Sony DSC-RX1 vs Sony DSC-RX100M3

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Sony DSC-RX1
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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
4.2MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 4.2MP 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.

More total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 24.7MP digital camera. That's 3.8MP more than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (20.9MP).
50% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 11 smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (11).
Two more diaphragm blades Edit
The number of diaphragm blades on the Sony DSC-RX1 is nine, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 only has seven diaphragm blades.
Smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (125).
1% higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 1,229,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 200 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (1,228,800 pixels).
5 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this digital camera.
11 Reasons For
18% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is an 11x digital zoom digital camera. That's 1.9x bigger than the Sony DSC-RX1 (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.

12% smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a minimum aperture of 1.8, however the Sony DSC-RX1 is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 larger).
Hugely longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a maximum focal length of 73mm, but the Sony DSC-RX1 is only a 35mm maximum focal length digital camera (38mm shorter).
40% shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 10mm shorter than the Sony DSC-RX1 (25mm).
Hugely lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a weight of 263g, but the Sony DSC-RX1 is a 453g digital camera (190g 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.

Shorter Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 58.1mm tall. That's 7.3mm shorter than the Sony DSC-RX1 (58.1mm).
Thinner Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 41mm deep digital camera. That's 28.6mm thinner than the Sony DSC-RX1 (41mm).
11.7mm narrower Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 101.6mm wide digital camera. That's 11.7mm narrower than the Sony DSC-RX1 (101.6mm).
Cheaper by £1,823
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 costs £1,822.70 less than the Sony DSC-RX1.
Better selling
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 ranks No. 5910 by number of sales, however the Sony DSC-RX1 ranks No. 183262.
Moderately better user reviews
Based on 90 user reviews, the average review score of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 94%, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-RX1 is 93% (based on 91 reviews).

Reasons Against

12 Reasons Against
21% smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 9.1x digital zoom digital camera. That's 1.9x smaller 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.

0.2 larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a minimum aperture of 2, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
2x shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a maximum focal length of 35mm, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 73mm maximum focal length digital camera (38mm longer).
29% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 35mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 10mm longer than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (25mm).
A lot heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a weight of 453g, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 263g digital camera (190g 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.

Taller Edit
Sony DSC-RX1 is 65.4mm tall. That's 7.3mm taller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (58.1mm).
Thicker Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 69.6mm deep digital camera. That's 28.6mm thicker than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (41mm).
11.7mm wider Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 113.3mm wide digital camera. That's 11.7mm wider than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (101.6mm).
More expensive by £1,823
The Sony DSC-RX1 is £1,822.70 more expensive than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.
Older by over two years
The Sony DSC-RX1 is two years older than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.
Less popular
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 183262 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ranks No. 5910.
User review Rating is a bit Worse
The Sony DSC-RX1's average user score is 93%, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3's is 94% (based on 90 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
4.2MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 4.2MP lower than the Sony DSC-RX1 (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.

Less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 20.9MP digital camera. That's 3.8MP less than the Sony DSC-RX1 (20.9MP).
11 bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is an 11 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 11 bigger than the Sony DSC-RX1 (11).
Two less diaphragm blades Edit
The number of diaphragm blades on the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is seven, but the Sony DSC-RX1 only has nine diaphragm blades.
Bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 bigger than the Sony DSC-RX1 (125).
1% lower display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 200 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-RX1 (1,228,800 pixels).
Less retailers
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only stocked by 5 stores, whereas the Sony DSC-RX1 is stocked by 10 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.

Awards

18 Awards
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DP Review: Gold
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reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
What Digital Camera: Gold
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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
24.3MP
BEST
20.1MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 3872 x 2160
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2056
 2592 x 1944
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1920
BEST
 6000 x 4000
 12416 x 1856
 6000 x 3376
 8192 x 1856
 5536 x 2160
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 3872 x 2160
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 3648
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2056
 2592 x 1944
 2736 x 1824
 1920 x 1920
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
BEST
 6000 x 4000
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
BEST
 3:2
 4:3
 16:9
Image Format
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
35.8 x 23.9 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixel Count
24.7MP
BEST
20.9MP
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.9x
Digital Zoom
9.1x 11x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
22
BEST
11
Minimum Aperture
2 1.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
35mm 73mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
35mm 25mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
35 - 35 8.8 - 25.7
Fixed Focal Length
35mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 10/9
Aspheric Element
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Diaphragm Blades
9
BEST
7
Filter Size
49mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus Lock
 Auto focus lock
 Auto focus lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
 Auto focus assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Closest Focusing Distance
0.24m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.24 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 aperture priority
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 aperture priority
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
 Auto
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2250
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25600
 16000
 25
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 25,600
Minimum ISO Speed
100
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)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Tele Flash Range
0.75 - 21.7 0.4 - 6.5
Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.4 - 10.2
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
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
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,229,000 pixels
BEST
1,228,800 pixels
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
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
PC Connectivity
 PC connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
 Microphone in socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Aperture priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Brightness
Camera File System
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
Tripod Mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mount
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Mode
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Saturation Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
BIONZ BIONZ X
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Pet
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Pet
On Screen Display Language
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DAN
 DUT
 GRE
 BUL
 CZE
 NOR
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
453g 263g
BEST
Height
65.4mm 58.1mm
BEST
Depth
69.6mm 41mm
BEST
Width
113.3mm 101.6mm
BEST
Weight Including Battery
482g 290g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NP-BX1 NP-BX1
Maximum Battery Life
1.83h Unknown - Click to provide data
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 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

Bundled Software
PlayMemories Home (Lite) Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi connectivity
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Other Features

Video Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video recording
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
2 - 22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Panorama Mode
 Panorama mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.14 - 0.29 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cool Shot Function
 Cool shot function
Unknown - Click to provide data

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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