• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24mm - 200mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28mm - 300mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony RX10 advantages over Olympus Stylus 1

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/1.7 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.92 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 12.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility
  • Faster shutter
    1/3200 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Olympus Stylus 1 advantages over Sony RX10

  • Less expensive
    $599 vs $998
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More lens zoom
    10.7x vs 8.3x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Fast startup
    ~1.30 vs 2.0 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Thinner
    56 mm vs 102 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    404g vs 832g
    Lighter weight
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 21 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    32 vs 10 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Both provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Smaller than SLR/CSC with comparable lenses; Larger sensor than other bridge cameras; SLR-like body without the hassle of changing lenses; Weather-sealed; Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture; Generous zoom range; Great viewfinder; Swift performance; Plenty of enthusiast-friendly features including raw shooting; Wi-Fi and NFC wireless sharing.

  • Expensive compared to other bridge cameras; Menus respond slowly after burst shooting; Lens doesn't zoom very quickly; High ISO performance doesn't quite match RX100 II.

  • High-quality constant aperture 10.7x zoom lens with excellent performance; Very affordable for what it delivers; Ergonomically sound with a solid, professional feel; Highly customizable; Fast overall performance; Built-in EVF and tilting touchscreen LCD; Automatic lens cap.

  • Smaller sensor size than 1-inch and Micro Four Thirds models mean far lower image quality as ISO tops 800; 28mm eq. is not as wide as some competitors and not overly suited for landscape photography.

The Competition

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000

Sony RX10
Panasonic FZ1000
  • $989
  • 1 inch
  • Top deck display
  • Headphone jack
  • $779
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
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Panasonic FZ1000
  • $599
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Less expensive
  • $779
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon P7100

Sony RX10
Nikon P7100
  • $989
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Thinner
  • Lighter weight
Olympus Stylus 1
Nikon P7100
  • $599
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Fast startup
  • $500
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Faster shutter

Compared to Fujifilm X-S1

Sony RX10
Fujifilm X-S1
  • $989
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $587
  • 2/3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
Olympus Stylus 1
Fujifilm X-S1
  • $599
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $587
  • 2/3 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More lens zoom

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Sony RX10
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $989
  • 1 inch
  • Headphone jack
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $1350
  • 1 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Shoot 4K video
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Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $599
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Touchscreen
  • $1350
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Olympus Stylus 1s

Sony RX10
Olympus Stylus 1s
  • $989
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $693
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
Olympus Stylus 1
Olympus Stylus 1s
  • $599
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • $693
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
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