (W)-f/2.8 (T) that puts more in your frame while staying bright to the maximum 4.2x Optical Zoom (24mm-100mm), with a 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm for artistic background blur, and a minimum focus range of just 5cm for precise macro shooting.
First, an F1.8 ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar® T* lens with a wide aperture captures more of the shot. Second, the 20.2 MP Exmor® CMOS sensor captures light with great efficiency. Third, the powerful BIONZ® processor produces smooth detail and exceptionally low noise.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
20.2 MP
20.2 MP
Sensor Type
CMOS
Exmor R® CMOS
Optical Zoom
4.2 x
3.6 x
Image Stabilization
Optical
Electronic

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Size & Weight
Height
2.38 in.
2.29 in.
Width
4.06 in.
4 in.
Depth
1.59 in.
1.41 in.
Weight
10.7 oz.
7.51 oz.

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera - Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Size: I am a professional photographer who is looking for something as an alternative to my DSLR to put in my pocket... and this camera is the perfect size.
  • Lightweight, easy to use, fits in a purse or large pocket.
  • I really like the fact this fits nicely in a pocket, is light-weight, and with the rear optic viewfinder I find it much easier to take photos.
  • This thing is solid, heavy (relatively speaking) and feels really well built. I really like the ergonomics.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera with 3.6x Zoom with SanDisk 32GB Memory Card
  • Love the size of camera and ease of how to use. Perfect for travel without the big buy camera. Picture quality very good
  • Easy to use and great quality for a small camera.
  • Great camera many features and great perfect size it works great
  • Great size and weight. Image quality good for a camera this small.
  • I like it very much, takes great quality pictures. I like that it's easy to carry size.
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
8.8 mm.
10.4 mm.
Max. Focal Length
36.8 mm.
37.1 mm.
ISO Settings
125 - 12800
125 – 6400
Aperture
f/1.8 (W) - 2.8 (T)
f/1.8 (W) - 4.9 (T)
Digital Zoom
4 x
54 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
JPEG, RAW
AVCHD, MP4, JPEG, RAW

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

What customers say about "Imaging"
Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera - Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Focusing is very fast in my use. I feel this is subjective and based on how the user will use it.
  • Great low light pictures and videos. Good picture quality.
  • Extremely pleased. Image stabilization works great giving sharp bird photos handheld even at max optical+digital zoom.
  • The videos are very good to excellent as well, and the optical stabilization is very smooth, I was very impressed but I don't shoot video all that much, so that's just icing on the cake.
  • Slow auto focus/slow shutter speed.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera with 3.6x Zoom with SanDisk 32GB Memory Card
  • RX100 advantages does have faster auto focus, in superior auto you do not need to physically hit a switch to go in between macro and auto focus.
  • Any fast moments, sports, children running, may present an issue, because in my opinion, the focus is a little slow.
  • Excellent image quality and solid ISO performance
  • he 1-inch CMOS makes the ISO of 800 (or even 1600 sometimes) highly useable; the maximum aperture of 1.8 gives bokeh effects.
  • The image quality is very good, but after using it for 1 1/2 years the lens would not retract or close. There seems to be serveral issues like this going on.
Display
Display Type
LCD TFT
LCD TFT
Touch Screen
Yes
No
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
1040000 dots
1228800 dots
Vari-angle Display
Yes
No
Viewfinder
No

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

What customers say about "Display"
Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera - Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Flipping screen is perfect for selfies and vlogs.
  • Touch Screen: I can use the touch screen to focus (changing focus points is wonderful, touch to shoot, make setting adjustments, zoom in during editing. It is like shooting a combination smart phone/slr style.
  • Flip out Screen is more useful than I though, making it easier to shoot at creating angles
  • Touchscreen was another bonus which was more useful than i'd anticipated.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera with 3.6x Zoom with SanDisk 32GB Memory Card
  • All I needed was a screen to flip up while I vlog. But thats alright. It takes great pics of all my food(I am a vegan food blogger)
  • There isn't any big reason to go for the RX100 II or III, unless you want a tilting screen, wifi, or built-in EVF. The RX100 I is still capable.
  • The lcd screen has a dark blue or black coating that starts to peel after a while and some of the buttons lay to flush against the body making them hard to press.
  • The screen does scratch easily, buy a protector sheet. It is very expensive, as much as a DSLR body really. I
  • Screen hard to see in direct sunshine, despite WhiteMagic technology
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
Yes
Shooting Modes
Auto, Hybrid Auto, Creative Shot, SCN, Creative Filters, Movie, P, M, Av, Tv
Portrait, Antimotion blur, Sports action, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Landscape, Macro, Sunset, Night Scenes, Handheld twilight, Night Portrait, Fireworks
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2, Multi-area White Balance, White Balance Correction (Underwater mode), White Balance Correction
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Custom
Shutter Speeds
1 - 1/2000
30" - 1/2000
What customers say about "Features"
Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera - Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Manual Controls: I like the ability to use the Front ring, the exposure dial, the back dial, 2 custom buttons and the touch screen to make adjustments. With a few different options available messing around and finding the one that works best for me is great.
  • Customizable menu and user interface. I actually like that I can hide all the features I don't need/use and streamline my menu to be able to make changes to the things I need faster.
  • Absolutely love this camera. Stability, sound, visual clarity are so good! Fits in a pocket, and ready to go.
  • The movie mode is excellent, especially using the touch screen to move the focus point while recording the movie is a great tool for creative recordings.
  • Battery dies out after an hour of use.
  • Comes with only wrist strap. Would be nice to have neck strap. I've searched online, but don't see any such accessories.
  • Battery life is short. I don't have shot numbers as I have been playing around with settings and wifi. Actual use will vary and to follow.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera with 3.6x Zoom with SanDisk 32GB Memory Card
  • Enough features to do more than just point and shoot althouh it does a good job at that. More current models have a bit more but at a higher price.
  • This is a great compact camera that comes with professional features and manual controls to take high-quality pictures and videos.
  • The features available for users to customize their shooting experience are fantastic and the quality of the photos taken are unsurpassed.
  • Still have not used all the modes of shooting but on auto its great
  • Camera overheats quickly in video mode within 4 mins to 30 mins. I would recommend this but just be aware of the overheat issue with the camera.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
Yes
No
NFC Enabled
Yes
No
Integrated GPS
No
No
Output(s)
NTSC or PAL, Micro HDMI, Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB, Micro HDMI, Multi / Micro USB Terminal
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Canon PowerShot G7 X Digital Camera - Wi-Fi Enabled
  • Wifi-enabled, so you can send photos to your phone right after you shoot them. You don't need to use your mobile data either!
  • Wifi: Great to have it to transfer images to my phone to post to social media instantly.
  • Another great feature, which is a given in smartphones is WiFi transfer
  • Unfortunately, the camera does not support my Windows Phone, which is a shame, because I am not going to switch to Android or iOS because of it.
  • The wifi button is too easy to press even though it is recessed. So when putting the camera in my pocket or in a nifty case I have, it is too easy to accidentally turn on the camera by pressing the recessed wifi button.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Digital Camera with 3.6x Zoom with SanDisk 32GB Memory Card
  • It even has a little icon showing you the status the Eyefi car, if it is uploading or connected to a hotspot of not.
  • Amazing quality. Just wish I had opted for the slightly higher model that had wifi, so I could connect to my smartphone.
  • I wish I had the WiFi connectivity for a remote shutter which you can used via an iPhone.
  • It is missing the wireless connectivity but you can use the eye-fi sd card like I do and no issues so far.
Power
Battery Life
210 shots
330 shots
Battery Model
Battery Pack NB-13L
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Number of Batteries
1
1

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G7 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
369.99 $


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