Sony DSC-RX1 vs Sony DSC-RX100M3

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Sony DSC-RX1
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
4.2MP higher megapixel 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 megapixels Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 24.7MP digital camera. That's 3.8MP more than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (20.9MP).
88% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 22 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 19.2 smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (2.8).
Two more number of diaphragm bladess Edit
The number of number of diaphragm bladess on the Sony DSC-RX1 is nine, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 only has seven number of diaphragm bladess.
Smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Sony DSC-RX1 is 100 minimum ISO speed. That's 25 smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (125).
1% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-RX1 is 1,229,000 pixels display resolution. That's 200 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (1,228,800 pixels).
7 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 number Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a minimum aperture number of 1.8, however the Sony DSC-RX1 is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 larger).
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.

Cheaper by £2,998
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 costs £2,998.11 less than the Sony DSC-RX1.
1 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.
Better selling
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 ranks No. 20223 by number of sales, however the Sony DSC-RX1 ranks No. 183913.
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

8 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 number Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a minimum aperture number of 2, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera (0.2 smaller).
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.

More expensive by £2,998
The Sony DSC-RX1 is £2,998.11 more expensive than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.
Less retailers
The Sony DSC-RX1 is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is stocked by 2 shops. 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.
Older by eight months
The Sony DSC-RX1 is eight months older than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.
Less popular
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 183913 by number of sales in our digital cameras, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 ranks No. 20223.
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).
6 Reasons Against
4.2MP lower megapixel 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 megapixels Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 20.9MP digital camera. That's 3.8MP less than the Sony DSC-RX1 (20.9MP).
7x bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 19.2 bigger than the Sony DSC-RX1 (2.8).
Two less number of diaphragm bladess Edit
The number of number of diaphragm bladess on the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is seven, but the Sony DSC-RX1 only has nine number of diaphragm bladess.
Bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 125 minimum ISO speed. That's 25 bigger than the Sony DSC-RX1 (125).
1% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only 1,228,800 pixels display resolution. That's 200 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-RX1 (1,228,800 pixels).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
24.3MP
BEST
20.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
BEST
 RAW
 JPEG XR
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
35.8 x 23.9 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixels
24.7MP
BEST
20.9MP
Sensor Format
 Full-frame
 Full-frame
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
 1
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Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.9x
Digital Zoom
9.1x 11x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
22
BEST
2.8
Minimum Aperture Number
2 1.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 73mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 25mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.8 - 25.7
Fixed Focal Length
35mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10/9
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 9
Number of Diaphragm Blades
9
BEST
7
Filter Size
49mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
0.24 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100
BEST
125
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 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

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

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
 Flash on
 Auto
 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)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.4 - 6.5
Flash Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.4 - 10.2
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 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 Formats Supported
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
BEST
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 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

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Field of View
100% Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,229,000 pixels
BEST
1,228,800 pixels
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
 Not available
 electrical
 Not available
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Camera File System
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
BEST
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 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 Modes
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Sports
 Twilight
 Pet
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Sports
 Twilight
 Pet
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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
Depth
69.6mm 38.3mm
Width
113.3mm 101.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
482g 290g
BEST

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NP-BX1 NP-BX1
Battery Life (max)
1.83h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 320 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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
Cables Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case

Networking

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

Other Features

Video Capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Video capability
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
 USB 2.0 ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Ports Quantity
 HDMI ports quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Panorama
 Panorama
Unknown - Click to provide data
Macro Focusing Range
0.14 - 0.29 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
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