Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Last Updated (03 Sept’13):

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II is a Digital Camera with a 20.2MP 1″ Exmor CMOS Low-Light Sensor and a a brilliant F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens. It features Xtra Fine 3″ LCD Display with WhiteMagic, Optical 3.6x Zoom & Digital 7.2x Zoom, Optical & Electronic Image Stabilization, Full HD 1080/60p Video recording, Ultra-Fast 0.13 Sec High-Speed AF, Face Detection & 10 fps Burst Mode, Record Stills Using JPEG, RAW, or Both. The camera is designed in Aluminum Body with Built-In Pop Up Flash and has measure (W x H x D) 4.0 x 2.3 x 1.4″ / 10.2 x 5.8 x 3.6 cm with weight 8.47 oz / 240 g with Battery & Memory Stick Duo.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Descriptions

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II uses a 20.2MP Exmor 1″ CMOS sensor to take ultra-high definition images and also utilize full advantage of the camera’s sharp Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens. This sensor provides advanced process to reduce noise levels, resulting in outstanding low light images with incredible smooth and clear details. While the Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens which offers 3.6x Optical Zoom provides refined background defocusing. The lens is equipped with a premium multi-layered T coating that dramatically reduces ghost and flare caused by light reflection.


This camera allows you to record Full HD 1080/60p Video at 60 fps. This provides stunning, fast motion video with less distortion for playback on your HDTV. You can capture apture JPEG Files, RAW Files, or Both and also shoot still and videos at the same time. There are P/A/S/M Modes which enables you to utilize a full range of controls for video and still shooting from iAUTO mode to P/A/S/M: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual.

Featuring the low-noise Exmor CMOS image sensor and refined BIONZ image processor enables the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II has Low-Light ISO 6400 Sensitivity to capture incredibly clear low-light pictures without sacrificing detail. The sensor also make it has High-Speed Auto Focus that improve focusing speed and sensitivity, DSLR-like focusing speeds even in low light. It also lets you to shoot up to 10 fps with Burst Mode. In addition, the camera is equipped with a 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD Display with 1229k dots resolution makes it easy to scroll through menus and preview pictures.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Features:

+ 20.2MP 1″ Exmor CMOS Low-Light Sensor

+ Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens

+ Xtra Fine 3″ LCD Display with WhiteMagic

+ Optical 3.6x Zoom & Digital 7.2x Zoom

+ Optical & Electronic Image Stabilization

+ Full HD 1080/60p Video Capture

+ Ultra-Fast 0.13 Sec High-Speed AF

+ Face Detection & 10 fps Burst Mode

+ Record Stills Using JPEG, RAW, or Both

+ Aluminum Body with Built-In Pop Up Flash


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Specifications


+ 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 @ 3:2

Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Image Stabilization Optical

Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB

Optical Lense

+ Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar, 7 elements in 6 groups
4 Aspheric
+ 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 System

ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 160-12800 (Extended Mode: 100-12800)

+ 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 .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 Modes: Modes: Auto, Fill-in, Off, Rear Sync, Slow Sync, Wireless, Compensation: -2 EV to +2 EV (in .3 EV steps)

Built-in Flash Yes

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 Card Type:
Memory Stick Pro Duo, Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC


Video Recording Yes, NTSC

+ 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 24 fps
+ 1440 x 1080: 30 fps
+ 640 x 480: 30 fps

Audio Recording Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo,

Viewfinder / LCD Display

Screen 3.0″ LCD Rear Screen Tilt (1,229,000 pixels)

Screen Coverage 100%


Connectivity DC Input, HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0

Wi-Fi Yes

Software Requirements
+ Windows: XP (SP3), Vista (SP2), 7, 8
+ Mac: OS X 10.5 or later


1x NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6VDC, 1240mAh

AC Power Adapter AC-UB10 (Included)

Weight & Measurements

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

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