Sony has upgraded its Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 premium compact camera, but is it possible to improve an already excellent camera? We find out, read the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II review...

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II review

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£649.00
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II review – Build and handling

In the hand, the camera feels solid and sturdy, thanks to a notably well-constructed, all-black aluminium body measuring 101.6×58.1×38.3mm. Surprisingly, the addition of a tilting LCD screen has only increased the depth of the body by 2.2mm from the original RX100, so the new camera will still fit comfortably into the pocket of a pair of jeans or a shirt – something that most premium large-sensor compacts cannot do.

Some other changes from the previous camera have also been made. The positioning of the HDMI port has been moved from the underside to the right side of the camera, next to the Micro USB port. Another addition is the facility to select predetermined focal lengths simply by moving the lens control ring.

I paired my smartphone with the camera and I was able to both shoot and control the zoom directly from my device using the Play Memories mobile app. This is also possible using iPads and other tablets. The new NFC connectivity enabled me to touch the camera and my smartphone together and instantly connect the two devices. This is much easier than using standard Wi-Fi connection.

  1. 1. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II at a glance:
  2. 2. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II review - Build and handling
  3. 3. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II review - Metering
  4. 4. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II review - Dynamic range
  5. 5. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II review - Autofocus
  6. 6. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II review - Noise, resolution and sensitivity
  7. 7. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II review - White balance and colour
  8. 8. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II review - Viewfinder, live view, LCD and video
  9. 9. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II review - Our verdict
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