Sony DSC-RX100M3 vs Sony ILCE-QX1

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Sony DSC-RX100M3
Sony ILCE-QX1

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
3% more total megapixels Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 20.9MP digital camera. That's 0.5MP more than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (20.4MP).
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is an 11x digital zoom digital camera. That's 9x bigger than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (2x). 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.

1.7 smaller minimum aperture number Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 1.8 minimum aperture, but the Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 3.5 minimum aperture digital camera (1.7 larger).
38% higher ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 25,600 maximum ISO speed. That's 9,600 higher than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (16,000).
Higher magnification Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 0.59x lens magnification ratio. 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 user reviews
Based on 90 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).
8 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 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.

Hugely smaller maximum aperture number Edit
Sony ILCE-QX1 is 36 maximum aperture, but the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is only a 2.8 maximum aperture digital camera (33.2 bigger).
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 75mm. That's 2mm longer than the Sony DSC-RX100M3 (75mm).
A little shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 24mm minimum focal length digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 25mm minimum focal length digital camera (1mm longer).
25% smaller ISO sensitivity (min) Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has an ISO sensitivity (min) 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 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 takes 440.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 only takes 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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.

$252 cheaper
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is $251.99 cheaper than the Sony DSC-RX100M3.

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Sony ILCE-QX1 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.

12x bigger maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 has a maximum aperture number of 2.8. That's 33.2 bigger than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (36).
Moderately shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 73mm maximum focal length digital camera, whereas the Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 75mm maximum focal length digital camera (2mm longer).
4% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony DSC-RX100M3 is 25mm minimum focal length. That's 1mm longer than the Sony ILCE-QX1 (24mm).
25 bigger ISO sensitivity (min) 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 263g, 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 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s Edit
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a digital camera that takes 320.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s, whereas the Sony ILCE-QX1 only takes 440.00 battery life (CIPA standard)s. 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 $252
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is $251.99 more expensive than the Sony ILCE-QX1.
Older by three months
The Sony DSC-RX100M3 is three months older than the Sony ILCE-QX1.
7 Reasons Against
Marginally less total megapixels Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a total megapixels of 20.4MP, however the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 20.9MP digital camera (0.5MP more).
Significantly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 has a digital zoom of 2x, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is an 11x digital zoom digital camera (9x bigger). 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.

49% larger minimum aperture number 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).
Significantly lower ISO sensitivity (max) Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 16,000 maximum ISO speed digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 25,600 maximum ISO speed digital camera (9,600 higher).
2x lower magnification Edit
The Sony ILCE-QX1 is a 0.22x lens magnification ratio digital camera, whereas the Sony DSC-RX100M3 is a 0.59x 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 2 sellers sells the Sony ILCE-QX1, but 3 stores 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.
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 90 reviews).

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 compact camera
BEST
 compact camera
Megapixel
20.1MP 20.1MP
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 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 Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
13.2 x 8.8 23.2 x 15.4
Total Megapixels
20.9MP
BEST
20.4MP
Image Stabilizer Location
 Lens
 Lens
Sensor Format
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
 Advanced Photo System type-C (APS-C)
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
 16:9
 4:3
 3:2
 1:1
Image Sensor Size
 1
BEST
 1

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Lens System

Optical Zoom
2.9x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
11x
BEST
2x
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 36
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8
BEST
3.5
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
73mm 75mm
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
25mm 24mm
BEST
Focal Length Range (f-F)
8.8 - 25.7 16 - 50
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
10/9 9/8
Lens Mount Interface
 Sony E
 Sony E
Number of Aspheric Elements
9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Diaphragm Blades
7 7
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 40.5mm

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 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
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.25m
Auto Focus (AF) Points
Unknown - Click to provide data 25
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
0.05 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
0.3 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 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 Sensitivity
 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
ISO Sensitivity (max)
25,600
BEST
16,000
ISO Sensitivity (min)
125 100
BEST
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Metering
 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

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
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 Sync-Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1s
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (tele)
0.4 - 6.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Range (wide)
0.4 - 10.2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 H.264
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 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
Video Recording
 Video recording
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Wind Filter
 Wind filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo
Noise Reduction
 Noise reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data

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
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Display

Display Diagonal
3" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 TFT
BEST
 TFT
Display Resolution (numeric)
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
Magnification
0.59x
BEST
0.22x
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI
 HDMI
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

White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Fluorescent
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Sepia
 Vivid
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Saturation Adjustment
 Saturation adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Contrast Adjustment
 Contrast adjustment
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Processor
BIONZ X Unknown - Click to provide data
Scene Modes
 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
38.3mm 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 Type
 Battery
 USB
 Battery
 USB
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1
Battery Type
NP-BX1 NP-FW50
Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.5h
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
320 shots 440 shots
BEST
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Other Features

Video Capability
 Video capability
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Aspect Ratio
 3:2
 3:2

Technical Details

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Viewfinder
1,440,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Smartphone Remote Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote support
Speakers
 Speakers
Unknown - Click to provide data
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