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 – 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.

  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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