Are you looking for the best camera to suit your needs? Due to a wide range of options, making a wise and weighted decision can be rather challenging. Which specs to keep in mind? What are the key pros and cons of each model? This comparison should give some helpful hints!
In this review, we are going to make a detailed comparison of two cameras that fall into different categories. While the first model we are looking at, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI belongs to a Large Sensor Compact category, the other model, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI is a Small Sensor Superzoom camera. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI is equipped with a 20.0 MP BSI-CMOS sensor, while Nikon Coolpix A1000 comes with a 16.0 MP BSI-CMOS sensor.
Both cameras we are going to look at in our overview fall into two different categories - Compact and SuperZoom. Keeping in mind all the distinctive features of each category, it will be hard to make a detailed comparison of these two models. However, we will do our best to make this review as unbiased and detailed as possible.
To get started, let’s take a look at some of the key features of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and Nikon Coolpix A1000 and, after this, we can go on to our detailed comparison of these models.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI Key Features:
Nikon Coolpix A1000 Key Features:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI substituted Sony RX100 V.
|NFC||Yes vs No||Easy wireless connectivity with compatible devices|
|Timelapse Recording||No vs No||Creative shooting|
|Sensor Resolution||20.0 MP vs 16.0 MP||20% more pixels|
|Sensor Area||116.16 mm2 vs 28.07 mm2||75.8% larger pixel area|
|Continuous Shooting||24 fps vs No fps||24 fps faster|
|Screen Resolution||1,229k dots vs 921k dots||25.1% higher resolution screen|
|Weight||301 g vs 330 g||29 g lighter|
|Viewfinder Resolution||2,359k dots vs 1,166k dots||50.6% higher resolution|
|Viewfinder Magnification||0.59 vs No||0.59 better magnification|
|Flash Range||6 vs 5.9||0.1 better flash range|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 vs 1/2000||Faster shutter speed|
|Battery Life||250 shots vs 240 shots||10 more frames with a single charge|
|Touch Screen||Yes | Yes||Easy control of camera functions|
|Screen Size||3″ | 3″||Large display|
|Screen Type||Tilting | Tilting||Help viewing and changing settings easily|
|Viewfinder||Electronic | Electronic||Better framing and control|
|Raw Support||Yes | Yes||Better image quality|
|AutoFocus Face Detection||Yes | Yes||Very handy for portraits|
|Built-In Flash||Yes | Yes||External flash available|
|Image Stabilization||Yes | Yes||Built-in stabilization|
|Sensor Resolution||20.0 MP | 16.0 MP||Small sensor resolution|
|Microphone Port||No | No||No microphone port|
|Headphone Port||No | No||No headphone port|
|Timelapse Recording||Yes | No||No timelapse recording|
|Environmental Sealing||No | No||No environmental sealing|
|Battery Life||240 shots | 250 shots||Low battery life|
Before heading straight to the technical characteristics of each model, let’s start with comparing their physical specs. Let’s start with looking at the physical difference of the two products. Below are images that clearly show the sizes of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and Nikon Coolpix A1000 from the front view.
Now, let’s go on and see how the reviewed models are different or similar by the top view.
After looking at these images, you should get a clear idea of each model’s dimensions and how they are different from each other. However, we are not going to stop there. The next characteristic worth looking at is the weight. Of course, not every photographer is concerned about the weight, for example, it wouldn't be a decisive point for those who shoot in a studio. However, it is still an important factor because if you happen to go on a long photo session or just love having the camera with you wherever you go, you want to be sure that the chosen model isn't too heavy.
Speaking of weight, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI is a lighter option of these two, as it weights 29g less than the Nikon Coolpix A1000. This difference, in fact, can become a significant disadvantage for the photographers, who prefer to have their cameras with them wherever they go.
Sensor is, without a doubt, the most significant element of every digital camera. Its type, size, and resolution are the factors that define the quality of future shots. Thus, it is barely possible to pick a suitable camera without looking at these specs.
Are Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and Nikon Coolpix A1000 any different in terms of sensor type?
In fact, that's exactly what makes these two models really different. Thus, it is a good point to consider if your are choosing between these two cameras. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI features a 20.0 MP 1" sized BSI-CMOS sensor and boasts of a Bionz X processor . Nikon Coolpix A1000, in its turn, comes with a 16.0 MP 1/2.3" sized BSI-CMOS sensor , which makes it significantly different from the first model.
Take a look below to find the comparison of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and Nikon Coolpix A1000 by the size of their sensors.
One more distinctive feature of compared models is the sensor size. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI has a sensor area 0.2x bigger compared to Nikon Coolpix A1000. What does it mean? This basically means that if you these cameras them with the same aperture and focal length, the first model will give you more control in terms of the blurry background and depth of field.
If you are interested in photography or has made a career in this field, you should know that different types of shooting actually require different camera characteristics. While one model can produce outstanding portraits, at the same time, it can be terrible for shooting landscapes, and so on. Thus, before you purchase a specific camera, it is vital to decide, which type of shooting you do most often and consider an option that suits it the most.
This section of our comparison is devoted to the performance of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and Nikon Coolpix A1000 in different fields of photography. Here we are going to look at the five main areas and evaluate how well each of the reviewed models performs in them. This will help you choose an option that suits your needs the most depending on your interest in one or several of these fields.
|Photography Type||Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI||Nikon Coolpix A1000|
No Significant Advantages
Hopefully, our detailed overview of these models has helped you consider all the main specs, pros and cons of each cameras. Maybe, after reading this comparison, some of you have already decided which option to opt for depending on your needs and preferences. However, if you are still wondering which option is a better choice, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI or Nikon Coolpix A1000, below you can see what scores each of them received in five different aspects. To wrap up, we have used our unique Decision Algorithm that assesses different camera models upon 63 different factors including their price, and, if possible, DxO Mark scores. This algorithm allows us to make our verdict more consistent and objective.
What is our final verdict? Based on our comparison and the final scores of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and Nikon Coolpix A1000 here is what we can say in conclusion:
According all the factors that we considered in the process of comparing these two cameras, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI deserves a higher Total Score than the Nikon Coolpix A1000. Thus, if you are choosing between these options, we would recommend you to choose the first model over the other one.
For better understanding of each model’s technical characteristics, find the detailed comparison below:
|Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI||Nikon Coolpix A1000|
|Model||Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI||Coolpix A1000|
|Announced||Jun 05, 2018||Jan 18, 2019|
|Body Type||Large sensor compact||Compact|
|Sensor Dimensions||13.2 x 8.8 mm||6.17 x 4.55 mm|
|Sensor Area||116.16 mm2||28.07 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||20.0 MP||16.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||5472 x 3648||4608 x 3456|
|Max Native ISO||12,800||6,400|
|Max Boosted ISO||25,600||n/a|
|Min Native ISO||125||125|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens||Fixed lens|
|Number of Lenses||n/a||n/a|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a||n/a|
|Macro Focus Range||8||1|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||315||n/a|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a||n/a|
|Screen Resolution||1,229k dots||921k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||2,359k dots||1,166k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 s||8 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 s||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||24.0 fps||fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Video Resolutions||3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM||3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MP4, H.264, AAC|
|Max Video Resolution||3840 x 2160||3840 x 2160|
|Video Formats||MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S||MPEG-4, H.264|
|USB||USB NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery & USB charger||USB EN-EL12 lithium-ion battery & USB charger|
|Weight||301 g||330 g|
|Physical Dimensions||102 x 58 x 43 mm||114 x 72 x 41 mm|
|Battery Life||240 shots||250 shots|
|Battery Type||Battery Pack||Battery Pack|
|Storage Type||SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo||Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card|