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

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

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

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

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. III

  • Introduced in July 2019
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 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 41.4mm³ (4.2" x 2.4" x 1.6")
  • 304g (9.8 oz.)

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

Cyber-shot RX100 vs PowerShot G7 X Mk. III: 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: Cyber-shot RX100 an PowerShot G7 X Mk. III 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.).

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

Why is Sony Cyber-shot RX100 a better choice

Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot G7 X Mk. III

Higher speed (4, frames/second)108
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.201.04
Longer battery life (3, photos)330265
Weighs less (2)240g
(7.7 oz.)
304g
(9.8 oz.)
More portable (2)213cm³
(13 cu.in.)
266cm³
(17 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. III: the lower weight than the PowerShot G7 X Mk. III and the more compact size.

The Cyber-shot RX100 scores 13 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. III

Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot G7 X Mk. III

Auto Focus points (4)2531
Better sensibility (4)160 - 12800 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
External microphone (2)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. III are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the articulated display. A recommendation of the PowerShot G7 X Mk. III is made easy by the rather comfortable touch screen, the superior video recording and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the Cyber-shot RX100: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

Yields 18 points for the PowerShot G7 X Mk. III.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot G7 X Mk. III

Sensor format1"1"
Resolution (megapixel)20.1020.10
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. III Dimensions

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

Cyber-shot RX100 und PowerShot G7 X Mk. III, front viewCyber-shot RX100 und PowerShot G7 X Mk. III, front view

Top view of cameras

Cyber-shot RX100 und PowerShot G7 X Mk. III, view from aboveCyber-shot RX100 und PowerShot G7 X Mk. III, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. III

13
18

We recommend Canon PowerShot G7 X Mk. III as better choice.

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