Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Sony RX1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Cyber-shot RX100 vs RX1 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Sony RX1 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

RX1

  • Introduced in December 2012
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 24 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 35-25mm (1x), f2.0-22.0
  • No WiFi
  • 113 x 65.4 x 69.6mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 2.7")
  • 482g (15.5 oz.)

All specs: Main page for RX1

Cyber-shot RX100 vs RX1 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:

Infographic: Cyber-shot RX100 and RX1 sensor area comparison

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

Featuring an area of 856mm² (1.37 sq.in.), the RX1's sensor is a lot larger that the chip that the Cyber-shot RX100 employs at 116mm² (0.19 sq.in.). A larger sensor can produce images of interiors or at night that have less noise and better contrast than photos shot with 1" sized chips.

Advantage: Sony RX1

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Sony RX1 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Sony Cyber-shot RX100 a better choice

Cyber-shot RX100

RX1

Higher speed (4, frames/second)105
Image stabilizer (3)
Longer battery life (3, photos)330220
Weighs less (2)240g
(7.7 oz.)
482g
(15.5 oz.)
More portable (2)213cm³
(13 cu.in.)
514cm³
(32 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 are that the camera is faster, the optical image stabilizer and that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the RX1: the lower weight than the RX1 and the more compact size.

The Cyber-shot RX100 scores 14 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony RX1

Cyber-shot RX100

RX1

Larger sensor (5)1"Full frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1024.30
Better sensibility (4)160 - 12800 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
External microphone (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the RX1 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the larger sensitivity. We also like the connector for an external microphone.

Yields 16 points for the RX1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Cyber-shot RX100

RX1

Built-in flash
Sensor resolution (MP)1.201.20
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Sony RX1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Cyber-shot RX100 and RX1

Cyber-shot RX100 und RX1, front viewCyber-shot RX100 und RX1, front view

Top view of cameras

Cyber-shot RX100 und RX1, view from aboveCyber-shot RX100 und RX1, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Sony RX1

14
16

We advise to choose the newest model: Sony RX1.

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