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Sony RX1R vs Sony TX200V

Portability
79
Imaging
72
Features
60
Overall
67
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R front
 
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V front
Portability
96
Imaging
43
Features
48
Overall
45

Sony RX1R vs Sony TX200V Key Specs

Sony RX1R
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 35mm (F2.0) lens
  • 482g - 113 x 65 x 70mm
  • Revealed June 2013
  • Refreshed by Sony RX1R II
Sony TX200V
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 3.3" Fixed Display
  • ISO 64 - 12800
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • 28-140mm (F3.5-4.8) lens
  • 129g - 96 x 58 x 16mm
  • Introduced January 2012
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Sony RX1R vs Sony TX200V Overview

Lets look more closely at the Sony RX1R and Sony TX200V, one being a Large Sensor Compact and the other is a Ultracompact and they are both offered by Sony. There is a crucial difference between the image resolutions of the RX1R (24MP) and TX200V (18MP) and the RX1R (Full frame) and TX200V (1/2.3") have totally different sensor sizes.

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The RX1R was revealed 18 months later than the TX200V making them a generation apart from each other. The two cameras feature different body design with the Sony RX1R being a Large Sensor Compact camera and the Sony TX200V being a Ultracompact camera.

Before we go straight to a in depth comparison, here is a simple introduction of how the RX1R scores against the TX200V when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall grade.

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Reasons to pick Sony RX1R over the Sony TX200V

 RX1R TX200V 
IntroducedJune 2013January 2012More recent by 18 months
Manual focus Dial exact focus

Reasons to pick Sony TX200V over the Sony RX1R

 TX200V RX1R 
Display size3.3"3"Larger display (+0.3")
Display resolution1230k1229kClearer display (+1k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Sony RX1R and Sony TX200V

 RX1R TX200V 
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Lacking selfie screen

Sony RX1R vs Sony TX200V Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to lug around your camera frequently, you will have to think about its weight and proportions. The Sony RX1R comes with exterior measurements of 113mm x 65mm x 70mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 2.8") and a weight of 482 grams (1.06 lbs) whilst the Sony TX200V has measurements of 96mm x 58mm x 16mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.6") with a weight of 129 grams (0.28 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary based on the lens you use at the time. The following is a front view overall size comparison of the RX1R and the TX200V.

Sony RX1R vs Sony TX200V size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability grade of the RX1R and TX200V is 79 and 96 respectively.

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Sony RX1R vs Sony TX200V Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is difficult to see the contrast between sensor measurements only by looking at specs. The photograph underneath may offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the RX1R and TX200V.

As you can plainly see, both the cameras feature different megapixels and different sensor measurements. The RX1R using its larger sensor will make getting shallower depth of field less difficult and the Sony RX1R will give greater detail because of its extra 6MP. Greater resolution will let you crop pics way more aggressively. The newer RX1R is going to have an edge in sensor innovation.

Sony RX1R vs Sony TX200V sensor size comparison

Sony RX1R vs Sony TX200V Screen and ViewFinder

Sony RX1R vs Sony TX200V Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Sony RX1R Portrait photography advice
Sony TX200V Portrait photography advice
83
has manual focus
flash sync speed is above average (1/4,000 seconds)
megapixel count good (24MP)
large sensor size (Full frame)
comes with face detection focusing
exports RAW files
37
sensor resolution is decent (18MP)
features face detect focusing
lack of manual focus
manual mode not available
cannot use external flash
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Street Comparison

Sony RX1R Street photography highlights
Sony TX200V Street photography highlights
66
large sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW files
good high ISO (25,600)
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
heavier than competitors (482 grams)
68
image stabilization (Optical)
comes with touch focus
environment proofing
screen does not articulate
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
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Sports Comparison

Sony RX1R Sports photography info
Sony TX200V Sports photography info
57
megapixel count good (24 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
comes with tracking autofocus
can't change focal length (35mm)
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
no phase detect AF
50
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (18 megapixels)
features tracking focus
environment proofing
lack of shutter priority mode
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Sony RX1R Travel photography highlights
Sony TX200V Travel photography highlights
66
megapixel count good (24MP)
has built in flash
good max aperture (f2.0)
doesn't have Time Lapse function
heavier than competitors (482g)
doesn't have selfie friendly display
72
environment proofing
comes with touch focus
sensor resolution is decent (18 megapixels)
has built in flash
really wide (28mm)
no Timelapse recording
does not contain selfie friendly screen
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
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Landscape Comparison

Sony RX1R as a Landscape photography camera
Sony TX200V as a Landscape photography camera
70
has manual focus
good max aperture (f2.0)
screen size is good (3 inch)
megapixel count good (24 megapixels)
large sensor size (Full frame)
no low pass filter
good high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW files
cannot switch lens (fixed lens mount)
can't change focal length (35mm)
lack of image stabilization
doesn't have Time Lapse function
47
really wide (28mm)
screen size is decent (3.3 inch)
image stabilization (Optical)
sensor resolution is decent (18MP)
environment proofing
lack of manual focus
lens is fixed (fixed lens mount)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
manual mode not available
sensor size is tiny (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
no Timelapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Sony RX1R Vlogging advice
Sony TX200V Vlogging advice
34
good max aperture (f2.0)
comes with face detection focusing
high quality video (1920 x 1080 pixels)
includes external mic jack
doesn't have selfie friendly display
lack of image stabilization
heavier than competitors (482g)
36
really wide (28mm)
touchscreen enabled
image stabilization (Optical)
features face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
somewhat slow maximum aperture (f3.5)
does not contain selfie friendly screen
no microphone port
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Sony RX1R vs Sony TX200V Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Sony RX1R and Sony TX200V
 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1RSony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V
General Information
Manufacturer Sony Sony
Model type Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R Sony Cyber-shot DSC-TX200V
Type Large Sensor Compact Ultracompact
Revealed 2013-06-26 2012-01-30
Body design Large Sensor Compact Ultracompact
Sensor Information
Processor Chip - BIONZ
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Full frame 1/2.3"
Sensor measurements 35.8 x 23.9mm 6.17 x 4.55mm
Sensor surface area 855.6mm² 28.1mm²
Sensor resolution 24MP 18MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 and 16:9 4:3 and 16:9
Peak resolution 6000 x 4000 4896 x 3672
Highest native ISO 25600 12800
Lowest native ISO 100 64
RAW format
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
Continuous AF
Single AF
AF tracking
AF selectice
Center weighted AF
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 25 9
Lens
Lens mount type fixed lens fixed lens
Lens zoom range 35mm (1x) 28-140mm (5.0x)
Maximum aperture f/2.0 f/3.5-4.8
Macro focusing range - 3cm
Focal length multiplier 1 5.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3 inch 3.3 inch
Screen resolution 1,229 thousand dot 1,230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech Xtra FineTFT LCD 1,229,760 dots equiv. XtraFine TruBlack OLED display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic and Optical (optional) None
Features
Min shutter speed 30 seconds 2 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/1600 seconds
Continuous shutter speed 5.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes -
Custom WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 6.00 m 3.10 m
Flash settings Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Wireless Auto, On, Off, Slow Sync
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Max flash sync 1/4000 seconds -
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 25, 24 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30, 25 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30, 25 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video format MPEG-4, AVCHD MPEG-4, AVCHD
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None BuiltIn
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 482g (1.06 pounds) 129g (0.28 pounds)
Physical dimensions 113 x 65 x 70mm (4.4" x 2.6" x 2.8") 96 x 58 x 16mm (3.8" x 2.3" x 0.6")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating 91 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 25.0 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 13.6 not tested
DXO Low light rating 2537 not tested
Other
Battery life 270 photographs 220 photographs
Battery form Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-BX1 NP-BN
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec, Portrait 1/2)
Time lapse recording
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage slots Single Single
Cost at release $2,798 $500