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Sony DSC-RX100M2
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Sony DSC-RX100M2 Digital Camera

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20.2MP 3.6x CMOS Sep 2013
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47 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This camera received a "Gold" from What Digital Camera who wrote that this compact camera digital camera was superb.

Excellent Expert Reviews

This camera received a rating of 93% from digital camera expert review website What Digital Camera. The digital camera expert review sites think this compact camera digital camera is one of the very best digital cameras of this type and age.

Owner Reviews Are Good

This camera has an average owner rating of 83% based on 141 owner reviews.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good screen. Chakrit Ratanamook said in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M2 on Amazon “The back screen can easily get scratched as it was meant to be kept in jean pockets”. G Marwaha gave the product a very good rating and mentioned on Amazon “For me the LCD screen is perfect” in their review of this digital camera. Mrs L said on Amazon “Big, clear viewing screen at the back” in her review of this digital camera and scored it very highly.

Three Sony DSC-RX100M2 owners agreed that the product had a good viewfinder. G Marwaha rated it 5 stars and said “That's all you could ask of a camera.I'm not overly bothered about the lack of view finder - I'm not a serious photographer by any stretch of the imagination” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M2. Photo19 mentioned “The Sunny setting is fantastically good and has entirely removed this issue (you can of course purchase the separate and very expensive clip on external viewfinder if you prefer” and scored the product 5 stars.

Several Sony DSC-RX100M2 owners concluded that the Sony DSC-RX100M2 had an electronic viewfinder.

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Good Quality Pictures

Fifty-two people who bought it thought it was able to produce good images. Three years ago C Rowe mentioned “You can achieve awesome photos.”. C Rowe also wrote “Numerous other good cameras I wanted a camera that was ultra-portable, flip screen, wifi, gps and very high quality photos for a new baby”. C Rowe also mentioned “Manual functions for the more accomplished photographer”.

A number of customers considered that it was good in low light. A. Chell said three years ago “I was also slightly disappointed with the image quality in low light; though reasonably good”. Mart wrote “Are the minor advancements - 24 fps movie feature, better low light shooting, hotshoe”. Photo19 said on Amazon “The quality of the images in good to moderate light is excellent (remaining good even in very low light” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M2 and gave the Sony DSC-RX100M2 a score of 5 stars.

A few people who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good picture resolution. Don'tpanic said in their review “It's nothing to do with the size / type of camera - this feature can be an option in any modern shooting mode enabled camera; compact to pro-DSLR -” and gave the Sony DSC-RX100M2 a score of 4 stars. Late-Night Reader wrote on Amazon three years ago “Would be better if it just defaulted to shooting fine when RAW is not available” and scored it 80 out of 100. Mart mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “The flip out display is great for discreet shooting and on a recent holiday was able to get fantastic indoor shots without using the flash” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Some Sony DSC-RX100M2 reviewers who bought it considered that it had a good image sensor. Dr. J. Tobias said four years ago “My usual beast is a leica M9 / summicron glass and this comes pretty close (when shooting raw)The zeiss lens excells and the big sensor ensures quality output”. Photo19 said in their review on Amazon “A half behind Micro 4/3 in the noise department, which is impressive for a sensor of this size”.

A number of Sony DSC-RX100M2 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good at handing highlights and shadows in pictures. Dp Review wrote on DP Review “The camera tends to clip bright highlights more than we typically see” in their review of this digital camera.

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Good Video Capture

Ten Sony DSC-RX100M2 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good for video recording. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “It shoots great video too--even with the built-in mic” in their review of this digital camera and gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars. Jessie he said in his review of the Sony DSC-RX100M2 “Great Camera! High quality photographs and videos”. Four years ago Margesimpson gave the Sony DSC-RX100M2 a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review “Shoot, awsome true colours hd definition and great video even when the subject is moving”.

Easy to Use

A number of Sony DSC-RX100M2 reviewers who bought the product concluded that it was easy to use. Bob996 gave the product a very good rating and mentioned two years ago “Easy to use and intuitive to setup”. Crusty mentioned in their review “The camera has more than enough control for me (enthusiastic amateur)” and rated the product 5 stars. Crusty also wrote “I can live with that for the ease of use and the picture quality”.

Two Sony DSC-RX100M2 reviewers considered that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. The Lambanana said “Feels lovely to hold and you will not be disappointed by the look” in their Sony DSC-RX100M2 review. Several Sony DSC-RX100M2 owners said in their reviews that this digital camera was easy to use the menus.

One Sony DSC-RX100M2 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to handle. Mr. L. Wright said on Amazon “The handling is good and the picture quality is top class, there's lots of creativity options available” in their Sony DSC-RX100M2 review.

One Sony DSC-RX100M2 owner who bought this digital camera concluded that it had a good experience.

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Robust

A number of Sony DSC-RX100M2 owners who reviewed it considered that it was well made. A. Chell wrote on Amazon “Out of place on a camera that is in most other respects very solidly built” in their review of this digital camera. Amazon Customer wrote four years ago “This was a remarkable piece of precision engineering” and gave the Sony DSC-RX100M2 a rating of 5 stars. B. R. Bird wrote in their review on Amazon “Then opted to get the m2 for the tilting screen and wireless connectivity built in (could of used a WiFi SD card in m1”.

Three Sony DSC-RX100M2 reviewers concluded that the Sony DSC-RX100M2 was strong and durable. Four years ago Margesimpson rated it as very good and wrote on Amazon “Has great shake reduction, this camera is compact and robust”. Relic mentioned “The camera itself in a small, sturdy and discardable bag” and rated it as excellent.

A few customers thought the product was easy to damage or scratch. J Weston said in their review on Amazon “On returning it to Sony I was told it was due to water damage”. Nicjaytee mentioned “The LCD screen scratches too easily” in their Sony DSC-RX100M2 review and scored the product 4 stars.

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Nice Design

A number of people reckoned that the product was good looking. Crusty said in their review on Amazon “A beautiful camera”. Three years ago Medium Nib wrote “It's feel is of a very robust, beautifully finished machine” in their review of this digital camera and rated the Sony DSC-RX100M2 as very good. Four years ago Mykeyreviews said on Amazon “☒ Grip is minimal (best used with the wrist strap), once again this is down to preference, I like the combination of the sleek style whilst having just enough grip.” in their review.

One Sony DSC-RX100M2 owner thought it was neat. A. Chell said on Amazon three years ago “It resulted in me repacking everything neatly and sending it back to Amazon”. One Sony DSC-RX100M2 owner who reviewed the Sony DSC-RX100M2 wrote that it was a good design. Martyn mentioned in their review on Amazon “You have to admire the design and engineering getting it all into such a small”.

One customer reckoned that it was smooth. Viro wrote on Amazon “The only (minor) negative with the camera is the size and smooth finish making the camera somewhat slippery to hold” in their Sony DSC-RX100M2 review and rated it 5 stars.

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Good Size

Several Sony DSC-RX100M2 owners thought the product was compact. Three years ago Bombur99 mentioned “Spend rather more on a compact than I was really comfortable with”. Two years ago Crusty mentioned “This little compact replaced my big Nikon DSLR because I found that carrying around a big camera meant I was reluctant to take it on days out” in their Sony DSC-RX100M2 review and rated the product 5 stars. Deirdre/keith Jennings mentioned on Amazon “Great product - for a compact camera it's fantasticGreat quality” in his review of the Sony DSC-RX100M2.

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera was lightweight. Blogpiper said in their review on Amazon “I bought this camera on the basis of rave reviews, to have a lightweight carry-everywhere as a backup to my DSLR Nikon” yet they only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

One Sony DSC-RX100M2 owner who purchased the product considered that it was tall. Bombur99 mentioned “Over-dark shadows - OK! Perhaps this is a tall order” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M2 yet they only scored it 40 out of 100.

One person who purchased the Sony DSC-RX100M2 reckoned that it was a good body shape. David Barber wrote in his Sony DSC-RX100M2 review on Amazon “Be improved if the controls were better placed on the body as it is sometimes difficult to avoid inadvertently pressing some of them when taking a photograph” and scored the product 4 stars.

One Sony DSC-RX100M2 owner reckoned that the product was easy to carry around. Three years ago Free Spirit mentioned “Easy to carry; a camera you can always have on you” in their review and gave it a score of 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Thirty-five customers concluded that the Sony DSC-RX100M2 was good quality. Amazon Customer gave this digital camera a rating of 5 stars and said four years ago “Image quality is superb” in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M2. Amazon Customer also wrote “Quality is superb and I have had much more expensive cameras in tge past”. Two years ago B. R. Bird scored the product 5 stars and said “Top camera superb image quality”.

Good Quality Lens

A number of people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good autofocus. C Rowe wrote on Amazon “It is too slow and/or too inaccurate to focus sharply on some moving objects like kids” yet they gave it a rating of 3 stars. Ian London wrote in his review “Too many photos are out of focus, or focus on the wrong element” but he scored this digital camera 60 out of 100. Ian London also mentioned “Using the display to decide if something is in focus is sometimes difficult in bright light”.

A few people said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Ian London mentioned “The creative control is excellent and the lens, sensor combo are fantastic” in his review of this digital camera nonetheless he gave it a score of 3 stars. J Hurr mentioned four years ago “This camera with a Carl Zeiss lens is wonderful” and rated this digital camera as excellent.

Some Sony DSC-RX100M2 reviewers said in their reviews that the Sony DSC-RX100M2 had a good zoom. Mrs L mentioned on Amazon “Sharp and effective zoom lens” in her review of the Sony DSC-RX100M2. Sue R. wrote on Amazon “Shoot, if you want a long zoom go elsewhere, other than that it cannot be bettered in this price range” in her review and rated the product as excellent.

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Good Technical Features

Five customers who bought the Sony DSC-RX100M2 considered that it had good features. Mr. L. Wright gave the product an excellent rating and mentioned on Amazon “It has lots of features and gives my 'proper camera'(?) a Nikon D5300 a real run for it's money”. Mrs L wrote on Amazon “Good range of features” and rated it as excellent. Dp Review wrote in their Sony DSC-RX100M2 review on DP Review “A broad feature set in an attractive, compact package”.

Good Support

Four people who purchased the Sony DSC-RX100M2 agreed that it had good technical guidance. Bob996 mentioned “A little bit of reading the manual (best to download from SONY as the supplied one is very small print) to understand the advanced features”. C Rowe said “Switch to manual and you get crisp very high quality shots.”. Crusty rated this digital camera as very good and mentioned on Amazon “I bought a third party guide book because the manual is simply rubbish for anything other than describing each control” in their Sony DSC-RX100M2 review.

Good Connectivity

Some Sony DSC-RX100M2 owners who reviewed the product said that it was wifi compatible. Blogpiper wrote in their review on Amazon four years ago “However, one of my reasons for buying the M2 rather than the cheaper M1 was its wifi connectivity to the PC, for easy transfer of pictures”.

A number of people mentioned that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Blogpiper wrote in their review “Photos good, connectivity iffy” but in spite of that they only gave it a score of 3 stars. One person who reviewed it considered that it had gps.

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Good Flash

Several Sony DSC-RX100M2 reviewers who reviewed the Sony DSC-RX100M2 reckoned that it had a good flash. Isvana mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M2 on Amazon “Great image quality (sparkles compared to a small sensor camera) and the bounce flash is inspired” and rated it as excellent. Four years ago Rjm gave this digital camera a very good review score and wrote “Powerful pop up flash and many functions can be assigned” in their Sony DSC-RX100M2 review. Viro mentioned on Amazon “Great low light shots due to the large ISO range and the flash is of good quality”.

Acceptable Noise Level

A few Sony DSC-RX100M2 owners who bought the product reckoned that it was noisy. Don'tpanic said “The result is a noisier image.”. One Sony DSC-RX100M2 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was quiet. J Hurr said in their review on Amazon “Have not had this Sony that long to discover all he various functions quietly waiting in the menu”.

Sony Digital Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 13,635 expert and user reviews, Sony has good ratings for its digital cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its compact cameras range.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras of this spec and age is 1" and the largest is 4.8". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Sony DSC-RX100M2 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst compact cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price], or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price].

If you are looking for a digital camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX77[plb_1836487_price] (3.5" and higher rated), or the Samsung GC100[plb_2600424_price] (4.8" and higher rated).

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The DSC-RX100M2 has one of the bigger digital zooms (20 times zoom factor) amongst digital cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-RX100M2 the digital zooms range from 1x to 810x, and the average digital zoom is 11x.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] (810x).

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Supports Wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-RX100M2 which do not support wi-Fi, the DSC-RX100M2 supports wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other digital cameras which support wi-Fi currently available including the Fujifilm X100T[plb_3180325_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite High Megapixel

The DSC-RX100M2 has a very high megapixel (20.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. Comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-RX100M2 have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 46MP, and the average megapixel is 14MP.

If this camera megapixel is too low for you then you might want to consider the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price] (20.3MP), or the Sony DSC-HX400V[plb_2297093_price] (20.4MP).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This digital camera supports an MS Duo|MS PRO Duo|MS PRO Duo HS|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC|microSD (TransFlash)|microSDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the Sony DSC-RX100M2 has an image stabilizer.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung SAMSUNG EX2F[plb_1609335_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-RX100M2, the DSC-RX100M2 has a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with a built-in flash and we think the Canon 500[plb_1539093_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

Most compact cameras do not have enough space to accommodate an optical viewfinder and use the display screen on the back as an electrical viewfinder.

An electrical viewfinder type is actually the best viewfinder amongst all digital cameras of this age and spec.

The worst viewfinder across similar types of camera is Optical.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector Type

The number of HDMI connector types found on the DSC-RX100M2 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera has a Micro HDMI connector type, which is the most frequently found HDMI connector type found on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The DSC-RX100M2 has a greater number of supported image formats than most compact cameras that are a similar age to it. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for more than two years. The image formats supported "RAW" is also supported by this digital camera.

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5472 X 3648 Still Image Resolution(s)

This digital camera has a still image resolution(s) of 5472 x 3648| 3888 x 2592| 2736 x 1824| 5472 x 3080| 3648 x 2056| 2720 x 1528| 4864 x 3648| 3648 x 2736| 2592 x 1944| 3648x 3648| 2544 x 2544| 1920 x 1920, which is the most frequently found still image resolution(s) on cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the compact cameras that have been around for more than two years the display resolution (numeric)s range from 1 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. When compared to other comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-RX100M2, the display resolution (numeric) of the DSC-RX100M2 of 1,228,800 pixel is one of the highest.

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max)s of cameras of this spec and age range from 3 to 52,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 4,700. At 25,600, the Sony DSC-RX100M2 has a very high ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Has Six White Balances

The Sony DSC-RX100M2 has a greater number of white balance modes than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Sony camera.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the Sony DSC-RX100M2 is more than most cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Sony digital camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-RX100M2. The photo effects "Vivid" is also found on this Sony camera.

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Quite Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At 30 seconds, the Sony DSC-RX100M2 has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-RX100M2. Cameras of a similar age and spec to the DSC-RX100M2 have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 250s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 15s.

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Quite Small Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 11, the DSC-RX100M2 has a quite small maximum aperture number compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the DSC-RX100M2. The biggest maximum aperture number of digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-RX100M2 is 1.8, the smallest is 72, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.7.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixels

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the total megapixelss range from 10MP to 48MP. When compared to other cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-RX100M2 that we have checked the total megapixels of, the DSC-RX100M2's total megapixels of 20.9 megapixels is one of the most.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacitys of digital cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 170mAh to 2,000mAh. The DSC-RX100M2 has a quite big battery capacity (1,240 milliampere * hour) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec.

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2 USB Version

This camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age.

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350 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

Most comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as the DSC-RX100M2 take between 110 and 1,249 battery life (CIPA standard)s, including the DSC-RX100M2 which takes 350 battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Supports Nine ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the DSC-RX100M2 is more than most cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Sony camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DSC-RX100M2. The ISO sensitivitys "200", "400", "800", "1600", "3200", "6400", "12800" and "Auto" are also supported by this Sony digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The DSC-RX100M2 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this Sony digital camera supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst supported video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the DSC-RX100M2 is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Sony camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-RX100M2. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the DSC-RX100M2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best video resolution amongst all compact cameras that have been available for more than two years.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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

The DSC-RX100M2 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most digital cameras of this type and age. Most compact cameras that are a similar age to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction across all compact cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-RX100M2.

A ± 2EV (1/2EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction amongst comparable types of camera.

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TFT Display

The DSC-RX100M2 has a TFT display which is better than most compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as it have an LCD display. 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. Cameras of a similar spec and age to the DSC-RX100M2 displays range from LCD (worst) to AMOLED (best).

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on compact cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Minimum Aperture Number

When compared to other cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-RX100M2, the minimum aperture number of the DSC-RX100M2 of only 1.8 is one of the smallest. The smallest minimum aperture number of cameras of a similar type and age to the DSC-RX100M2 is 1.3, the largest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 3.2.

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17 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

Some people who purchased the Sony DSC-RX100M2 concluded that it was not cheap. Amazon Customer mentioned “So, even with the compact NEX 7, 'taking the camera along' meant lugging a shoulder bag full of expensive and heavy glassware.I don't know how.”. Dr. A. Das-Gupta wrote in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I have a very expensive Nikon DSLR with a very wide aperture that takes lovely pictures”. G mentioned on Amazon “Is overpriced and the software is not very user friendly” in their Sony DSC-RX100M2 review.

Several Sony DSC-RX100M2 owners concluded that it was not good value for money. Bombur99 rated the product 2 stars and mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M2 on Amazon “If not then I regret to say that I would not be able to recommend the RX100M2 and certainly not at the price it presently commands”. Eckhardt Sasdrich said on Amazon “The repair cost would be higher than the cost of the camera” and gave the product a score of 20 out of 100. G Marwaha mentioned in their review of the Sony DSC-RX100M2 on Amazon “It's pricey.” however they still scored the product 5 stars.

Some Sony DSC-RX100M2 reviewers who bought the product agreed that it was not a bargain for the price. C Rowe wrote three years ago “One can only assume it's not as big a deal for everyone enough to make Sony include it” and gave the Sony DSC-RX100M2 a rating of 3 stars.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of cameras of a similar age and type to the DSC-RX100M2 range from 0.17x to 50x, and the average optical zoom is 9.3x. At only 3.6 times zoom factor, the DSC-RX100M2 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

If this camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic DMC-LX7[plb_2071996_price] (4x), the Fujifilm X-Q1[plb_2452648_price] (4x), or the Samsung SAMSUNG WB150F[plb_1682907_price] (5x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Sony DSC-RX100M2 does not support video capability, although this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of this type and age also do not support video capability.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support video capability which you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Like most of the other compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DSC-RX100M2, the DSC-RX100M2 does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of other digital cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The Sony DSC-RX100M2 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the DSC-RX100M2 are also not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the DSC-HX100V[pl_613234_price], or the DSC-WX200[pl_1609944_price] both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DSC-RX100M2, the DSC-RX100M2 does not have a GPS (satellite).

We compared all the other digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) to this digital camera and we think the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX230 HS[plb_1143510_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Sony DSC-RX100M2 is not waterproof.

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Heavy

With a weight of 254 grams, the DSC-RX100M2 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DSC-RX100M2. The average weight of compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the DSC-RX100M2 is 170g.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the DSC-RX100M2 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-RX100M2. The flash modess "Flash off" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Supports Three Camera File Systems

The DSC-RX100M2 has a greater number of camera file systems than most compact cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Sony digital camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by compact cameras that came out more than two years ago. The camera file systems "DCF 2.0" and "MPF" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Only Features Five Auto Focusing (AF) Modess

The DSC-RX100M2 has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. This Sony digital camera features a Face detection auto focusing (AF) modes, which is the most frequently featured auto focusing (AF) modes featured on compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. The auto focusing (AF) modess "Centre weighted Auto Focus", "Flexible Spot Auto Focus", "Multi Point Auto Focus" and "Spot Auto Focus" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Small Extra/Smart Zoom

At only 7.2 times zoom factor, the DSC-RX100M2 has a quite small extra/Smart zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DSC-RX100M2. Digital cameras of this spec and age have extra/Smart zooms of between 1.3x and 220x, and the average extra/Smart zoom is 30x.

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Only Features One Image Quality Adjustment

The DSC-RX100M2 has a greater number of image adjustment modes than most compact cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The most frequently featured image quality adjustment is Contrast, but this image quality adjustment is not featured on this camera. The image quality adjustments Brightness are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 100 millimeters, the DSC-RX100M2 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age. Across all the digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 18mm to 1,000mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 250mm.

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Only Features Three Light Meterings

The number of light metering modes featured on the Sony DSC-RX100M2 is more than most compact cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera features an Spot light metering, which is the most frequently featured light metering featured on cameras of a comparable type and age to the DSC-RX100M2. The light meterings "Centre-weighted" and "Evaluative (Multi-pattern)" are also featured on this Sony camera.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 28 millimeters, the DSC-RX100M2 has a quite long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the DSC-RX100M2. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DSC-RX100M2 range from 5mm to 39mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Very Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

The ISO sensitivity (min) of the DSC-RX100M2 of 160 is one of the biggest amongst digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DSC-RX100M2. Comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago have ISO sensitivity (min)s of between 10 and 160.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony DSC-RX100M2

Released Over Three Years Ago

This compact camera digital camera was released over three years ago.

MOS Sensor Type

The DSC-RX100M2 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most compact cameras that have been around for more than two years. Most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a CCD sensor type.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor and we think the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS[plb_1206_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If the sensor type of this camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the PowerShot A3300 IS[pl_66875_price] (CCD), the PowerShot A3200 IS[pl_1463972_price] (CCD), or the 500[pl_1539093_price] (CCD) all from Canon which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Total Megapixels
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Number of Aspheric Elements
Number of Diaphragm Blades
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Pre-Flash
Shoe Mounting Point
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Wind Filter
Audio Formats Supported
Voice Recording
Audio System
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
DC-In Jack
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Quality Adjustment
Camera File System
Live View
Tripod Mountable
Multi Burst Mode
Camera Playback
Saturation Adjustment
Contrast Adjustment
Brightness Adjustment
Start-Up Time
Built-In Processor
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Hand Strap
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

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What Digital Camera Gold

Expert Reviews

(6)

Although it could be argued that the improvements found on the RX100 III are incremental rather than revolutionary, both current RX100 series owners and those looking for an impressive enthusiast...

What Digital Camera

Addition of integrated EVF
Increased maximum aperture
Image Quality
EVF builtin
Respected sensor
Removal of Multiinterface shoe
Lacking ability to manually select AF points on rear screen
Screen not touchsensitive
Reduced zoom range
Screen not touch, sensitive
25 November 2013

Stepping up in the compact spectrum are cameras that tend to be aimed at photographers who want full photographic control. Good low-light performance, the ability to shoot Raw, and accessible... Read more…

Handles low light shots well
1" sensor gives lownoise shots at ISO 3200
Pocketable
Incredible amount of DoF at 11.8
WiFiNFC compliant
Optical zoom limited to 3.6x
Heavy
Steep learning curve
Expensive
100mm on teleend a bit limited
9 July 2015

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A great electronic viewfinder that doesn't increase the size of the svelte Sony Cybershot R 100 III is one of the camera's highlights
Plus it offers excellent performance, photo and video quality
Excellent image quality
Broad feature set
Good lowlight performance
The camera shuts down when you retract the viewfinder, the autofocus system could be more consistent, and it has poor battery life
Slippery body
No touch screen
The tradeoff of the small, pocketable form is that the various function buttons are tiny, but the lensconcentric adjustment ring compensates
Pricey, slow startup and shutdown speeds, slightly bigger and heavier than previous model
29 August 2013

De Sony RX 100 II is een interessant, maar prijzig toestel voor zowel beginners als gevorderden. Als je weinig waarde hecht aan een kantelbaar scherm, het toestel niet wil uitbreiden met een...

Compact size with large 1" sensor
Builtin WiFi for easy sharing
Control ring makes it easy
Function button brings up controls
Fast 1.84.9 lens
Too much or too little info on screen
Slippery front surface
Autofocus can get confused
It's 999
Very expensive
2 September 2015

Thay vì nâng c?p firmware cho th? h? RX100 III, Sony l?i quy?t ??nh tung ra Cyber-shot RX100 IV v?i kh? n?ng quay phim 4K m?c ??nh. Không ch? có v?y, RX100 IV còn mang trong mình nhi?u t?... Read more…

Impossibly good EVF
Flash can tilt
Bright LCD that goes all the way for selfies
1 sensor, lens processor produces amazing photos video
Good for lowlight photography video
Slightly heavy for its size
Hard to handle
Lens cover issue
No microphone and external audio support
Pricey
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User Reviews

(90)
Reviewed 2 September 2014 by Web
Web would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 3 (Verified Purchase)

I own a Canon 5D3 with several L-glass and use that primarily along with the Sony RX1R. Sometimes I only travel with the RX1R and leave the DSLR behind, it's image quality is incredible, certainly... Read more…

Great Resolution
Large Clear LCD
Small Compact
Easy to Use
Fast Shutter Speed
Complicated Controls
Limited Zoom
No Gps
Lack Of Controls
No flash shoe
Reviewed 15 September 2014 by MagnumOpus
MagnumOpus would recommend the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 3 (Verified Purchase)

I manage social media for a busy natural horsemanship barn, so aside from recruiting my hubby with his DSLR and big wonkin' lens, I ride around with a camera in my pocket a lot. At the barn, on... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good in Low Light
Great Resolution
Large Clear LCD
Small Compact
Limited Zoom
Short Lifespan
Terrible Reliability
Hard to hold
No External Charger
Reviewed 12 January 2016 by Jessie
(Verified Purchase)

Great Camera! High quality photographs and videos. recommended!

Reviewed 3 December 2015 by Bob996
(Verified Purchase)

Now I normally use DX or FX DSLR's and various lenses, but sometimes you want a simple point and shoot. I've not had this camera long, I took a long time reading different camera spec's and... Read more…

Reviewed 27 October 2015 by Eenus
(Verified Purchase)

There are many reviews about this camera I like the 100mm end would prefer 24 at the other end though. It takes very good pictures but is reasonably complicated to use as options available vary... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony rx100, dscrx100m2, sony rx100i, dscrx100ceh, dscrx100cee8, sony rx100iv, 4905524895179, 4905524948684, sony dscrx100, sony dscrx100m, sony dscrx100p, sony dscrx100b, sony dscrx100pa, sony dscrx100m4, sony dscrx100m5, sony dscrx100ba, sony dscrx100m3, sony dscrx100m2, sony dscrx100m5b, sony dscrx100m3b, sony dscrx100m2b, sony dscrx100m5g, sony dscrx100pac, sony dscrx100m4b, sony dscrx100bk4, sony dscrx100m5gc, sony dscrx100pack, sony dscrx100m4bi, sony ossnrx100m364, sony dscrx100m4biv
Barcodes 00017256325955, 00017850154227, 00027242856936, 00027242870802, 00027242883222, 00027242892798, 00027242903371, 00616241095967, 00617529226196, 00639767680837, 04056572579297, 04905524893878, 04905524895131, 04905524895179, 04905524895193, 04905524896855, 04905524948646, 04905524948684, 04905524948691, 04905524948707, 05054230862483

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