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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Canon PowerShot S120 Specs
All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX100
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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
|Larger sensor (5)||1"||Compact|
|Wider resolution (5, megapixel)||20.10||12.10|
|Higher speed (4, frames/second)||10||9|
|Auto Focus points (4)||25||9|
|Better monitor (2, Megapixel)||1.20||0.92|
|Longer battery life (3, photos)||330||230|
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
|Better sensibility (4)||160 - 12800 ISO||80 - 12800 ISO|
|Touch screen (2)|
|More portable (2)||213cm³|
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
|Video resolution||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080|
|Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Canon PowerShot S120 Dimensions|
Look at front view of the Cyber-shot RX100 and PowerShot S120
Top view of cameras
Here's the total score according to comparison above:
Sony Cyber-shot RX100
Canon PowerShot S120
We recommend Sony Cyber-shot RX100 as better choice.
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