Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS
  • REVIEWS
  • INSPIRATION
  • COMMUNITY
  • COMPETITIONS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here


Sony Cybershot RX100 II

Sony Cybershot RX100 II - Sony launch the 2nd generation model of the RX100.

 Add Comment

Category : Compact Cameras
Product : Cybershot DSC-RX100 II
Price : £470
Share :

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 II

Sony has launched the new Cybershot RX100 II. The new RX100 II puts even more shooting power in your pocket. Sleekly styled in strong but light aluminium, it’s a perfect travel partner for quality-conscious photographers who want DSLR-style images from a pocket camera with generous control options.

Read our Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 II preview.

Key features

  • The first ever camera from Sony to feature NFC, in addition to Wi-Fi capabilities
  • A step up from the hugely popular RX100 with enhanced picture quality and convenient new features
  • New 20.2 effective megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R 1.0-type CMOS sensor to boost sensitivity for better low-light images
  • The option to add accessories with Multi Interface Shoe and Multi Terminal
  • 3.0 inch White Magic LCD tilts up or down
  • Full HD 24p/25p movie for rich, cinematic video footage
  • TRILUMINOS Colour for richer, more natural colours
The new Cybershot RX100 II from Sony puts even more shooting power in your pocket. Sleekly styled in strong but light aluminium, it’s a perfect travel partner for quality-conscious photographers who want DSLR-style images from a pocket camera with generous control options.

Building on the superb picture quality of the multi-award winning RX100, the new camera now delivers even better results if you’re shooting indoors or at dusk without a flash. The newly developed back-illuminated Exmor R 1.0-type CMOS sensor increases sensitivity while reducing picture noise in tricky low-light scenes. Combined with the exceptional f1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens, you’ll see the difference with exceptionally crisp, natural stills and Full HD video in any shooting situation – from parties after dark to night-time landscapes.

Wi-Fi makes it easy to connect the camera wirelessly with your smartphone and transfer photos or videos for easy sharing. It’s also the first ever camera from Sony with NFC (Near Field Communication), giving the extra convenience of One-touch connection with Android smartphones and tablets. There’s no set-up needed – simply touch your mobile device against the RX100 II and a wireless connection is made instantly. One-touch Remote even lets you trigger shutter release from your smartphone — great for group shots when you don’t want to be left out of the action.

The camera’s enthusiast appeal is further enhanced by a new Multi Interface Shoe and Multi Terminal. Expand your photographic possibilities by attaching optional accessories – including an electronic viewfinder, powerful external flash and stereo microphone – via the versatile Multi Interface Shoe. The Multi Terminal also allows the addition of other options such as a shutter-release remote controller.

The bright, detail-packed 3.0-type White Magic LCD now tilts up and downi, giving greater freedom to compose shots in comfort. Hold the camera high up to reach over crowds, or get down low and see things from the perspective of pets and children.

Compatibility with TRILUMINOS Colour technology ensures even richer, more natural colour reproduction with the new generation of BRAVIA televisions featuring TRILUMINOS Display.

Full HD video modes are expanded with the addition of 24p/25p shooting for smooth, cinematic movies. Other refinements include a step zoom function that’s accessible via the camera’s customisation menu. Instantly choose from five popular focal lengths using the control ring – 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm or 100mm. It’s an intuitive alternative to zooming in and out when you’re in a hurry.

The PlayMemories Mobile app has been updated to enable the one-touch capabilities of the RX100 II, and also now features an enhanced user interface. It is available now for free from the Google Play store for all Android smartphones.

The new Cybershot DSC-RX100 II digital compact camera from Sony is available to pre-order in the UK from the Sony website and is generally available in Europe from mid July 2013, with an ERP of £650.

Read our Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 II preview.

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 II Specifications

ManufacturerSony
Lens
Max Aperturef/1.8 - f/4.9
35mm equivalent28mm - 100mm
Optical Zoom3.6x
Image Sensor
CCD pixels20.2Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)5472
Pixels (H)3648
Sensor TypeExmor CMOS
Sensor Size1 inch
Sensor Size (width)13.2mm
Sensor Size (height)8.8mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution1,229,000 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Focusing
Min Focus5cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • AF Tracking
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • Multi
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/2000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • A
Metering
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity100 - 25600
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp+/-3
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting10fps
Video
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080
  • 640x480 VGA
  • 1440x1080
Video FPS50p, 50i, 25p, 24p
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoYes
Other Features
Image StabilisationYes
Interface
HDMIYes
USBUSB 2
Wi-FiYes
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • Memory Stick
  • SDXC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeLithium-Ion
CIPA Rating350
Box Contents
Box ContentsRechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, Shoulder Strap Adaptor, Instruction Manual
Dimensions
Weight254g
Width101.6mm
Height58.1mm
Depth38.3mm

View Full Product Details

Explore More

Join ePHOTOzine and remove these ads.

Comments


2 Nov 2013 4:56PM
I'm afraid the camera's wifi connection to my PC has not worked after a fortnight of trying, and many other buyers are frustrated by it too judging by Net posts. Sony must give better help online than the basic stuff which appears. I bought the camera as something portable to carry when I can't be bothered taking my Nikon SLR. The quality of the photographs is excellent but the wifi capacity one of my reasons for choosing the M2 has been a major disappointment so far.

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.