Canon PowerShot SX420 IS vs Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

PowerShot SX420 IS vs Cyber-shot RX10 II - Side by side

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Canon PowerShot SX420 IS vs Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II Specs

PowerShot SX420 IS

  • Introduced in January 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1280 x 720 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-1008mm (42x), f3.5-6.6
  • WiFi built-in
  • 104.4 x 69.1 x 85.1mm³ (4.1" x 2.7" x 3.4")
  • 442g (14.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot SX420 IS

Cyber-shot RX10 II

  • Introduced in June 2015
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 14 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-200mm (8x), f2.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 129 x 88.1 x 102.2mm³ (5.1" x 3.5" x 4.0")
  • 770g (24.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX10 II

PowerShot SX420 IS vs Cyber-shot RX10 II: The sensors

The PowerShot SX420 IS features a Compact sized sensor, while the Cyber-shot RX10 II uses a 1" sensor.

Featuring an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.), the Cyber-shot RX10 II's sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the PowerShot SX420 IS employs at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with Compact sized chips.

Better choice: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS VS Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Canon PowerShot SX420 IS a better choice

PowerShot SX420 IS

Cyber-shot RX10 II

Weighs less (2)442g
(14.3 oz.)
770g
(24.8 oz.)
More portable (2)614cm³
(39 cu.in.)
1161cm³
(73 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot SX420 IS are the lower weight than the Cyber-shot RX10 II and the more compact size.

The PowerShot SX420 IS scores 4 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II

PowerShot SX420 IS

Cyber-shot RX10 II

Larger sensor (5)Compact1"
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.0020.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)214
Auto Focus points (4)925
Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)0.231.23
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)1280 x 7203840 x 2160
External microphone (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)195400

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX10 II are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the camera is faster. Additional pros for the Sony are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the articulated display, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the PowerShot SX420 IS: that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 33 points for the Cyber-shot RX10 II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PowerShot SX420 IS

Cyber-shot RX10 II

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
WiFi
Canon PowerShot SX420 IS VS Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II Dimensions

Look at front view of the PowerShot SX420 IS and Cyber-shot RX10 II

PowerShot SX420 IS und Cyber-shot RX10 II, front viewPowerShot SX420 IS und Cyber-shot RX10 II, front view

Top view of cameras

PowerShot SX420 IS und Cyber-shot RX10 II, view from abovePowerShot SX420 IS und Cyber-shot RX10 II, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Canon PowerShot SX420 IS

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II

4
33

We recommend Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II as better choice.

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