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

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Differences

Sony RX100 advantages over Sony QX100

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 330 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Thinner
    35 mm vs 55 mm
    Thinner
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots

Sony QX100 advantages over Sony RX100

  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Lighter weight
    179g vs 240g
    Lighter weight

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
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Neither provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • 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.

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
Sony QX100
Sony RX100 II
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas

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
Sony QX100
Sony RX100 III
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Fujifilm XQ1

Sony RX100
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $430
  • 2/3 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • On-sensor phase detect
Sony QX100
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $430
  • 2/3 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon G7X

Sony RX100
Canon G7X
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $632
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
Sony QX100
Canon G7X
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
  • $632
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen

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
Sony QX100
Sony RX100 IV
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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