Sony DSC-RX100M3 vs Sony ILCE-QX1

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Sony DSC-RX100M3
Sony ILCE-QX1

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
3% more total megapixel count Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 20.9MPMP digital camera. That's 0.5MP more than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (20.4MP).
1.7 smaller minimum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a minimum aperture of 1.8, but the Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (1.7 larger).
Higher lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 0.59xx lens magnification ratio digital camera. That's 0.37x higher than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (0.22x). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

1 shops are selling it
The more sellers stock the product, the greater competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Hugely better expert reviews
Based on 2 expert reviews, the average review score of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 93%, but the average rating of the Sony ILCE-QX1 is 70% (based on 1 review).
Hugely better user reviews
Based on 95 user reviews, the average review score of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 94%, but the average rating of the Sony ILCE-QX1 is 40% (based on 1 review).
7 Reasons For
Hugely smaller maximum aperture Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a maximum aperture of 36, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only an 11 maximum aperture digital camera (25 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 75mm maximum focal length digital camera. That's 2mm longer than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (75mm).
A little shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a minimum focal length of 24mm, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 25mmmm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
25% smaller minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a minimum ISO speed of 100, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera (25 bigger).
Lighter Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 158g digital camera. That's 105g lighter than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (158g). 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.

One hundred and twenty more shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 takes 440.00 shots per battery charge, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 only takes 320 shots shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

$202 cheaper
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is $201.99 cheaper than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
3x bigger maximum aperture Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is an 11 maximum aperture digital camera. That's 25 bigger than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (36).
Moderately shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a maximum focal length of 73mmmm, whereas the Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 75mm maximum focal length digital camera (2mm longer).
4% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 25mmmm minimum focal length digital camera. That's 1mm longer than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (24mm).
25 bigger minimum ISO speed Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 125 minimum ISO speed digital camera. That's 25 bigger than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (100).
A lot heavier Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a weight of 263gg, whereas the Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 158g digital camera (105g 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.

Only 320 shots shots per battery charge Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a digital camera that takes 320 shots shots per battery charge, whereas the Sony ILCE-QX1 only takes 440.00 shots per battery charge. Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

More expensive by $202
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is $201.99 more expensive than the Sony ILCE-QX1.
7 Reasons Against
Marginally less total megapixel count Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a total megapixel count of 20.4MP, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 20.9MPMP digital camera (0.5MP more).
49% larger minimum aperture Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera. That's 1.7 larger than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (3.5).
2x lower lens magnification ratio Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a lens magnification ratio of 0.22x, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 0.59xx lens magnification ratio digital camera (0.37x higher). Read more

The lens magnification ratio is the ratio between the true size of the object being photographed and the size of the object when projected on to the camera's sensor.

A higher lens magnification ratio is important for macro photography as it allows you to focus on very small object very close to the lens.

Fewer sellers
Only 3 retailers sells the Sony ILCE-QX1, but 4 shops sell the Sony DSC-RX100M3. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this digital camera, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Three months older
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is older than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 by three months.
Significantly Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Sony ILCE-QX1 is only 70%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 93% (based on 2 reviews).
Significantly Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony ILCE-QX1 is only 40%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 94% (based on 95 reviews).

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Date Released

25 months Ago 28 months Ago

Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel Count
20.1MP
BEST
20.1MP
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution
 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
 5456 x 3632
BEST
 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
 5456 x 3632
Maximum Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
BEST
 5472 x 3648
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Full-Frame Sensor Size
13.2 x 8.8 23.2 x 15.4
Total Megapixel Count
20.9MP
BEST
20.4MP
Image Stabilizer
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
2.9x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
11x 2x
BEST
Maximum Aperture
11 36
BEST
Minimum Aperture
1.8
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length
73mm 75mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
25mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range
8.8 - 25.7 16 - 50
Lens Structure
10/9 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E
Aspheric Element
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 40.5mm

Focusing

Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
 single
 continuous
 spot
 multi point
 centre weighted
 Single Auto Focus
 Continuous Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 Centre weighted Auto Focus
 contrast detection
 Face detection
 Contrast Detection Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.25m
Auto Focus Point
Unknown - Click to provide data 25
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.05 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range
0.3 - ∞ 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
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 16000
 50
 64
 80
 100
 125
 160
 200
 250
 320
 400
 500
 640
 800
 1000
 1250
 1600
 2000
 2500
 3200
 4000
 5000
 6400
 12800
 25
 8000
 10000
 16000
Maximum ISO Speed
25,600
BEST
16,000
Minimum ISO Speed
125 100
BEST
Light Metering Mode
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

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

Flash

Flash Mode
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Slow synchronization
 Auto
Flash Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Tele Flash Range
0.4 - 6.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range
0.4 - 10.2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.264
Analog Signal Format
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Memory

Memory Card
 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
Memory Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Screen Size
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Display Resolution
1,228,800 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.39" Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Magnification Ratio
0.59x
BEST
0.22x
Viewfinder
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB B
HDMI Connector
 Micro
 Micro
USB Version
 2.0
 2.0
USB Connector
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB B
 Micro-USB

Camera

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
Shooting Mode
 Aperture priority
 Aperture priority
Photo Effect
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10
Camera File System
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DCF
 MPF
 DPOF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
Built-In Processor
BIONZ X Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Mode
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Pet
 Close-up (macro)
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Night portrait
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Pet

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
263g 158g
BEST
Height
58.1mm 69.5mm
Depth
41mm 52.5mm
Width
101.6mm 74mm
Lens Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 116g
Lens Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.9mm
Lens Diameter
Unknown - Click to provide data 64.7mm
Weight Including Battery
290g 216g
BEST

Battery

Power Source
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
 USB
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Supported Battery
1 1
Battery Size
NP-BX1 NP-FW50
Maximum Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5h
Shot Per Battery Charge
320 shots 440 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Included Cable
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB

Other Features

Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Viewfinder
1,440,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
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