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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II review: new back-illuminated sensor promises superior low-light performance

By Kevin Carter - Friday July 05 2013

Sensor Review
Introduction | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II key Features | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II sensor performance | Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II versus competition | Conclusion

We’re waiting for the assessment on the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 from our labs to see just how well that will fare, but it too has a 1/1.7-inch type sensor which appears unable to match the larger Sony chip. Until such time that rivals adopt the Sony unit, or something similar (like the sensors found in the Nikon 1 cameras), it’s unlikely that they’ll be able to compete on level terms. For the moment at least, the highly pocketable Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100 and the new Mk II version have no real equal.

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