Product Comparison: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Sony
Model
Cyber-shot DSC-RX100
Cyber-shot DSC-RX100M2
Origin
China
China
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.
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.
Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
20.2 MP
20.2 MP
Sensor Type
Exmor R® CMOS
Exmor R® CMOS
Optical Zoom
3.6 x
3.6 x
Image Stabilization
Electronic
Electronic

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Size & Weight
Height
2.29 in.
2.29 in.
Width
4 in.
4 in.
Depth
1.41 in.
1.51 in.
Weight
7.51 oz.
8.96 oz.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

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.
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.
Imaging
Min. Focal Length
10.4 mm.
10.4 mm.
Max. Focal Length
37.1 mm.
37.1 mm.
ISO Settings
125 – 6400
160 - 25600
Aperture
f/1.8 (W) - 4.9 (T)
f/1.8 (W) - 4.9 (T)
Digital Zoom
54 x
54 x
Burst Mode
Yes
Yes
Low Light/High Sensitivity
Yes
Yes
Face Detection
Yes
Yes
Image File Format(s)
AVCHD, MP4, JPEG, RAW
AVCHD, MP4, JPEG, RAW

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

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.
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.
Display
Display Type
LCD TFT
LCD TFT
Touch Screen
No
No
Screen Size
3 in.
3 in.
Screen Resolution
1228800 dots
1228800 dots
Viewfinder
No
No
Vari-angle Display
No
No

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

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
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
Features
Water Resistant
No
No
Shock Resistant
No
No
Panorama Mode
Yes
Yes
Shooting Modes
Portrait, Antimotion blur, Sports action, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Landscape, Macro, Sunset, Night Scenes, Handheld twilight, Night Portrait, Fireworks
Portrait, Antimotion blur, Sports action, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scenes, Handheld twilight, Night Portrait, Fireworks
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Custom
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, 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.
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.
Connectivity
PictBridge Enabled
No
No
NFC Enabled
No
Yes
Integrated GPS
No
No
Output(s)
Hi-Speed USB, Micro HDMI, Multi / Micro USB Terminal
Hi-Speed USB, Micro HDMI, Multi / Micro USB Terminal
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.
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.
Power
Battery Life
330 shots
350 shots
Battery Model
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Number of Batteries
1
1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
369.99 $
549.99 $


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