Sony DSC-RX100M II Cyber-Shot Black Digital Camera

20.2 MP, 3.6x Opt, SD Card Slot - MPN: DSCRX100M2B
Product Details
Description
Capture detail in low-light conditions with Sony's Exmor R sensor and f/1.8 Carl Zeiss glass. This pocket pro boasts an ultra-sensitive ISO 12800, Wi-Fi sharing and an expandable shoe system. Better yet, a lightning-quick AF can focus in as little as 0.13 seconds. Suddenly, this award-winning camera just got a whole lot better.
Quick Glance
LCD Screen Size 3 in
Memory Card Support Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO High Speed Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Eye-Fi Card
Effective Megapixels 20.2 Megapixel
Camera Type Compact Camera
Image Stabilization Optical
Expert Reviews
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review
4.5 Star Review  photographyblog.com - Aug 29, 2013

Last year's RX100 premium compact camera proved to be a runaway success for Sony - can the new Mark II version improve on the original? Read our expert Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II review to find out...

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Excellent camera, not great for outdoors as much as i wanted :(
4 Star Review   By member wood14 - Sep 10, 2015   

The camera has an impressive sharp image quality. the lens is just great! unlike many of its size it has an addition of a hot shoe (more useful indoors than for outdoors sports). the camera's pivoting LCD display works perfect for me. Overall, this is a great camera for the photo enthusiast who left her DSLR at home and travels light :)

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Love the camera but DISAPPOINTED
4 Star Review   By Brette on Sony - Official Store - Feb 28, 2014   

I own the RX100 and loved it except that I couldn't take pictures outdoors because the sun obscured the LED screen. I couldn't see a thing on a sunny day. Very fundamental! So I was excited to see that the RX100 11 came with a tilting screen and a viewfinder slot on top. But was so disappointed by the limited flexibility of the screen- I took the camera out on a sunny day and I still couldn't see the LCD screen, and what I could take was limited to the angles I could make the LCD flex in (up and down) . The separate viewfinder is $400 plus and so big it negates the whole pocket camera concept. I wanted so much to love the RX100 11 - it does have all these xtra features but disappointed me on the fundamentals. Sony, please give me the same camera with a built in viewfinder, fully flexible LCD screen (flip out 360) , more zoom- and a few fixes on button placement-

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Great camera but....
4 Star Review   By MBBLA on Sony - Official Store - Feb 2, 2014   

The RX100 II is a great little camera: pocketable: Zeiss lens, exceptional build quality, nice features, quality pictures for the most part. I also have a NEX7 with the 24mm Zeiss lens and expected similar result from the RX100 II in the scene mode for sunsets as an example. That's not going to happen unless you use a tripod. In that mode, the shutter speed and ISO make hand holding the RX100 nearly impossible. Always blurry pictures vs. the NEX 7 shooting in the same mode. I find that many times unless i really dial up the ISO I am getting shutter speeds at 1/30th which prevents super sharp pictures even with the steady shot feature turned on. It would be nice if the tele zoom went to 140- 150 MM and didn't go to f4.9 in the tele mode. Sharing pictures and sending to a smartphone even with the memories app on an iPhone is not as easy as it sounds and it needs wi-fi vs. bluetooth. Accessories: The camera needs a grip for man sized hands. Yet it is an accessory for $15. More important, The camera needs an accessory viewfinder for outdoor shots. The articulating screen is good and even set for daylight there is too much reflection to really compose the shot. The ACCESSORY VIEWFIDER is $449 or discounted by some stores at $349- still a great deal of money. At $699, the price of this camera is high and SONY should be making a good enough profit without gouging the customer on the viewfinder. The instruction booklet leave a lot to be desired. There's lot to learn about the capabilities of the camera beyond the list of features. The booklet that comes with he camera is not complete at all. So then you have to buy a book for $25. C'mon now. I expect more of SONY All in all, a good camera. After all the reviews I read and spending nearly $1300 for the camera, viewfinder, battery charger, flash and grip, I probably could have considered a few other cameras. I'm going to keep it hough and continue experimenting as I believe it will probably be great....until the RX200 with built-in Viewfinder and longer telephoto range are available in June or July of this year.

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Consider Your Hands
5 Star Review   By WhereMusicShines on Sony - Official Store - Jan 16, 2014   

No doubt, best compact digital camera I own. I have several in addition to my bigger gear. There are other compact digital cameras worth looking at, but only a few that may compare to this little gem. Besides all the features the best thing for me is that it shoots in RAW and with a full frame sensor. Can't beat that, period. But consider your hands before you buy. I take pics for a living and even I have a little bit of a problem with how small this camera is. Not that it is necessarily a bad thing to be this small but your hands can get in the way. I know, this sounds a little nuts. I have average 'guy' hands. But consider the placement of the Info button AND the "flash" side of the control wheel. The camera is so small that both of these functions are all the way tight to the right side of the camera back. So much so that I have a little trouble holding the camera without turn one or the other on. Easy enough to turn off again but a little bit of a nuisance. You will especially have trouble holding the camera if you do not also get the grip attachment like the Sony AG-R1 for example. There is otherwise no grip on the front, nothing. On the backside, my fingers want to hold somewhere ( and its usually not where Sony designed for my thumb to go and that's on the rubbery grip next to the "record" button but instead at the bottom right hand corner ) and my thumb or fingers inevitably turn on the Info button or the flash menu function to the right side of the control wheel accidentally. You will have to adapt and learn not to do this because you will want this camera and will find out you will not regret it, despite the placement of those buttons.

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Great features! Great quality!
5 Star Review   By DVFL on Sony - Official Store - Jan 6, 2014   

This little camera packs some big features that will come definitely handy especially for underwater where manual control and low light are essential !

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Replaced my DSLRs
4 Star Review   By n781lc on Sony - Official Store - Dec 27, 2013   

Downsized from DSLRs, lens, bags and accessories due to aging strength and stability. Advanced hobbyist skilled in Adobe software. Researched numerous Compacts with attached zoom lens equal to my most used 'big ones.' Several of the top major brands had a demo day at a local full service camera store . The Sony DSC-RX100 M2 with the great glass (Carl Zeiss f/1.8-4.6), 28-100 zoom (35 mm equivalent) lens, seemed to fulfill my "wants." .. It has! Would give 5 stars if better documentation, very minimal. This camera has all that they say, much more than probably will ever be used, but .. there needs to be a much more detailed explanation of the extensive menu options and such uses as e.g., wireless flash, that is available with other quality devices. Would recommend to a friend, with caveat that Sony is a VERY large and diverse company with minimum customer relations/service.

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AMAZING! Great for travel.
5 Star Review   By JFo727 on Sony - Official Store - Dec 26, 2013   

This camera gets me so excited, I take it to the office just in case I run into some free time to take some pictures. The photo quality even on "auto" is so crisp it can make anyone a good photographer. I'm literally waiting for the day I need to take a group photo so I can just sync to my phone and take it from there instead of running back and forth #This is an issue I have often#. This camera is compact, durable, crisp, and has every function above what you would need in a point and shoot. The movie quality is excellent as well. This camera has some fun "special effects" that are nice if you do not know anything about photo editing. I'd recommend this camera to both professionals and anyone just looking for an every day camera. I love it!

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Needs major improvements
3 Star Review   By Ryan312123 on Sony - Official Store - Dec 4, 2013   

I owned and loved the RX100 but the RX100M2 has some really bad pitfalls. 1) Their new "autofocus" is worse than in the RX100. It prioritizes the background and objects in the foreground are often out of focus. For example, I can be recording video in auto-mode with a person 2 feet in front of me and it will focus on the background half the time, even when the person takes up 90% of the frame. It makes no sense why the camera would focus on something that takes up 1/10th of the picture! 2) Whites really, really throw off blacks. If someone is wearing a white shirt and black pants, their legs turn out like black shadows because it messes up the exposure. There 'should' be an option for backlight compensation or something that de-prioritizes whites and compensates for blacks. Blacks are always hard to pick up and this makes it that much worse. 3) Wi-Fi is really spotty. I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S3 so maybe an iPhone is more consistent but when you start recording, it's very laggy and almost impossible to use the zoom function. Thanks for hearing my feedback, Sony. Can't wait for the RX200!

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I think this is an excellent camera.
5 Star Review   By Bill B. on Adorama - Nov 6, 2013   

I've been looking for a camera like this for a long time. I've wanted something I could control more positively than the ordinary point-and-shoot, that did not have the ordinary point-and-shoot's shutter lag, which I have found terribly frustrating, and that would fit in my pocket. This is it. My major purpose for this camera is to photograph kids, but I'm using it for much more, carrying it in place of my SLR, and so far it has done very well. It's easily the most complex camera I've ever owned, and there's a steep learning curve, but so far (I've had the camera about four weeks) I'm quite happy with it. One feature I have found particularly useful is the level indicator, since I seem to have an unfortunate tendency to tilt the camera, and this makes it easy to avoid that.

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Great job Sony!
5 Star Review   By georges on Sony - Official Store - Oct 12, 2013   

In cause of very good, almost euphoric reviews the Sony RX100 II gained my attention. I bought the camera one month ago and after a few hundred shots I'm more and more fascinated by the image quality. Especially at night the large sensor shows its power. Noticeable are also the well working automatic scene detection and useful features at manual mode like peak mode, that marks parts of the image which are in sharp focus. The camera body is perfectly finished, but for my taste the mode selection wheel is a little bit too stiff, At least I have to admit that I'm missing one feature a little bit: A built in gps sensor for geotagging. But overall I can only fall in line with most of the other reviews: Great job Sony!

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Product Details
Description
Capture detail in low-light conditions with Sony's Exmor R sensor and f/1.8 Carl Zeiss glass. This pocket pro boasts an ultra-sensitive ISO 12800, Wi-Fi sharing and an expandable shoe system. Better yet, a lightning-quick AF can focus in as little as 0.13 seconds. Suddenly, this award-winning camera just got a whole lot better.
Quick Glance
LCD Screen Size 3 in
Memory Card Support Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO High Speed Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, Eye-Fi Card
Effective Megapixels 20.2 Megapixel
Camera Type Compact Camera
Image Stabilization Optical
Summary
Product Title Sony DSC-RX100M II Cyber-Shot Black Digital Camera
Manufacturer Sony
Power Score 4.5 | 33 Reviews
Image Processor
Total Pixels: 20900000
Image Sensor: Exmor CMOS
Other Features
Maximum Video Capture Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Flash: Auto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Rear Curtain Sync, Slow Sync
Lens Features
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent): 28 mm to 100 mm
Optical Zoom: 3.6 X
Digital Zoom: 14x
Focal Length: 10.40 mm to 37.10 mm
Dimensions
Height: 2.3 in
Width: 4.0 in
Depth: 1.4 in
Weight: 7.51 oz
Reference
URL: Manufacturer Link
Warranty Information: 1 Year
Expert Reviews
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Review
4.5 Star Review  photographyblog.com - Aug 29, 2013

Last year's RX100 premium compact camera proved to be a runaway success for Sony - can the new Mark II version improve on the original? Read our expert Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II review to find out...

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Excellent camera, not great for outdoors as much as i wanted :(
4 Star Review   By member wood14 - Sep 10, 2015   

The camera has an impressive sharp image quality. the lens is just great! unlike many of its size it has an addition of a hot shoe (more useful indoors than for outdoors sports). the camera's pivoting LCD display works perfect for me. Overall, this is a great camera for the photo enthusiast who left her DSLR at home and travels light :)

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Love the camera but DISAPPOINTED
4 Star Review   By Brette on Sony - Official Store - Feb 28, 2014   

I own the RX100 and loved it except that I couldn't take pictures outdoors because the sun obscured the LED screen. I couldn't see a thing on a sunny day. Very fundamental! So I was excited to see that the RX100 11 came with a tilting screen and a viewfinder slot on top. But was so disappointed by the limited flexibility of the screen- I took the camera out on a sunny day and I still couldn't see the LCD screen, and what I could take was limited to the angles I could make the LCD flex in (up and down) . The separate viewfinder is $400 plus and so big it negates the whole pocket camera concept. I wanted so much to love the RX100 11 - it does have all these xtra features but disappointed me on the fundamentals. Sony, please give me the same camera with a built in viewfinder, fully flexible LCD screen (flip out 360) , more zoom- and a few fixes on button placement-

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Great camera but....
4 Star Review   By MBBLA on Sony - Official Store - Feb 2, 2014   

The RX100 II is a great little camera: pocketable: Zeiss lens, exceptional build quality, nice features, quality pictures for the most part. I also have a NEX7 with the 24mm Zeiss lens and expected similar result from the RX100 II in the scene mode for sunsets as an example. That's not going to happen unless you use a tripod. In that mode, the shutter speed and ISO make hand holding the RX100 nearly impossible. Always blurry pictures vs. the NEX 7 shooting in the same mode. I find that many times unless i really dial up the ISO I am getting shutter speeds at 1/30th which prevents super sharp pictures even with the steady shot feature turned on. It would be nice if the tele zoom went to 140- 150 MM and didn't go to f4.9 in the tele mode. Sharing pictures and sending to a smartphone even with the memories app on an iPhone is not as easy as it sounds and it needs wi-fi vs. bluetooth. Accessories: The camera needs a grip for man sized hands. Yet it is an accessory for $15. More important, The camera needs an accessory viewfinder for outdoor shots. The articulating screen is good and even set for daylight there is too much reflection to really compose the shot. The ACCESSORY VIEWFIDER is $449 or discounted by some stores at $349- still a great deal of money. At $699, the price of this camera is high and SONY should be making a good enough profit without gouging the customer on the viewfinder. The instruction booklet leave a lot to be desired. There's lot to learn about the capabilities of the camera beyond the list of features. The booklet that comes with he camera is not complete at all. So then you have to buy a book for $25. C'mon now. I expect more of SONY All in all, a good camera. After all the reviews I read and spending nearly $1300 for the camera, viewfinder, battery charger, flash and grip, I probably could have considered a few other cameras. I'm going to keep it hough and continue experimenting as I believe it will probably be great....until the RX200 with built-in Viewfinder and longer telephoto range are available in June or July of this year.

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Consider Your Hands
5 Star Review   By WhereMusicShines on Sony - Official Store - Jan 16, 2014   

No doubt, best compact digital camera I own. I have several in addition to my bigger gear. There are other compact digital cameras worth looking at, but only a few that may compare to this little gem. Besides all the features the best thing for me is that it shoots in RAW and with a full frame sensor. Can't beat that, period. But consider your hands before you buy. I take pics for a living and even I have a little bit of a problem with how small this camera is. Not that it is necessarily a bad thing to be this small but your hands can get in the way. I know, this sounds a little nuts. I have average 'guy' hands. But consider the placement of the Info button AND the "flash" side of the control wheel. The camera is so small that both of these functions are all the way tight to the right side of the camera back. So much so that I have a little trouble holding the camera without turn one or the other on. Easy enough to turn off again but a little bit of a nuisance. You will especially have trouble holding the camera if you do not also get the grip attachment like the Sony AG-R1 for example. There is otherwise no grip on the front, nothing. On the backside, my fingers want to hold somewhere ( and its usually not where Sony designed for my thumb to go and that's on the rubbery grip next to the "record" button but instead at the bottom right hand corner ) and my thumb or fingers inevitably turn on the Info button or the flash menu function to the right side of the control wheel accidentally. You will have to adapt and learn not to do this because you will want this camera and will find out you will not regret it, despite the placement of those buttons.

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Great features! Great quality!
5 Star Review   By DVFL on Sony - Official Store - Jan 6, 2014   

This little camera packs some big features that will come definitely handy especially for underwater where manual control and low light are essential !

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Replaced my DSLRs
4 Star Review   By n781lc on Sony - Official Store - Dec 27, 2013   

Downsized from DSLRs, lens, bags and accessories due to aging strength and stability. Advanced hobbyist skilled in Adobe software. Researched numerous Compacts with attached zoom lens equal to my most used 'big ones.' Several of the top major brands had a demo day at a local full service camera store . The Sony DSC-RX100 M2 with the great glass (Carl Zeiss f/1.8-4.6), 28-100 zoom (35 mm equivalent) lens, seemed to fulfill my "wants." .. It has! Would give 5 stars if better documentation, very minimal. This camera has all that they say, much more than probably will ever be used, but .. there needs to be a much more detailed explanation of the extensive menu options and such uses as e.g., wireless flash, that is available with other quality devices. Would recommend to a friend, with caveat that Sony is a VERY large and diverse company with minimum customer relations/service.

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AMAZING! Great for travel.
5 Star Review   By JFo727 on Sony - Official Store - Dec 26, 2013   

This camera gets me so excited, I take it to the office just in case I run into some free time to take some pictures. The photo quality even on "auto" is so crisp it can make anyone a good photographer. I'm literally waiting for the day I need to take a group photo so I can just sync to my phone and take it from there instead of running back and forth #This is an issue I have often#. This camera is compact, durable, crisp, and has every function above what you would need in a point and shoot. The movie quality is excellent as well. This camera has some fun "special effects" that are nice if you do not know anything about photo editing. I'd recommend this camera to both professionals and anyone just looking for an every day camera. I love it!

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Needs major improvements
3 Star Review   By Ryan312123 on Sony - Official Store - Dec 4, 2013   

I owned and loved the RX100 but the RX100M2 has some really bad pitfalls. 1) Their new "autofocus" is worse than in the RX100. It prioritizes the background and objects in the foreground are often out of focus. For example, I can be recording video in auto-mode with a person 2 feet in front of me and it will focus on the background half the time, even when the person takes up 90% of the frame. It makes no sense why the camera would focus on something that takes up 1/10th of the picture! 2) Whites really, really throw off blacks. If someone is wearing a white shirt and black pants, their legs turn out like black shadows because it messes up the exposure. There 'should' be an option for backlight compensation or something that de-prioritizes whites and compensates for blacks. Blacks are always hard to pick up and this makes it that much worse. 3) Wi-Fi is really spotty. I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S3 so maybe an iPhone is more consistent but when you start recording, it's very laggy and almost impossible to use the zoom function. Thanks for hearing my feedback, Sony. Can't wait for the RX200!

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I think this is an excellent camera.
5 Star Review   By Bill B. on Adorama - Nov 6, 2013   

I've been looking for a camera like this for a long time. I've wanted something I could control more positively than the ordinary point-and-shoot, that did not have the ordinary point-and-shoot's shutter lag, which I have found terribly frustrating, and that would fit in my pocket. This is it. My major purpose for this camera is to photograph kids, but I'm using it for much more, carrying it in place of my SLR, and so far it has done very well. It's easily the most complex camera I've ever owned, and there's a steep learning curve, but so far (I've had the camera about four weeks) I'm quite happy with it. One feature I have found particularly useful is the level indicator, since I seem to have an unfortunate tendency to tilt the camera, and this makes it easy to avoid that.

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Great job Sony!
5 Star Review   By georges on Sony - Official Store - Oct 12, 2013   

In cause of very good, almost euphoric reviews the Sony RX100 II gained my attention. I bought the camera one month ago and after a few hundred shots I'm more and more fascinated by the image quality. Especially at night the large sensor shows its power. Noticeable are also the well working automatic scene detection and useful features at manual mode like peak mode, that marks parts of the image which are in sharp focus. The camera body is perfectly finished, but for my taste the mode selection wheel is a little bit too stiff, At least I have to admit that I'm missing one feature a little bit: A built in gps sensor for geotagging. But overall I can only fall in line with most of the other reviews: Great job Sony!

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Very Happy
5 Star Review   By elpatron on Sony - Official Store - Oct 4, 2013   

I have just upgraded from the DSC-HX5 to the DSC-RX100M and it has been a real treat. My first pics that i took, i could see they were superior to my old camera. It is a little heavier but other than that, i am very happy.

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In love
5 Star Review   By Nathan Lee Bush on Adorama - Oct 1, 2013   

This camera is everything I hoped for and more: - It's built like a tank yet still manages to fit in your pocket - It is speedy in operation - It has full manual controls and intuitive ergonomics - It has a huge sensor for the size, and a fast lens meaning I can achieve shallow depth of field when I want - I really like the quality of the pop up flash. Very Yashica T4 like - The lens is tack sharp, as is the LCD screen - High ISO shots very usable - Blows competition in its category out of the water in terms of image quality My main problem with it is probably not a big deal for a lot of people, but affected my use, as I really like a mobile, rather than desktop-based workflow. The WiFi is a nice feature and pretty well implemented to integrate with my iPhone, but the images you send to your phone are lower quality than those on the camera. If you zoom in, there is a lot of lost detail. The image quality seems to be compressed and degraded, something that wasn't clarified when they describe the feature to share with your phone in the promotional materials. So, still waiting for a usable integrated experience with my iPhone, but looks like I'll be waiting a while longer.

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WiFi connection to Mac OS X
5 Star Review   By docray on Sony - Official Store - Sep 26, 2013   

It took me less than 5 minutes to download the Mac OS X software (from the link given in the WiFi pamphlet that came with the camera) and connect the RX100 II to my iMac, my MacBook Pro and my iPhone 5. The WiFi link established worked flawlessly in all three cases. I don't understand why anyone is having problems with this.

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Camera looking for that SLR image quality
5 Star Review   By Koolnal on Sony - Official Store - Sep 21, 2013   

What can I say just a joy to use. Low light performance and quality of images is second to none in this price range. And the build quality is superb. Well done Sony!!!

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compact and sharp like a basic dsl camera.
5 Star Review   By VicF on Sony - Official Store - Sep 18, 2013   

Compact and sharp. High iso make low light environment shooting situation with no problem. Almost worth for the price. WiFi is a plus and playmemories apps has lots of room to improve

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Very Impressive
5 Star Review   By Photolaine on Sony - Official Store - Sep 17, 2013   

I purchased this camera two weeks ago and I've got to say it's fantastic. I shoot a canon 5d Mk11 full frame so I know quality. I've just printed out a shot A2 and I can't believe how good it looks. it turns on ready to shoot in about 1 second and has hardly any shutter lag, this is one great camera and I don't think anyone who buys it will be disappointed. well done Sony!

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software updates?
4 Star Review   By DrGlenn on Sony - Official Store - Sep 14, 2013   

I've looked at several reviews of this new Mark2 and would like to ask Sony if some of the criticisms of mode capabilities ie. auto mode only for ring based zoom options will be looked at for software updates. See: reviews.cnet.com/digit... I've worked with a pro photographer who has the Rx100 and uses it extensively but not the M2. Thanks

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Beautiful Camera
5 Star Review   By Makakilo on Sony - Official Store - Sep 3, 2013   

I was a tad skeptical about the RX100-2 because of lack of wifi for Apple iOS. I had read reviews complaining about that but also professional reviews that said it was able to do wifi with iOS. To me, no wifi for iOS almost doesnt justify the additional price over the original RX-100. I took a leap of faith. Im here to say my camera works fine with my iPhone 5. You have to manually pair it via wifi..very simple. once connected, then you have to use the Play Memories app. Transfers were quick. I dont think I have the ability to control the camera with my iPhone but I really dont care about that. Im still learning how to use the camera but I took it out for a spin the day I got it and was very happy with it. The pictures are great, I love the tilting screen. There are alot of options I still have to work though but like what I see so far. Im thinking of springing for the electronic view finder. I like that I have the option to add that in the hot shoe.

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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100M2
5 Star Review   By Jacques on Adorama - Sep 3, 2013   

At 20 MP with a large imaging sensor and Zeiss lens, this camera takes photos almost as good as most DSLRs! Negatives: It should have a TIFF option and a right or left hand grip. The optional optical viewer (fits on the hot shoe) at over $400 is much too costly and rather too large for this camera. And, magnifying the image on the viewing screening is not continuous I still give it 5 stars. It is too soon for me to comment on all of its functions

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Not Apple-friendly, Sony loses this sale
3 Star Review   By dencentral on Sony - Official Store - Aug 22, 2013   

The new Sony Cyber-shot Digital Camera RX100 II features wireless NFC connection with Android phones including remote shutter capability and initiation of WiFi file transfer. It's too bad Sony completely ignores methods of pairing with Apple iPhones, which don't use NFC, and I read a review here from a Macintosh user who said he/she can't even get WiFi drivers for Macintosh PCs off the Japanese language site he/she had been directed to search (really?). It looks like a sweet camera, but I could never pay for a feature set that works with phones and PCs, but ignores the number one smartphone in North America, and "the other" PC operating system popular for home use. I avoid Android or Windows in my workflow, so unfortunately these oversights/decisions oblige me to ignore this offering from Sony when considering my next camera purchase.

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A delight to use!
5 Star Review   By EnthusiasticAmateur on Sony - Official Store - Aug 21, 2013   

I had already enjoyed using my RX100, first generation, for work and fun photography. The RX100 II takes ultraportable, high fidelity photography to a new level, especially with wifi and phone connectivity. Love it!

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unbelievable APS SLR replacement
5 Star Review   By joecoopdog on Adorama - Aug 20, 2013   

I am astounded by just how good the picture quality is out of this camera. I would say it is about 80% as good as my x pro1 and rivals any crop sensor camera in every conceivable way aside from fast action focus. The menuitis is hard to get use to coming from SLR and x-pro but the fact I can shoot raw, get a small amount of bokeh, amazing dynamic range and clarity and no intrusive lens issues just amazes me as it is hardly bigger than my old s 110 which I owned for a week or 2 before deciding to get rid of because it had lens and sensor issues galore. Lens sensor and size are what this camera is all about and what it does exceedingly well. You absolutely will not be disappointed in this camera as a backup or hiking shirt pocket camera, and ohhh did I say this thing is tiny? just buy it, you wont regret it if landscape image quality in a small package is your goal, nothing even comes close...

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PERFECT FOR ACTIVE SENIOR'S LIFESTYLE
5 Star Review   By BeJay on Sony - Official Store - Aug 18, 2013   

If you are like me, it's a great time of life... retired senior with four grandchildren under 5 years old, my photography has begun to coalesce around: grandkid portraits / parties / milestones; and exotic travel / adventure trips; together with a renewed interest in photography as a hobby. But, life is not always that idyllic, with age have also come eyesight and dexterity limitations that caused me to put aside my DSLR and my camcorder to seek the ideal instrument -- a prosumer-level pocket-sized powerhouse -- first the RX100/B and now the RX100M2/B. [I had my RX100 for a full year and just traded-up to the RX100M2 this past week.] Their extraordinary compactness and brilliant LCD display make handling and portability a snap. No more squinting through a viewfinder or lugging around a stuffed camera bag, which I've often left in my room just as a great photo-op passed me by! Sony's in-camera programs are superb. And the tiltable LCD display minimizes the stress on my neck and back. I can't wait to try out controlling the RX100M2 from my smart phone, wow. Sony's Picture Effects can be another whole side of my art to develop. So, Net/Net, the Sony RX100M2 helps me to capture life's special moments with ease and precision-- beautiful images of a good life ... try it your self and see!

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Excellent camera
5 Star Review   By Coloradian on Sony - Official Store - Aug 11, 2013   

After try canon sx280 and Nikon s9500, I order the rx100 and after couple days of used I'm very impress with the quality of the picture, the only concern is the pop up flash , don't look the best quality like the rest of the camera. Good job Sony

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Miniature Marvel.....
5 Star Review   By crtowles on Sony - Official Store - Aug 10, 2013   

This is a gem of a camera. I LOVE it. It is super small, fast built like a tank and takes stunning images. Low light performance still and video is excellent! All of this and i can slip into my purse or pocket.....

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PERFECT FOR ACTIVE SENIOR'S LIFESTYLE
5 Star Review   By BeJay on Adorama - Aug 9, 2013   

If you are like me, it's a great time of life... retired senior with four grandchildren under 5 years old, my photography has begun to coalesce around: grandkid portraits/parties/milestones; exotic travel/adventure trips; and, a renewed interest in photography as a hobby. But, life is not always that idyllic, with age have also come eyesight and dexterity limitations that caused me to put aside my hulking DSLR and my camcorder to seek the ideal instrument -- a prosumer-level pocket-sized powerhouse -- first the RX100/B and now the RX100M2/B. [I had my RX100 for a full year and just traded-up to the RX100M2 this past week.] Their extraordinary compactness and brilliant LCD display make handling and portability a snap. No more squinting through a viewfinder or lugging around a stuffed camera bag, which I've often left in my room just as a great photo-op passed me by! Sony's in-camera programs are superb. And the tiltable LCD display minimizes the stress on my neck and back. I can't wait to try out controlling the RX100M2 from my smart phone, wow. Sony's Picture Effects can be another whole side of my art to develop. So, Net/Net, the Sony RX100M2 helps me to capture life's special moments with ease and precision-- beautiful images of a good life ... try it your self and see!

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Best Compact Camera By Far !
5 Star Review   By Pito on Sony - Official Store - Aug 7, 2013   

The best point and shoot camera i have ever owned by far. Very sharp and crisp pics thanks to the 1 inch sensor. It's kind of on the high side as far as the price, but it's totally worth it !

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Good upgrade
4 Star Review   By CamCollector on Sony - Official Store - Aug 6, 2013   

Wanted to upgrade from the HX5 to the HX50 until this was announced. Neat control from Android smartphone.

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Best Compact Camera
5 Star Review   By etashetash on Sony - Official Store - Aug 6, 2013   

I am NOT a professional photographer, nor do I have the experience, ability or will to fuss with a film camera. However, I have owned several digital point and shoots in the past and they all PAIL in comparison to the image quality and capabilities of the RX-100M2. Before the purchase, I was deciding between this camera and the ridiculously priced RX1 ($2800). I made the right choice. After researching and analyzing reviews, and now owning the M2, I can say with confidence that the quality of not only the photos but the camera itself (build, interface ease of use) makes it worth the $750. I can see this camera lasting quite a while and collecting fantastic photos during its lifespan. HIGHLY recommended.

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High quality pictures in a small package
5 Star Review   By HoHo on Adorama - Aug 6, 2013   

The best feature is the the flip LCD. Can not do without this.

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UNBELIEVABLE!!!
5 Star Review   By Rocco on Sony - Official Store - Aug 5, 2013   

Just received 3 days ago. . I bought the camera so I could have a traveling camera, that would take quality shots on the go, without hauling my huge DSL camera & lenses. After much research, I decided on the RX-100M2. My wife takes the worst pictures and has no knowledge of cameras & their operation. She volunteered to take pictures & Video for a baby shower. I gave her a quick tutorial on the basic operation and sent her off with it, expecting the usual results (Questionable) I truly could not believe the results! The color, focus and quality of the shots were amazing!! The price for performance is wonderful and I can't wait to test this camera's advanced features if I can pry it out of her hands!.

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Just Got The Camera
4 Star Review   By Ellsworth on Sony - Official Store - Jul 31, 2013   

Just got the camera. I have used the previous version of this camera for a year now and it's great. I was looking forward to the wi-fi feature of the new camera, but it's a no-go, at least if you're a Mac OSX user. There's one thing I really hate -- us Mac users being relegated to the back of the bus insofar as software support is concerned. In this case, I go to the web link Sony has designated in the supporting documentation as the link to download the software for wi-fi for the Mac (a completely unintelligible Japanese link if you must know, or are fluent in Japanese) and I am greeted with a "File Not Found" (the only non Japanese characters on the web site) greeting. Please don't tell me that a company as large as Sony is incapable (or unwilling) to release software support for a product for both the Windows and the Mac platform simultaneously. Very frustrating experience and it definitely does not make me want to buy a VAIO computer if that's their ulterior motive.

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