• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 84.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony RX100 advantages over Canon G9X

  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • More telephoto lens reach
    100 mm vs 84 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 330 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Less shutter lag
    0.15 vs 0.29 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 6.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.0 fps vs 0.8 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon G9X advantages over Sony RX100

  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Higher effective ISO
    495 vs 390 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
    2 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 13 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)

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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent high-ISO performance for such a compact model; Smart controls; Small body; Bright lens; 10fps full-res burst mode; Very fast shutter response; Excellent LCD.

  • Lens flare at night; Poor rendering of yellows; Slow flash recycling; Soft corners wide open; Continuous AF mode slow to lock.

  • Smallest 1-inch sensor camera available; Slips in a pants pocket almost unnoticed; Bright lens at wide-angle; Great image quality; Swift 6.5 fps JPEG burst shooting; Intuitive touch-screen control; In-camera Wi-Fi gets images onto your phone easily

  • Limited 3x zoom range; Tighter wide-angle than competitors; JPEG buffer limited to 10 frames; very slow bracketing / raw burst shooting; Touch-screen menus take lots of tapping; Poor battery life

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100 II

Sony RX100
Sony RX100 II
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster RAW shooting
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
Canon G9X
Sony RX100 II
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Tiltable Screen

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Sony RX100
Sony RX100 III
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon G9X
Sony RX100 III
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Canon G7X

Sony RX100
Canon G7X
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $632
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon G9X
Canon G7X
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Thinner
  • $632
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony RX100 IV

Sony RX100
Sony RX100 IV
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon G9X
Sony RX100 IV
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Canon G9X Mark II

Sony RX100
Canon G9X Mark II
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $449
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
Canon G9X
Canon G9X Mark II
  • $399
  • 1 inch
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $449
  • 1 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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