Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Canon PowerShot G1 X Mk. II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Cyber-shot RX100 vs PowerShot G1 X Mk. II - Side by side

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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Canon PowerShot G1 X Mk. II: 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 G1 X Mk. II

  • Introduced in March 2014
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 13 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-120mm (5x), f2.0-3.9
  • WiFi built-in
  • 116.3 x 74 x 66.2mm³ (4.6" x 2.9" x 2.6")
  • 558g (18.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G1 X Mk. II

Cyber-shot RX100 vs PowerShot G1 X Mk. II: The sensors

The Cyber-shot RX100 features a 1" sized sensor, while the PowerShot G1 X Mk. II uses a APS-C sensor.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: Cyber-shot RX100 and PowerShot G1 X Mk. II sensor area comparison

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

Featuring an area of 262mm² (0.42 sq.in.), the PowerShot G1 X Mk. II'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.

Advantage: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mk. II

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

Why is Sony Cyber-shot RX100 a better choice

Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot G1 X Mk. II

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1012.80
Higher speed (4, frames/second)105
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.201.04
Longer battery life (3, photos)330300
Weighs less (2)240g
(7.7 oz.)
558g
(18.0 oz.)
More portable (2)213cm³
(13 cu.in.)
570cm³
(36 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the PowerShot G1 X Mk. II and the more compact size.

The Cyber-shot RX100 scores 18 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot G1 X Mk. II

Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot G1 X Mk. II

Larger sensor (5)1"APS-C
Auto Focus points (4)2531
Better sensibility (4)160 - 12800 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mk. II are the larger sensor, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the articulated display, the rather comfortable touch screen and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

Yields 19 points for the PowerShot G1 X Mk. II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot G1 X Mk. II

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

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

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mk. II

18
19

We advise to choose the newest model: Canon PowerShot G1 X Mk. II.

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