• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 11.8 megapixels
  • 25.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony QX100 advantages over Nikon 80

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.55 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • More telephoto lens reach
    100 mm vs 25 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 11.8 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    8 vs 1 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 1600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon 80 advantages over Sony QX100

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Less expensive
    $277 vs $498
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Thinner
    15 mm vs 55 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    12 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Lighter weight
    74g vs 179g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Wider angle lens
    25 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster shutter
    1/6400 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Neither provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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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
Nikon 80
Sony RX100
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

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
Nikon 80
Sony RX100 II
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

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
Nikon 80
Sony RX100 III
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Ricoh Theta SC

Sony QX100
Ricoh Theta SC
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
Nikon 80
Ricoh Theta SC
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Waterproof
  • $192
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels

Compared to Ricoh Theta V

Sony QX100
Ricoh Theta V
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
Nikon 80
Ricoh Theta V
  • $277
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive
  • $430
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Longer video battery life
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