Reviews and Problems with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
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Summary: The Sony RX100 II is one of the best pocket cameras available. While its lens isn't quite up to par with the RX100 III and there's no viewfinder, it offers excellent image quality and boasts a useful hot-shoe attachment point.
Pros: The camera's designers managed to squeeze an articulating screen into its compact design.
Cons: At f/4.9, the lens is a little slow on the telephoto end.
Conclusion: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II adds a few well-received features, including Wi-Fi, to those of its highly rated sibling camera, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 (Est. $440) . The DSC-RX100 II delivers the best images produced by a compact camera, and is aimed at the enthusiast photographer market.
Pros: Excellent image quality, Broad feature set, Good low-light performance
Excerpt: In the summer of 2012, the debut of the Sony RX100 answered the prayers of enthusiast shooters looking for a capable yet compact second camera. More than a few photographers who'd resisted trading up to an interchangeable lens-camera due to the size, even for mirrorless models, also found much to...
Summary: No doubt, Sony has improved what appeared to be difficult to beat. The addition of the full support of the Wi-Fi connectivity and NFC, a tilting screen, a backlit APS-C sensor. A hot shoe is compatible with a range of accessories, along with other small refinements, make this small but powerful...
Pros: Materials and finishes of the highest quality, Excellent image quality, Fast AF single, Excellent implementation of Wi-Fi, Sensor backlit, Tilting screen.
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
Pros: The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II delivers excellent photos, speedy performance, and a broad feature set in an attractive, compact package.
Cons: 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.
Excerpt: Welcome to Mark II of the Sony Cyber-Shot RX100, a neat, surprising camera that could sit happily alongside an upper level snapper (like a DSLR) in the camera bag. Unsurprisingly, it is priced at the upper level of compact digicams.
Cons: limited zoom range for your needs; LCD screen tilts are limited.
Conclusion: Sony stepped up to the plate and knocked a home run with the refined RX 100 II — this compact camera packs a big punch in image quality and overall ease of use. Sony's leading compact boasts a Carl Zeiss lens, which stands up to its Hollywood reputation, and is matched with a backlit sensor, which...