Product Comparison: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II vs Canon PowerShot G15


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Canon
Model
Cyber-shot DSC-RX100M2
PowerShot G15
Origin
China
Japan
About the Product
When something beautiful inspires the artist within, the Cyber-shot® RX100 II is there to capture every exquisite detail. A new 1-inch back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS sensor combines with a bright F1.8 ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar® T* lens for beautiful, clean, low-noise images.
The PowerShot G15 features a newly developed 5x Optical Zoom with 28mm Wide-Angle, bright f/1.8(W) – f/2.8 (T) lens, Canon's HS SYSTEM, plus upgraded video capture in 1080p Full HD with stereo sound. The PowerShot G12 brings EOS line features like the 12-bit multi aspect RAW+JPEG formatting into a compact camera.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
20.2 MP
12.1 MP
Sensor Type
Exmor R® CMOS
CMOS
Optical Zoom
3.6 x
5 x
Image Stabilization
Electronic
Optical

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Canon PowerShot G15

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Canon PowerShot G15

Size & Weight
Height
2.29 in.
2.99 in.
Width
4 in.
4.2 in.
Depth
1.51 in.
1.58 in.
Weight
8.96 oz.
10.9 oz.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Canon PowerShot G15

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Canon PowerShot G15

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Canon PowerShot G15

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Canon PowerShot G15

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Still Camera (Black)
  • Takes amazing photos, love the small pocket size..
  • The picture quality is amazing and whats better is the size.
  • The Sony cybershot RX-100M2 is a solid pocket size point and shoot, with amazing photo quality.
  • The camera size fits in a pocket, impressively hefty weight for its size (not a deterrent and actually gives it a very solid feel).
  • Its size is comfortable and easy to learn how to set the camera to settings I like.
Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black)
  • The camera is built like a tank - this is obvious the minute you take it in hand.
  • The resulting photos are near DSLR quality which I thought was amazing given the compact size.
  • While it's still doesn't have all the features I love in my DSLR, it makes up for the difference in size, weight, and versatility. A great buy.
  • The G15 comes with a faster lense and has less noise at the higher ISO's and is slightly smaller in size.
  • Size wise, it is still on a compact side, so you can fit it in a larger pocket.
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
10.4 mm.
6.1 mm.
Max. Focal Length
37.1 mm.
30.5 mm.
ISO Settings
160 - 25600
80 - 12800
Aperture
f/1.8 (W) - 4.9 (T)
f/1.8 (W) - 2.8 (T)
Digital Zoom
54 x
4 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
AVCHD, MP4, JPEG, RAW
JPEG, MOV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Canon PowerShot G15

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Canon PowerShot G15

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Canon PowerShot G15

What customers say about "Imaging"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Still Camera (Black)
  • Great image quality even at higher ISO's. Menu system a bit clunky, but once you get set up, it is a great compact camera with a lot of SLR type features.
  • Once familiar with camera find images very impressive. Though I favor RAW was surprised how good JPG images are.
  • Image quality is perfect, and it is relatively easy to use.
  • So I purchased this camera along with the Fuji x70, I decided to keep the RX100ii because the image quality is great for the size of this camera.
  • I do have some trouble with night time images, but I think I just need to dig a little more into the features.
Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black)
  • Image quality was excellent under all circumstances. I shot in JPEG mode, using ISO 80-800.
  • The JPEG files average out at about 3.5 - 4 Megs per photo, while the raw files are upwards of 27 megs . . .! I guess I'd better invest in some extra storage space!
  • The G15 is compact (but not too small) and delivers very fast and good quality images, even in not so good lighting conditions in the field. Not to mention that the macro mode is amazing for a compact camera lens.
  • The image quality that this camera produces is excellent considering its sensor size. You can of course wring out more detail out of your photos if you shoot RAW.
  • Image quality is very good. The 1.8 lens is fast and image capture is rapid (I will upload an image of a geyser - captured in one attempt).
Display
Display Type
LCD TFT
LCD TFT
Touch Screen
No
No
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
1228800 dots
922000 dots
Viewfinder
No
Real-image zoom viewfinder
Vari-angle Display
No
No

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Canon PowerShot G15

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Canon PowerShot G15

What customers say about "Display"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Still Camera (Black)
  • Only had a standard 3" LCD screen no viewfinder but has not been a problem especially with tilt screen. This is my 10th digital camera and the best ever.
  • I am now upgrading to the RX 100 V because of the 4K video recording capability and the flip up LCD screen.
  • The display tells the aperture and shutter speed, and that I'm using Auto-ISO, but it doesn't tell me which ISO it has chosen.
  • Excellent screen resolution, more like a retina display.
  • If i had the choice i would purchase the first RX100.i think with the rx 2 and 3 your just paying for the lcd screen
Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black)
  • The screen is also larger and higher resolution. (3", 920K).
  • The HD video is also great and looks good on the 922,000 dot LCD screen.
  • The screen is also very good, being both sharp and vibrant.
  • The only comment is I wish he screen tilted and I think some of the newer models have fixed that.
  • It has no tilting screen unfortunately, this in an effort to keep it's size under control. Not a big deal for me, but for others it can be an issue when comparing it to the G12.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
No
Shooting Modes
Portrait, Antimotion blur, Sports action, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scenes, Handheld twilight, Night Portrait, Fireworks
C (Custom), Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Program Auto, Movie, Scene Selection, Creative Filters
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Custom
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Underwater, Custom 1, Custom 2
Shutter Speeds
30" - 1/2000
15" - 1/4000
What customers say about "Features"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Still Camera (Black)
  • Great features. Traded down sized from a Nikon D 90 to have a camera with all the features I need.
  • The pictures are so clear and looks amazing! I love the dslr features! So happy with the investment and I take it everywhere I go.
  • There are a few features though that I believe they could have put into it that would have made this camera a true "value" like gps tagging and a better optical zoom.
  • Though I have not yet gone through all the features, this camera is the best I had for a long time.
  • Mostly good pictures, but annoying gross lack of focus in pre-set scene "SCN" modes, especially SCN-Portrait and SCN-Macro modes. SCN modes take over all settings and should therefore take care of everything.
Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black)
  • The display modes when shooting live view are very informative.
  • Another great feature I was not expecting: focus bracketing. I don't use it that much but I can see how it could save the day.
  • I'll keep my review short as other have already done a great job explaining the features and technical specs of the Canon G15.
  • The camera's features, beyond the usual settings, are too extensive to review here. In my experience, the average shooter uses 25% of a given camera's features 75% of the time because they/we tend to shoot the same subjects under similar conditions.
  • Plenty of options to allow you to play with exposure time, aperture, timer, white balance, color swap, monochrome and much much more.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
No
No
NFC Enabled
Yes
No
Integrated GPS
No
No
Output(s)
Hi-Speed USB, Micro HDMI, Multi / Micro USB Terminal
Mini-HDMI, Remote terminal, AV Output (NTSC)
What customers say about "Connectivity"
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Still Camera (Black)
  • Love the size and convenience of high quality pictures , HD video and wifi , so that you may transfer your media to your other devices all in one package.
  • So far So Good!! Small and portable! Wi-fi connection very user friendly. Exactly what I was looking for!
  • I love this camera! It takes the best pictures yet it is so light. It has wifi capabilities to allow easy transferring.
  • This is even better than the Sony DSC-RX100 (the first of the series). For example better low light capabilities, hot shoe, and built in WiFi.
  • The build In wifi make it a breeze to post pics on social media. A great buy indeed.
Canon PowerShot G15 Digital Camera with 3-Inch LCD (Black)
  • I bought the HDMI cable and was very pleased that I could connect the camera to my TV, and in less then 1 minute, we could watch the videos and view photos we took on our TV with the family.
  • I use the mini HDMI to HDMI cable that came with my Kodak ZX3 to connect it to my home theater system to view photos or videos. You can also remove the SD card and use that, if your equipment supports that media.
  • Didn't come with memory card or cord to connect to computer, so I had to order and wait for that shipment as well. Just beware when you buy to get the needed accessories if you want to use it right away.
Power
Battery Life
350 shots
770 shots
Battery Model
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Battery Pack NB-10L
Number of Batteries
1
1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Canon PowerShot G15

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Canon PowerShot G15

Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
549.99 $


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