• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 200.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Sony RX10 II advantages over Canon 1DX Mark II

  • Less expensive
    $1198* vs $6299
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    1000 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/3200 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    849g vs 1544g
    Lighter weight
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Canon 1DX Mark II advantages over Sony RX10 II

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.58 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.7 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    3,207 vs 531 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1210 vs 400 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 1229k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.76x vs 0.70x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 44 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    14.1 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 29 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    409600 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • 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 Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent build quality; Superb viewfinder; Excellent image and video quality for its class; Bright and versatile zoom lens; Very fast autofocus; Great burst performance and depth; Incredible slow-motion capabilities; Really intuitive Wi-Fi image transfer; Good battery life.

  • Expensive compared to its nearest competitors; Less zoom reach than rivals; Soft in corners wide-open; Slow buffer clearing; Small rear control dial has poor tactile feedback; Long delay to render each high frame-rate movie; No tilt/swivel or touch on the LCD panel.

  • Excellent image quality, especially from RAWs; Fantastic high ISO performance; Fast autofocus with great tracking performance; 14fps burst rate; Amazing buffer capacity; 4K 60p video; Robust build quality.

  • Very heavy, bulky and expensive; Dual memory card slots use different formats; 29:59 continuous video recording limit; Touchscreen feels underutilized.

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX10

Sony RX10 II
Sony RX10
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
Canon 1DX Mark II
Sony RX10
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Nikon D4S

Sony RX10 II
Nikon D4S
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon 1DX Mark II
Nikon D4S
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Sony RX10 II
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Integrated ND filter
  • $1173
  • 1 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer exposure
Canon 1DX Mark II
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1173
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive

Compared to Nikon D5

Sony RX10 II
Nikon D5
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Canon 1DX Mark II
Nikon D5
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Built-in GPS
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Sony RX10 II
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $1198
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Fast startup
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Canon 1DX Mark II
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
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