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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2

£2,999.00
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2
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A fully featured and multi award winning compact camera, good for portrait photography
Compact 20.2MP 8.3x 7952 X 5304 Pixels Jan 2016
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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2 number 279 across all digital cameras.
94
Reviews
88 Reviews + 7 Awards
51
Value for Money
Average
88
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has very good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 93% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received seven awards including a "Recommended" award from Digitaltrends.com plus two other sites and a "Highly Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Sony digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report excellent product quality, that it is a good size and it is easy to use.
The Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2 has some great features:
Higher than average megapixels
Matic eye af: the rx1r II employs eye AF that automatically detects and tracks the eye of a moving subject, for more framing freedom. eye AF is available even in AF-C focus mo
Touch remote and one-touch sharing: one-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and one-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. either way, by installing playmemories mobile app to your NFC enable android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. you are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. no NFC no problem. you can also pair the devices manual
S magnifier & peaking function: you can clearly magnify the image to simplify manual fine-tuning of the focus whether shooting still images or movies. the peaking function can also be activated to colorize the most sharply focused areas of your image for quick confirmati
I frame NR (noise reduction): this mode combines four shots' best details to significantly suppress noise and raise sensitivity, letting you clearly capture dark scenes without a tripod or flash. camera shake blur is also lowered while contrast and detail are rais
Nge optimizer (dro): in difficult lighting, DRO corrects your images to achieve smoother, more natural gradations with more detail in the highlights and shadows. you can use it during continuous shooting and when photographing moving subjec
HDR (high dynamic range): auto HDR integrates the best details from three exposures to expand the dynamic range of your images from darkest shadows to brightest highlights and capture all the tonal gradations seen by your naked e
Tive style: creative style settings bring out the character of your scene. simply select any of 13 settings (vivid, portrait, etc.) and the camera will adjust image parameters. you can also fine-tune contrast, saturation and sharpness to suit your preferen
Rity setup in af-c/af-s: in AF-S (single-shot af) or AF-C (continuous af) mode, choose AF priority for taking pictures only when subject is in focus, release priority for taking pictures even when subject is not in focus, or balanced emphasis for balancing the AF and release options to achieve accurate focus, without missing a decisive moment when shooting moving subjec
-zone evaluative metering: high-precision metering by an advanced evaluative metering sensor with 1200 zones ensures balanced exposures in wide-ranging lighting conditions. you have a choice of multi pattern, center weighted or spot metering mo
Auto minimum shutter speed: prevent blur in a shot of a moving subject by setting a shutter speed at which ISO sensitivity starts changing when ISO AUTO (while in P or A mode, or in multi frame nr) is select
precise white balance adjustment: the rx1r II offers more white balance adjustment steps (twice as many on the amber-blue axis; four times as many on the green-magenta axis) than the rx1r, so you can finely tune white balance with more subtle precision for more natural colo
Itive, versatile dial operation: settings are easy to adjust while framing a subject as you look through the viewfinder. rotate lens barrel rings with your left hand to control the aperture or activate macro mode, and fine-tune focus. select a focus mode with the front-mounted dial. A right hand can operate top-mounted mode dial, exposure compensation dial, custom button, AEL button, e
O mode for sharp extra-closeup shooting: rotate the macro switch ring to activate macro mode and shorten the minimum subject-to-image-sensor focusing distance to 20cm. minimal lens unit protrusion ensures shooting comfort. you can even take advantage of direct manual focus (dmf), MF assist, peaking function as well as use the XGA OLED tru-finder, etc. while engaged in macro shooti
Ng, light magnesium alloy body: the sculpted lightweight metal body conveys strong, solid assurance for shooting in all circumstances. every component has been meticulously refined to enhance precision and ease of operation, and designed to function flawlessly and reliably in the long r
I / NFC for fast, simple sharing: with wi-fi built into the rx1r II, you can easily transfer a photo or mp4 movie to your smartphone or tablet, then upload it to your favorite SNS (social networking site). NFC (near field communication) even simplifies establishing connection between the camera and device when using a nfc-enabled smartphone or tabl
7952 x 5304 pixels image resolution
Atible with multiple aspect ratios: now, 1:1 and 4:3 join 3:2 and 16:9 as aspect ratios that are supported by the previous model. the 1:1 aspect ratio with 28m (instead of 42m) pixels still gives you adequate expressive capability for later trimming, regardless of whether you intend to trim for vertical or horizontal image orientati
Orts 14-bit uncompressed RAW format: new compatibility with 14-bit uncompressed RAW format lets you choose the optimal format for your needs. the camera thereby ensures supreme quality of tonal gradation to maximize the benefit of the image sensor's wide dynamic ran
focus mode/5fps shooting with AF tracking: AF-C (continuous af) focus mode enables the rx1r II to track moving subjects while maintaining sharp focus, even when shooting continuously at 5fps, thanks largely to the 399-phase-detection-af-point system's widespread autofocus coverage throughout a large portion of the image ar
HD movie recording and XAVC S format: the rx1r II supports the XAVC S movie recording format, for capturing the quality of full HD motion picture footage at frame rates of 60p (50p), 30p (25p) or 24p, and at a high bit rate of 50mbps. this increases your capability to express your visions in truer images that contain finer details and minimal compression noise, moir and jaggi
Able LCD screen accommodates your eyepoint: the LCD screen is easy to monitor throughout a versatile range of shooting positions. its 3.0-type whitemagic display, with approx. 1,229k dots including high-luminance white pixels, can be tilted/positioned from 109 degrees up to 41 degrees down at max and ensures excellent visibility in all situations, even outdoors or in other bright environmen
OLED tru-finder with retractable design: the retractable tru-finder features 0.74x magnification, an optical system of four glass lens elements including two molded-glass aspherical lenses, corner-to-corner clarity, minimal distortion, anti-reflective ZEISS t* coating and brilliant reproduction of recording detail. the EVF can instantly, precisely preview how your settings will affect an image. A separate eyepiece cup is includ
Cal variable low-pass filter: LPF effect settings take advantage of the sensor's high 42.4-megapixel resolution to deliver the ultimate image quality for your needs. choose among off (to prioritize image resolution), hi (to reduce moir and color artifacts) or standard (to balance those priorities) settings to achieve image character you're aiming for. low-pass filter bracketing lets you preview effects of various settin
Dy, accurate fast hybrid af: 399 focal plane phase-detection AF points and 25 contrast-detection AF points make fast hybrid AF extra-quick and accurate under all conditions. the system features extensive phase-detection coverage (45% of image area) and 30% faster AF, as well as high tracking performance that assures capability to capture decisive momen
Z X image processing engine upgraded: BIONZ X processes 42.4 megapixels of data from the 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor to reproduce fine realistic detail with noise reduced according to image area characteristics. this allows for fast, faithful depiction of nuanced light and texture. the fixed-lens design of the rx1r II also helps to optimize processing of image information for the lens and the sens
E-aperture ZEISS sonnar t* 35mm f2 lens: the premium-quality ZEISS sonnar t* 35mm f2 lens with maximum f2 aperture features a proprietary AA (advanced aspherical) lens element and minimal lens unit movement that allow the lens barrel to be very light and compact. lens and sensor imaging plane are calibrated to optimize resolution with clarity consistent throughout each ima
Er-resolution full-frame CMOS sensor: the 35mm full-frame exmor R CMOS sensor provides for 42.4-megapixel resolution, sensitivity up to ISO 102400, wide dynamic range and low noise. the back-illuminated structure expands circuitry scale of a new copper wiring layer for 3.5 times faster data readout. the enhancements allow the rx1r II to deliver readout of images, AF response and continuous shooting capability, all at high spe
Er quality framed in a compact footprint: great camera capabilities fit better than ever in your palm, with the compact rx1r II. full-frame format compatibility and other state-of-the-art image sensor and processing innovations ensure breathtaking image quality. the bright fixed focal length lens embodies ZEISS renowned optical integri
Average minimum aperture number
Smaller than average optical zoom
Orted in capture one express (for sony) one of the world's best RAW converters by phase one: capture one express (for sony) is one of the world's best RAW converters, rendering precise colours and incredible detail. it contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customisable and integrated solution. *please direct all inquiries on purchase, usage and support on capture one solutions to phase O

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 307 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 324 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 323 in wildlife photography cameras.
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Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

How Big is the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2?

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2 is 113.3mm wide and 72mm tall. It is 65.4mm deep and weighs 480g.

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2 front dimensions
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2 size in context

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Seven Industry Awards

The authors at websites Digitaltrends.com, Dkamera.de and Goldfries.com all concluded that they would endorse this Sony camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The expert at website PhotographyBlog.com thought that this camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The authors at three more expert review sites all said that this digital camera was very good. This Sony camera received a "Top Class" award from Kamerabild.se, 01net.com gave it a "4 Star" award and EISA.eu gave it an "EISA Best Product" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 21 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Techradar, Pocket Lint and PC Mag this camera has an average expert rating of 83 out of 100.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 67 owner reviews the average owner rating of this camera is brilliant. 44 reviewers (75% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 93% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report Excellent Product Quality

10 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Seven people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was compact.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Eight owners mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording.

Customers Report Excellent Design

Four customers who reviewed the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2 considered that it was good looking.

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 22,092 owner and expert reviews (including 7,416 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its digital cameras. 92% of those that bought a Sony camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Robust

Three people wrote that the product was well made.

Users Report Great Technical Features

Four people who reviewed it said that it had good features.

Customers Report a Good Flash

Two owners considered that this digital camera had a good flash.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good viewfinder and two customers who reviewed it said that it had a good screen.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

17 people thought the product was able to produce good images and three people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor.

Customers Report Good Lens Quality

Four people concluded that it had a good lens and three customers who bought the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2 thought it had a good autofocus.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Five people who reviewed the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2 considered that it was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Battery Life

Nine people said in their reviews that it had a good battery life.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews, very good features and is under 3 years old, however at £2,999.00 it is more expensive than 93% of cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2 and the United Kingdom price of £2,999.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $3,298.00 (£4,574.00).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in January 2016.

Features

Higher Than Average Megapixels

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2 of 20.2MP is in the highest 16% of all cameras when ranked by this feature.

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7952 X 5304 Pixels Image Resolution

The Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2 has a maximum image resolution of 7952 x 5304 pixels. That's over two times the resolution of the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Smaller Than Average Optical Zoom

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2's optical zoom of only 8.3x is smaller than average when compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 77% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on cameras.

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Average Minimum Aperture Number

The Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2's minimum aperture number of 2 is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 38% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2 of 102,000 is higher than 98% of all cameras when ordered by this feature. Cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg. The Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2's weight of 480g is heavier than average when compared to most other digital cameras. It is heavier than 81% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

Cameras have digital zooms of between 1x and 810x, and the average digital zoom is 12x. The Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2's digital zoom of 8x is in the biggest 14% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2 does not feature bluetooth. 95% of digital cameras also do not feature bluetooth.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2 supports Wi-Fi, unlike 69% of cameras which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Higher Than Average Display Resolution

The Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2's display resolution of 1,230,000 pixels is higher than average when compared to most other cameras. It is higher than 95% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The lowest display resolution of digital cameras is 23,000 pixels, the highest is 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2's display diagonal of 3" is pretty standard compared to most other cameras. It is in the largest 46% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 83% of cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Microphone in

The Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2 has a microphone in, unlike 88% of digital cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Features Contrast Adjustment

The Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2 features contrast adjustment. 83% of cameras do not feature contrast adjustment.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2 features brightness adjustment, unlike 78% of digital cameras which do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX1RM2 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 87% of cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080|1280 x 720 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Product Identifiers

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