Boasting a wealth of world-class features, the RX1R II looks incredible on paper. Callum McInerney-Riley finds out if it has held its place as king of the compacts

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II

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Sony RX1R II review

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£759.00

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Sony RX1R II review – White balance and colour

Thanks to the great dynamic range, it is possible to push the shadows and highlights of a raw file extensively to achieve great results

Thanks to the great dynamic range, it is possible to push the shadows and highlights of a raw file extensively to achieve great results

As you would expect, all the usual settings for white balance are available on the RX1R II, including plenty of presets, automatic and manual white balance. Compared with the RX1/RX1R, there is more scope for adjusting the green/magenta bias and amber/blue bias. To be precise, there are twice as many points across the amber-to-blue axis and four times as many across the green-to-magenta axis over the original RX1. Overall, colours from the JPEGs are well rendered. There are occasions where the scene is rather dull and the images can be undersaturated, but this is easily corrected.

What is very impressive is how much colour information the camera holds in dark shadows. When lightening even the darkest of shadows, there is still lots of colour information so images are easier to process.

  1. 1. Sony RX1R II review - Introduction & features
  2. 2. Sony RX1R II review - Build and handling
  3. 3. Sony RX1R II review - LCD and viewfinder
  4. 4. Sony RX1R II review - Autofocus
  5. 5. Sony RX1R II review - Metering
  6. 6. Sony RX1R II review - White balance and colour
  7. 7. Sony RX1R II review - Image Quality
  8. 8. Sony RX1R II review - Our verdict
  9. 9. Sony RX1R II review - Full specification
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  • Scoopz (Neil Cooper)

    Price as reviewed:£759.00! I wish!