Nikon B500 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10

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Nikon B500
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
80% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Nikon B500 is a 40x optical zoom digital camera. That's 31.7x bigger than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (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.

A lot longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Nikon B500 is 900mm maximum focal length, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is only a 460mm maximum focal length digital camera (440mm shorter).
7% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Nikon B500 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 22.5mm. That's 1.5mm shorter than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (24mm).
A lot lighter Edit
The Nikon B500 has a weight of 542g, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 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.

Cheaper by £396
The Nikon B500 costs £395.99 less than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10.
3 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.
5 Reasons For
Higher megapixel Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 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 Cybershot DSC-RX10 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 ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera. That's 19,200 higher than the Nikon B500 (25,600).
25% smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100. That's 25 smaller than the Nikon B500 (100).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,228,800 pixels. That's 307,800 pixels higher than the Nikon B500 (1,228,800 pixels).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
27% lower megapixel Edit
The Nikon B500 is a 16MP digital camera. That's 4.2MP lower than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (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.

8x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Nikon B500 is a 4x digital zoom digital camera. That's 29x smaller than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (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.

Lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Nikon B500 has an ISO sensitivity (max) of 6,400. That's 19,200 lower than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (25,600).
Bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
Nikon B500 is 125 minimum ISO speed. That's 25 bigger than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (100).
34% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Nikon B500 is only 921,000 pixels display resolution. That's 307,800 pixels lower than the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 (1,228,800 pixels).
7 Reasons Against
Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 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 (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 460mm, however the Nikon B500 is a 900mm maximum focal length digital camera (440mm longer).
Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1.5mm longer than the Nikon B500 (24mm).
228g heavier Edit
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 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.

More expensive by £396
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is £395.99 more expensive than the Nikon B500.
Fewer sellers
The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 is only stocked by 10 retailers, but the Nikon B500 is stocked by 13 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 Cybershot DSC-RX10 is three months older than the Nikon B500.

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 bridge camera
 bridge camera
Megapixel
16MP 20.2MP
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPEG XR
BEST
 JPEG XR
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 13.2 x 8.8
Total Megapixels
16.76MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Aspect Ratios
 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 of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
40x
BEST
8.3x
Digital Zoom
4x 33x
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
-2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
900mm
BEST
460mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
22.5mm
BEST
24mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4 - 160 8.8 - 73.3
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
12/9 Unknown - Click to provide data

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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 (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5 - ∞
Focus
 TTL
 TTL
Normal Focusing Range (wide)
3.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range (tele)
0.3m Unknown - Click to provide data

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
BEST
ISO Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
6,400 25,600
BEST
ISO Sensitivity (min)
125 100
BEST
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)
BEST

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 4s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
Flash Range (tele)
0 - 3.5 0 - 20.4
Flash Range (wide)
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 Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
Video Resolutions
 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

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
Internal Memory
20MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
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 (numeric)
921,000 pixels 1,228,800 pixels
BEST

Viewfinder

Magnification
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
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
USB Connector
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Program
 Scene
 Movie
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Black&White
Self-Timer Delay
2,5,10 2,10
Camera File System
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
BEST
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
Languages Support
 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 88.1mm
Depth
94.9mm 102.2mm
Width
113.5mm 129mm
Weight (including Battery)
Unknown - Click to provide data 813g

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Number of Batteries Supported
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
AA NP-FW50
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 340 shots

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

System Requirements

Mac Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating systems supported

Packaging Content

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth Version
 4.2 LE
 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
 Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Standards
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n
 IEEE 802.11b
 IEEE 802.11g
 IEEE 802.11n

Technical Details

Lens Cap Included
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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