Sony DSC-RX1 vs Sony DSC-RX100M2

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Sony DSC-RX1
Sony DSC-RX100M2

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Higher megapixel 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 megapixels Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 24.7MP digital camera. That's 3.8MP more than the Sony DSC-RX100M2 (20.9MP).
50% smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-RX1 is 22 maximum aperture. That's 11 smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M2 (11).
Two more number of diaphragm bladess Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has nine number of diaphragm bladess, however the Sony DSC-RX100M2 only has seven number of diaphragm bladess.
60% smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100. That's 60 smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M2 (160).
1% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,229,000 pixels. That's 200 pixels higher than the Sony DSC-RX100M2 (1,228,800 pixels).
Seventeen more awards
The Sony DSC-RX1 has 18 awards from expert review sites, but the Sony DSC-RX100M2 has 1 award.
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 84% (based on 90 reviews).
6 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M2 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Sony DSC-RX1 does not have 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M2 is a 20x digital zoom digital camera. That's 10.9x bigger than the Sony DSC-RX1 (20x). 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 number Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M2 is a 1.8 minimum aperture digital camera, 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 254g, however the Sony DSC-RX1 is a 453g digital camera (199g 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.

1.09h longer battery life (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M2 has a battery life (max) of 2.92h, however the Sony DSC-RX1 is only a 1.83h battery life digital camera (1.09h shorter). Read more

The maximum battery life is the maximum length of time that the camera could run for if not excessively using the playback features.

A longer battery life allows you use the camera for more days before you need to change the battery or recharge it.

Much better expert reviews
Based on 6 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
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 does not have an image stabilizer, however the Sony DSC-RX100M2 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.

Two times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 is a 9.1x digital zoom digital camera. That's 10.9x smaller than the Sony DSC-RX100M2 (20x). 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 is a 2 minimum aperture digital camera, 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 254g digital camera (199g 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.

1.09h shorter battery life (max) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX1 has a battery life (max) of 1.83h, however the Sony DSC-RX100M2 is a 2.92h battery life digital camera (1.09h longer). Read more

The maximum battery life is the maximum length of time that the camera could run for if not excessively using the playback features.

A longer battery life allows you use the camera for more days before you need to change the battery or recharge it.

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 6 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel 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 megapixels Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M2 is a 20.9MP digital camera. That's 3.8MP less than the Sony DSC-RX1 (20.9MP).
Bigger maximum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M2 is only 11 maximum aperture. That's 11 bigger than the Sony DSC-RX1 (11).
Two less number of diaphragm bladess Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M2 has seven number of diaphragm bladess, however the Sony DSC-RX1 only has nine number of diaphragm bladess.
38% bigger ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M2 has an ISO sensitivity (min) of 160. That's 60 bigger than the Sony DSC-RX1 (160).
1% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M2 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,228,800 pixels. That's 200 pixels lower than the Sony DSC-RX1 (1,228,800 pixels).
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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 Worse
The average user rating of the Sony DSC-RX100M2 is 84%, 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

41 months Ago 41 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
 compact camera
Megapixel
24.3MP
BEST
20.2MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
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
 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
BEST

Design

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

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6x
Digital Zoom
9.1x 20x
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
22
BEST
11
Minimum Aperture Number
2 1.8
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 100mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10.4 - 37.1
Fixed Focal Length
35mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2x
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Unknown - Click to provide data 7/8
Number of Aspheric Elements
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
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
 Face detection
 spot
 multi point
 flexible spot
 centre weighted
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Flexible Spot Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 Face detection
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
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.05 - ∞
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
 Smile detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.55 - ∞
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.55 - ∞

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
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600 25,600
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100
BEST
160
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
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash off
 Red-eye reduction
 Slow synchronization
Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Flash exposure compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.55 - 5.7
Flash Range (wide)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3 - 15
Pre-Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-flash
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
30fps 30fps
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL
BEST
Video Resolutions
 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

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wind filter
Audio Formats Supported
 AC3
 AC3
BEST
Voice Recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Voice recording
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
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
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Duo
 MicroSD (TransFlash)
 MicroSDHC
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Display
 TFT
 TFT
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,229,000 pixels
BEST
1,228,800 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 electrical
 Not available
 electrical
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
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
 Tungsten
 Auto
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Tungsten
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
BEST
Live View
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Live view
Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Multi Burst Mode
 Multi burst mode
 Multi burst mode
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
 Brightness adjustment
Start-Up Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.1ms
Built-In Processor
BIONZ 1
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Fireworks
 Sports
 Pet
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Fireworks
 Sports
 Pet
Languages Support
 DAN
 DUT
 BUL
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 DAN
 DUT
 BUL
 CZE
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
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 254g
BEST
Height
65.4mm 58.1mm
Depth
69.6mm 35.9mm
Width
113.3mm 101.6mm
Weight (including Battery)
482g 281g
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 2.92h
BEST
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,240mAh
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Unknown - Click to provide data 350 shots
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PlayMemories Home (Lite) Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Battery charger included
Hand Strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Hand strap

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

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