Oly XZ1 v Sony RX100

Started Feb 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
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joe6pack Senior Member • Posts: 1,577
Re: Oly XZ1 v Sony RX100

Roderic wrote:

I recently bought an RX100 to replace my ageing XZ1. I was going to sell the little Oly but I thought I would do some simple comparative tests first. Setting both to auto ISO and Auto WB JPEG only. Set the Sony to 10Mp. First test at fully wide and then at full zoom. I know my tests were both simple and not scientific but the short answer is the Oly was both sharper and had less noise in both scenarios.

I can understand the XZ-1 image is sharper since it has a better lens and also a smaller sensor with deeper DOF. But I am curious to know how you found the XZ-1 has less noise. Care to share a sample? It is also possible that the 10MP downsampling is to blame.

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