Olympus Stylus 1 vs Sony DSC-RX100M3

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Olympus Stylus 1
Sony DSC-RX100M3

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 has an image stabilizer, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 does not. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 is a 10.7x optical zoom digital camera. That's 7.8x 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.

227mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Olympus Stylus 1 is 300mm maximum focal length, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only a 73mm maximum focal length digital camera (227mm shorter).
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Olympus Stylus 1 is 100 minimum ISO speed. That's 25 smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (125).
50% longer slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Olympus Stylus 1 is 60s maximum shutter speed. That's 30s longer than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

Cheaper by £169
The Olympus Stylus 1 costs £169.01 less than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.
Marginally better user reviews
The average user review score of the Olympus Stylus 1 is 95% based on 43 reviews, however the average rating of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 94% (based on 90 reviews).
9 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 20.1MP digital camera. That's 8.1MP higher than the Olympus Stylus 1 (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 megapixels Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 20.9MP digital camera. That's 8.14MP more than the Olympus Stylus 1 (20.9MP).
Vastly smaller minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a minimum aperture number of 1.8, however the Olympus Stylus 1 is a 2.8 minimum aperture digital camera (1 larger).
12% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 25mm. That's 3mm shorter than the Olympus Stylus 1 (25mm).
One more number of aspheric elements Edit
The number of number of aspheric elementss on the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is nine, but the Olympus Stylus 1 only has eight number of aspheric elementss.
Higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600. That's 12,800 higher than the Olympus Stylus 1 (25,600).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 1,228,800 pixels display resolution. That's 188,800 pixels higher than the Olympus Stylus 1 (1,228,800 pixels).
139g lighter Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a weight of 263g, but the Olympus Stylus 1 is a 402g digital camera (139g 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.

Better selling
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 ranks No. 5004 by number of sales, however the Olympus Stylus 1 ranks No. 86403.

Reasons Against

10 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 is a 12MP digital camera. That's 8.1MP lower 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.

Less total megapixels Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 is a 12.76MP digital camera. That's 8.14MP less than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (20.9MP).
A lot larger minimum aperture number Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 has a minimum aperture number of 2.8, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera (1 smaller).
11% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 28mm. That's 3mm longer than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (25mm).
One less number of aspheric elements Edit
The number of number of aspheric elementss on the Olympus Stylus 1 is eight, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 only has nine number of aspheric elementss.
Vastly lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 12,800. That's 12,800 lower than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (25,600).
Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Olympus Stylus 1 is only 1,040,000 pixels display resolution. That's 188,800 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (1,228,800 pixels).
139g heavier Edit
The Olympus Stylus 1 has a weight of 402g, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 263g digital camera (139g 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.

Older by five months
The Olympus Stylus 1 is five months older than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.
Less popular
The Olympus Stylus 1 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 86403 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ranks No. 5004.
7 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 does not have an image stabilizer, but the Olympus Stylus 1 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Camera shake is a major cause of blurred images, especially with handheld photography or in low light situations where a slow shutter speed is required. Image stabiliser technology detects and corrects slight camera shakes.

Cameras with image stabiliser technology enable steady shooting at lower aperture, making them ideal for situations where the use of flash is not permitted or desired.

Three times smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 2.9x optical zoom digital camera. That's 7.8x smaller than the Olympus Stylus 1 (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.

227mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only 73mm maximum focal length, but the Olympus Stylus 1 is a 300mm maximum focal length digital camera (227mm longer).
Bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 125 minimum ISO speed. That's 25 bigger than the Olympus Stylus 1 (125).
Shorter slowest camera shutter speed Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only 30s maximum shutter speed. That's 30s shorter than the Olympus Stylus 1 (30s). Read more

The maximum time which the camera shutter is open when taking a photo.

More expensive by £169
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is £169.01 more expensive than the Olympus Stylus 1.
User review Rating is a little Worse
The Sony DSC-RX100M3's average user score is 94%, however the Olympus Stylus 1's is 95% (based on 43 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
BEST
Megapixel
12MP 20.1MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3968 x 2976
 2560 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
 3968 x 2976
 2560 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 Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
7.3 x 5.5 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixels
12.76MP 20.9MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black
Material
 Metal
 Metal

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10.7x
BEST
2.9x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 11x
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 2.8
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8 1.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
300mm
BEST
73mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm 25mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
6 - 64.3 8.8 - 25.7
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/10 10/9
Number of Aspheric Elements
8 9
BEST
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 7

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 tracking
 contrast detection
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Face detection
 Tracking Auto Focus
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Closest Focusing Distance
0.05m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.1 - ∞ / 0.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Points
35 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.1 - ∞ 0.05 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
0.8 - ∞ 0.3 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 50
 64
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 25
 8000
 10000
 80
 100
 800
 12800
 50
 64
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 25
 8000
 10000
ISO Sensitivity (max)
12,800 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100
BEST
125
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
60s
BEST
30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Auto
 Manual
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Range (tele)
0.8 - 10.3 0.4 - 6.5
Flash Range (wide)
0.1 - 10.3 0.4 - 10.2

Video

Full HD Video
 Full HD video
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 AVI
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 320 x 240
 1440 x 1080
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 Formats Supported
 PCM
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 LPCM
 AC3
Voice Recording
 Voice recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,040,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Magnification
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.59x
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Flash
 Sunny
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
 Sepia
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,12 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Image Editing
 Resizing
 Resizing
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 MPF
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 DPOF
 PRINT Image Matching III
 Exif
 MPF
Live View
 Live view
Unknown - Click to provide data
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Movie
 Single image
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Contrast adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
 Brightness adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
TruePic VI BIONZ X
Scene Modes
 Beach
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Close-up (macro)
 Twilight
 Pet
 Beach
 Documents
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Panorama
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Close-up (macro)
 Twilight
 Pet
Languages Support
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM
 DAN
 ARA
 GRE
 EST
 SLV
 BUL
 HEB
 SER
 CZE
 LAV
 THA
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 LIT
 ITA
 JPN
 POL
 POR
 SLK
 ESP
 SWE
 HUN
 KOR
 RUM

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
402g 263g
BEST
Height
87mm 58.1mm
Depth
56.5mm 38.3mm
Width
116.2mm 101.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
402g 290g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Battery Type
BLS-5 NP-BX1
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 320 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Operational Conditions

Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
30 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 60 -20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40

Packaging Content

AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
BEST
Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,440,000 pixels
Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Speakers
Housing Material
 Metal
 Metal
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