• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1.5 inch 233.8mm2
  • 13.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 120.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony QX100 advantages over Canon G1X Mark II

  • Less expensive
    $498 vs $649
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Lighter weight
    179g vs 563g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 13.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon G1X Mark II advantages over Sony QX100

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Larger sensor
    1.5 inch vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.30 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • More telephoto lens reach
    120 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

Common Weaknesses

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Wider, longer, faster lens than predecessor, with good overall optical quality; Faster AF performance; Closer macro shooting; Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC with remote shooting; Decent JPEG burst performance; Excellent build quality.

  • Localized flare issue when wide open; No real net improvement in image quality over predecessor; Slow burst mode when shooting RAW files; Poor battery life; Video quality is so-so (not like Canon DSLRs).

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100

Sony QX100
Sony RX100
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Lighter weight
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon G1X Mark II
Sony RX100
  • $649
  • 1.5 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Fujifilm X20

Sony QX100
Fujifilm X20
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon G1X Mark II
Fujifilm X20
  • $649
  • 1.5 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony RX100 II

Sony QX100
Sony RX100 II
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas
Canon G1X Mark II
Sony RX100 II
  • $649
  • 1.5 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More dynamic range

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Sony QX100
Sony RX100 III
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon G1X Mark II
Sony RX100 III
  • $649
  • 1.5 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Fujifilm X30

Sony QX100
Fujifilm X30
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Lighter weight
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon G1X Mark II
Fujifilm X30
  • $649
  • 1.5 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $499
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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