• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 368.2mm2
  • 16.3 megapixels
  • 28.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony RX10 II advantages over Fujifilm X70

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    200 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 330 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 16.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.2 fps vs 8.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    44 vs 10 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    29 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Fujifilm X70 advantages over Sony RX10 II

  • Less expensive
    $699 vs $1098
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.82 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
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Thinner
    44 mm vs 102 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    347g vs 849g
    Lighter weight
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré
  • Higher extended ISO
    51200 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent build quality; Superb viewfinder; Excellent image and video quality for its class; Bright and versatile zoom lens; Very fast autofocus; Great burst performance and depth; Incredible slow-motion capabilities; Really intuitive Wi-Fi image transfer; Good battery life.

  • Expensive compared to its nearest competitors; Less zoom reach than rivals; Soft in corners wide-open; Slow buffer clearing; Small rear control dial has poor tactile feedback; Long delay to render each high frame-rate movie; No tilt/swivel or touch on the LCD panel.

  • Compact camera body; Impressive optical performance; Very good JPEG image quality; Good high ISO performance; Film Simulation modes; Tilting touchscreen display.

  • Inconsistent AF performance; Clunky menus; Shallow buffer depth; Poor video quality; No built-in viewfinder like X100-series.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon Coolpix A

Sony RX10 II
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $1098
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $493
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X70
Nikon Coolpix A
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Touchscreen
  • $493
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer

Compared to Sony RX10

Sony RX10 II
Sony RX10
  • $1098
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
Fujifilm X70
Sony RX10
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Sony RX10 II
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $1098
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Top deck display
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Fujifilm X70
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $755
  • 1 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Leica X-E (Typ 102)

Sony RX10 II
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $1098
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $1530
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm X70
Leica X-E (Typ 102)
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $1530
  • APS-C
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Sony RX10 II
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1098
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure
Fujifilm X70
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $699
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $1195
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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