Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II Review

September 14, 2015 | Jack Baker | |
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Specifications

Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) (CIPA)
129.0 x 88.1 x 102.2 mm
Weight (CIPA)
770 g (Body only), 813 g (With battery and media)
Sensor
Sensor Type
1.0-type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) Exmor RS CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Effective pixels
20.2MP
Lens
Lens type
ZEISS® "Vario-Sonnar T*, 14 elements in 11 groups (7 aspheric elements including AA lens)
F-number
F2.8 constant
Focal length
(f=) 35mm format equivalent; Still Image 3:2] f = 24-200 mm; [Still Image 16:9] f = 25-213 mm; [Still Image 4:3] f = 26-220 mm; [Still Image 1:1] f = 31-259 mm; [Movie 16:9] f = 26-212 mm (SteadyShot Standard), f = 29-305 mm (SteadyShot Active), f = 33-315 mm (SteadyShot Intelligent Active); [Video 4K 16:9] f = 28-233 mm (SteadyShot standard); [HFR 960 fps] f = 41-330 mm (Quality Priority), f = 59-460 mm (Shoot Time Priority); [HFR 480 fps] f = 28-233 mm (Quality Priority), f = 41-330 mm (Shoot Time Priority); [HFR 240 fps] f = 26-212 mm (Quality Priority), f = 28-233 mm (Shoot Time Priority)
ND Filter
Auto / On (3 steps) / Off
Zoom
Optical Zoom
8.3x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Digital Zoom (Still Image)
33x
Digital Zoom (Movie)
33x
Filter Diameter
62 mm
Stabilization
Steadyshot
Optical SteadyShot; [Still Image] Optical; [Movie] Intelligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti Rolling type)
Focus
Focus Type
Contrast detection AF
Focus Mode
Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, DMF, Manual Focus
Focus Range
AF (W: Approx. 3cm to infinity, T: Approx. 25cm to infinity)
Drive
Drive Modes
Single, Continuous shooting, Speed priority continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.), Single-bracketing, Cont.-bracketing, White balance bracketing, DRO bracketing
LCD
Screen Type
7.5 cm (3.0type)(4:3) / 1,228,800 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Adjustable Angle
Up: approx. 107 degrees; Down: approx. 42 degrees
Display Panel (On Top)
Yes
Brightness Control
Manual (5 steps)/Sunny Weather
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Shutter Speed iAuto (4"-1/3200*) / Program Auto (30"-1/3200*) / Manual Exposure (Bulb, 30"-1/3200*) / Aperture Priority (30"-1/3200*) / Shutter Priority (30"-1/3200*) *At F8 or greater aperture value. Fastest limit at F2.8 is 1/1600. Electronic Shutter iAuto (4"-1/32000) / Program Auto (30"-1/32000) / Manual Exposure (30"-1/32000) / Aperture Priority (30"-1/32000) / Shutter Priority (30"-1/32000)
White Balance
White Balance Modes
Auto;Daylight;Shade;Cloudy;Incandescent;Fluor.: Warm White;Fluor.: Cool White;Fluor.: Day White;Fluor.: Daylight;Flash;C.Temp./Filter;Custom
WB Micro Adjustment
G7-M7, A7-B7
Bracketing
Yes
Storage Media
Compatible 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 (Mark2);SD Memory Card;SDHC Memory Card(UHS-I);SDXC Memory Card(UHS-I);Stick XC-HG Duo;microSD Memory Card ;microSDHC Memory Card ;microSDXC Memory Card
Recording
Recording Format
Still Image: JPEG (DCF,Exit,MPF Baseline compliant), RAW
Colour Space (Still)
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Still Image Resolution
3:2mode:20M (5,472×3,648) / 10M (3,888×2,592) / 5M (2,736×1,824),4:3mode:18M (4,864×3,648) / 10M (3,648×2,736) / 5M (2,592×1,944) / VGA,16:9mode:17M (5,472×3,080) / 7.5M (3,648×2,056) / 4.2M (2,720×1,528),1:1mode:13M (3,648×3,648) / 6.5M (2,544×2,544) / 3.7M (1,920×1,920) ,Sweep Panorama:Wide(12,416×1,856/5,536×2,160),Standard(8,192×1,856/3,872×2,160)
Still Image Number of Recording Pixels (Image Size) During Movie
[16:9] 17M (5,472x3,080) / 7.5M (3,648x2,056) / 4.2M (2,720x1,528)
Movie Recording Mode
NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode AVCHD: 28M PS (1920 x 1080/50p) / 24M FX (1920 x 1080/50i) / 17M FH (1920 x 1080/50i) / 24M FX (1920 x 1080/25p) / 17M FH (1920 x 1080/25p), XAVC S 4K: 25p 100M (3840 x 2160/25p) / 25p 60M (3840 x 2160/25p), XAVC S HD:50p 50M (1920 x 1080/50p) / 25p 50M (1920 x 1080/25p) / 100p 100M (1920 x 1080/100p) / 100p 60M (1920 x 1080/100p), MP4: 28M (1920 x 1080/50p) / 16M (1920 x 1080/25p) / 6M (1280 x 720/25p); [NTSC] mode AVCHD: 28M PS (1920 x 1080/60p) / 24M FX (1920 x 1080/60i) / 17M FH (1920 x 1080/60i) / 24M FX (1920 x 1080/24p) / 17M FH (1920 x 1080/24p), XAVC S 4K: 30p 100M (3840 x 2160/30p) / 30p 60M (3840 x 2160/30p) / 24p 100M (3840 x 2160/24p) / 24p 60M (3840 x 2160/24p), XAVC S HD:60p 50M (1920 x 1080/60p) / 30p 50M (1920 x 1080/30p) / 24p 50M (1920 x 1080/24p) / 120p 100M (1920 x 1080/120p) / 120p 60M (1920 x 1080/120p), MP4: 28M (1920 x 1080/60p) / 16M (1920 x 1080/30p) / 6M (1280 x 720/30p)
HFR
Recording: NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode XAVC S HD:50p 50M (1,920x1,080/250fps), 50p 50M (1,920x1,080/500fps), 50p 50M (1,920x1,080/1000fps) / 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/250fps), 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/500fps), 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/1000fps) NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] mode XAVC S HD:60p 50M (1,920x1,080/240fps), 60p 50M (1,920x1,080/480fps), 60p 50M (1,920x1,080/960fps) / 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/240fps), 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/480fps), 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/960fps) / 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/240fps), 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/480fps), 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/960fps) Sensor Readout Number of effective pixels: Quality Priority:240fps/250fps (1,824x1,026),480fps/500fps (1,676x566), 960fps/1000fps (1,136x384)/Shoot Time Priority: 240fps/250fps (1,676x566), 480fps/500fps (1,136x384), 960fps/1000fps (800x270)
Recording Format (Movie Audio)
XAVC S: LPCM 2ch / AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator) / MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Built-in Flash
Built-in Flash Mode
Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync. / Flash Off / Wireless (with optional compliant flash)
Flash Type
Built-in, manual pop-up
Built-in Flash Range
ISO Auto: Approx. 1.0 m to 10.2 m, ISO 12800: Approx. 20.4m
Shooting
Image Processor
BIONZ X™
Shooting Mode
Intelligent Auto/Superior Auto;Program Auto;Aperture Priority;Shutter Speed Priority;Manual Exposure;MR 1,2,3;Movie Mode(Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure);HFR Mode(Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure);Panorama;Scene Selection
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum)
Speed Priority Continuous Shooting: approx. 14 fps, Continuous Shooting: approx. 5 fps
Self-Timer
10 sec. / 5 sec. / 2 sec.
Scene Selection
Portrait;Sports Action;Macro;Landscape;Sunset;Night Scene;Handheld Twilight;Night Portrait;Anti Motion Blur
Photo Creativity
Yes
Picture Effect
Toy camera;Pop Color;Posterization;Retro Photo;Soft High-key;Partial Color;High Contrast Mono.;High Contrast Mono.
Panorama (Shooting)
Sweep Panorama
Shooting Functions
Eye AF;Face Detection;Face Registration;Still Image Recording (during movie recording);Smile shutter;Grid Line;Quick Navi;Digital Level Gauge (pitch and roll);WB Bracket;DRO Bracketing;MF Assist;Peaking;Zebra;Marker Display;Audio Level Display;Audio Out Timing;Step Zoom;Quick Zoom;TC/UB;Photographer Name & Copyright;ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed;PC Remote Control
Picture Profile
Off / PP1-PP7 (Black Level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-2, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Color Level, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset)
Playback
Playback Modes
BRAVIA Sync;9/25-frame index view;Auto orientation;Slide Show;Forward/Rewind (Movie);Delete;Protect;Motion Shot Video;Beauty Effect;TRILUMINOS Colour;4K image output
Exposure
Exposure Control
Yes
Minimum Illumination (Movie)
Auto: 3.0 lux (Shutter Speed 1/30“)
Exposure Compensation
+/- 3.0EV, 1/3EV step
Light Metering Mode
Multi Pattern / Centre Weighted / Spot
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)
Auto: (ISO 100-12800, selectable with upper/lower limit), 100 / 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 8000 / 10000 / 12800 (Extendable to ISO64/80); Multi-Frame NR: Auto (ISO 100-12800), 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)
Auto: (ISO100-12800, selectable with upper/ lower limit), 100 / 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 8000 / 10000 / 12800
Power
USB Charge/USB Power Supply
Yes (Shooting, Playback)
Battery System
Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Power Consumption (Camera Mode)
Approx. 2.3W with LCD monitor and approx. 2.6W with viewfinder (CIPA standard)
Battery Life
Still Images (CIPA): Monitor: Approx. 400 / Approx. 200 min., Viewfinder: Approx. 360 / Approx. 180min. ; Movies (actual shooting) Monitor: Approx. 65 min., Viewfinder: Approx. 65 min. (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4 GB.) ; Movies (continuous shooting) Monitor: Approx. 130 min., Viewfinder: Approx. 135 min. (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4 GB.)
Interface
Input and Output Terminals
Headphones, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI, Microphone (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Multi Interface Shoe
Wireless Capabilities
NFC: NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing, Wi-FI: Yes (IEEE802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz band))
What's In The Box
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FW50
  • AC Adaptor (AC-UB10C/UB10D)
  • Micro USB cable
  • Shoulder strap
  • Lens cap
  • Shoe cap
  • Lens hood
  • Eyepiece Cup
  • Instruction Manual