• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28mm - 100mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.1 megapixels
  • 24mm - 120mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony RX100 advantages over Canon N100

  • 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 1.90 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • 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
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • More dots on screen
    1229k vs 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 12.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon N100 advantages over Sony RX100

  • Less expensive
    $349 vs $448
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More lens zoom
    5.0x vs 3.6x
    Zooming is easier than walking
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Newer
    14 months vs 3 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

Common Weaknesses

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • 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.

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100 II

Sony RX100
Sony RX100 II
  • $443
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster RAW shooting
  • $591
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
Canon N100
Sony RX100 II
  • $345
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
  • $591
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Sony RX100
Sony RX100 III
  • $443
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
  • $790
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • NFC
Canon N100
Sony RX100 III
  • $345
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
  • $790
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Canon G15

Sony RX100
Canon G15
  • $443
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Canon N100
Canon G15
  • $345
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $437
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • RAW file ability
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon G16

Sony RX100
Canon G16
  • $443
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $395
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Fast startup
Canon N100
Canon G16
  • $345
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Touchscreen
  • $395
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • RAW file ability

Compared to Canon G7X

Sony RX100
Canon G7X
  • $443
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $642
  • 1 inch
  • More lens zoom
  • Tiltable Screen
Canon N100
Canon G7X
  • $345
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More lens zoom
  • $642
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
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