Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Overview
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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.
|Body type||Large sensor compact|
|Max resolution||5472 x 3648|
|Effective pixels||20 megapixels|
|Sensor size||1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)|
|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|
|Max shutter speed||1/2000 sec|
|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″)|
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, and anyone who really wants a viewfinder