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
Sony RX1R II review – White balance and colour
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.