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...
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II review – Dynamic range
Image: With a raw image I was able to recover lots of highlight detail
Compared to a typical compact camera, the dynamic range of the RX100 II is very good, aided by its 1in-type sensor. A high level of detail is retained in both shadow and highlight areas, and a large amount of detail can be recovered from raw files.
I browsed through all my images taken with the RX100 in Adobe Lightroom 5 and, by using Lightroom’s highlight clipping warning, I noticed there were hardly any blown highlights. I was also very impressed with the amount of detail retained by the RX100 II, and in Adobe Lightroom 5 I was able to tweak some high-contrast landscapes to make highlight detail more prominent, particularly in the skies.