Sony DSC-RX1 vs Sony DSC-RX100M2

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Sony DSC-RX1
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 24.3MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP higher than the Sony DSC-RX100M2 (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.

16% more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 24.7MP digital camera. That's 3.8MP more than the Sony DSC-RX100M2 (20.9MP).
78% smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 17.1 smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M2 (4.9).
3 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Seventeen more awards
The Sony DSC-RX1 has 18 awards from expert review sites, but the Sony DSC-RX100M2 has 1 award.
Much better user reviews
Based on 91 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony DSC-RX1 is 93%, whereas the average rating of the Sony DSC-RX100M2 is 83% (based on 99 reviews).
6 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M2 is a 54x digital zoom digital camera. That's 50x bigger than the Sony DSC-RX1 (54x). 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 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M2 has a minimum aperture of 1.8, whereas the Sony DSC-RX1 is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 larger).
Vastly lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M2 has a weight of 240g, however the Sony DSC-RX1 is a 453g digital camera (213g 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.

Cheaper by £1,664
The Sony DSC-RX100M2 is £1,663.67 cheaper than the Sony DSC-RX1.
Better selling
The Sony DSC-RX100M2 ranks No. 32024 by number of sales, whereas the Sony DSC-RX1 ranks No. 40451.
Much better expert reviews
Based on 9 expert reviews, the average review score of the Sony DSC-RX100M2 is 93%, whereas the average rating of the Sony DSC-RX1 is 82% (based on 98 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Thirteen times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 50x smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M2 (54x). 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, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M2 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
A lot heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a weight of 453g, however the Sony DSC-RX100M2 is a 240g digital camera (213g 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.

More expensive by £1,664
The Sony DSC-RX1 is £1,663.67 more expensive than the Sony DSC-RX100M2.
Less popular
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 40451 by number of sales in our digital cameras, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M2 ranks No. 32024.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The average expert rating of the Sony DSC-RX1 is 82%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-RX100M2 is 93% (based on 9 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M2 is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 4.1MP lower than the Sony DSC-RX1 (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.

19% less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M2 is a 20.9MP digital camera. That's 3.8MP less than the Sony DSC-RX1 (20.9MP).
4x bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M2 is a 4.9 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 17.1 bigger than the Sony DSC-RX1 (4.9).
Fewer sellers
The Sony DSC-RX100M2 is only stocked by 1 shop, but the Sony DSC-RX1 is stocked by 4 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by over one year
The Sony DSC-RX100M2 is 19 months older than the Sony DSC-RX1.
Seventeen less awards
The Sony DSC-RX100M2 has only received 1 award, but the Sony DSC-RX1 has received 18 awards.
User review Rating is much Worse
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-RX100M2 is 83%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony DSC-RX1 is 93% (based on 91 reviews).

Awards

18 Awards
3dnews.ru: Innovative Design
Akam.no: Recommended
CNET.com.au: Editor's Choice
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
DP Review: Gold
Ephotozine: Recommended
ferra.ru: Editor's Choice
fotovideo.nu: Recommended
Good Gear Guide.com.au: Editor's Choice
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
hardwarezone.com.sg: Innovative Design
hi-tech.mail.ru/: Recommended
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
What Digital Camera: Gold
1 Award
What Digital Camera: Gold

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

37 months Ago 55 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel Count
24.3MP
BEST
20.2MP
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
 5472 x 3080
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2056
 2592 x 1944
 2736 x 1824
BEST
 6000 x 4000
 6000 x 3376
 3936 x 2624
 3936 x 2216
 2640 x 1760
 2640 x 1488
 5472 x 3080
 3888 x 2592
 3648 x 2736
 3648 x 2056
 2592 x 1944
 2736 x 1824
Maximum Image Resolution
 6000 x 4000
BEST
 6000 x 4000
Image Format
 RAW
 JPEG XR
BEST
 RAW
 JPEG XR
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
 3:2
BEST
 16:9
 3:2
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
BEST

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6x
Digital Zoom
4x 54x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
22
BEST
4.9
Minimum Aperture
2 1.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 146mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 28 - 146
Fixed Focal Length
35mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure
Unknown - Click to provide data 7/6
Diaphragm Blades
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
49mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face tracking
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Mode
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
BEST
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Speed
 Auto
 100
 25600
 25
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
 Auto
 100
 25600
 25
 80
 125
 160
 200
 320
 400
 800
 1600
 3200
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum ISO Speed
100 Unknown - Click to provide data
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)

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
Tele Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.55 - 6.3
Flash Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 17.1
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Memory

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Duo
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
BEST
 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 1,229,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
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

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Photo Effect
 Art
 Black&White
 Negative film
 Art
 Black&White
 Negative film
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Adjustment Mode
 Brightness
 Brightness
Playback Mode
 Highlights
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Single image
 Slide show
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
BIONZ Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Night landscape
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Fireworks

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
453g 240g
BEST
Height
65.4mm 35.9mm
Depth
69.6mm 58.1mm
Width
113.3mm 101.6mm
Weight Including Battery
482g Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 Battery
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NP-BX1 NP-BX1

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Included Cable
 USB
 USB
Battery Included
 Battery included
 Battery included
Included Battery Charger
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery charger
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

Other Features

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Port
 USB 2.0 port
 USB 2.0 port
HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
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