Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

Announced Jun 10, 2015 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 200 mm (8.3×)
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Announced Jun 10, 2015

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II offers a similar build and lens specification as its predecessor, but introduces some notable new technology under the hood. Like the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV it uses a 1” type 20MP stacked CMOS Exmor RS sensor. Its stacked design frees up more space for high speed circuitry allowing for more sophisticated functions, and is a next generation of the familiar backside illuminated (BSI) design.

Video recording is offered at 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution, as well as an option for 40x super slow motion capture at 960 fps. Like its predecessor, the RX10 II provides a stabilized 24-200mm equivalent F2.8 lens. Other enhancements to this model include a higher resolution 2.35 million dot electronic viewfinder and 14 fps continuous shooting.

Quick specs
Body type SLR-like (bridge)
Max resolution 5472 x 3648
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
ISO Auto, 100 - 12800 (expands to 64-25600)
Focal length (equiv.) 24–200 mm
Max aperture F2.8
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,228,800
Max shutter speed 1/3200 sec
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Storage types SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 813 g (1.79 lb / 28.68 oz)
Dimensions 129 x 88 x 102 mm (5.08 x 3.46 x 4.02)
GPS None

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Our review

The Sony RX10 II continues the tradition established by the original RX10. It can easily split its time between being an excellent stills camera and an outstanding video machine. Ergonomics, handling and build-quality are all top notch. And the camera's sharp, fast 24-200mm F2.8 equiv. lens should offer plenty of versatility for most shooters. Autofocus is good in most situations, though it does struggle when photographing fast action, using AF-C. Its subject tracking capabilities also lag behind the competition.

Good for: Photographers seeking an-all-in-one package, jam packed with pro-level video features, and great still image quality.

Not so good for: Budget-minded individuals. Anyone who needs more telephoto reach. Folks who specifically want to shoot sports and action.

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