Sony DSC-HX60 vs Sony DSC-RX100M3

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Reasons For

11 Reasons For
2% higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 20.4MP digital camera. That's 0.3MP higher than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (20.1MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

91% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 30x optical zoom digital camera. That's 27.1x bigger than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (2.9x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 120x digital zoom digital camera. That's 109x bigger than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (11x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

92% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 129 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 118 smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (11).
57% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is an 80 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 45 smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (125).
Slightly lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a weight of 246g, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 263g digital camera (17g heavier). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

Thinner Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a depth of 38.3mm. That's 2.7mm thinner than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (41mm).
380.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a digital camera that takes 380.00 shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 only takes 320.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

Cheaper by £367
The Sony DSC-HX60 costs £196.00, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is £562.79.
3 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Sony DSC-HX60 ranks No. 2411 by number of sales, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ranks No. 9308.
6 Reasons For
2x smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a minimum aperture of 1.8, however the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 4.3 minimum aperture digital camera (2.5 larger).
Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 12,800 higher than the Sony DSC-HX60 (25,600).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 307,200 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-HX60 (1,228,800 pixels).
10% shorter Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 58.1mm tall. That's 5.5mm shorter than the Sony DSC-HX60 (58.1mm).
Narrower Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 101.6mm wide digital camera. That's 6.5mm narrower than the Sony DSC-HX60 (101.6mm).
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 94% based on 90 reviews, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-HX60 is 86% (based on 188 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
2.5 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a minimum aperture of 4.3, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera (2.5 smaller).
Lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 12,800 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 12,800 lower than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (25,600).
34% lower display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 921,600 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 307,200 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (1,228,800 pixels).
Taller Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 is a 63.6mm tall digital camera. That's 5.5mm taller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (58.1mm).
7% wider Edit
The Sony DSC-HX60 has a width of 108.1mm. That's 6.5mm wider than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (101.6mm).
User review Rating is Worse
The Sony DSC-HX60 has an average user score of 86%, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 has an average user rating of 94% (based on 90 reviews).
12 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 0.3MP lower than the Sony DSC-HX60 (20.1MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

10x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 2.9x optical zoom digital camera. That's 27.1x smaller than the Sony DSC-HX60 (2.9x). Read more

The optical zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in to the subject using the camera's lens system. An optical zoom is superior to a digital zoom because the zoom is achieved using the optics of lens which means that the full extent of the digital sensor is always used to capture the image.

A larger optical zoom allows you to zoom in on the subject without having to move closer. Compared to a digital zoom, using an optical zoom does not result in a loss of image quality.

Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is an 11x digital zoom digital camera. That's 109x smaller than the Sony DSC-HX60 (11x). Read more

The digital zoom of a camera is a measure of how much the camera can zoom in by cropping the image received by the camera's sensor. A digital zoom is not as good as an optical zoom as it will result in a reduction in image quality the further you zoom in. This is because fewer of the camera's pixels are being used to capture the image.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge the subject but this can result in the image becoming blurry. A digital zoom can be used if an optical zoom is not available.

Significantly bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is an 11 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 118 bigger than the Sony DSC-HX60 (11).
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 45 bigger than the Sony DSC-HX60 (125).
17g heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a weight of 263g, but the Sony DSC-HX60 is a 246g digital camera (17g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

7% thicker Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 41mm deep digital camera. That's 2.7mm thicker than the Sony DSC-HX60 (41mm).
Only 320.00 shots per battery charge Edit
The number of shots per battery charge on the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 320.00, but the Sony DSC-HX60 only takes 380.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

More expensive by £367
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is £366.79 more expensive than the Sony DSC-HX60.
Less retailers
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only stocked by 5 stores, whereas the Sony DSC-HX60 is stocked by 8 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by one month
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is one month older than the Sony DSC-HX60.
Less popular
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 9308 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-HX60 ranks No. 2411.

Awards

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Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.4MP
BEST
20.1MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 12416 x 1856
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 8192 x 1856
 3648 x 3648
 5536 x 2160
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3872 x 2160
 3648 x 2056
 2592 x 1944
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1920
 12416 x 1856
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 8192 x 1856
 3648 x 3648
 5536 x 2160
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3872 x 2160
 3648 x 2056
 2592 x 1944
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1920
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 20.9MP
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x
BEST
2.9x
Digital Zoom
120x
BEST
11x
Maximum Aperture
129
BEST
11
Minimum Aperture
4.3 1.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 73mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 25mm
Focal Length Range
4.3 - 129 8.8 - 25.7
Lens Structure
11/10 10/9
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus lock
Macro Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
2.0 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
2.0 - ∞ 0.3 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 64
 80
 100
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 12800
 50
 125
 250
 500
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
12,800 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
80
BEST
125
Auto Exposure Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure lock
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Tele Flash Range
2 - 3 0.4 - 6.5
Flash Range
0.25 - 5.6 0.4 - 10.2

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1280 x 720
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Audio Format
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
BEST
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Display Resolution
921,600 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.59x
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

GPS
 GPS
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
 Shade
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Cloudy
 Shade
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Histogram
Camera File System
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
 Tripod mount
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
Unknown - Click to provide data BIONZ X
Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Pet
 Close-up (macro)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Pet
 Close-up (macro)
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
246g
BEST
263g
Height
63.6mm 58.1mm
BEST
Depth
38.3mm
BEST
41mm
Width
108.1mm 101.6mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
272g
BEST
290g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NP-BX1 NP-BX1
Shot Per Battery Charge
380 shots
BEST
320 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
 Carrying case
Included Wrist Strap
 Included wrist strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication

Other Features

Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,440,000 pixels
Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Speaker
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