Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review

4.5
August 29, 2013 | Mark Goldstein |

Specifications

Lens

Optical Zoom 3.6x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Clear Image Zoom 7.2x
Digital Zoom 20M Approx.14x / 10M Approx.20x / 5M Approx.28x / VGA Approx.54x
F F1.8(W)-4.9(T)
Focal Length (f= mm) f=10.4-37.1mm
Focal Length (f=35mm conversion) f=28-100mm
Macro (cm) iAuto:AF(W:Approx.5cm(0.16') to infinity, T:Approx.55cm(1.80') to infinity) / Program Auto:AF(W:Approx,5cm(0.16') to infinity, T:Approx.55cm(1.80') to infinity)
Filter Diameter (mm) NO
Conversion Lens compatibility NO
Carl Zeiss® lens YES
Sony G NO

Image Sensory

Sensor Type Exmor™ R CMOS Sensor
Size (Inches) 1.0type (13.2 x 8.8mm)

Camera

Effective Pixels (Mega Pixels) Approx. 20.2
Bionz Processor YES
Face Detection YES
Smile Shutter YES
Soft Skin Effect YES (ON/OFF)
Background Defocus NO
GPS NO
Waterproof NO
Auto HDR YES (ON/OFF)
Picture Effect Toy camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
Sweep Panorama YES
Intelligent Sweep Panorama NO
Underwater Sweep Panorama NO
3D Sweep Panorama NO
Clear RAW NR NO
Auto Focus Area (Multi Point) YES
Auto Focus Area (Centre weighted) YES
Auto Focus Area (Spot) YES
Auto Focus Area (Flexible Spot) YES
Manual Focus YES
Aperture Auto Mode iAuto(F1.8/F11(W)) / Program Auto(F1.8/F11(W))
Aperture Priority Mode F1.8/F11(W)
Aperture Manual Mode F1.8/F11(W)
Shutter Speed Auto Mode (sec) iAuto(4" - 1/2000) / Program Auto(1" - 1/2000)
NR Slow Shutter NO
Hand Shake Alert NO
Exposure Control ± 3.0EV, 1/3EV step
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent warm white, Fluorescent cool white, Fluorescent day white, Fluorescent daylight, Flash, C.Temp./Filter, Custom
Automatic White Balance YES
Light Metering (Multi Pattern) YES
Light Metering (Centre weighted) YES
Light Metering (Spot) YES
Sharpness Setting YES
Saturation Setting YES
Contrast Setting YES
ISO Sensitivity (REI) Auto(ISO160-12800, selectable with upper / lower limit),160/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800 (Extendableto ISO100/125),Multi-Frame NR:Auto(ISO160-25600)
Scene Selection Portrait / Anti Motion Blur / Sports Action / Pet Mode / Gourmet / Macro / Landscape / Sunset / Night Scene / Handheld Twilight / Night Portrait / Fireworks / High Sensitivity
Wi-Fi YES
Eye-Fi YES
Ctrl with Smartphone YES
Send to Smartphone YES

SteadyShot

SteadyShot capability NO
Optical SteadyShot capability YES

Auto Focus System

AF Illuminator Auto / Off

Built-In-Flash

Flash Mode Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync / Flash Off
Red-Eye Correction YES
Auto Daylight Synchronized Flash NO
Distance limitations using Flash (m) ISO Auto: Approx.0.3m to 15.0m (W) / Approx. 0.55m to 5.7m (T), ISO12800: up to Approx. 30.0m (W) / Approx. 11.3m (T)

LCD/ Viewfinder

LCD Screen Size (inches) 7.5cm(3type)
LCD Total Dots Number 1.228.800
LCD Monitor Type TFT/ Xtra fine/ Tiltable LCD
Auto Bright Monitoring YES
Optical Viewfinder Optional with MI Shoe accy
Electrical Viewfinder Optional with MI Shoe accy

Recording

Recording Media Memory Stick™ Duo / Memory Stick PRO Duo™ / Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (high speed) / Memory Stick PRO HG Duo™ / Memory Stick Micro* / Memory Stick Micro (mark 2)*
Recording Media II SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card / SDXC Memory Card / microSD Memory Card* / microSDHC Memory Card*
Recording Format JPEG, RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
DCF (Design rule for Camera File System) YES
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) YES
Burst Mode (shots) Approx.10 fps
Burst Interval (approximately sec) Approx.06 sec.
Still Image size (20M 5472×3648) (3:2 mode) YES
Still Image size (10M 3888×2592) (3:2 mode) YES
Still Image size (5M 2736×1824) (3:2 mode) YES
Still Image size (18M 4864×3648) (4:3 mode) YES
Still Image size (10M 3648×2736) (4:3 mode) YES
Still Image size (5M 2592×1944) (4:3 mode) YES
Still Image size (17M 5472×3080) (16:9 mode) YES
Still Image size (7.5M 3648×2056) (16:9 mode) YES
Still Image size (4.2M 2720×1528) (16:9 mode) YES
Still Image size (VGA, 640 x 480) YES
Still Image size (13M 3648×3648) (1:1 mode) YES
Still Image size (6.5M 2544×2544) (1:1 mode) YES
Still Image size (3.7M 1920×1920) (1:1 mode)  
2D Panorama Wide(12,416×1,856/5,536×2,160) / Standard(8,192×1,856/3,872×2,160)
Moving Image Size (1920x1080 50p Approx.28Mbps) (AVCHD) YES
Moving Image Size (1920x1080 50i Approx.24Mbps) (AVCHD) YES
Moving Image Size (1920x1080 50i Approx.17Mbps) (AVCHD) YES
Moving Image Size (1440x1080 30fps Fine Approx.12Mbps) (MP4) YES
Moving Image Size (640x480 30fps Approx.3Mbps) (VGA) YES

Playback/ Edit

HD (High Definition) Playback YES (HDMI® out)
Slideshow (Playback) YES
Trimming NO
Playback Zoom Depends on image size
Cue & Review (MPEG) YES
Index Playback 4 / 9 images
Image Rotation YES
Auto Image Rotation YES
Auto grouping and & Best Picture Recognition NO

General

Battery Remaining Indicator YES
Histogram Indicator YES
PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) NO
Print Image Matching YES
PictBridge NO
Shop Front Mode YES
Start up time (approximately sec) Approx. 2.1 sec.
Menu Language English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Czech, Hungarian , Turkish, Greek, Bulgarian, Croatian, Romanian, Russian

Jacks

Multi use Terminal with HD Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Hi-Speed USB, Micro HDMI®, PAL Video out
Multi use Terminal YES
AV Out NO
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed NO

Power/ Others

Battery System Lithium-ion
Supplied Battery NP-BX1
Stamina (battery life) with the supplied battery(s) in normal shooting condition Approx. 350 / Approx. 175min
Battery for Clock NO
Weight (g) Approx. 254g (9.0oz.)
Weight with Accessories (g) Approx. 281g (9.9oz.)
Supplied Software PlayMemories Home
Supplied Accessories Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1), AC AdaptorAC-UB10/UB10B/UB10C/UB10D, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, Strap adapter, Instruction Manual

Dimensions

Width (mm) 101.6
Height (mm) 58.1
Depth (mm) 35.9

Disclaimers

* Requires adaptor (not supplied)

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