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Sony RX1R II vs Sony W730

Portability
78
Imaging
76
Features
65
Overall
71
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730 front
Portability
96
Imaging
40
Features
33
Overall
37

Sony RX1R II vs Sony W730 Key Specs

Sony RX1R II
(Full Review)
  • 42MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 50 - 25600 (Expand to 102400)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 35mm (F2.0) lens
  • 507g - 113 x 65 x 72mm
  • Introduced October 2015
  • Superseded the Sony RX1R
Sony W730
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 3200
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 25-224mm (F3.3-6.3) lens
  • 122g - 93 x 52 x 22mm
  • Launched January 2013
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Sony RX1R II vs Sony W730 Overview

Below, we are analyzing the Sony RX1R II versus Sony W730, one being a Large Sensor Compact and the other is a Small Sensor Compact and both of them are built by Sony. There is a big difference between the sensor resolutions of the RX1R II (42MP) and W730 (16MP) and the RX1R II (Full frame) and W730 (1/2.3") feature different sensor size.

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The RX1R II was released 2 years later than the W730 and that is quite a big gap as far as tech is concerned. The two cameras come with different body type with the Sony RX1R II being a Large Sensor Compact camera and the Sony W730 being a Compact camera.

Before diving through a detailed comparison, below is a simple summation of how the RX1R II matches up vs the W730 when considering portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Sony RX1R II over the Sony W730

 RX1R II W730 
LaunchedOctober 2015January 2013More recent by 34 months
Manually focus More exact focusing
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display dimension3"2.7"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution1229k230kCrisper display (+999k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony W730 over the Sony RX1R II

 W730 RX1R II 
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Sony RX1R II and Sony W730

 RX1R II W730 
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen

Sony RX1R II vs Sony W730 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to lug around your camera, you'll have to consider its weight and dimensions. The Sony RX1R II comes with outer dimensions of 113mm x 65mm x 72mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 2.8") having a weight of 507 grams (1.12 lbs) whilst the Sony W730 has dimensions of 93mm x 52mm x 22mm (3.7" x 2.0" x 0.9") with a weight of 122 grams (0.27 lbs).

Examine the Sony RX1R II versus Sony W730 in the latest Camera with Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change depending on the lens you have at the time. Here is the front view physical size comparison of the RX1R II against the W730.

Sony RX1R II vs Sony W730 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability grade of the RX1R II and W730 is 78 and 96 respectively.

Sony RX1R II vs Sony W730 top view buttons comparison

Sony RX1R II vs Sony W730 Sensor Comparison

Usually, it's hard to visualize the difference between sensor measurements merely by checking technical specs. The photograph here should offer you a greater sense of the sensor dimensions in the RX1R II and W730.

As you have seen, the two cameras have got different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The RX1R II due to its larger sensor is going to make achieving shallower depth of field less difficult and the Sony RX1R II will resolve more detail as a result of its extra 26 Megapixels. Greater resolution will also allow you to crop pics much more aggressively. The more recent RX1R II should have a benefit when it comes to sensor innovation.

Sony RX1R II vs Sony W730 sensor size comparison

Sony RX1R II vs Sony W730 Screen and ViewFinder

Sony RX1R II vs Sony W730 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Sony RX1R II
Portrait photography with Sony W730
85
manual focus
flash sync is higher than normal (1/4,000s)
high megapixels (42 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
provides face detect focus
delivers RAW files
35
decent megapixels (16MP)
has face detect autofocus
no manual focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Sony RX1R II
Street photography with Sony W730
73
screen tilts
sensor size is great (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
good high ISO (25,600)
does not have image stabilization
more heavy than competition in class (507g)
67
image stabilization (Optical)
boasts touch to focus
lighter than average (122 grams)
fixed screen
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sony RX1R II Sports photography details
Sony W730 Sports photography details
63
high megapixels (42 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
provides tracking focus
sensor has phase detect auto focus
focal length is fixed (35mm)
continuous shooting slow (5.0 fps)
does not have image stabilization
terrible battery life (220 CIPA)
41
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
has tracking focus
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 frames/s)
no shutter priority
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Sony RX1R II Travel photography features
Sony W730 Travel photography features
59
high megapixels (42 megapixels)
good max aperture (f2.0)
does not have Timelapse function
terrible battery life (220 CIPA)
more heavy than competition in class (507g)
does not feature selfie friendly display
71
lighter than average (122g)
boasts touch to focus
decent megapixels (16 megapixels)
built-in flash
pretty wide (25mm)
does not have Time Lapse function
screen is not selfie friendly
slow max aperture (f3.3)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony RX1R II Landscape photography features
Sony W730 Landscape photography features
68
manual focus
good max aperture (f2.0)
nice screen size (3 inches)
high megapixels (42 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
does not have anti aliasing filter
good high ISO (25,600)
delivers RAW files
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
focal length is fixed (35mm)
does not have image stabilization
terrible battery life (220 CIPA)
does not have Timelapse function
39
pretty wide (25mm)
image stabilization (Optical)
decent megapixels (16MP)
no manual focus
can't swap lenses (fixed lens mount)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
manual mode not available
sensor is very small (1/2.3")
lacks RAW format
does not have Time Lapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony RX1R II Vlogging factors
Sony W730 Vlogging factors
34
good max aperture (f2.0)
provides face detect focus
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pxls)
includes microphone jack
does not feature selfie friendly display
does not have image stabilization
more heavy than competition in class (507 grams)
34
pretty wide (25mm)
built-in touchscreen
image stabilization (Optical)
has face detect autofocus
lighter than average (122g)
slow max aperture (f3.3)
screen is not selfie friendly
video resolution low (1280 x 720 pixels)
does not have mic support
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Sony RX1R II vs Sony W730 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony RX1R II and Sony W730
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R IISony Cyber-shot DSC-W730
General Information
Brand Name Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W730
Class Large Sensor Compact Small Sensor Compact
Introduced 2015-10-13 2013-01-08
Physical type Large Sensor Compact Compact
Sensor Information
Processor BIONZ X -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size Full frame 1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions 35.9 x 24mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor area 861.6mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 42 megapixel 16 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 7952 x 5304 4608 x 3456
Maximum native ISO 25600 3200
Maximum enhanced ISO 102400 -
Lowest native ISO 50 100
RAW format
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Total focus points 25 -
Cross type focus points - -
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35mm (1x) 25-224mm (9.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.0 f/3.3-6.3
Macro focusing range 14cm 5cm
Crop factor 1 5.8
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inch 2.7 inch
Resolution of screen 1,229k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Screen technology - TFT LCD display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 2,359k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.74x -
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 2 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter rate 5.0 frames per sec 1.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes -
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 2.80 m
Flash modes Off, auto, fill flash, slow sync, rear sync, wireless Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Advanced Flash
External flash
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash synchronize 1/4000 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720 (120p, 30p) 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Maximum video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S, H.264 MPEG-4, AVCHD
Mic support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 507g (1.12 lbs) 122g (0.27 lbs)
Dimensions 113 x 65 x 72mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 2.8") 93 x 52 x 22mm (3.7" x 2.0" x 0.9")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 97 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 25.8 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 13.9 not tested
DXO Low light rating 3204 not tested
Other
Battery life 220 pictures 240 pictures
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-BX1 NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2,5, 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse shooting
Storage type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo
Card slots One One
Launch pricing $3,300 $138