Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Canon PowerShot G3 X Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Cyber-shot RX100 vs PowerShot G3 X - Side by side

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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Canon PowerShot G3 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 G3 X

  • Introduced in June 2015
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 80.00mm (3.1") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-600mm (25x), f2.8-5.6
  • WiFi built-in
  • 123.3 x 76.5 x 105.3mm³ (4.9" x 3.0" x 4.1")
  • 733g (23.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot G3 X

Cyber-shot RX100 vs PowerShot G3 X Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

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

Info graphic: Cyber-shot RX100 an PowerShot G3 X 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 G3 X Other Specs Comparison

Why is Sony Cyber-shot RX100 a better choice

Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot G3 X

Higher speed (4, frames/second)106
Longer battery life (3, photos)330300
Weighs less (2)240g
(7.7 oz.)
733g
(23.6 oz.)
More portable (2)213cm³
(13 cu.in.)
993cm³
(63 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 are that the camera is faster, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the PowerShot G3 X. Another advantage over the PowerShot G3 X: the more compact size.

The Cyber-shot RX100 scores 11 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot G3 X

Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot G3 X

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1020.20
Auto Focus points (4)2531
Better sensibility (4)160 - 12800 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.201.62
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
External microphone (2)
WiFi (2)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot G3 X are the higher resolution, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the PowerShot G3 X is made easy by the connector for an external microphone, the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

Yields 23 points for the PowerShot G3 X.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot G3 X

Sensor format1"1"
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Canon PowerShot G3 X Dimensions

Look at front view of the Cyber-shot RX100 and PowerShot G3 X

Cyber-shot RX100 und PowerShot G3 X, front viewCyber-shot RX100 und PowerShot G3 X, front view

Top view of cameras

Cyber-shot RX100 und PowerShot G3 X, view from aboveCyber-shot RX100 und PowerShot G3 X, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Canon PowerShot G3 X

11
23

We recommend Canon PowerShot G3 X as better choice.

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