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
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
|Max Aperture||f/1.8 - f/4.9|
|35mm equivalent||28mm - 100mm|
|Sensor Type||Back-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)|
|Sensor Size||1 inch|
|Sensor Size (width)||13.2mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||8.8mm|
|Screen resolution||1,229,000 dots|
- AF Tracking
- Face Detection
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/2000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||30sec|
- Scene modes
- Centre-weighted - Average
- Multi Pattern
|ISO sensitivity||100 - 25600|
- 1920x1080 FullHD
- 640x480 VGA
|Video FPS||50p, 50i, 25p, 24p|
|Optical Zoom with Video||Yes|
- Memory Stick (Sony)
|Battery Life (CIPA rating)||350shots|
|Box Contents||Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, Shoulder Strap Adaptor, Instruction Manual|
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