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The Sony DSC-RX100 II with its 1-inch sensor (a bit smaller than Micro Four Thirds) offers several more advanced features and claims improved image quality over the RX100, which will continue to be available. While it physically looks the same as the RX100 , the Sony DSC-RX100 II adds Wi-Fi sharing, and a new imaging sensor that Sony saes will deliver better image quality and less noise in low light. The Sony DSC-RX100 II also addresses one of the major knocks against the original Sony DSC-RX100, which was a lack of a hot shoe/data port to accomodate an electronic viewfinder and/or flash.
Sony DSC-RX100 II Key features:
• New 1" 20.2 MP Exmor R sensor
• Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi or NFC
• ISO range 160-12800, advanced noise reduction
• Up to 0.13 seconds with high speed AF
• P/A/S/M operating modes via control ring
• JPEG and RAW
• Multi-interface Smart Accessory Shoe
• Full HD movies at 60p/24p with full exposure control
• Tiltable, 1,229k dot, 3-inch LCD
In addition to Wi-Fi support for connecting to smartphones, the DSC-RX100 II also supports NFC (near field communication) - a first for Sony digital cameras - providing "touch connection" operation when transferring images to Android smartphones and tablets. Users touch devices to connect; no complex set-up is required. When using Smart Remote Control - a feature that allows shutter release to be controlled by a smartphone - the connection between the DSC-RX100 II and the smartphone can be established by touching devices.
Zippy AF claimed
To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, Sony says the Exmor R CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera's BIONZ processor, which provides intelligent response data to a new high speed actuator motor in the lens. Sony claims fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds even in low light.
A Multi Interface Shoe (Sony's proprietary version of a hot shoe) will accommodate an external flash, stereo microphone, or electronic viewfinder. This is an important addition; rather than forcing you to rely exclusively on the LCD monitor (which may be difficult in bright sunlight and other shooting situations) you will be able to use an EVF to frame images by holding the camera up to your eye, which is a more comfortable way of shooting for many photographers.
The control ring around the lens can be assigned to adjust various features (at various values), from basics like zooming and aperture to creative functions like Picture Effect.
More cool features:
• A customizable function button can be assigned one of seven different functions.
• Optical Steady Shot uses 3-way digital image stabilization to avoid rolling, clockwise and anti-clockwise rotation, a useful thing for video.
• HDR up to 6 stops is available and can be captured in a split second, although a tripod is recommended.
• Auto Object Framing zooms in on a person in a horizontal photo and crops to a vertical, recognizing the face in the scene. * 15 Picture Effect Modes, 6 creative styles.
The Sony DSC-RX100M II is commonly used for Family photos, Low light, Travel and more.The Sony DSC-RX100M II is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Sony DSC-RX100M II is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sony DSC-RX100M II: Compact, Easy to use, Good battery life, Good in low light, Great resolution and Large clear LCD
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Just got the camera. I have used the previous version of this camera for a year now and it's great. I was looking forward to the wi-fi feature of the new camera, but it's a no-go, at least if you're a Mac OSX user. There's one thing I really hate -- us Mac users being relegated to the back of the bus insofar as software support is concerned. In this case, I go to the web link Sony has designated in the supporting documentation as the link to download the software for wi-fi for the Mac (a comp...View full Review
Just got the camera. I have used the previous version of this camera for a year now and it's great. I was looking forward to the wi-fi feature of the new camera, but it's a no-go, at least if you're a Mac OSX user. There's one thing I really hate -- us Mac users being relegated to the back of the bus insofar as software support is concerned. In this case, I go to the web link Sony has designated in the supporting documentation as the link to download the software for wi-fi for the Mac (a completely unintelligible Japanese link if you must know, or are fluent in Japanese) and I am greeted with a "File Not Found" (the only non Japanese characters on the web site) greeting. Please don't tell me that a company as large as Sony is incapable (or unwilling) to release software support for a product for both the Windows and the Mac platform simultaneously. Very frustrating experience and it definitely does not make me want to buy a VAIO computer if that's their ulterior motive.
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I'm still deciding whether or not I'm keeping this camera or am returning for the RX100 III or the new Olympus. I'm quite disappointed in the zoom range. I thought the previous reviewers might have had a skewed vision of what they wanted the zoom to be, comparing it to a DSLR, but I was wrong. If you just compare this to a straight up point and shoot the zoom lens is one of the major issues with this camera. It takes great pics, but if I have to be super close to my image, then it leaves me with limited options for images I would like to take while I'm on vacation and may not be able to get close to the subject. For the price tag you would have thought that Sony would have really looked at this obviously overlooked feature. No grip handle makes it very difficult to get that firm grip on the camera. Could probably add one aftermarket if I decide to keep. That being said, The camera takes great pictures and the lcd screen is amazing. Not sure it's worth the price tag, as I can get some great quality pictures from my old Olympus. Still deciding.....
The Sony RX-100M2 is a great camera. I purchased it as pocketable vacation travel and family photo camera. Last year I bought the Nikon D 7100 and have some very good lenses for it, but but it is too bulky and heavy for many situations. The RX-1000M2 photo quality is substantially better than any of the other commpact cameras including the Canon G-16 and the Nikon 7800. Both of these I purchased and returned. The RX-100M2 is fast and has accurate focus,exposure and color. It is also lighter and smaller than either, but does cost about $200+ more. Even with the Sony RX-100 case on it fits in my pants or jacket pocket. The construction and mechanical operations are high quality. While this camera can be operated in the auto and scene and take wonderful photos by a novice, it was intended as pocket camera for the hobbist/enthusiast. I would definitely recommend purchasing a guide book to learn when and how to operate the many features of this camera. Some things may actually take some practice to learn to use, such as the panorama. Also the menues can be confusing at first. Bottom line: This is an wonderful, but pricey pocket camera.
The Sony RX 100 II had me won over from the first picture. That one inch sensor is remarkable! The camera required no learning curve to use as the functions are almost identical to our older DSC Cyber-shot camera we own. My wife and I have been taking pictures of our grandchildren and they are all very sharp focused and beautiful high resolution. Digital photography has come a long ways!
I bought this as a replacement for my water damaged RX-100 (version 1) after my underwater housing leaked :( . To tell you how much I loved that camera, I immediately replaced it with version II. In side to side comparisons with my Nikon D7100 it is nearly as good with quality, sharpness, colors and much easier to toss in a carry on bag for a quick getaway. When used with a MeFoto travel tripod, it's even better. Some have complained that the menus are hard to use, but that's true with any high end camera to be able to get the most benefit and with a little use it quickly becomes intuitive. The big advantage over the first version I think will be the wireless capacities, although at this point probably better with Android than with IOS.
Small, easy to pack, loaded (maybe a little over the top) with features this camera delivers IQ along of many top DSLR's. (I have a Nikon 600) and it comes close. Super easy to use, I take it everywhere. Price is probably a little high for the average person unless yo want the best.
Just returned with 4300 images of Myanmar and Thailand and am quite pleased with results which are comprable in quality to those of my much larger Sony A55 DSLR. Relatively limited zoom range was less of an issue than expected. Once interface became familiar, it worked well, and will probably work even better with more experience.
I have tested this product using the auto controls and the manual ones and found that either way the picture quality is excellent. It performs in low light better that any compact in the market at this time. There is very little noise when using the higher ISO and the color quality remains the same under low light conditions.
I've been looking for a camera like this for a long time. I've wanted something I could control more positively than the ordinary point-and-shoot, that did not have the ordinary point-and-shoot's shutter lag, which I have found terribly frustrating, and that would fit in my pocket. This is it. My major purpose for this camera is to photograph kids, but I'm using it for much more, carrying it in place of my SLR, and so far it has done very well. It's easily the most complex camera I've ever owned, and there's a steep learning curve, but so far (I've had the camera about four weeks) I'm quite happy with it. One feature I have found particularly useful is the level indicator, since I seem to have an unfortunate tendency to tilt the camera, and this makes it easy to avoid that.
This camera is everything I hoped for and more: - It's built like a tank yet still manages to fit in your pocket - It is speedy in operation - It has full manual controls and intuitive ergonomics - It has a huge sensor for the size, and a fast lens meaning I can achieve shallow depth of field when I want - I really like the quality of the pop up flash. Very Yashica T4 like - The lens is tack sharp, as is the LCD screen - High ISO shots very usable - Blows competition in its category out of the water in terms of image quality My main problem with it is probably not a big deal for a lot of people, but affected my use, as I really like a mobile, rather than desktop-based workflow. The WiFi is a nice feature and pretty well implemented to integrate with my iPhone, but the images you send to your phone are lower quality than those on the camera. If you zoom in, there is a lot of lost detail. The image quality seems to be compressed and degraded, something that wasn't clarified when they describe the feature to share with your phone in the promotional materials. So, still waiting for a usable integrated experience with my iPhone, but looks like I'll be waiting a while longer.
What can I say just a joy to use. Low light performance and quality of images is second to none in this price range. And the build quality is superb. Well done Sony!!!