Now we’ve reached the point when things start to get exciting! It has been almost two years since Sony caused a stir in the industry of small cameras by introducing their 1 “-type sensor into a truly portable and pocketable compact design. The Cyber-shot RX100 was designed to look very similar to one of Canon’s high-end compacts from the S-series, but it utilized a sensor that was 2.8 times larger to provide a significant improvement in image quality.

Surprisingly, Sony has not faced any competition in this market for more than two years, during which time it has successfully released two further iterations of the RX100 camera. With the introduction of the RX100 III, which included a more consistently brilliant (although shorter) zoom and an electronic viewfinder, the company was able to further distance itself from its rivals. The introduction of Canon’s PowerShot G7 X brings an end to their practically uncontested domination in the market.

Along the same lines as the RX100 III, the G7 X features a 1 “-type, 20-megapixel backside illumination (BSI) sensor coupled with an F1.8-2.8 zoom beginning at 24mm equivalent. Both of these cameras have a size that is comparable to one another and have feature sets that are largely analogous. This is excellent news for photographers since it indicates that Sony now faces legitimate competition for the first time.


  • 20MP 1 “-type BSI CMOS sensor (13.2 x 8.8mm)
  • 24-100mm Equiv. F1.8-2.8 lens
  • Turning the control dial all the way around the lens
  • back touchscreen that can be flipped up.
  • Dedicated dial for adjusting exposure compensation 3.0″ “1.04m dot LCD (720 x 480 pixels)
  • Built-in ND filter and Wi-Fi with Near Field Communication

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