Sony DSCRX100M2 Advanced Digital Compact Premium Camera with Large 1-inch Sensor and Bright High Quality Lens (Wi-Fi, NFC, Tiltable LCD Screen, Hot shoe)
Overall score: 79%
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- 20.2MP back-illuminated sensor captures crisp detail. Tiltable LCD screen and NFC make it easy to see and share your photos
- 20.2MP 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS sensor
- Bright F1.8 ZEISS Sonnar T* fixed lens
- NFC One-touch sharing and remote control
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Review summary from DPReview
The RX100 II performs much the same as its RX100 predecessor, turning out some of the best image quality we've seen from a compact camera. With the addition of Wi-Fi connectivity and a BSI sensor, it's at the top of its class in terms of performance and features. With a few caveats regarding the shooting experience, it's a clear class-leader.
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Sony RX100M2 20.2MP Advanced Cybershot Digital Compact Camera with large lens sensor and NFC/Wi-Fi and full HD movie.
Micro USB cable
1 x NiMH rechargeable batteries
From the Manufacturer
Eyes uncompromised, even in the dark.
Supported in Capture One Express (for Sony)
Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world’s best RAW converters, rendering precise colours and detail. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customisable and integrated solution. * Please direct all inquiries on purchase, usage and support on Capture One solutions to Phase One.
Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X
This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie. 2
See more detail with a big 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.
One-touch remote and one-touch sharing
One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera and one-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing PlayMemories Mobile app to your NFC enable Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC? No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.
|Sensor||1.0 inch Exmor R CMOS Sensor||1.0 inch Exmor R CMOS Sensor||1.0 inch Exmor R CMOS Sensor||1.0 inch Exmor R CMOS Sensor|
|Image Processor||BIONZ Z||BIONZ Z||BIONZ X||BIONZ X|
|ISO||ISO125-6400 (expandable to ISO 80/100 ) ISO 12800/25600 in Multi Frame NR mode||ISO160-12800 (expandable to ISO 100/125 ) ISO 25600 in Multi Frame NR mode||ISO125-12800 (expandable to ISO 80/100 ) ISO 25600 in Multi Frame NR mode||ISO125-12800 (expandable to ISO 80/100 ) ISO 25600 in Multi Frame NR mode|
|Continous Shooting||10 fps||10 fps||5 fps (in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting mode)||Speed Priority Continuous Shooting: approximately 16 fps, Continuous Shooting: approximately 5.5 fps|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/2000sec||1/2000sec||1/2000sec||1/32000 sec|
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Top Customer Reviews
My dad has the RX100 and the photos were great, so I took the plunge and bought the RX100M2, which is more than double what I paid for my last compact camera. But the reviews on Amazon and photo/camera specialist sites have been very positive and encouraging. And they're right. The RX100M2 takes stunning photos in all kinds of light (it's exceptional in low light) - the photos are comparable with my Nikon D5100 and there's enough menu options to keep a very amateur photographer like myself happy. The photos are super sharp and vibrant and that's all you could ask of a camera.
I'm not overly bothered about the lack of view finder - I'm not a serious photographer by any stretch of the imagination. For me the LCD screen is perfect. A nice touch (which I suspect is available on many other cameras now) is that when you switch to different modes, the camera displays a little bit of text telling you what type of photos can be taken in that mode and how to get your desired effect within that mode. Sony has also taken note of Apple's simplicity, with a very slimline manual - a good read through of the manual and getting used to the camera took around an hour. After that, you're all set. It's easy to navigate around the different settings and menu options on the camera, so operating it is very easy.Read more ›
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I purchased the RX100 last year, which has since been my favourite compact camera to use, and so far I haven't come across a camera that betters it, that is of course until this upgrade that brings some much welcomed extras.
Here are some of the upgraded features:
☑ An improved sensor (Exmor R CMOS Sensor); it's still the same size and has the same effective mega-pixels, but is now backlit which means it's able to pick up light by a further 40%.
☑ Hot-shoe; no idea why they didn't include this on the previous version, but at least it's here now.
☑ Tilt-able screen; one of the things I was longing for on the old RX100, this is one of my favourite upgrades by far!
☑ NFC (Near-field communications); I love this extra feature, by tapping the bottom of this camera onto your phone that has NFC enabled, it will connect them both together straight away.
If you don't have PlayMemories Mobile installed, it will take you to the store to download it (for free), if you have it installed already, it will connect them both together where you can then control the camera with your phone, though the modes are limited, you're able to take stunning quality photos and instantly transfer them over to your phone when taken.
☑ Now have an extra choice of recording in 25p addition to the previous 50i & 50p.
☑ PAL & NTSC choice; in the settings you can switch from one to the other which I'm sure certain people will love.
- Zoom is still 3.6x optical zoom, this is normal for high-quality compact cameras such as this one.Read more ›
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Gonna keep this short - well packed, maybe a bit more spartan than you'd expect from a top-of-the-class product. The 500mA charger (with power lead cable and micro USB cable) is not exactly powerful, so charging on a PC will take the same time (500mA is the USB standard output), and you'll want to be careful not to plug it into into higher powered outputs (1 to 2A), depending on the voltage regulation inside the camera. Quick guides, the camera itself in a small, sturdy and discardable bag, and that's it! The battery comes with some charge, so you can try your new toy right away, if you wish to.Read more ›
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Love this little pocket marvel. I disc
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Sony big law good!
Just cannot imagine a digital camera can work so well.