Product Comparison: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 vs Canon PowerShot G9 X


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Canon
Model
Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
PowerShot G9 X
Origin
China
Japan
About the Product
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.
Impressive image quality. Stunning videos. A camera that's slim and comfortable. The PowerShot G9 X camera is all this and more, featuring a 20.2 Megapixel*, 1.0-inch High-Sensitivity CMOS sensor, Canon's powerful DIGIC 6 Image Processor and a fast, f/2.0-4.9 lens that helps you capture inspiring images - even in low light - with detail and color to match. Whether you carry it in your hand, a bag or inside a pocket, the PowerShot G9 X can accompany you anywhere you go and is slim enough to quickly be in your grasp when opportunity knocks. Subjects in the distance become closer with a 3x Optical Zoom lens (28-84mm equivalent). Movement can be captured in stunning Full HD video, or frozen in beautiful increments with up to 6.0 fps continuous shooting. Should you find yourself gazing at the stars, switch into Star Mode and admire the view. With a convenient control ring for quick adjustments on the fly, built-in Wi-Fi®** and NFC*** for simple sharing and its appealing portability, the PowerShot G9 X is ready when you are, where you are.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
20.2 MP
20.2 MP
Sensor Type
Exmor R® CMOS
CMOS
Optical Zoom
3.6 x
3 x
Image Stabilization
Electronic
Optical

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Size & Weight
Height
2.29 in.
2.28 in.
Width
4 in.
3.86 in.
Depth
1.41 in.
1.21 in.
Weight
7.51 oz.
6.53 oz.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G9 X

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
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.
Canon PowerShot G9 X Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Silver)
  • Very nice camera. Takes great pictures for the size. I'm still learning how to use it. It doesn't look like you can force the flash though.
  • This is a great camera for the size.
  • Perfect compact camera with many advanced features. Easy to use.
  • It is an excellent compact camera. Easy to use with touch functions.
  • The camera is very and very compact to other camera that we are looking to buy.
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
10.4 mm.
10.2 mm.
Max. Focal Length
37.1 mm.
30.6 mm.
ISO Settings
125 – 6400
125 – 6400, expandable to 12800
Aperture
f/1.8 (W) - 4.9 (T)
f/2.0 (W) - 4.9 (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, RAW, MP4

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G9 X

What customers say about "Imaging"
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.
Canon PowerShot G9 X Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Silver)
  • With its 1" sensor, the Canon G9X takes photos of the best image quality possible for anything in its size class.
  • A portable and solid camera that gives away high image quality.....the best pocket camera I have had. The only weakness is it should have a F1.8-2.8 lens.
  • Better image quality than a smart phone, tons of flexibility and it fits in my shirt pocket.
  • Image quality is high, with the 1 inch sensor. Digital noise is low through ISO 800. Focus is fairly speedy, especially in good light, to catch kids and pets.
  • Some of my pictures were out of focus and I couldn't justify spending 400+tax for something that is not much better than smartphone camera. (Except night shoots)
Display
Display Type
LCD TFT
LCD TFT
Touch Screen
No
Yes
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
1228800 dots
1040000 dots
Viewfinder
No
No
Vari-angle Display
No
No

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G9 X

What customers say about "Display"
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
Canon PowerShot G9 X Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Silver)
  • Touch screen capabilities are good, fast shutter speed and does well In low light conditions.
  • I like the use of the touch screen, I like the settings options. Seemed very user friendly.
  • Handling: the touch display is really well done (finally Canon!).
  • Sorta superfluous with the touch-screen, but I appreciate the tactile quality and like the looks.
  • The camera does not have a viewfinder or articulating screen which would have been an asset. I have had no trouble seeing the screen in bright sunlight and have also taken selfies as well.
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
No
Shooting Modes
Portrait, Antimotion blur, Sports action, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Landscape, Macro, Sunset, Night Scenes, Handheld twilight, Night Portrait, Fireworks
C (Custom), Manual, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Program Auto, Hybrid Auto, Auto, Creative Shot, Scene Selection
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Custom
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Flash, Custom
Shutter Speeds
30" - 1/2000
30" - 1/2000
What customers say about "Features"
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.
Canon PowerShot G9 X Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Silver)
  • Better image quality than a smart phone, tons of flexibility and it fits in my shirt pocket. Nice overall design, too. Not inexpensive, but worth the price.
  • This is a great camera that fits in any pocket. It has advanced features like shutter and aperture priority.
  • Perfect compact camera with many advanced features. Easy to use.
  • The camera has many features to make every picture unique. It is lightweight and small so easy to carry and handle.
  • This little camera packs alot, will zoom 30x, and takes great pictures with many options. Have not used that much yet, but can't wait to take more.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
No
Yes
NFC Enabled
No
No
Integrated GPS
No
No
Output(s)
Hi-Speed USB, Micro HDMI, Multi / Micro USB Terminal
USB2.0 Micro-B, Micro HDMI
What customers say about "Connectivity"
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.
Canon PowerShot G9 X Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Silver)
  • I love all the features it has and that it has Wifi
  • Best compact camera out there, professional settings and easy to wear around neck, plus the wifi feature is great!
  • I wanted something that was newer than the Elph I have, but wanted to stay with a point & shoot with WiFi.
  • The ability to transfer photos to other devices via WIFI is a huge plus. So far, I've only transferred them to my iPhone via the Canon Camera Connect Ap, but this pairing is pretty easy to set up and so far, has linked reliably.
  • Wireless works great to pair up with Android Canon Connect, remote shooting and file transfer
Power
Battery Life
330 shots
335 shots
Battery Model
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Battery Pack NB-13L
Number of Batteries
1
1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Canon PowerShot G9 X

Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
369.99 $
529.99 $


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