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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II

92
Global
Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

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Engadget Summary

Sony takes everything that made the RX100 a success and improves upon it, adding a new sensor, articulating LCD display, and a hot shoe. However, with a price tag increased by $100, it may be hard to justify upgrading to the RX100 II over its predecessor. Though the RX100 already took good pictures Sony wasn't satisfied, putting a new sensor inside the RX100 II that results in "magnificent pictures" according to Gizmodo, and Camera Labs says "it's genuinely better at higher sensitivities." While the RX100 maintains its small build and premium feel, What Digital Camera says it still "lacks any form of handgrip." As for speed, TechRadar says the focus speeds on "the original Sony RX100 were excellent, and continue to be so on the Sony RX100 Mark II." The one issue with the RX100 II is its cost, coming in at $100 more than the RX100. If you feel the new feature set is worth it, then splurge for the RX100 II. Otherwise, you can pick up the RX100 and still get fantastic results.

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User Reviews

90
Brent Buford
I've been shooting with this for about a month and it's an incredible camera...read more
90
Boback Shahsafdari
I've had this camera for about 3 weeks now, and I am so impressed. I love the...read more
90
kawingli
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Point and shoot
Resolution (effective)
20.2 megapixels
Sensor size
Other

General

Type
Point and shoot (f /{"1":1.8, "2":4.9}) ({"1":28, "2":100} mm)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
20.2 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
Other (13.2x8.8 mm)
ISO modes
100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso, 12800 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (Slow sync)

Shooting

Focus
Autofocus (25 points) (Af tracking, Af assist lamp, Face detection)
Shutter speed
1/ {"1":2000, "2":30} secs

Imaging

Auto-bracketing
Yes
Color space
Srgb, Adobe rgb
Exposure modes
Aperture, Shutter, Manual, Program, Auto
Exposure compensation
Yes
Scene selection
Yes (Automatic)
White balance modes
Automatic

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
LCD (Yes) (Yes)

Image formats

Image formats
Jpeg, Raw
Image aspect ratios
3 2, 4 3, 16 9
Video recording
Yes (1920 x 1080 (1080p))

Connections

USB
2.0 (Micro port) (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)
WiFi
Yes (Internal)
Video output
Yes (HDMI)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
350

Other features

3.6x (optical)
Screen size
3 inches
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
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