Really nice reds, good detail, good dynamic range at high ISO's, reasonably small, compact. What's there not to like?? Oh,wait a minute - $1300 without lens.
great detail, great colour. good dynamic range as well! (@2500)
very good colour and detail. very natural.
I'm still waiting to see a person with K-3 walking around (Sydney) taking photos....Good camera, but.... no one's using it..???
flbrit: Would have voted for the D800e as it is still the best as of December 2013.
Voted for the D7100 as a proxy.
Nikon and Canon still provide a full system support which the other makers lack.
If I were not invested in Nikon, the 5D III would have got my vote.
Canon can not provide accurate and reliable focus with anything but a single lens and a body. As soon as another lens is added to collection, the focus must be re-adjusted, and even then -> the focus results will vary depending on the focal length. Criminal!
Photos at all ISO settings, raw or jpeg, look worse than Nikon D7100. And with regard to Canon AF servo when taking standard photos, I KNOW canon can still NOT provide consistent and accurate focus with anything but a single lens paired with body.
This camera to get DPreview praises is borderline criminal.
jim seekers: I find AWB on the Sony RX100 to be Poor.Greens are Rendered very Poor on the RX100 ... wonder if anyone agrees.and RX100 is more easy to mark around the lens with the black around the lens ring that comes away ... might be that my nails are a little long.
I tried RX100 as a possible replacement for my lovely S90, and was stunned by size, weight, yellow and green overcast. Returned it immediately. Now, S120 might be the S90 replacement. I gave up on RX100 / 100II and I really wanted to give Sony a go....
Menneisyys: $449.00? Is it some kind of a joke? I can get the RX100 for $50 more... the only advantage the S120 has over the RX100 is the wider lens and the Wi-Fi...
RX100 looks and feels like a brick. It is not pocketable. Have you actually tried holding and using RX100 and S110? RX100 and RX100II have yellow overcast as well and this can not be removed easily.
RX100II is a great camera. I thank Sony for finally forcing Canon to come with really good S120 to compete. I will now seriously consider upgrading my S90. RX100 / 100II are way too heavy and big to be considered as a threat to S120. I will always sacrifice a bit of performance for a true pocketability and wonderful colour straight out of jpges and raws.
Alex Permit: For me, a "satisfying photographic experience" is taking photos and then being satisfied with the results when i look and/or print them at home.
The images i get from my rx100 ii are satisfying, while those from my previous powershots/Lumix/ et al are not. I know of no other POCKETABLE camera that gives pictures which satisfy but for the rx 100.
DPR's objective tests back up my subjective views.
The "user experience" of the rx 100 does not match my x100s, or even my nex 6. Those cameras, however, don't fit in my pants pocket. Neither does my D3s. So what. Each camera size class fits a purpose.
The rx100 is, imho, a clear gold star.
Try putting that thing in a shorts' pocket and see what happens...
RX100II is not pocketable, unfortunately. It does deserve gold, but it is not a P&S, it costs like entry level SLR, does not handle like an SLR, has yellow overcast and feels like a WW2 design.
Serenity Now: What's the food in the white bowl?
excellent camera, no doubt an revolutionary development by Sony with impressive IQ. Two main complains, though:
1. (way) too big. It is not really pocketable. What is it then? 2. yellow overcast (minor issue, but annoying one that requires fair amount of time to correct)
The best thing is that Canon will finally have to release the good stuff... wonder what S120 will be capable of...? Would be happy if it comes close enough to RX100II. I'll always sacrifice a bit of performance for a true pocketability - hence the reason I'm still using S90 on-the-go; it fits in a shorts' or shirt's pocket with ease. This should be Sony's main design concern; at least it is the most important MUST in my book of NEEDs.
Nevertheless, RX100II deserves Gold Award - that's a simple fact. Coming to think of Awards... ... maybe dPreview reserved a Gold Award for S120? Everything's possible these days.
And Canon? What happened to Canon?
Oh well, I suppose they came up with, and then perfected, the process of milking their customers to the n-th. degree by selling vastly overpriced gear that is either intentionally crippled in firmware, or completely incapable of achieving a consistent and reliable focus.
something's seriously wrong with the colour.... does't look right, especially warm spectrum.
RAID controller can not reside on the external memory media...the SD card could be useful only if the stored photos on first partition become damaged during post-processing / editing or similar. by the way... how do you delete the darn post...????
unbelievable... so glad I parted with canon 4 years ago. I am now 100% certain they will never produce an affordable camera that can focus reliably with > 1 lens…
Antony John: Well I suppose that the RX100 is a 'camera on steroids' so it had its' Gold Award stripped.It's also obvious that the actual scoring has little to do with the awarding of 'medals' and is only a subjective judgement by the tester.As most cameras these days are producing excellent images one can choose one that fits one's pocket and one's needs.Forget the ratings, they're meaningless.
agree. subjective opinions on dpreview should never be related to percentages, scores and medals'.
abolit: I don't get it. 5 out of 10 for raw image quality and it qualifies for gold award?
does not make sense, does it....