Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Sony RX1R II Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Enthusiast Compact cameras.

Cyber-shot RX100 vs RX1R II - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Sony RX1R II 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

RX1R II

  • Introduced in October 2015
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: Full frame
  • 42 megapixel
  • 5 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 35-25mm (1x), f2.0-22.0
  • WiFi built-in
  • 113 x 65.4 x 72mm³ (4.4" x 2.6" x 2.8")
  • 507g (16.4 oz.)

All specs: Main page for RX1R II

Cyber-shot RX100 vs RX1R II 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 RX1R II 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 RX1R II'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.

Better choice: Sony RX1R II

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Sony RX1R II Other Specs Comparison

Why is Sony Cyber-shot RX100 a better choice

Cyber-shot RX100

RX1R II

Higher speed (4, frames/second)105
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Longer battery life (3, photos)330220
Weighs less (2)240g
(7.7 oz.)
507g
(16.4 oz.)
More portable (2)213cm³
(13 cu.in.)
532cm³
(34 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 are that the camera is faster, the built-in flash and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the RX1R II and the more compact size.

The Cyber-shot RX100 scores 16 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony RX1R II

Cyber-shot RX100

RX1R II

Larger sensor (5)1"Full frame
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.1042.40
Auto Focus points (4)25399
Better sensibility (4)160 - 12800 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Articulated monitor (2)
External microphone (2)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the RX1R II are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Sony are the larger sensitivity, the articulated display and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the Cyber-shot RX100: the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

Yields 24 points for the RX1R II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Cyber-shot RX100

RX1R II

Sensor resolution (MP)1.201.20
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VS Sony RX1R II Dimensions

Look at front view of the Cyber-shot RX100 and RX1R II

Cyber-shot RX100 und RX1R II, front viewCyber-shot RX100 und RX1R II, front view

Top view of cameras

Cyber-shot RX100 und RX1R II, view from aboveCyber-shot RX100 und RX1R II, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Sony RX1R II

16
24

We recommend Sony RX1R II as better choice.

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