Nikon B500 vs Sony DSC-RX10M II

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Nikon B500
Sony DSC-RX10M II

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon B500 is a 40x optical zoom digital camera. That's 31.7x bigger than the Sony DSC-RX10M II (8.3x). 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.

440mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Nikon B500 has a maximum focal length of 900mm, whereas the Sony DSC-RX10M II is only a 460mm maximum focal length digital camera (440mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Nikon B500 is a 22.5mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1.5mm shorter than the Sony DSC-RX10M II (24mm).
228g lighter Edit
The Nikon B500 has a weight of 542g, whereas the Sony DSC-RX10M II is a 770g digital camera (228g 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.

9.8mm shorter Edit
The Nikon B500 is a 78.3mm tall digital camera. That's 9.8mm shorter than the Sony DSC-RX10M II (88.1mm).
8% thinner Edit
The Nikon B500 has a depth of 94.9mm. That's 7.3mm thinner than the Sony DSC-RX10M II (102.2mm).
14% narrower Edit
The Nikon B500 has a width of 113.5mm. That's 15.5mm narrower than the Sony DSC-RX10M II (129mm).
Cheaper by £1,280
The Nikon B500 costs £199.00, whereas the Sony DSC-RX10M II is £1,479.00.
15 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Better selling
The Nikon B500 ranks No. 1433 by number of sales, but the Sony DSC-RX10M II ranks No. 10443.
5 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10M II is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 4.2MP higher than the Nikon B500 (20.2MP). 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.

88% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10M II is a 33x digital zoom digital camera. That's 29x bigger than the Nikon B500 (33x). 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.

Higher maximum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10M II is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 19,200 higher than the Nikon B500 (25,600).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10M II is a 100 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 smaller than the Nikon B500 (100).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10M II is a 1,228,800 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 307,800 pixels higher than the Nikon B500 (1,228,800 pixels).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Nikon B500 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 4.2MP lower than the Sony DSC-RX10M II (20.2MP). 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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon B500 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 29x smaller than the Sony DSC-RX10M II (33x). 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.

Three times lower maximum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon B500 is a 6,400 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 19,200 lower than the Sony DSC-RX10M II (25,600).
25 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Nikon B500 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 bigger than the Sony DSC-RX10M II (100).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Nikon B500 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution digital camera. That's 307,800 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-RX10M II (1,228,800 pixels).
11 Reasons Against
31.7x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10M II is an 8.3x optical zoom digital camera. That's 31.7x smaller than the Nikon B500 (8.3x). 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.

440mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10M II has a maximum focal length of 460mm, however the Nikon B500 is a 900mm maximum focal length digital camera (440mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10M II is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1.5mm longer than the Nikon B500 (24mm).
228g heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10M II has a weight of 770g, however the Nikon B500 is a 542g digital camera (228g 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.

12% taller Edit
The Sony DSC-RX10M II has a height of 88.1mm. That's 9.8mm taller than the Nikon B500 (88.1mm).
8% thicker Edit
Sony DSC-RX10M II is 102.2mm deep. That's 7.3mm thicker than the Nikon B500 (102.2mm).
Wider Edit
Sony DSC-RX10M II is 129mm wide. That's 15.5mm wider than the Nikon B500 (129mm).
More expensive by £1,280
The Sony DSC-RX10M II is £1,280 more expensive than the Nikon B500.
Fewer sellers
The Sony DSC-RX10M II is only stocked by 1 shop, but the Nikon B500 is stocked by 16 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by three months
The Sony DSC-RX10M II is three months older than the Nikon B500.
Less popular
The Sony DSC-RX10M II is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 10443 by number of sales in our digital cameras, whereas the Nikon B500 ranks No. 1433.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel Count
16MP 20.2MP
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 2056
 4608 x 3456
 3456 x 3456
 4608 x 2592
 3264 x 2448
 2272 x 1704
 1600 x 1200
 5472 x 3080
 3648 x 2056
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 5472 x 3648
BEST
Image Format
 JPEG XR
BEST
 JPEG XR
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixel Count
16.76MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
BEST
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
40x
BEST
8.3x
Digital Zoom
4x 33x
BEST
Minimum Aperture
-2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
900mm
BEST
460mm
Minimum Focal Length
22.5mm
BEST
24mm
Focal Length Range
4 - 160 8.8 - 73.3
Lens Structure
12/9 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5 - ∞
Focus Mode
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
3.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
0.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data

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
BEST
ISO Speed
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 50
 80
 100
 250
 500
 800
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 25600
 8000
 10000
 64
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 640
 1600
 3200
 6400
 25
 50
 80
 100
 250
 500
 800
 1000
 1250
 2000
 2500
 4000
 5000
 12800
 25600
 8000
 10000
Maximum ISO Speed
6,400 25,600
BEST
Minimum ISO Speed
125 100
BEST
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

Shutter

Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 4s
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Mode
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Tele Flash Range
0 - 3.5 0 - 20.4
Flash Range
0.5 - 6.9 1 - 10.2

Video

Full HD Video
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD video
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Internal Memory
20MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
98% Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Lens Magnification Ratio
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.7x

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Microphone in Socket
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in socket
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone out port
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer
2,5,10 2,10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mount
 Tripod mount
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
Display Language
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN
 HIN
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 BUL
 SER
 CZE
 UKR
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 BEN
 HIN

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
542g
BEST
770g
Height
78.3mm
BEST
88.1mm
Depth
94.9mm
BEST
102.2mm
Width
113.5mm
BEST
129mm
Weight Including Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data 813g

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Supported Battery
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Size
AA NP-FW50
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8h
Shot Per Battery Charge
Unknown - Click to provide data 340 shots

Operational Conditions

Relative Humidity Operating Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Mac Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating system
Windows Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating system

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Carrying Case
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi Connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
 WiFi connectivity
Bluetooth Version
 4.2 LE
 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication
 Near field communication
 Near field communication
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wireless LAN Type
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n

Technical Details

Audio Recording Format
 AAC+
 AAC+
Lens Cap Included
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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