Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Canon PowerShot G1 X Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Cyber-shot RX100 vs PowerShot G1 X - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Canon PowerShot G1 X Specs

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 G1 X

  • Introduced in March 2012
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 14 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (See through)
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 28-112mm (4x), f2.8-5.8
  • No WiFi
  • 116.9 x 81 x 65.1mm³ (4.6" x 3.2" x 2.6")
  • 540g (17.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G1 X

Cyber-shot RX100 vs PowerShot G1 X: The sensors

The Cyber-shot RX100 features a 1" sized sensor, while the PowerShot G1 X uses a Compact sensor.

Featuring an area of 262mm² (0.42 sq.in.), the PowerShot G1 X's sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the Cyber-shot RX100 employs at 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with 1" sized chips.

Better choice: Canon PowerShot G1 X

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Canon PowerShot G1 X Other Specs Comparison

Why is Sony Cyber-shot RX100 a better choice

Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot G1 X

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1014.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)102
Auto Focus points (4)259
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.200.92
Longer battery life (3, photos)330250
Weighs less (2)240g
(7.7 oz.)
540g
(17.4 oz.)
More portable (2)213cm³
(13 cu.in.)
616cm³
(39 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Sony are that the display has a higher resolution, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the PowerShot G1 X. Another advantage over the PowerShot G1 X: the more compact size.

The Cyber-shot RX100 scores 22 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot G1 X

Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot G1 X

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Better sensibility (4)160 - 12800 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Articulated monitor (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G1 X are the larger sensor, the larger sensitivity and the articulated display.

Yields 11 points for the PowerShot G1 X.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot G1 X

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Canon PowerShot G1 X Dimensions

Look at front view of the Cyber-shot RX100 and PowerShot G1 X

Cyber-shot RX100 und PowerShot G1 X, front viewCyber-shot RX100 und PowerShot G1 X, front view

Top view of cameras

Cyber-shot RX100 und PowerShot G1 X, view from aboveCyber-shot RX100 und PowerShot G1 X, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Canon PowerShot G1 X

22
11

We recommend Sony Cyber-shot RX100 as better choice.

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