• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.0 megapixels
  • 25.00mm - 750.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon SX700 HS advantages over Sony RX100 VI

  • Less expensive
    $279 vs $1198
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    750 mm vs 200 mm
    Capture objects farther away

Sony RX100 VI advantages over Canon SX700 HS

  • Slower slow-motion
    1000 fps vs 240 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    3 years vs 8 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.0 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
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    23.8 fps vs 8.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/3200 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 3200 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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 HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Panasonic ZS40

Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS40
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster shutter
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony RX100 VI
Panasonic ZS40
  • $1204
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $380
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon SX710 HS

Canon SX700 HS
Canon SX710 HS
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slow-motion videos
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More pixels
Sony RX100 VI
Canon SX710 HS
  • $1204
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $329
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic ZS100

Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS100
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
Sony RX100 VI
Panasonic ZS100
  • $1204
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $398
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Panasonic ZS60

Canon SX700 HS
Panasonic ZS60
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • NFC
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony RX100 VI
Panasonic ZS60
  • $1204
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $300
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony RX100 VII

Canon SX700 HS
Sony RX100 VII
  • $279
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
Sony RX100 VI
Sony RX100 VII
  • $1204
  • 1 inch
  • Faster JPEG shooting
  • Faster RAW shooting
  • $1298
  • 1 inch
  • External Mic Jack
  • Newer
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