• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • APS-C 357.3mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 16,000

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Differences

Sony RX100 II advantages over Sony QX1

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • Thinner
    38 mm vs 52 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/160 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    9.6 fps vs 3.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 16000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sony QX1 advantages over Sony RX100 II

  • Larger sensor
    APS-C vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.25 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Higher effective ISO
    1,063 vs 483 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 440 vs 350 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Lighter weight
    216g vs 281g
    Lighter weight
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster shutter
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.

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
  • 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
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • 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

Sony RX100 II
Sony RX100
  • $584
  • 1 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $391
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Faster RAW shooting
Sony QX1
Sony RX100
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $391
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Less expensive

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Sony RX100 II
Sony RX100 III
  • $584
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup
Sony QX1
Sony RX100 III
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Samsung NX2000

Sony RX100 II
Samsung NX2000
  • $584
  • 1 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony QX1
Samsung NX2000
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $488
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Canon G7X

Sony RX100 II
Canon G7X
  • $584
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
Sony QX1
Canon G7X
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Samsung NX3300

Sony RX100 II
Samsung NX3300
  • $584
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony QX1
Samsung NX3300
  • $498
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $483
  • APS-C
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas
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