Sony DSC-RX100M II Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera

sonyrx100 II

Sony DSC-RX100M II Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera 20.2MP

1-Inch 20.2 MP Exmor R sensor for extreme low-light shots
Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens w/3.6x zoom
Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi or NFC
1-Inch 20.2 MP Exmor R sensor for extreme low-light shots
Tiltable 3″ 1.2M-dot ‘WhiteMagic’ LCD screen
Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens w/3.6x zoom
Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi or NFC
13 Picture Effects (33 with variations)
Memory Recall feature can store up to three groups of custom settings
1080p60 video, (AVCHD) with MP4 option (50p in PAL regions)
Recording Media Types: PRO Duo™ / Pro-HG Duo™ media Memory Stick, SD, SDHC and SDXC Memory Card

Pros:
Good photo quality in a compact body. Great to carry around, and travel light.
Noise performance in dark areas. RAW image ability.
Fast F1.84.9, 28 100 mm Zeiss lens.
Wi-Fi sharing works consistently and quickly with iPhone and iPad.

Cons:
Expensive.
Power on/off button is too close to shutter button therefore it easy to turn off the camera, especially when you take star photos at night.In-camera charging puts camera out of play while battery is charging, therefore buy an extra charger unit and an extra battery. That is what I did anyway.

Technical Details
Built-in Microphone
Built-in Flash
HD Compatible
Dimensions: 4 x 1.5 x 2.3 inches ; 9.9 ounces

Advanced Features
Image Stabilization : [Still Image] Optical [Movie] Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti-rolling)
Auto High Dynamic Range : Yes, (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1-6 EV at 1.0 EV step), off)
Sweep Panorama : Horizontal (Wide/Standard), Vertical (Wide/Standard)
Face Detection : On, Off, Face Registration, Face Selection; maximum eight faces detected
Priority Setting (for Face Detection) : Yes (eight faces max)
Smile Shutter™ technology : Smile shutter (selectable from 3 steps)

In The Box
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
AC Adaptor AC-UB10
Micro USB cable
Wrist Strap
Shoulder Strap Adaptor
Instruction Manual

I have been using this camera a few weeks now, it is quite handy and takes really good photos.
sonyrx100 II


Drive System
Continuous Shooting Speed : 10 fps at 20.2MP
Burst Buffer : JPEG Standard (12 shots) JPEG Fine (12 shots) RAW (13 shots) RAW+JPEG (10 shots)
Shutter Speeds : iAuto (4 – 1/2000) / Program Auto (1 – 1/2000) / Manual (Bulb, 30 – 1/2000) / Aperture Priority (8 – 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30 – 1/2000)
Self-timer : 10 sec. / 2 sec. / Self-portrait One-person/ Self-portrait Two-person/ Self timer Continuous (3 or 5 shots)
Drive Mode : Single-shot, Continuous, Speed Priority Continuous, Self-timer (10/2 sec. delay), Self-timer (Cont.), Self-portrait One-person, Self-portrait Two-person, (with 10 sec. delay; 3/5 exposures), Bracketing

Exposure System
D-Range Optimizer : Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto / Level), Auto High Dynamic Range: Off, Auto exposure difference, Exposure difference level (1.0 – 6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step)
Auto Exposure Lock : Yes (AE Lock button). Can be disabled from menu
Exposure Compensation : +/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
Picture Effect(s) : [Still Image] Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High- key, Partial Color, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration [Movie] Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Monochrome
Exposure Settings : [Still] Superior Auto, Intelligent Auto, Program Auto (Program shift available), Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual, Scene Selection, Movie, Sweep Panorama [Movie] Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Manual
Scene Mode(s) : Anti Motion Blur, Fireworks, Gourmet, Handheld Twilight, High Sensitivity, Landscape, Macro, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Pet Mode, Portrait, Sports Action, Sunset
Metering Modes : Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Metering Sensitivity : EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
ISO : [Still Image] Auto (ISO 160 – 12800, selectable with upper / lower limit), 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 /1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 (Expandable to ISO 100 / 125) Multi Frame NR: Auto (ISO 160 – 25600), 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600
Creative Style : Black & White, Landscape, Portrait, Standard, Sunset, Vivid Contrast (-3 to +3steps), Saturation(-3 to +3steps), Sharpness(-3 to +3steps)
Color Temperature : 2500 – 9900K with 15-step each Magenta/Green compensation (G7 to M7), Amber/Blue (A7 to B7), Custom
ISO Sensitivity (Movie) : [Movie] Auto (ISO 160 – 3200 equivalent), 160 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200
White Balance Mode : Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluor (Warm White) / Fluor (Cool White) / Fluor (Day White) / Fluor (Daylight) / Flash / C. Temp., Filter / Custom
Exposure Bracketing : 3 continuous or single shots in 1/3 or 2/3 EV steps

Flash
Flash Bracketing : ±2.0 EV
Flash Metering System : Pre-flash TTL
Flash Compensation : ±2.0 EV (switchable between 1/3 EV steps)
Recycling Time : Approx. 3 sec.
Flash Modes : Flash Mode: Auto / Fill-flash / Slow Sync / Rear Sync / Off
Flash Coverage : ISO Auto: 1’ to 49’ 2” (0.30m to 15.0m) (W) / 1’ 9” – 18’ 8” (0.55m to 5.7m) (T) ISO 12800: Up to 98’ 5” (30.0m) (W) / 37’ (11.3m) (T)
Flash Type : Built-in, Pop-up Auto
Focus Control
Focus Features : Predictive control (AF-A, AF-C), Focus Lock
AF Illuminator : Built-in LED, Range: approx. 3′ 4” – 9′ 9” (0.3m-3.0m)
Focus Sensitivity : EV 0 to 20 EV (at ISO100 equivalent, with F2.8 lens attached)
Focus Area : Multi point AF (25 points) / Center weighted AF / Flexible spot / Flexible spot (tracking focus) / Flexible spot (face tracking)
Focus Points : 25 points
AF Modes : Single-shot AF (AF-S) / Continuous AF (AF-C) / Direct Manual Focus (DMF) / Manual Focus
Focus System : Contrast-detect AF
Imaging Sensor
Pixel Gross : 20.9M pixels (approx.)
Focal Length Conversion Factor : 2.7x
Color Filter System : RGB primary color filters
Effective Picture Resolution : 20.2M pixels (approx.)
Imaging Sensor : Exmor® R 1.0” CMOS sensor (13.2 X 8.8mm) (3:2 aspect ratio)
Processor : BIONZ® image processor
Interface
NFC : Yes (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing)
DC IN : Yes, via AC-UB10 AC charger and USB cable
Memory Card Slot : Dual compatibility slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™/PRO-HG HX Duo™ media – SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
HD Output : HDMI® (Type D micro)
Wi-Fi : Yes
Accessory Shoe : Multi Interface Shoe
Tripod Mount : Yes (1/4″ diameter, 20 threads per inch)
Remote Commander : Yes, via RM-VPR1
PhotoTV HD : Yes, with BRAVIA Sync enabled HDTV and HDMI® cable
USB Port(s) : USB 2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage, MTP)
BRAVIA® Sync™ : Yes, via HDMI® with compatible BRAVIA HDTV (link menu)
Microphone Input : Via MI Shoe + Optional ECM-XYST1M

LCD Display
Peaking : Yes Level setting: High/Mid/Low/Off Color: White/Red/Yellow
Real-time image adjustment display : Yes (On/Off)
LCD Type : 3.0” (7.5cm) (4:3) / 1,229,000 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD / Tiltable (up approx. 84 deg., down approx. 45 deg.)
Coverage : 100% Field of View
Angle Adjustment : Tilt angle: Up: Approx. 84 degrees; Down: Approx. 43 degrees
Histogram : Yes (On/off)
Live View : Continuous Live View
Brightness Control : Auto / Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather mode
Grid Display : Yes (Rule of Thirds, 4×6 Square, Diagonal & 4×6 Square Grids, Off)
Customization : Grid, Histogram display, Digital Level Gauge, Grid Line, Magnified display for playback

Optics/Lens
Optical Zoom : 3.6x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Lens Groups-Elements : 7 elements in 6 groups (4 aspheric elements including AA lenses)
Lens Type : Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T*
Aperture (Max.) : F1.8 (W), F4.9 (T)
Aperture (Min.) : F11 (W), F11 (T)
Aperture : F1.8 – 11 (W), F4.9 – 11 (T)
Aperture Blade : Iris diaphragm (7 blades)
Digital Zoom : Still: 20M approx. 14x / 10M approx. 20x / 5M approx. 28x / VGA approx. 54x Movie: 14x
Steady Shot Mode:Active : [Still image] Optical [Movie] Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti-rolling)
Clear Image Zoom : 7.2x
Focal Length (35mm equivalent) : [Still Image 3:2] f = 28-100mm [Still Image 16:9] f = 29-105mm [Still Image 4:3] f= 30-108mm [Still Image 1:1] f = 36-127mm [Movie 16:9] f = 29-105mm (SteadyShot Standard), f = 33-120mm (SteadyShot® Active Mode) [Movie 4:3] f = 36-128mm (SteadyShot® Standard), f = 41-146mm (SteadyShot Active Mode)

Power
Battery Type : InfoLITHIUM® NP-BX1 (3.6V)
Power Consumption (in Operation) : Approx. 1.8W
Number of Still Images : Approx. 350 images with LCD monitor (CIPA standard)
Battery Capacity : 1240 mAh

Recording
Panorama Still Image Size : Horizontal wide (12416 x 1856 / 5536 x 2160), Horizontal standard (8192 x 1856 / 3872 x 2160) 3D Sweep Panorama: N/A
Audio Format : Dolby Digital (AC-3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC
Video Format : AVCHD Ver. 2.0 / MP4 (MPEG-4 AVC (H.264))
Video Mode : AVCHD: 28M PS (1920 x 1080, 60p) 24M FX (1920 x 1080, 60i) 17M FH (1920 x 1080, 60i) 24M FX (1920 x 1080, 24p) 17M FH (1920 x 1080, 24p) MP4: 12M (1440 x 1080, 30 fps) 3M VGA (640 x 480, 30 fps)
Color Space : sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut) and Adobe RGB standard compatible with TRILUMINOS™ Color
Still Image Size 16:9 : L:17M (5472 x 3080) / M: 7.5M (3648 x 2056) / S: 4.2M (2720 x 1528)
Still Image Size 3:2 : L: 20M (5472 x 3648) / M: 10M (3888 x 2592) / S: 5.0M (2736 x 1824)
Still Image Mode : JPEG (Standard, Fine), RAW, RAW+JPEG
Media Type : Memory Stick PRO Duo™/Pro-HG Duo™ media; SD, SDHC and SDXC memory card
Still Image Max Effective Resolution : 20.2 Megapixels
Still Image Size 4:3 : L: 18M (4864 x 3648) / M: 10M (3648 x 2736) / S: 5.0M (2592 x 1944) / VGA
Video Signal : NTSC color, EIA standards
Microphone/Speaker : Built-in Stereo Microphone
Still Image Size 1:1 : L: 13M (3648x 3648) / M: 6.5M (2544 x 2544) / S: 3.7M (1920 x 1920 )
Still Image File Format : JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Wind Noise Reduction : Yes (On/Off)

Weights and Measurements
Weight(Approx) (Main unit only) : 7.8 oz. (222 g)
Dimensions (Approx.) : 4” × 2-9/32” × 1-1/2” (101.6 x 58.1 x 38.3 mm) excluding protrusions
Weight (Approx.) : With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo Approx. 9.9 oz. (281 g)

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