Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Cyber-shot RX100 - Side by side

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Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Sony Cyber-shot RX100: Specifications at a glance

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-100mm (4x), f1.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 105.5 x 60.9 x 42.0mm³ (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.7")
  • 319g (10.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Cyber-shot RX100

  • Introduced in June 2012
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 28-100mm (4x), f1.8-4.9
  • No WiFi
  • 101.6 x 58.1 x 36mm³ (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4")
  • 240g (7.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II vs Cyber-shot RX100: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format: 1". This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: PowerShot G7 X Mk. II an Cyber-shot RX100 sensor comparison

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

The 1" sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 116mm² (4.6 sq.in.).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II a better choice

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Cyber-shot RX100

Auto Focus points (4)3125
Better sensibility (4)125 - 12800 ISO160 - 12800 ISO
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the articulated display. A recommendation of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II is made easy by the rather comfortable touch screen and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The PowerShot G7 X Mk. II scores 14 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Cyber-shot RX100

Higher speed (4, frames/second)810
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.041.20
Longer battery life (3, photos)240330
Weighs less (2)319g
(10.3 oz.)
240g
(7.7 oz.)
More portable (2)270cm³
(17 cu.in.)
213cm³
(13 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 are that the camera is faster, that the display has a higher resolution and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II: the lower weight than the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and the more compact size.

Yields 13 points for the Cyber-shot RX100.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Cyber-shot RX100

Sensor format1"1"
Resolution (megapixel)20.1020.10
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II VS Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. II and Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Cyber-shot RX100, front viewPowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Cyber-shot RX100, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Cyber-shot RX100, view from abovePowerShot G7 X Mk. II und Cyber-shot RX100, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. II

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

14
13

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