Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Cyber-shot RX100 vs Stylus XZ-2 - Side by side

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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Olympus Stylus XZ-2 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

Stylus XZ-2

  • Introduced in September 2012
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 12 megapixel
  • 2 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 28-112mm (4x), f1.8-2.5
  • No WiFi
  • 113 x 65 x 48mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 1.9")
  • 374g (12.1 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Stylus XZ-2

Cyber-shot RX100 vs Stylus XZ-2: The sensors

The Cyber-shot RX100 features a 1" sized sensor, while the Stylus XZ-2 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 Stylus XZ-2's chip at 42mm² (0.07 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 Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Sony Cyber-shot RX100 a better choice

Cyber-shot RX100

Stylus XZ-2

Larger sensor (5)1"Compact
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1012.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)102
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.200.92
Weighs less (2)240g
(7.7 oz.)
374g
(12.1 oz.)
More portable (2)213cm³
(13 cu.in.)
353cm³
(22 cu.in.)

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 that the display has a higher resolution, the lower weight than the Stylus XZ-2 and the more compact size.

The Cyber-shot RX100 scores 20 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus Stylus XZ-2

Cyber-shot RX100

Stylus XZ-2

Auto Focus points (4)2535
Better sensibility (4)160 - 12800 ISO100 - 12800 ISO
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)330340

Conclusion: Advantages of the Stylus XZ-2 are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the articulated display. A recommendation of the Stylus XZ-2 is made easy by the rather comfortable touch screen and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 15 points for the Stylus XZ-2.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Cyber-shot RX100

Stylus XZ-2

Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Olympus Stylus XZ-2 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Cyber-shot RX100 and Stylus XZ-2

Cyber-shot RX100 und Stylus XZ-2, front viewCyber-shot RX100 und Stylus XZ-2, front view

Top view of cameras

Cyber-shot RX100 und Stylus XZ-2, view from aboveCyber-shot RX100 und Stylus XZ-2, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Olympus Stylus XZ-2

20
15

We recommend Sony Cyber-shot RX100 as better choice.

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