• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 140.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon G11 advantages over Sony RX100 II

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • More telephoto lens reach
    140 mm vs 100 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 13 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony RX100 II advantages over Canon G11

  • 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 2.08 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.8 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Better color depth
    22.5 vs 20.4 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    483 vs 169 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    12.4 vs 11.1 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Newer
    5 years vs 9 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Lighter weight
    281g vs 400g
    Lighter weight
  • More dots on screen
    1229k vs 461k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Less shutter lag
    0.15 vs 0.54 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • More pixels
    20.2 vs 10.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • 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
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.6 fps vs 1.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

Canon G11
Sony RX100
  • $577
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $368
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX100 II
Sony RX100
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $368
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster RAW shooting

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Canon G11
Sony RX100 III
  • $577
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX100 II
Sony RX100 III
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon G10

Canon G11
Canon G10
  • $577
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Bigger pixels
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Manual focus
  • More pixels
Sony RX100 II
Canon G10
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $450
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup

Compared to Nikon P7000

Canon G11
Nikon P7000
  • $577
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Shoots 24p video
Sony RX100 II
Nikon P7000
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $400
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon G12

Canon G11
Canon G12
  • $577
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • $854
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Shoots 24p video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Sony RX100 II
Canon G12
  • $548
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $854
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • More telephoto lens reach
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