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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II
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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II Digital Camera

20.2MP 8.3x CMOS Jan 2016
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Sony Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 14,994 expert and user reviews, Sony has good ratings for its cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its bridge camera digital cameras range.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other recently released bridge camera digital cameras which do not support Full HD video, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II supports Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300[plb_2966575_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II.

We compared all the other cameras with an image stabiliser to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300[plb_2966575_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Latest bridge camera digital cameras have digital zooms of between 2x and 33x, and the average digital zoom is 11x. With a digital zoom of 33 times zoom factor, the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other new digital cameras.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital camera supports an MS Duo|MS Micro (M2)|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|MS XC-HG Duo|MicroSD (TransFlash)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300[plb_2966575_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS[plb_3191138_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which is also higher rated.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over nine times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by new bridge camera digital cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels is equivalent to 4K Ultra HD video. This has four times the detail of Full HD video.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all latest similar spec digital cameras.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

At 25,600, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has a quite high maximum ISO speed compared to most of the other new bridge camera digital cameras. The maximum ISO speeds of recently released bridge camera digital cameras range from 1,600 to 26,000.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II is more than most similar spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Sony camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on new bridge camera digital cameras. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Has One Photo Effect

The number of photo effects found on the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on similar spec cameras that were released in the last year.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over nine times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

This digital camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best video resolution amongst all comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II.

Amongst similar types of digital camera the worst video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most commonly found light exposure correction on comparable spec cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Supports Twenty-Three ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 80, but this ISO speed is not supported by this Sony camera. The ISO speeds 100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800 and 25600 are also supported by this camera.

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TFT Display

The Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most cameras that came out in the last year. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight.

This camera's display (TFT) is actually the best display amongst all bridge camera digital cameras that came out in the last 12 months.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst display is LCD.

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Auto Focus

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on similar spec digital cameras that were launched in the last year.

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13 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II is not 3D compatible. Most of the other recently released similar spec digital cameras are also not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II, the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Most new bridge camera digital cameras do not have a GPS. The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also have a GPS that you might want to look at including the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS[plb_3191138_price].

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for the last year, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II does not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support WiFi connectivity which you might also want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300[plb_2966575_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS[plb_3191138_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II does not support video recording. Most of the other new comparable spec digital cameras also do not support video recording.

We think you might also be interested in other digital cameras which also support video recording including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300[plb_2966575_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched in the last year also do not have a built-in flash.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300[plb_2966575_price], or the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 8.3 times zoom factor, the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II. Bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II have optical zooms of between 8.3x and 65x.

Cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the Polaroid IX-5038[plb_3780627_price] (50x and higher rated).

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has a greater number of flash modes than most bridge camera digital cameras that were launched in the last year. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the cameras that have been available for the last year the maximum camera shutter speeds range from 2s to 60s. At only 4 seconds, the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II.

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Very Low Lens Magnification Ratio

The average lens magnification ratio of digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II is 3.2x, and the lens magnification ratios range from 0.7x to 10x. At only 0.7 times zoom factor, the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has a quite low lens magnification ratio compared to most of the other latest comparable spec digital cameras.

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Quite Short Maximum Battery Life

The shortest maximum battery life of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II is 1.3h, the longest is 4.5h, and the average maximum battery life is 3h. With a maximum battery life of only 2.8 hours, the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has one of the shorter maximum battery lives amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

At only 460 millimeters, the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II. Bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II have maximum focal lengths of between 460mm and 1,400mm.

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Heavy

The Cybershot DSC-RX10 II is quite heavy (770 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were released in the last year. The average weight of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II is 560g.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300[plb_2966575_price] (640g) which also has a higher rating.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when this camera was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other new digital cameras.

We compared all the other 3" screen cameras to this camera and we think the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price], and the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300[plb_2966575_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 20.2 megapixels, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has a pretty standard megapixel count compared to most of the other recently released bridge camera digital cameras.

If this digital camera megapixel count is not high enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony ILCA-68K[plb_3715549_price] (24.2MP).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on similar spec cameras that have been around for the last year.

Digital cameras with a better sensor type that might also be worth looking at include the Medion Life X44022[plb_2800991_price] (CCD and higher rated), or the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS[plb_3191138_price] (CCD and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Port
Microphone in Socket
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Headphone Out Port
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide

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Product Identifiers

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