Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Canon PowerShot G16 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Cyber-shot RX100 vs PowerShot G16 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Canon PowerShot G16 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 G16

  • Introduced in August 2013
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 80 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Optical (See through)
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 28-120mm (4x), f1.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 108.8 x 75.9 x 40.3mm³ (4.3" x 3.0" x 1.6")
  • 356g (11.5 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G16

Cyber-shot RX100 vs PowerShot G16: The sensors

The Cyber-shot RX100 features a 1" sized sensor, while the PowerShot G16 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 the sensor of the Cyber-shot RX100 is a lot larger than the PowerShot G16's chip at 42mm² (0.07 In most cases a larger sensor will yield better results in low light, a considerable advantage in many situations (think: interior images, dusk or dawn etc.), a clear disadvantage of the Compact format.

Better choice: Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Canon PowerShot G16 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Sony Cyber-shot RX100 a better choice

Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot G16

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1012.10
Higher speed (4, frames/second)109
Auto Focus points (4)259
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.200.92
Weighs less (2)240g
(7.7 oz.)
(11.5 oz.)
More portable (2)213cm³

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 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, that the display has a higher resolution and the lower weight than the PowerShot G16. Another advantage over the PowerShot G16: the more compact size.

The Cyber-shot RX100 scores 24 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot G16

Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot G16

Better sensibility (4)160 - 12800 ISO80 - 12800 ISO
Longer battery life (3, photos)330360
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G16 are the larger sensitivity, that the battery has more stamina and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

Yields 9 points for the PowerShot G16.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot G16

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Canon PowerShot G16 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Cyber-shot RX100 and PowerShot G16

Cyber-shot RX100 und PowerShot G16, front viewCyber-shot RX100 und PowerShot G16, front view

Top view of cameras

Cyber-shot RX100 und PowerShot G16, view from aboveCyber-shot RX100 und PowerShot G16, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Canon PowerShot G16


We recommend Sony Cyber-shot RX100 as better choice.

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