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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)

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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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DPReview Silver Award September 2013
For anyone simply looking for the best image quality from a compact, the RX100 II is the answer.
Allison Johnson Allison Johnson
79%

Conclusion

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.

Reasons to buy

  • Very impressive image quality for a compact camera
  • Good quality Zeiss lens with bright aperture at wide-angle
  • Fast autofocus in good light
  • Tilting LCD that's usable even in bright conditions
  • Wi-Fi sharing works consistently and quickly

Things to consider

  • Available hot shoe accessories are pricey, oversized
  • Continuous AF mode somewhat unreliable
  • Control wheel would be better if it were 'clicky'
  • Filter effect modes unavailable in Raw + JPEG shooting

Suggested for

Available light photography, enthusiasts looking for a high-resolution lightweight compact.

Not suggested for

Budget-conscious shoppers, and anyone who really wants a viewfinder
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  • Product Dimensions: 3.6 x 10.2 x 5.8 cm ; 254 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 599 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: DSCRX100M2.CEH
  • ASIN: B00DNVA0M6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 26 Jun. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,733 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

Sony RX100M2 20.2MP Advanced Cybershot Digital Compact Camera with large lens sensor and NFC/Wi-Fi and full HD movie.

Box Contains

Micro USB cable
Wrist strap
1 x NiMH rechargeable batteries
AC adaptor
Instruction manual


From the Manufacturer

DSCRX100 DSCRX100M2 DSCRX100M3 DSCRX100M4
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
Aperture F1.8-4.9 F1.8-4.9 F1.8-2.8 F1.8-2.8
Focal Lenght 28-1000 28-1000 24-70mm 24-70mm
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
Optical Zoom 3.6x 3.6x 2.9x 2.9x
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
Stamina (shots) 330 350 320 280
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I bought this camera a few weeks' ago because I was finding it impractical to lug around an SLR - especially as we like to take a lot of family photos when we're out and about with the kids and a bulky SLR is just another thing to carry. Sometimes, you just want to take a compact that can fit into a pocket without compromising (too much) on quality and with which you can quickly take spontaneous shots.

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.
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I'm a full-time professional photographer and so my standards for both image quality and performance are high. I was specifically seeking a pocketable camera for casual personal outings when I didn't want to carry a dedicated body and lens system. This little Sony is fantastic for that purpose and the quality of the images in good to moderate light is excellent (remaining good even in very low light). The JPEG engine is also very impressive, allowing very clean images at ISO 3200 but without the consequent heavy smearing one might experience with other brands - very close indeed to the JPEGs produced by my Micro 4/3 bodies. The RAW files are also very good and are approximately a stop to a stop and a half behind Micro 4/3 in the noise department, which is impressive for a sensor of this size and pixel density. White balance is very accurate, and tends to be neutral as is the case with most Sony sensors. I was concerned about using an LCD screen in bright sunlight but the Sunny setting is fantastically good and has entirely removed this issue (you can of course purchase the separate and very expensive clip on external viewfinder if you prefer). Autofocus is reasonably fast and very accurate, even in low light. This camera was a bit of an extravagance, but one I have not regretted for a moment.
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By MyKeyReviews TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 July 2013
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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.
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For the last few years, I have usually been content with mobile phone cameras. The quality wasn't great, but it was enough for the odd snapshot and even a photo book for grandma back in Germany. Lately, however, I have been going out more, and I work at events at which reduced ambient light is an issue. I knew I didn't want to get a DSLR, which was way too heavy and big, and most people react to those behemoths as if someone just aimed a bazooka at them. So I looked into compact cameras, and there was really only one option to go with - the RX100 series. I was initially aiming for the m3, mainly due to the viewfinder and the on-camera apps, but when the m2 came up on the Prime Day sale for £270 (plus £40 cashback) vs. £550 for the m3 from sellers who don't ship from China, I bought it without any hesitation whatsoever, together with a 32GB 95MB/s SD Card.

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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.
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