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

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Differences

Sony RX100 II advantages over Canon G7X

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 350 vs 210 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.6 fps vs 6.6 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    4.9 fps vs 1.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    13 vs 4 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon G7X advantages over Sony RX100 II

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~1.70 vs 2.8 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    556 vs 483 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Newer
    3 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    250 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

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
  • 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
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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

  • New, 20.2MP, 1-inch type, backside illuminated (BSI) image sensor produces superb image quality, with particular improvements in low light and high ISO; 3-inch tilting rear LCD screen handy for composing shots from difficult angles; Fast all-around performer with quick autofocus and virtually no shutter lag; New, multi-interface hotshoe for adding a strobe or optional electronic viewfinder; Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC.

  • Bigger and heavier than previous model; More expensive than previous model; Reduced burst performance when shooting RAW files; Somewhat confusing menu structure and control layout; Wi-Fi features can be difficult to set up.

  • Very compact body fits in a pants pocket; Zoom lens is both brighter and further-reaching than anything offered by its enthusiast compact rivals; Selfie-friendly tilting LCD monitor; Intuitive touch-screen interface; Very good image quality for its class; Wi-Fi connectivity gets photos on your phone

  • No electronic viewfinder; Soft corners at wide-angle; Flare issues and fringing shooting wide-open; Weak performance when shooting raw files; Tendency to underexpose in low light; Limited battery life

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100

Sony RX100 II
Sony RX100
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster RAW shooting
Canon G7X
Sony RX100
  • $623
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Sony RX100 II
Sony RX100 III
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup
Canon G7X
Sony RX100 III
  • $623
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Panasonic LX100

Sony RX100 II
Panasonic LX100
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon G7X
Panasonic LX100
  • $623
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $598
  • 4/3
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Sony RX100 IV

Sony RX100 II
Sony RX100 IV
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon G7X
Sony RX100 IV
  • $623
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Canon G7X Mark II

Sony RX100 II
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Integrated ND filter
Canon G7X
Canon G7X Mark II
  • $623
  • 1 inch
  • Longer exposure
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Newer
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