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The Sony RX100 II is based on the well-received Sony RX100 and is the first NFC enabled camera from Sony that allows you to remotely control the shutter from your mobile device and instantly transfer images to social networking sites. This advanced, pocket-sized camera features a 1.0"-type Exmor CMOS sensor with a resolution of 20.2 effective megapixels and an ultra-bright f1.8 Carl Zeiss lens, to ensure outstanding picture quality throughout its 3.6x optical zoom. The Sony RX100 MII is also equipped with Full HD video, a 3.0” (1229K) tiltable LCD screen, an integrated flash and a high ISO of up to 25600 (using Multi Frame Noise Reduction) enabling you to capture great handheld images in low light. More
- Sony has unveiled a follow up to its acclaimed RX100 compact, the RX100 II. Key improvements include a revised back-illuminated sensor, an articulated LCD screen and greater control over video functionality. We had a chance to handle a pre-production sample - so what did we make of it? View the full article here...»
- The pocketable Sony RX100 has widely been touted as one of the best compact cameras around, so there is much to be excited about with its upgrade, the equally compact RX100 II. Tim Coleman investigates what the new model has to offer in his full review. View the full article here...»
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See more detail with a bigger sensor
20.2 effective megapixels 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS sensor ensures bright, clear detail in all your photos and Full HD video
No noise, just smooth images
Back-illumination technology inside the sensor collects light more efficiently to ensure minimal levels of noise
The high-speed BIONZ imaging processor powers rapid shooting up to 10fps and flawlessly clean, natural images
Capture more light, shoot better pictures
With an extra-wide F1.8 aperture, the bright Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens lets you create smooth defocus effects
Explore every angle with a tiltable LCD screen
View and frame a shot clearly, the tiltable LCD screen is fast, flexible and works in bright sunlight + new LCD screen shows more details
Add all the extras with a Multi Interface Shoe
Easily attach shooting accessories like an electronic viewfinder, external flash or a stereo microphone
Instant sharing with NFC one-touch connection
Meet the first NFC-enabled Cyber-shot. Place your camera against an NFC smartphone, tablet or TV to instantly share your images
Share photos online with built-in Wi-Fi
Take a shot and upload it straightaway to show friends on Facebook or Twitter
A touch of style
Enjoy a sleek, compact camera with a strong aluminium design that won’t weigh you down
Fine-tune images like a pro
The smooth control ring allows intuitive, fingertip adjustment of exposure, zoom, picture effect and other functions
Movies at the touch of a button
Take advantage of a large sensor and bright lens and shoot smooth Full HD 1080p videos or try 24p videos for a cinematic look
Smooth and steady
SteadyShot Active Mode corrects shaky camera movements, even while you’re walking or zooming; also compensates for rolling motion
Sharp results made easy
Superior Auto Mode adjusts camera settings automatically for sharp images with low noise and high dynamic range
Get creative with picture effect settings
Transform landscapes and portraits with 13 picture effect settings, give your photo a retro look or soft focus, get experimenting
Capture high-quality images in RAW format
Shoot in 14-bit RAW format and then manipulate and process the image yourself – you decide how every shot look
Sony RX100 II Official Product Video
Appreciate the finer details
It's all about the sensor, and bigger is definitely better. The brand-new 1.0-type back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor with 20.2 effective megapixels captures light more efficiently for detail-packed images with low noise.
Brighter lens for clearer images
The F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* coating lens has a wide aperture that lets in more light. It's key to limitless creative effects, sharpen the focus of a subject against a smoothly-blurred background. An 8mm to 100mm focal length and a 3.6x zoom pulls you closer to a shot.
Explore every angle
When beautiful scenery inspires you, view and frame it all with the flexibility of a tiltable LCD screen that works in bright sunlight. A strong yet extra fine LCD screen packs each pixel closely together, so you can shoot in the sun with no problem.
Embrace a wireless freedom
Forget cables, shoot and share in no time. Place your camera against an NFC smartphone, tablet or TV to share photos in an instant – it’s simple with NFC one-touch connection. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you send pictures to your smartphone to upload on Facebook or Twitter.
Fine-tune an image with full control using automatic and manual exposure modes. Surrounding the lens, a smooth control ring allows fingertip adjustment of exposure, zoom, picture effect and other functions. High shutter speed lets you shoot moving subjects in crisp detail.
Expand your shooting options
Add all the extras with a Multi Interface Shoe. Easily attach shooting accessories like an electronic viewfinder, external flash or a stereo microphone – get even more flexible with your shooting.
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Excellent image quality and manual features
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Comments about Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 II Digital Camera - Black:
I am very pleased with the image quality, it allows for heavy cropping. Beware of the smaller max aperture at longer focal lengths so only good at low light at the shortest focal length
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Sony Cyber-Shot RX100II Digital Camera
from Haddeham, Bucks.
I carry it all the time since it's small enough to fit in my jacket pocket.It produces good quality pictures and has a tuition menu to tell you how to produce the pictures or effects that you might want.The lens is a sharp onebut not a long telephoto - I don't find this restrictive for how I use it.
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Not as good as the first RX100
Adds a tilting screen to the original model, but for some reason the picture quality is not as good. Personally, I would forego the tilting screen in favour of the picture quality of the original RX100.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Near DSLR Replacement
I have been looking for a camera that can take fantastic images in all conditions, without the need to carry around my bulky DSLR kit, and I have to say I think I have found it, the image quality is sharp and the colours are exact.I use RAW most of the time, which allows for even greater manipulation in Post production, but the JPEG results are just superb, meaning that sharing the images through the NFC to my Sony Smartphone is a doddle.If you are looking for a first class performer look no further than this camera.
Quite simply brilliant and outstanding
I have two nikon professional DSLRs and a fuji xe2. Main things I use now for travel (which is my main use) - so priority is lightweight, picture quality and versatlity. This camera has it all - but the main reason is to take outstanding pictures. This camera does that. The Zeiss T* lens has this reassurance. The pictures are simply outstanding. The combo of large sensor (for a compact) and zeiss T* makes for an unbeatable all round solution. Many pictures I have taken with this are simply not feasible with the large Nikon or the Fuji. I am so so impressed with this. It oozes quality when you pick it up - you feel its so solid. Also unnoticeable as its so small. Love it
About Me Casual user, Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bought this with the viewfinder as an extra as I wanted the accessory shoe which isn't available on the new version. Very pleased with the versatility, portability etc. For the last few years I've lugged my Leica on holiday with me and decided that enough was enough so bought this predominately for holiday use but it'll get a lot more use than that.
About Me Professional
Brilliant image quality, light weight and durable.
What I have been waiting for
It can be used with left hand only, as I only have limited use of my right,yet the quality of the photographs it takes is very satisfactory. Large sensor and fast lens with wide ISO range allow single handed operation in most situations. Better cameras would be too heavy for me, and changing lenses is not an option.
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Just what I was looking for
By Doug - Yorkshire Wolds hiker
Use it on long walks in the hills. On comparable settings, the pictures are sharper than with my EOS60D with EFS 15-85mm in good light, and it is significantly lighter. Why did I chose it? Because it was a compact that shoots RAW as I was getting fed up of lugging a DSLR (albeit not full frame)around. Picture quality exceeded expectations and I can honestly say that every pixel counts; takes cropping very well so a short optical zoom range is not so much of a disadvantage for the majority of shots. Build quality is superb (feels and looks well made) and the traditional leather case was a bonus. Works well for wide angle astro-snaps as well. NFC works a treat.
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from Falmouth, Cornwall.
Fantastic quality images from this camera. Went on a Disney holiday and didn't want to carry my SLR around. I wanted a compact but still wanted the ability to play with depth of field and exposure in bright scenes etc. This exceeded my expectations, I'm really impressed. I also liked being able to download the images to my phone and FB. Haven't had it long but it's all good so far !
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