• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 3.6x zoom 28mm - 100mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $657 Average Retail $750 MSRP
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 2.9x zoom 24mm - 70mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $849 Average Retail $800 MSRP

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Advantages

Sony RX100 II over Sony RX100 III

  • Lens zoom ratio
    3.6x vs 2.9x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Sony RX100 III over Sony RX100 II

  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs rear LCD only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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.

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100

Sony RX100 II
Sony RX100
  • $657
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wi-Fi
  • $506
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
  • Bigger RAW buffer
Sony RX100 III
Sony RX100
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wider angle lens
  • $506
  • 1 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio

Compared to Olympus XZ-2

Sony RX100 II
Olympus XZ-2
  • $657
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $381
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Touchscreen
Sony RX100 III
Olympus XZ-2
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $381
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon G15

Sony RX100 II
Canon G15
  • $657
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $446
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony RX100 III
Canon G15
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $446
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Canon G16

Sony RX100 II
Canon G16
  • $657
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $510
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Fast startup
Sony RX100 III
Canon G16
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $510
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Hot shoe

Compared to Canon N100

Sony RX100 II
Canon N100
  • $657
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $360
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wider angle lens
Sony RX100 III
Canon N100
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $360
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Touchscreen
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