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 – Our verdict
On paper, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II could appear to be a simple upgrade but it is far more than that. As a result of customer feedback about the original Cyber-shot DSC-RX100, lots of very useful features have been implemented or improved for use in the RX100 II. These additions unlock a huge amount of potential from an already brilliant camera.
The previous RX100 was class-leading for being pocketable, easy to use and customisable, and for its impressive image quality. The RX100 II is no different, ticking all these boxes but with reduced noise and therefore better performance in low light due to its new back-illuminated sensor. The NFC and Wi-Fi connectivity is among the best available, and on top of all that, the camera is compatible with Sony’s externals flashes, microphones and other accessories.
The RX100 II has a wealth of manual controls that are all customisable, yet it remains easy to use. This is a great camera for both beginners and more advanced users.
Image: The minimum focusing distance is 5cm at the widest focal length while at the longest focal length it’s 55cm. This is not ideal for macro work, although 20.2 million pixels allows for satisfactory cropping