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Sony DSC-RX 100 II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 288 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the lens and performance. The image quality and usability are also appreciated, but there are some critical reviews about the zoom and features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony DSC-RX 100 II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony DSC-RX100 II Review


The compact advanced point and shoot (PnS) camera category is a space that is heating up, considering every major camera manufacturer - Sony, Olympus, Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, Fujifilm - has at least one of these in their kitty. Over the years, this is...

A major portion of the rear-side is occupied by the 3-inch 1229k-dot tilting LCD screen. It is capable of tilting at 45 degrees downward for overhead shots as well as 84 degrees upwards for low angle shots. Beside the screen you have the circular...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II


True breakthrough products are rare in consumer electronics and perhaps even more rare in the digital camera space. The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 was one of those rare products that caught the attention of casual photographers, enthusiasts and critics...

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...

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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II review


If you look at sticker price alone, Sony's updated high-end compact, the Cyber-shot RX100 II ($750), costs a lot. An update to the critically praised RX100, this updated model features an improved back-illuminated sensor and Wi-Fi with near-field...

Beautiful photos and movies ; f/1.8 3.6x zoom ; Tilting 3-inch LCD screen ; Wi-Fi with NFC

100mm on tele-end a bit limited ; Full aperture range only at wide-angle ; Slow shutter speed ; Poorly placed red-dot video button

Don’t let its small size fool you. The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II is capable of capturing beautiful photos and movies. It’s not cheap, but it’s the best compact camera you can buy if image quality is your main concern.


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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II


I'm a believer.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II delivers excellent photos, speedy performance, and a broad feature set in an attractive, compact package.

The camera tends to clip bright highlights more than we typically see, and the slippery body lacks a grip. Plus, the lack of a manually triggered macro mode might put off some fans of close-up photography.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II's combination of looks, speed, flexibility, and photo quality makes it a great choice for enthusiasts who can afford the price tag.

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II compact camera offers a few worthwhile upgrades when compared with the original RX100, but comes in at a higher asking price.

Excellent high ISO performance. 1-inch image sensor. Wide aperture lens. Customizable controls. Large, tilting LCD. Minimal shutter lag. Raw image capture. Wi-Fi. Hot shoe with EVF support

Very expensive. Limited zoom range. In-camera battery charging only. Could be sharper at the edges of the frame at 28mm

In the year since its release, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 has stood alone in the compact market as the only model with a 1-inch image sensor. The RX100 II ($749.99 direct) joins it; it's priced $100 higher, but offers some upgrades. The image sensor...

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Sony DSC-RX100M2 Preview


Last summer (2012), we previewed the Sony DSC-RX100, which was then the "world's first 1.0-inch type Exmor CMOS image sensor." For summer 2013, Sony has upgraded the RX100 as the DSC-RX100M2 (or Mark II). Both RX-series cameras have a 20.2 megapixel...

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Camera Review: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II


You may want to put down your big DSLR rig for this high-quality pocket camera.

Excellent still and video quality for a pocket camera; very fast autofocus and shot-to-shot speeds; surprisingly good at high ISOs in low light; small form factor lets you take it anywhere; handy, tilting, 3-inch rear display

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II


The best gets better—and pricier.

High-end point-and-shoots like the RX100 II tend to make shopping a bit tough for camera shoppers. Unless you have your heart set on the II, you’ll be cross-shopping with a bunch of really great options, many of which may better fit your needs.

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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II


The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II is a pocket-sized camera with a large 20 Megapixel sensor and a 3.6x Carl Zeiss zoom with a bright focal ratio. Announced in June 2013, it's an upgraded version of the original RX100 launched one year previously. Depending...

Big sensor, pocketable compact form ; Articulated LCD screen ; Built in Wifi with NFC ; Excellent low light & high ISO performance ; Focus peaking ; Hotshoe supports external flash, EVF and mic ; Optional remote cable

Weak stabilisation ; Slow f4.9 maximum aperture at 100mm ; Digital zoom can't be disabled for movies ; Screen isn't touch-sensitive ; No miniature effect mode for movies

Like the best-selling RX100 before it, the Sony RX100 II delivers the same magic potion of large sensor performance in a compact format. When I wrote about the RX100 back in 2012 I said some people will 'complain it lacks a hotshoe, or an accessory...

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The Sony RX100 at Dublin Zoo [USER REVIEW]


I really wanted to test out the RX100 and see how well this compact camera performed in the wild!