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

By Kevin Carter - Friday July 05 2013

Camera 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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II sensor performance:

With an overall DxOMarkSensor Score of 67 points, the DSC-RX100 II is ranked 1stwith cameras using a 1-inch type sensor or smaller, and is even ranked highly against those with larger 4:3 sensors coming 4th overall, behind the GH-3, E-M5 and E-PM2.  At 22.5 bits, the individual metric score for color depth is one of the best we’ve seen in a high-end compact with a zoom, and one with the largest Dynamic Range.  When it comes to low light scores, only compacts with physically larger (APS-C) sensors such as the Canon G1X, Ricoh GR and Coolpix A outperform it.