Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Canon PowerShot S120 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Cyber-shot RX100 vs PowerShot S120 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Canon PowerShot S120 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 S120

  • Introduced in August 2013
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 80 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-120mm (5x), f1.8-5.7
  • WiFi built-in
  • 100.2 x 59 x 29mm³ (3.9" x 2.3" x 1.1")
  • 217g (7.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PowerShot S120

Cyber-shot RX100 vs PowerShot S120: The sensors

The Cyber-shot RX100 features a 1" sized sensor, while the PowerShot S120 uses a Compact sensor.

Boasting an area of 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.) the sensor of the Cyber-shot RX100 is a lot larger than the PowerShot S120's chip at 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.). 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 S120 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Sony Cyber-shot RX100 a better choice

Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot S120

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
Longer battery life (3, photos)330230

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 that the battery has more stamina.

The Cyber-shot RX100 scores 23 points.

Otherwise why to choose Canon PowerShot S120

Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot S120

Better sensibility (4)160 - 12800 ISO80 - 12800 ISO
Touch screen (2)
More portable (2)213cm³
(13 cu.in.)
171cm³
(11 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PowerShot S120 are the larger sensitivity, the rather comfortable touch screen and the more compact size. Finally, there's the the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

Yields 10 points for the PowerShot S120.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Cyber-shot RX100

PowerShot S120

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Similar weight240g217g
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Canon PowerShot S120 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Cyber-shot RX100 and PowerShot S120

Cyber-shot RX100 und PowerShot S120, front viewCyber-shot RX100 und PowerShot S120, front view

Top view of cameras

Cyber-shot RX100 und PowerShot S120, view from aboveCyber-shot RX100 und PowerShot S120, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Canon PowerShot S120

23
10

We recommend Sony Cyber-shot RX100 as better choice.

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