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  • 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
  • Bright F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens w/3.6x zoom
  • Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi or NFC
  • Recording Media Types: PRO Duo™ / Pro-HG Duo™ media Memory Stick, SD, SDHC and SDXC Memory Card
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  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Flash
  • HD Compatible

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  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 1.5 x 2.3 inches ; 9.9 ounces
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  • ASIN: B00DM8R866
  • Item model number: DSC-RX100M2/B
  • Batteries 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #275 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 26, 2013

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Sony make . believe

When beautiful scenery inspires the artist within, capture every exquisite detail with the compact Cyber-shot RX100 II. You’ll enjoy extraordinary light sensitivity, breathtaking image quality and beautiful background defocusing thanks to a newly developed 1.0-inch back-illuminated CMOS sensor and F1.8 lens.

Capture detail in low-light conditions

With a new Exmor R® sensor that features the same adaptive noise reduction technology from Sony’s flagship SLT-A99V, the RX100 II easily offers a wide range of sensitivity from ISO 160 to ISO 12800.


New 1.0 inch Exmor R™ back-illuminated CMOS sensor

Extremely high sensitivity and remarkably low noise are achieved by Sony’s massive new 20.2-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor. Its back illumination technology collects light more efficiently and combines with image processing advances to bring noise to unbelievably low levels — equivalent to noise one stop lower sensitivity in the renowned RX100 II.

Large-aperture F1.8 Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar T* lens

Legendary Carl Zeiss optics and unrivaled Sony imaging technology merge in a compact, high-performance lens that offers supremely accurate performance, powerful 3.6x (28-100mm at 35mm equivalent) optical zoom capabilities and an enormous F1.8 aperture with almost perfectly round seven-blade diaphragm for beautiful background defocusing.

Instantly connect to smartphones and tablets

Touch your Android™ smartphone or tablet to the camera to create a connection. No setup is required beyond downloading the free PlayMemories Mobile app to your device. Made possible by NFC™ technology, once connected, you can remotely control the camera’s shutter release from your mobile device and instantly receive the captured image via Wi-Fi.

Expanded ISO Sensitivity

With a new Exmor R® sensor that features the same adaptive noise reduction technology from Sony’s flagship SLT-A99V, the RX100 II easily offers a wide range of sensitivity from ISO 160 to ISO 12800.

Expand your shooting options via Multi Interface Shoe

A Multi Interface Shoe lets you attach wide-ranging accessories for photo and movie shooting. These include an electronic viewfinder, powerful external flash unit and stereo microphone. You can also connect with a compatible remote control via Multi Terminal.

View every scene clearly on the tiltable LCD

The 3.0-inch, 1,229k-dot Xtra Fine monitor displays scenes extra clearly, even in bright sunlight. It can be tilted up to 45° downward to shoot over crowds or up to 84° upward to capture pets eye to eye. You’ll enjoy clear, faithful reproduction thanks to WhiteMagic™ wizardry, which combines white and RGB pixels to boost brightness and visibility.

Additional Features

High speed auto focus

High speed Auto Focus To improve focusing speed and sensitivity, the Exmor R® CMOS sensor uses its rapid throughput to deliver high-quality image signals to the camera’s BIONZ® processor, which provides intelligent response data to a new high speed actuator motor in the lens. The result is fast, DSLR-like focusing speeds even in low light.

Comfortable control ring for manual operation

A unique control ring around the lens works in combination with an intuitive, displayed user interface for meticulous SLR-type control over settings that satisfies even the most fastidious users. The control ring can be assigned to adjust various features (at various values) from basics like zooming and aperture to creative functions like Picture Effect. Moreover, it turns smoothly and seamlessly, allowing quiet, click-free usage while shooting movies including a new step-zoom function that enables instant selection of commonly used focal lengths.

Capture JPEG files, RAW files, or both

The DSC-RX100 saves pictures as compact JPEG files and/or ultra-high quality RAW files. RAW files save images prior to de-mosaicking, white balance, sharpness and color enhancement. This retains maximum latitude for enhancing the image on your PC.

Full HD Movies at 60p/60i/24p

Capture HD Movies in your choice of super-smooth 60p, standard 60i or cinematic 24p, all at Full HD 1920x1080 resolution. AVCHD™ codec delivers stunning picture quality. MP4 codec offers smaller files for easier upload to the web.

Auto Object Framing

Give your photos a professional look with Auto Object Framing. Featuring advancements like exceptional two-person portrait capability along with Face Detection and Tracking Focus, Auto Object Framing not only turns ordinary photos into stunning compositions but does so automatically recognizing the scene then cropping accordingly.

Customizable function button

Assign up to seven different functions to the function button, to allow quick access to your most frequently used functions.

Optical SteadyShot® with 3-way Active Mode

Optical SteadyShot® image stabilization reduces shake and blur by countering camera movements in both horizontal and vertical directions. Active 3-Way stabilization adds digital rolling control that counters clockwise and anti-clockwise rotation, resulting in more stable videos even at long focal lengths. Active 3-Way stabilization adds digital rolling control that counters clockwise and anti-clockwise rotation, resulting in more stable videos even at long focal lengths.

Auto HDR modes

Captures more scene dynamic range than a single exposure can handle—and more range than photo film. Combines the best highlight detail from one shot, the best mid-tones from a second and the best shadow detail from a third for one incredible shot (up to 6 EV stops). Captures in a split second. (Recommended for still subjects.).

Face Detection/ Registration technology

The camera can automatically detect and register up to eight individual faces and adjust focus, exposure, white balance and flash to help deliver crisp, properly lit images of family and friends. Can prioritize children or adults.

Multi-aspect ratio recording for still images

Capture still images in any of four aspect ratios — 1:1, 2:3, 4:3, or 16:9 (vertical to horizontal). This provided the freedom to choose a ratio that matches the scene or the specific shooting purpose.

3.6x optical/7.2x Clear Image digital zoom

Most digital zooms use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom digitally doubles optical zoom for closer photos.

Picture Effect mode

Realize your creative potential with Picture Effect, a fun and simple way to convert ordinary landscapes and portraits come to life by heightening mood and emphasizing certain attributes. Effects are Soft Focus, Posterization, Retro Photo, High Contrast Monochrome, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Soft High-key, Toy Camera, Pop Color, Partial Color, Watercolor Painting, HDR Painting, and Illustration.

Creative Style settings

Control how the camera processes your images with six finishing styles: Standard, Vivid, B&W, Sunset, Portrait and Landscape. You can even fine-tune contrast, saturation, and sharpness to your personal taste.

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Image sensor  

1.0-inch Exmor CMOS sensor


1.0-inch Exmor R® CMOS sensor (Back-illuminated)

ISO range (still)  

Auto (ISO 125-6400)

125/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400 (expandable to ISO 80/100)

ISO 12800/25600 in Multi Frame NR mode achieved by By Pixel Super Resolution Tech. and overlay burst shooting


Auto (ISO 160-12800)

160/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800 (expandable to ISO 100/125)

ISO 25600 in Multi Frame NR mode achieved by overlay burst shooting

Full HD Movie  




LCD monitor  

3.0-inch 1229k dots Xtra Fine LCD

Fixed type


3.0-inch 1229k dots Xtra Fine LCD

Tiltable type (Up 84 deg./down 45 deg.)

MI shoe  




Multi Terminal  




Wi-Fi / NFC  




Other features  

PlayMemories Home Lite preinstalled


PlayMemories Home Lite preinstalled , Step zoom, Auto Object Framing, Movie button setting


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Product 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.

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I love it. Picture quality is fantastic. I am still exploring the many options it offers I first used it on vacation took Simone great pictures. Read more ›
My pictures look like they were taken by a DSLR. Portraits shots are great, defocused background makes them look professional. Read more ›
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I can now take…This camera is truly a five star camera and with the Zeiss 1.8 lens it makes it a fast fixed lens so low light is great and high ISO noise is not bad at all. Read more ›
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This…It offers a number of automatic settings that make it very easy to use right out of the box, but it also allows manual settings for the more experienced photographer. Read more ›
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Picture quality is great...I've never owned an DSLR so to me this…1080P/60 video is great, and I was extremely surprised at how good the camera's mic is, it's very clear. Read more ›
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Batteries seem to last quite a while. Screen is great. Flash is actually quite good. Read more ›
P.S. I'm a dude. Screen tilting is pretty useful and the Android app functionality coupled with the NFC is so awesome to use. Can't wait to take this puppy on my Europe… Read more ›
- Automatic camera cover - Tilting LCD is nice - Retina like LCD Read more ›
The auto…The LCD screen is very clear and the ability to tilt is a bonus for me since I have a 1 year old so I don't have to get low to film or take pictures of him. It… Read more ›
The tilting screen seems quite solid and truly…The screen itself is amazingly bright and clear, looking a lot like Apple's Retina displays than typical LCD camera displays. Read more ›
Second - tilt screen doesn't really have a wide range of rotation, so you can't really get those amazing angles you would get with cameras with fully rotating tilt screens. T… Read more ›
Battery life is excellent. Better yet, it accepts low cost aftermarket batteries without complaint. Read more ›
Camera was pretty slick to hold, added after market "gripper" and much more comfortable with it. Battery life is very good, easy to focus, very nice lens. Extremely… Read more ›
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-f/1.8 aperture when fully wide and f/3.5 when fully zoomed in. - The ring on the lens can be set to do multiple functions, like zoom, focus, shutter and aperture. -The… Read more ›
The backside illumination on the sensor and higher ISO means I…Incredible amounts of detail in every shot that I can zoom in on and crop thanks to the generous 20MP size. Read more ›
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367 of 386 people found the following review helpful By Pro Photog on August 1, 2013
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As a professional photographer who mostly carries a 36 megapixel Nikon D800 SLR, I also needed a strong ultra-compact camera for those times when the big camera is just too much or I need to be inconspicuous in my shooting, and also for convenient personal/family use. For both uses, I find that the RX-100, Model 2 really exceeds all of my expectations.

Shortly after receiving it, I set up lab tests shooting the same objects at a range of ISO settings using 4 different cameras. I expected the Sony to surpass my older Canon compact, which it did easily. The surprise came when I compared the Sony images with my Nikon D7000 SLR, itself a very fine camera. The Sony RX100 M2 matched that fine camera at low ISO settings and surpassed it at ISO 1600 and above.

This little workhorse also has nearly all the settings one would seek as a serious photographer - 3-frame bracketing, manual white balance, focus and exposure control, aperture and shutter priority, 10fps rapid multiple shots, and more. Settings are complex, though and the manual confusing, So while it can behave as a point-and-shoot, this camera is best for someone having a good knowledge of sophisticated cameras.

I purchased mine with the optional, and rather expensive, electronic viewfinder that slides into the accessory shoe. It is a great viewfinder and I highly recommend this add-on for those of us who prefer an SLR-like way of holding a camera. And the electronic finder is really better than the usual optical, because you are seeing exactly what the sensor sees, and there is no mirror slap when you shoot.

I don't work much with video, but I conducted some tests of this capability anyway - full 1080 at 60P setting.
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290 of 313 people found the following review helpful By MyKeyReviews on July 26, 2013
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I purchased the RX100 last year, which has since been my favourite compact camera to use, and so far I haven't come across a camera that betters it, that is of course until this upgrade that brings some much welcomed extras.

Here are some of the upgraded features:

☑ An improved sensor (Exmor R CMOS Sensor); it's still the same size and has the same effective mega-pixels, but is now backlit which means it's able to pick up light by a further 40%.
☑ Hot-shoe; no idea why they didn't include this on the previous version, but at least it's here now.
☑ Tilt-able screen; one of the things I was longing for on the old RX100, this is one of my favourite upgrades by far!
☑ NFC (Near-field communications); I love this extra feature, by tapping the bottom of this camera onto your phone that has NFC enabled, it will connect them both together straight away.
If you don't have PlayMemories Mobile installed, it will take you to the store to download it (for free), if you have it installed already, it will connect them both together where you can then control the camera with your phone, though the modes are limited, you're able to take stunning quality photos and instantly transfer them over to your phone when taken.
☑ 24p recording; an extra welcomed option for those who love having more choice when recording (24p, 60i & 60p).
☑ PAL & NTSC choice; in the settings you can switch from one to the other which I'm sure certain people will love.

- Zoom is still 3.6x optical zoom, this is normal for high-quality compact cameras such as this one.
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93 of 101 people found the following review helpful By K. Shin on January 1, 2014
I echo all the accolades of this camera from other reviewers. RX100M2 produces beautiful images that rival (or sometimes better than) DSLRs. The new backside illuminated sensor is supposed to be 40% better at gathering light than the 1st gen RX, though this has been debated. The daytime photos are fine. Evening/low-light photos are another story.

There is one big problem that just destroys the camera experience for me. I'm a long-time photo enthusiast and understand enough about photography and cameras. I'm not a beginner-DSLR user that never graduates from the 18-55mm kit lens and full auto mode. But carrying a DSR kit while hiking the mountains in Canada, I got tired of all the bulk and subsequently sold and bought a NEX outfit (currently 5R). I also wanted to upgrade my p&s Nikon P310 (a 2012 camera) as a capable complimentary camera to the NEX, so I bought the RX100M2.

Especially for p&s cameras, I prefer to use the cameras in "P" mode for the least amount of thinking. Sure I can tinker with all the dials and settings like a DSLR but you know what, most of the time, I'd rather let the camera do the job, intelligently, and intervene when I have to. The one huge problem with RX100 is that if you have auto-ISO and in low light, then the max shutter speed that the camera chooses is 1/30 and even with OIS and with my best efforts to keep the camera still, I often get blurry photos in low-light situations. A handheld, auto-ISO 1/30 is too slow for this camera and you cannot set min shutter speed with auto ISO. I've gotten more blurry handheld photos than I've ever gotten compared to my older, tiny-sensor Nikon P310 in similar lighting situations. The components inside the camera are not to blame. It's how they're being used.
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