• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 3.6x zoom 28mm - 100mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $506 Average Retail $650 MSRP
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 3.6x zoom 28mm - 100mm (35mm equiv.)
  • $657 Average Retail $750 MSRP

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Advantages

Sony RX100 over Sony RX100 II

  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 9 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (single-shot mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 4 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)

Sony RX100 II over Sony RX100

  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

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.

  • 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 III

Sony RX100
Sony RX100 III
  • $506
  • 1 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Wider angle lens
Sony RX100 II
Sony RX100 III
  • $657
  • 1 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Hot shoe
  • $849
  • 1 inch
  • Wider angle lens
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Olympus XZ-2

Sony RX100
Olympus XZ-2
  • $506
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $381
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Fast startup
Sony RX100 II
Olympus XZ-2
  • $657
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $381
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Fast startup
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon G16

Sony RX100
Canon G16
  • $506
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $510
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Fast startup
Sony RX100 II
Canon G16
  • $657
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $510
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Fast startup

Compared to Fujifilm XQ1

Sony RX100
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $506
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
  • $379
  • 2/3 inch
  • Wider angle lens
  • Wi-Fi
Sony RX100 II
Fujifilm XQ1
  • $657
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $379
  • 2/3 inch
  • Wider angle lens
  • On-sensor phase detect

Compared to Nikon P340

Sony RX100
Nikon P340
  • $506
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wider angle lens
Sony RX100 II
Nikon P340
  • $657
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $347
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Lens zoom ratio
  • Wider angle lens
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