Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II review: new back-illuminated sensor promises superior low-light performance
By Kevin Carter -
Friday, July 05, 2013
- 1"-type Exmor-R BSI-CMOS sensor (13.2 x 8.8mm, 3:2 aspect ratio)
- 20.2 million effective pixels
- 28-100mm (equiv), f/1.8-4.9 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens
- Steady-Shot image stabilization
- ISO 160-12,800 (down to ISO 100 and to 25,600 expanded)
- NFC-mediated Wi-Fi allowing file transfer and control from smart-phones
- Rear control dial and customizable front control ring
- 10fps continuous shooting in 'Speed Priority' mode
- Tiltable 3" 1.2M-dot 'WhiteMagic' LCD screen
- 13 Picture Effects (27 with variations)
- Memory Recall feature can store up to three groups of custom settings
- 1080p60 video, (AVCHD) with MP4 option (50p in PAL regions)
- Built-in stereo microphones
- 330-shot battery life (CIPA)
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The Sony RX100 wasn't the first camera to feature a 1" sensor, but it was the first to fit it in a body as small as a conventional compact. The 13.3 x 8.8mm sensor may only be one-third the size of a typical DSLR chip but it's 2.7x larger than those used in most enthusiast compacts - meaning the RX100 was able to offer impressive image quality in a genuinely pocketable body.
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I pre-ordered mine
Everything I've read and heard from others has been brilliant. An upbeat review: http://www.squidoo.com/sony-rx100m-ii-and-sony-rx1r-price-and-review summarized the main points of BOTH the RX Series cameras being released, and you can find the web-cast from Sony about these cameras there too. I've pre-ordered mine... I'll post again when I have it in my hot little hand!
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"As for color depth, the Sony has a comfortable lead of +1.67 stops over the G15"
22.5-19.9=2.6, not 1.6. Every bit doubles the number of different values, i.e. a stop.
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Re: Guys, you can't count
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2.6 bit for color depth means only 1.67 stop. For color depth a difference of 1.5 bits equals 1 stop of difference.
For further information please check the color sensitivity computation which is describe here:
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