Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Nikon DL 24-500 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Cyber-shot RX100 vs DL 24-500 - Side by side

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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Nikon DL 24-500 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

DL 24-500

  • Introduced in March 2016
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 21 megapixel
  • 20 frames/second
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-500mm (21x), f2.8-5.6
  • WiFi built-in
  • 122.5 x 89.9 x 138.8mm³ (4.8" x 3.5" x 5.5")
  • 780g (25.2 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DL 24-500

Cyber-shot RX100 vs DL 24-500 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 DL 24-500 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 Nikon DL 24-500 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Sony Cyber-shot RX100 a better choice

Cyber-shot RX100

DL 24-500

Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.201.04
Longer battery life (3, photos)330290
Weighs less (2)240g
(7.7 oz.)
780g
(25.2 oz.)
More portable (2)213cm³
(13 cu.in.)
1529cm³
(96 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 are that the display has a higher resolution, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the DL 24-500. Another advantage over the DL 24-500: the more compact size.

The Cyber-shot RX100 scores 9 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon DL 24-500

Cyber-shot RX100

DL 24-500

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1020.80
Higher speed (4, frames/second)1020
Auto Focus points (4)25105
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
External microphone (2)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DL 24-500 are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Nikon are the articulated display, the rather comfortable touch screen and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the DL 24-500 is made easy by the connector for an external microphone and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

Yields 23 points for the DL 24-500.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Cyber-shot RX100

DL 24-500

Sensor format1"1"
Sensitivity160 - 12800 ISO160 - 12800 ISO
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Nikon DL 24-500 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Cyber-shot RX100 and DL 24-500

Cyber-shot RX100 und DL 24-500, front viewCyber-shot RX100 und DL 24-500, front view

Top view of cameras

Cyber-shot RX100 und DL 24-500, view from aboveCyber-shot RX100 und DL 24-500, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Nikon DL 24-500

9
23

We recommend Nikon DL 24-500 as better choice.

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