Size and weight is a big decision factor when you are trying to find the ideal camera for your needs.
In this section, We are going to illustrate Sony RX100 and Sony RX100 II side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Sony RX100 has external dimensions of 102 x 58 x 36 mm (4 x 2.29 x 1.41″) and weighs 240 g (0.53 lb / 8.47 oz) (including batteries). Sony RX100 II has external dimensions of 102 x 58 x 38 mm (4 x 2.29 x 1.51″) and weighs 281 g (0.62 lb / 9.91 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Sony RX100 and Sony RX100 II. Sony RX100 has the same height and width with Sony RX100 II. On the other hand, with a thickness of 36mm, it is 2mm thinner.
Here is the back view size comparison of Sony RX100 and Sony RX100 II.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Sony RX100 and Sony RX100 II.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Sony RX100 is significantly lighter (41g ) than the Sony RX100 II which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 nor Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II provides any type of weather sealing in their body, so you have to give extra care especially when you are shooting outdoors. If weather sealing is a must-have feature for you, check these sections: Top Compact Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Sony RX100 and Sony RX100 II's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
On the other hand, Sony RX100 II features a Tilting screen
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over the head levels whereas the Sony RX100 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to RX100 II.