Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Announced Jun 27, 2013 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | 28 – 100 mm (3.6×)
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Announced Jun 27, 2013

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II is built upon the incredibly popular RX100 compact camera, adding a BSI-CMOS 20MP 1"-type sensor behind the familiar 28-100mm equivalent stabilized lens with F1.8-4.9 aperture range. In this second incarnation, the RX100 II features a tiltable LCD, multi-accessory hot shoe, and NFC-enabled built-in Wi-Fi for wireless image transfer.

Quick specs
Body type Large sensor compact
Max resolution 5472 x 3648
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto (ISO 160 - 12800, selectable with upper / lower limit), 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 /1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 (Expandable to ISO 100 / 125) Multi Frame NR: Auto (ISO 160 - 25600), 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600
Focal length (equiv.) 28–100 mm
Optical zoom 3.6×
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,229,000
Min shutter speed 30 sec
Max shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 281 g (0.62 lb / 9.91 oz)
Dimensions 102 x 58 x 38 mm (4 x 2.29 x 1.51)
GPS None

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Our review

The RX100 II performs much the same as its RX100 predecessor, turning out some of the best image quality we've seen from a compact camera. With the addition of Wi-Fi connectivity and a BSI sensor, it's at the top of its class in terms of performance and features. With a few caveats regarding the shooting experience, it's a clear class-leader.

Good for: Available light photography, enthusiasts looking for a high-resolution lightweight compact.

Not so good for: Budget-conscious shoppers, those averse to small control layouts and feature-overload.

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