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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera

You Pay: $648.00
Product Highlights
  • 20.2MP 1" Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ Image Processor
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8 Lens
  • 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28-100mm
  • 3.0" 1,229k-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine LCD
  • Full HD 1080i/p Video at 60 and 24 fps
  • Built-In Wireless and NFC Connectivity
  • Low-Light Sensitivity to ISO 12800
  • Multi Interface Shoe and Control Ring
  • High Speed AF & Manual Exposure Control

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera is a compact point-and-shoot camera that features a large 20.2 megapixel 1" Exmor R CMOS sensor to produce high resolution still imagery and full HD 1080i/p video. This sensor's design utilizes backside-illuminated technology to improve clarity and image quality when working in dimly-lit conditions as well as increase the sensitivity to an expandable ISO 12800. Benefitting the performance of this sensor is the BIONZ image processor, which helps to produce images with smooth quality and gradations as well as provide expedited performance throughout all aspects of the camera. Full-resolution continuous shooting up to 10 fps is possible as well as a quick autofocus speed of just 0.13 seconds.

The built-in Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 10.4-37.1mm f/1.8-4.9 lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28-100mm, covering wide-angle to portrait-length perspectives to suit working in a wide variety of environments. On the wide end of the lens, the bright maximum f/1.8 aperture benefits working in low lighting as well as aiding in controlling focus. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization is also available to help minimize the appearance of camera shake when working in dimly-lit conditions and with greater zoom magnifications. The lens also features a Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating, which helps to reduce surface reflections, lens flare, and ghosting in order to produce imagery that is rich in contrast and clarity.

While small in overall size, the RX100 II incorporates a large 3.0" 1,229k-dot Xtra Fine LCD monitor that utilizes a tilting design to better serve working from both high and low viewing angles. WhiteMagic technology is incorporated into the display to increase the effective brightness of the screen for clearer, more vivid live view monitoring, image playback, and menu navigation. An intuitive menu structure provides access to applying a host of camera features, including Picture Effects, Auto HDR mode, Auto Object Framing, and for connecting to mobile devices using built-in wireless and NFC connectivity. A multi interface shoe is also incorporated into the camera's design to facilitate the use of an external flash, auxiliary viewfinders, and external microphones. For control over aperture settings, camera zoom, and Picture Effects, a control ring is built around the lens and offers intuitive control over these settings in a manner similar to working with an interchangeable lens camera.

20.2MP 1" Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor and BIONZ Image Processor
The large 20.2 megapixel 1" Exmor R CMOS sensor features backside-illuminated technology to enhance its low-light capabilities to an expanded ISO 12800 while still retaining vivid clarity. Using Sony's Column A/D Conversion, images are rendered with impressive image quality and smooth gradations between tones and colors due to the marked reduction in apparent noise.

Also benefitting the image quality, as well as overall camera performance, is the BIONZ image processor, which provides full-resolution continuous shooting up to 10 fps, high-speed auto focusing as quickly as 0.13 sec., and full HD 1080i/p video recording. Still images can be recorded in JPEG or RAW file formats, or both simultaneously.
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 3.6x Optical Zoom Lens
The built-in Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 10.4-37.1mm f/1.8-4.9 lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28-100mm, covering wide-angle to portrait-length perspectives to suit working in a wide variety of situations. The bright f/1.8 maximum aperture on the wide end enables enhanced low-light capabilities as well as greater control over focus placement for selective focus imagery. The lens also features a Carl Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating to help minimize lens flare and ghosting in order to produce imagery with rich contrast and clarity.
Built-In Wireless and NFC Connectivity
Built-in wireless connectivity enables the RX100 II to instantly share imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online to social networking, via email, and to cloud storage sites. NFC (Near Field Communication) is also supported, which allows for one-touch connection between the camera and compatible mobile devices; no complex set-up is required. This technology also provides the ability to use Smart Remote Control, which provides for remote shutter release that is controlled by a smart device.
High Speed Autofocus
Aided by the rapid throughput of the BIONZ image processor, high speed auto focusing is possible that is equally as precise as it is quick. Utilizing intelligent response data and a refined high speed actuator motor, the RX100 II can acquire focus in a similar manner and speed to top-performing DSLR focus systems in a variety of lighting conditions.
Camera Design
An efficiently designed control ring around the lens lends itself to intuitive adjusting of some of the most crucial camera controls. This ring can be assigned to control an array of features, including zooming and aperture settings as well as more creative functions like Picture Effect modes. Its click-less design permits quick and quiet changing of settings, too, to benefit its use while recording HD movies. Additionally, for expedited changing of camera settings, a customizable function button allows you to assign one of seven different functions for quick modification when working in any shooting mode.

Also promoting greater efficiency while shooting is the inclusion of a multi interface shoe that allows for the use of external flashes, auxiliary viewfinders, and external microphones. Remote camera controls can also be connected via this accessory shoe.

A built-in pop-up flash is incorporated into the design as well, and features a unique design that allows for tilting of the flash head for bouncing off of walls, ceilings, or reflectors.
High-Resolution LCD Monitor
For live view monitoring, image playback and review, and menu navigation, a 3.0" 1,229k-dot Xtra Fine LCD monitor is integrated into the camera body and features a tilting design to promote easier use from high and low angles. The screen can tilt approximately 84° up and 45° down, giving a wide range of viewing angles. The LCD also employs WhiteMagic technology, which enhances the brightness of the display for easier use in bright conditions.
Full HD 1080p Video Recording
Full HD 1920 x 1080 video recording is supported in multiple frames rates, including 60p, 60i, and 24p. When recording in full HD, the AVCHD Ver. 2.0 codec is used for highly detailed image quality that translates well to editing and sharing on HDTVs. Recording in the Internet-friendly MP4 format is also supported in 1440 x 1080 and 640 x 480 sizes at 30 fps. Sound is recorded during filming using the built-in stereo microphone or, additionally, an external microphone can be used in conjunction with the multi interface shoe.
Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization works to minimize the appearance of camera shake when working in low-light conditions or with greater zoom magnifications. The system can counter the effects of both vertical and horizontal movements, and, furthermore, Active 3-Way stabilization adds digital rolling control that balances both clockwise and counter-clockwise movements while recording videos.
Other Camera Features
  • Auto Object Framing is an intelligent shooting mode that can automatically analyze the scene and subjects within it and determine an aesthetically-pleasing composition. The subsequent imagery will be cropped according to subject matter, resulting in a well-balanced composition that utilizes Face Detection and Tracking Focus to ensure high image quality and sharpness.
  • Auto HDR mode will automatically record a bracketed range of exposures of the same scene in order to capture greater highlight and shadow detail than a single exposure can record. These multiple exposures will then be composited into a single file that exhibits an extended dynamic range.
  • Face Detection/Registration technology can detect and register up to eight individual faces and adjust the focus, exposure, white balance, and flash settings in order to deliver optimal image settings for pictures of people. Children or adults can be prioritized within this mode.
  • 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, and 16:9 aspect ratios are available and can be chosen depending on specific shooting purposes.
  • To extend the effective reach of the 3.6x optical zoom lens, 2x Clear Image digital zoom can be used to intelligently magnify scenes up to 7.2x. This digital zoom technology uses an intelligent interpolation process to minimize the amount of image degradation in order to produce realistic, high-quality images.
  • Picture Effect modes allow you to apply creative settings and emphasize certain facets of individual images for a richer, more aesthetic picture quality. Soft Focus, Posterization, Retro Photo, High Contrast Monochrome, Rich-Tone Monochrome, Miniature, Soft High-Key, Toy Camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Watercolor Painting, HDR Painting, and Illustration modes are available.
  • Creative Style settings provide control over how the camera processes images based on six different predetermined styles: Standard, Vivid, B&W, Sunset, Portrait, and Landscape. Within these settings, contrast, saturation, and sharpness can also be adjusted depending on personal preference.
  • Imaging
    Pixels Actual: 20.9 Megapixel
    Effective: 20.2 Megapixel
    Sensor 1.0" (13.2 x 8.8 mm) CMOS
    File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
    Movies: MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, MPEG-4 AVCHD
    Audio: AAC, AC3
    Max Resolution 20MP: 5472 x 3648
    Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
    Image Stabilization Optical
    Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB
    Optics
    Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar, 7 elements in 6 groups
    4 Aspherical
    EFL: 10.1-37.4 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28-100 mm)
    Aperture: f/1.8 (W) - 4.9 (T) to f/11
    Filter Thread None
    Zoom Optical: 3.6x
    Clear Image Zoom: 7.2x
    Digital: 14x
    Digital: 20x
    Digital: 28x
    Digital: 54x
    Focus Range Wide: 1.97" (5 cm) - Infinity
    Telephoto: 1.80' (55 cm) - Infinity
    Exposure Control
    ISO Sensitivity Auto, 160-12800 (Extended Mode: 100-12800)
    Shutter 4 - 1/2000 sec in Auto Mode
    1 - 1/2000 sec in Program Mode
    30 - 1/2000 sec in Manual Mode
    8 - 1/2000 sec in Aperture Priority Mode
    30 - 1/2000 sec in Shutter Priority Mode
    Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
    Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Movie, Program Shift, Programmed Auto, Scene Modes, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto, Sweep Panorama
    Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0
    Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
    Shooting Modes Anti-motion Blur
    Fireworks
    Gourmet
    HDR Painting
    Handheld Twilight
    High Contrast B&W
    High Sensitivity
    Illustration
    Landscape
    Macro
    Miniature Effect
    Night Portrait
    Night Scene
    Partial Color
    Pet Mode
    Pop Color
    Portrait
    Posterization
    Retro
    Rich-Tone Monochrome
    Soft Focus
    Soft High-Key
    Sports
    Sunset
    Toy Camera Effect
    Watercolor
    White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade
    Burst Rate Up to 10 fps at 20.2 MP for up to 13 frames
    Self Timer 10 Sec, 2 Sec
    Remote Control RM-VPR1 (Optional)
    Flash
    Flash Modes Auto
    Fill-in
    Off
    Rear Sync
    Slow Sync
    Wireless
    Built-in Flash Yes
    Maximum Effective Flash Range Wide: 0.98 - 49.21' (0.3 - 15 m)
    Telephoto: 1.80 - 18.70' (0.55 - 5.7 m)
    Wide: Up To 98.43' (30 m)
    Up To 37.07' (11.3 m)
    External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
    Memory
    Memory Card Type Memory Stick Pro Duo
    Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
    SD
    SDHC
    SDXC
    Recording
    Video Recording Yes, NTSC
    Resolution 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 24 fps
    1440 x 1080: 30 fps
    640 x 480: 30 fps
    Video
    Video Clip Length Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Audio Recording Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
    Viewfinder/Display
    Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen Tilt (1,229,000 pixels)
    Screen Coverage 100%
    Connectivity/System Requirements
    Connectivity DC Input
    HDMI D (Micro)
    USB 2.0
    Wi-Fi Yes
    Software System Requirements Windows: XP (SP3), Vista (SP2), 7, 8
    Mac: OS X 10.5 or later
    Power
    Battery 1x NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6VDC, 1240mAh
    AC Power Adapter AC-UB10 (Included)
    Physical
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.5" / 101.6 x 58.1 x 38.3 mm excluding protrusions
    Weight 9.91 oz / 281 g with battery and memory card
    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera
  • NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1240mAh)
  • AC Adapter AC-UB10
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Shoulder Strap Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year USA Warranty

  • Included Free

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    SonyCyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera
     
    4.6

    (based on 184 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (130)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (45)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good image quality (141)
    • Compact (127)
    • Good in low light (126)
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (108)
    • Large clear LCD (102)

    Cons

    • Limited zoom (56)
    • No viewfinder (50)
    • Short battery life (13)
    • Poor flash (7)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (129)
    • Family photos (112)
    • Low light (108)
    • Landscape/scenery (97)
    • Video (54)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (76), Casual photographer (33), Semi-pro photographer (29), Pro photographer (21)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (147), Yes (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A very nice 'evolutionary step'

    There are a number of things that I love about this camera. First is the small size, there's certain activities I want to photograph when a small point and shoot form is the...Read complete review

    There are a number of things that I love about this camera. First is the small size, there's certain activities I want to photograph when a small point and shoot form is the best. I also find the new tilt screen to be very handy for low or high angle shots. The images produced are super sharp, some vignetting is visible but its easily correctable in software. The overall color production is very pleasing as well, producing neutral colors that serve me well. The option for showing a level guide in the display is cool too.

    There are of course a few things that bug me. The most glaring is the power on/off button. You can quickly turn the camera on, but to get it to power you have to carefully press down perfectly vertically. So about ¾ of the time it doesn't work for my stubby fingers. As I tend to use this camera while engaging in active shooting situations this is a bigger pain for me than for most folks. This 'feature' is helpful I'm sure for those times when you mistake the power off button for the shutter (potentially turning off the camera when you thought you were using the shutter button).

    Another small complaint is in regards to the on-screen graphics that 'explain' each mode selected when you turn the shooting mode dial. They can be easily turned off by slightly depressing the shutter, but after awhile even that is annoying. (perhaps this 'feature' can be shut off and I haven't figured it out yet. )

    The screen is easy to scratch up, so be careful. Given the rest of the camera is so robust it's a bit of a surprise that some tougher material isn't used. I may invest in one of those stick-on screen protectors that people get for the cell phones and things soon.

    Although its not Sony's fault its probably worth mentioning that if you use Adobe Lightroom 4 you're out of luck in using this camera in RAW mode. I was able to update my Photoshop CS5 ACR to accommodate the camera, but there was no upgrade available for LR4. I then downloaded Lightroom 5 and it worked fine. No big deal, but I do hate getting a new camera then find myself having to shell out more bucks for software upgrades because older versions are no longer supported.

    The number one question people would likely have about this camera is whether you can use it to replace your DSLR. No, but if I have to forgo the weight, size and intimidation factor of a DSLR this camera is a great choice.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Jury still out

    The sensor is fabulous, image quality is fabulous, build quality is great, etc.

    I have a few bones to pick, though.

    1). It doesn't come supplied with...Read complete review

    The sensor is fabulous, image quality is fabulous, build quality is great, etc.

    I have a few bones to pick, though.

    1). It doesn't come supplied with an external charger. You have to either buy a separate charger (which I did), or plug the supplied power cord into the camera itself and charge the batter that way, which means for the duration of the charge cycle, you don't get to use the camera. For a compact camera at this price point, it's ridiculous they didn't include a proper external charger.

    2. It's not a super intuitive camera to use. For the sake of comparison, while the Panasonic LX7 suffers from small sensor syndrome, it's an absolute joy to use. I didn't need a manual to figure out how to use it. The buttons are in the right place. It easy to change settings quickly. The Sony is another story. I ended up dropping 10 bucks on a 3rd party user's guide to learn how to use it since the Sony manual was a little annoying.

    3. There's no dedicated AEL/AFL button, and the only button you can customize it to is the center button. It's not intuitive.

    4. You can't program the ? button to do anything useful as far as I can tell. It's a complete waste of a button.

    5. In AF-S, you can't reset the AF point back to the center without without manually doing it. It's annoying.

    6. $449 bucks for the optional EVF? Insane! On Sony's website, I see one thing that says they dropped the price but when you click through to order, it shows the original price.

    In truth, I'm slightly frustrated with the camera and in all honesty, I haven't really shot enough with it to give it a fair assessment. I find myself reaching for the LX-7 on my way out the door as my everyday shooter, but maybe because it's less than half the price so I won't feel quite as bad if I accidentally drop it and it's far easier to use. Maybe once I get a protective case for the RX100 and take it out of the house more, I'll get used to it.

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    5.0

    Great camera

    By Wally

    from Houston

    Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera:

    This is a great camera packed in a small package. It has a ton of features, which is what I wanted to have . It's small enough I just keeping on my hip in the case and I'm ready to shoot. TheTilt-shift effect is a lot of fun. I've been using that feature a lot. Very easy to use.

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    5.0

    Terrific, versatile point and shoot

    By odiegirl

    from Westfield NJ

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast/accurate auto-focus
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good in Low Light
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Small / Compact

    Cons

    • Limited Zoom
    • Short Battery Life

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery

    Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera:

    Everything I learn about what this camera can do makes me love it more and more. It is easy to use and takes great pictures, but it also encourages the 'photographer' in us all.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Took breath taking underwater shots

    By Hecklesjeckle

    from United States

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Large Clear LCD

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera:

      I combined the Sony RX100 II with and Ikelite underwater case, Ikelite AF35 Autoflash and a Saga 10X wet lens. My pictures never looked so good. I originally was using a SeaLife and the difference is astonishing.

      The sensor on the RX100 II brings it to the realm of SLR cameras with out the bulk.

      I wish I had bought a longer arm for the Ikelite strobe.

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      4.0

      RX100 II

      By AnimeWatcher

      from Earth

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Image Quality
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Limited Zoom

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera:

      I downsized to this camera after realizing that I didn't use my DLSR very much because it was too big and heavy to carry around. The Sony RX100 II takes nice pictures. They aren't quite as good as the photos from my Canon Rebel T2i but they are close, and I don't have to futz about with lenses. You can view photos at 100% and not be disgusted by water-paint looking nastiness.I have played around with some of the different modes but spend most of the time using Shutter or Aperture modes. I do like the High Dynamic Range option which takes 3 shots and combines them.One of the reasons I got this camera was the WIFI options. I mostly don't use them however :). The WIFI transfer of pictures is quite a bit slower then with a USB cable, so I just plug the camera into the computer via USB cable like a caveman. Using a tablet or smartphone to control the camera remotely is neat but offers very limited control options. You are pretty much limited to automatic shooting.I do enjoy being able to connect directly to smart TVs and display pictures on the television.Battery life is good for my uses. I charge it whenever I transfer pictures to my computer.With a 64GB SD card I can take over 4000 photos at the highest 20 MegaPixel setting.One complaint is it takes a second after taking a picture until you can review it, not a deal breaker for me though.Overall I'm happy with the camera and would recommend it for someone who wants good pictures without the various hassles that a DSLR will bring.

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      5.0

      awesome camera!

      By Jay

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good in Low Light
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera:

      i use this at work in low light and personal trips

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      • No

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      5.0

      Amazing Pro-Level Point & Shoot Camera!

      By Skeeter

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Manual Controls
      • Nice Body Color
      • Raw Image Capture
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Limited Zoom
      • Price

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera:

      The Sony RX100MII is quite a technological marvel. I have used dSLRs for years, mainly in the Canon-brand camp. But, while getting ready for a vacation, I decided I didn't want to lug around all of the extra weight, lenses, etc. Since I frequently use my dSLRs in manual mode, I was looking for a point and shoot that offered me all of the features I was looking for--manual mode, RAW image capture, low-light sensitivity, fast lens, hotshoe, etc. I honestly thought I was going to have to make some major compromises. That was until I stumbled on this little beauty. It has all of the features I want, plus amazing picture quality. Though it's not a dSLR, it does approach my Canon 60D in image quality, which is saying a lot. The only drawback is the fixed lens. Maxing out at 100mm, it is by no means a super zoom. If that is an issue, Sony's a6000 is highly recommended. And, at this price, the RX100MII is edging into the mirrorless, interchangeable lens territory. But, keep in mind, you're getting one hell of a great camera, at any price. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for the portability of a point and shoot, but all of the prosumer features and quality of a dSLR. You won't be disappointed.

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      4.0

      So far so great!

      By Julie

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time

      Cons

      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel

      Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera:

      I like it a lot so far. I've only ever had Canon cameras so I was reluctant to stray at first, but in the limited time I've had to play around with it, it seems relatively user friendly, very powerful and capable of doing everything I could ever imagine and more. I am very impressed with the quality and sharpness of the pictures and the range of aperture options/function. Really excited to learn more about this camera!

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      5.0

      Parts missing

      By Min

      from new York

      Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera:

      overall the camera is great. My only problem is after used it while I traveled to Europe and ame back, I wanted to download pictures to computer. Then I realized that DLC-HEU15 cable is missing. I will check with the store to see if I can get one.

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      5.0

      Great Compact Camera

      By Rob the Tog

      from Northern California

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good in Low Light
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

      • Limited Zoom

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera:

      This is great camera if you want something small enough to fit in a pocket and still take great pictures in almost any setting. Good zoom range but wish it was a little longer (maybe 120mm). The large sensor gives reasonably low noise in low light, although not as good as current DSLRs of course. Overall, I'm very happy with it.

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      4.0

      Small but good

      By Bernie

      from WA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

      • Limited Zoom
      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera:

      I bought this because I was tired of carrying my Cannon T5I on international trips. Great little camera which I can carry on my belt freeing my hand to handle other bags. Pictures are clear as my Cannon. It is finally nice that compact point and shoot camera manufacturer gives you the same result and flexibility as a full DSLR .

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      5.0

      Awesome Camera

      By Plein Air Gal

      from Columbus, OH

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

      • Awkward to hold
      • Heavy
      • No Viewfinder

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera:

      This is a quality camera. I was on the fence about buying a Sony since I have always owned Canons, but am very happy I bought this one. It was a lot more expensive than I usually spend, but it was time for me to move up to stellar images! I am still learning how to use all the features. The manufacturers booklet included is very thin and gives little information. Their online manual in a PDF is larger but not comprehensive enough and too many pages to print out. I recently bought an aftermarket book written by a photographer to learn how to use this camera.

      I like the WiFi option AFTER I figured out how to set it all up. I have both an iPad and a PC. If you are not technically savvy, you will have difficulty getting your devices to recognize the Sony. The iPad was easier because you use an App, but the PC setup was very vague. I finally found something online that told you need to register the camera as a device on your PC. Once that was recognized, it works well and transfers pretty quickly even with my slow internet.

      Another reason I bought this camera was to shoot and learn how to use RAW files. I was disappointed that Photoshop cannot work with the Sony RAW files directly. I finally saw a very simple paragraph in one of the manuals that said you needed to download the converter software from the Sony site. Once done, you can then see and edit the files within that software, and export to other formats, but still cannot use the RAW format in Photoshop.

      I do not like that you have to charge the battery within the camera. So, I purchased the external charger accessory kit with extra battery which means you can charge one battery while using the camera with another.

      The camera is a bit heavy and awkward to hold, since I am used to a point and shoot. I am sure I will get used to it eventually, but the addition of the optional Sony Jacket Case give a better grip.

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      5.0

      Awesome Camera!

      By JB

      from Tampa, FL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast/accurate auto-focus
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Good in Low Light
      • Great Zoom
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Nice Body Color
      • Short Lag Time
      • Small / Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera:

        If you are a basic user looking for a go camera that is easy to use and takes great photos in auto.. LOOK no further here it is! Camera works great and battery lasts forever! Check out user manual on [*] for extra help since user manual is pretty basic.

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        5.0

        Great little camera

        By Jay Morris

        from Wheeling, WV

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast/accurate auto-focus
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Nice Body Color
        • Short Lag Time
        • Small / Compact

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera:

          I checked out some reviews and found that the DSC-RX100 II was the highest rated for cameras in the $ and below range. It has not disappointed. It is a great camera and shoots great HD video. Very satisfied

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          5.0

          Great pocket camera.

          By Joey

          from Valencia Ca

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • No Viewfinder

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera:

          I have the Sony A6000 that I totally love, but this little camera does almost as good but in a smaller package. Yes, it is pricey but it is also a great product.

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          5.0

          Great Camera but

          By Maddie Gee

          from New Jersey

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear pictures
          • Easy To Use
          • Easy Wifi Use
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Nice Body Color
          • Small / Compact

          Cons

          • Limited Zoom
          • Poor Accurate Focus

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera:

          Absolutely a great camera! I am not going to lie but the zoom was kind of disappointing. I will still give this camera a 5 stars because the picture quality was amazing. I will post up some pictures.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Camera with all the options

          By Kevin the Traveler

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast/accurate auto-focus
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • Good in Low Light
          • Large Clear LCD

          Cons

          • Limited Zoom
          • No Viewfinder

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera:

          I just purchased this camera and spent two weeks using it on a two week trip to France. I used the camera in a variety of situations and found that it took consistently great sharp photos. I mainly used the automated photo settings but it was also nice to have all the various options available to set as I needed it. Video was also very sharp.

          The only concerns / issues I had with the camera were with the flash and gripping the camera. The flash placement makes it easily to accidently hold it down. The flash can get stuck coming out and you have to adjust it to ensure it correctly pops up. The case is very slippery and can come out of your hands easily. I highly recommend adding in the grip and also screen protector for this reason.

          Overall and excellent camera that takes great pictures. Multiple other travelers on my tour noticed the camera and the pictures it was taking and asked me about it.

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          2.0

          I wish I had returned this camera

          By 13millionJennifers

          from Portland, OR

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Blurry Photos

              Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera:

              I own 2 full-frame Canon DSLR cameras, so I wanted a nice point-n-shoot camera that would essentially take pictures without much input from the user, but yet still have advanced options if I wanted to think. This camera does a horrible job as a point-n-shoot-- in broad daylight it defaults to a slow shutter speed (1/30) for no reason. In other situations, the camera will only choose an ISO of 160 even while on auto-ISO, and again shutter speed gets sacrificed. Needless to say, not many pictures end up being keepers, they are just a blurry mess. Yes, I can outwit the camera, but that was not the point in purchasing it.Also irritating, the camera did not come with a charger. To charge this camera one must plug it in with the battery inside of it or else spend more $ to get a separate charger.I really wish I had returned this camera for something with fewer bells and whistles that could handle taking pictures on auto.

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              5.0

              Sony Cyber shot RX100 II Camera

              By valley girl

              from MN

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Image Quality
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera:

              What I really like is that such a small camera can take such fantastic photos. It has the capability of doing so much. The big viewing screen is great and very clear. You can actually see what you have. Once a person finishes learning how to do many of the other options besides the auto modes, they will really have quality photo capability all the time. Sometimes, it just isn't convenient to carry a large DSLR. Love it.

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              5.0

              20.5 megapixels and it fits in my purse

              By leahnatanel

              from chicago

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast/accurate auto-focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Nice Body Color
              • Small / Compact

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera:

                Greatest back up camera ever! I have the RX 10 also. It is lightweight, fits in my purse, and I am never without it. 20.5 megapixels and Carl Zeiss lens,what a find!

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                3.0

                Good camera

                By Scubapop

                from Ok

                Comments about Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Digital Camera:

                Take good pictures. But have to be careful with buttons if large fingers
                Free case snap broke on first use carrying in mexico. Get better case
                Great side for travel

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                Required item: A memory card is not included, be sure to purchase enough storage capacity.

                Sony -  8GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card
                • You Pay: $9.29
                 

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                Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

                Sony -  NP-BX1/M8 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1240mAh)
                • You Pay: $35.99
                 
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                • You Pay: $19.99
                 

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                Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or a strap.

                Pearstone -  Onyx 230 Camera Pouch (4.9 x 2.6 x 1.5", Black)
                • You Pay: $10.49
                 

                Lenses, Hoods, Filters & Adapters

                Capture the right view with a conversion lens.

                Sony -  VFA-49R1 49mm Filter Adapter for Select Cyber-shot Cameras
                • You Pay: $22.99
                 

                Viewfinders

                Refine your angle of view.

                Sony -  FDA-EVM1K Electronic Viewfinder
                • You Pay: $448.00
                 

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                Get a flash to add light to your picture.

                Sony -  HVL-F20M External Flash
                • You Pay: $148.00
                 

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                Download your pictures faster and save battery life.

                GGI -  All In One USB 2.0 Digital Flash Card Reader / Writer
                • You Pay: $9.95
                 
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