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Sony RX10 II Digital Camera

20.2MP 8.3x CMOS Jun 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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15 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Sony is one of the better rated digital camera brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Sony also has good reviews for its bridge cameras.

Has an Image Stabilizer

The RX10 II has an image stabilizer. Most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the RX10 II also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The RX10 II supports wi-Fi. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec also support wi-Fi.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

At 33 times zoom factor, the RX10 II has a very big digital zoom compared to most of the other digital cameras of this type and age. Bridge cameras that were released one year ago have digital zooms of between 2x and 33x, and the average digital zoom is 7.9x.

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Fairly High Megapixel

The average megapixel of bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the RX10 II is 17MP. With a megapixel of 20.2 megapixels, the Sony RX10 II has one of the higher megapixels amongst bridge cameras of this age.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

This digital camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080|3840 x 2160 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this spec and age. 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.

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Very High ISO Sensitivity (max)

With an ISO sensitivity (max) of 25,600, the RX10 II's ISO sensitivity (max) is one of the highest amongst cameras of a similar age and type to the RX10 II. The average ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the RX10 II is 9,900, and the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 26,000.

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the RX10 II is 230,000 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 700,000 pixels. When compared to other bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the RX10 II that we have assessed, the RX10 II's display resolution (numeric) of 1,228,800 pixel is one of the highest.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Sony RX10 II has a greater number of white balance modes than most bridge cameras that have been available for more than a year. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on digital cameras that were released around the same time as the RX10 II. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Sony digital camera.

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Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the RX10 II is more than most cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found photo effects is Vivid, but this photo effects is not found on this camera. The photo effectss Black&White are also found on this Sony camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the RX10 II is more than most cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on digital cameras of this type and age. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sony camera.

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

The RX10 II has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is in fact the best light exposure correction amongst all cameras of a similar spec and age to the RX10 II.

A ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction is the worst light exposure correction across similar types of digital camera.

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Supports Twenty-Three ISO Sensitivitys

The RX10 II has a greater number of ISO speeds than most cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Sony camera supports a 160 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras of this age and spec. The ISO sensitivitys "100", "125", "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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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many cameras of this age and type.

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16 Reasons Against

Price Increase of £254.00

In the last 42 days the RX10 II has increased in price by £254.00.

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for more than a year have a built-in flash, however the RX10 II does not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Sony RX10 II does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the RX10 II also do not support Full HD video.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Most digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the RX10 II do not have a GPS (satellite). The RX10 II is no exception to this as it too does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most digital cameras of this age and spec do not support video capability. The Sony RX10 II is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony RX10 II is not waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras that came out around the same time as the RX10 II are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Most bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the RX10 II are not 3D. The RX10 II is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Expensive

We think this bridge camera camera looks expensive compared to other cameras of this age and type. The cheapeast similar spec digital camera that was launched more than a year ago that we found costs £105 and the most expensive costs £1,129.

Very Small Optical Zoom

Bridge cameras that have been available for a similar time to the RX10 II have optical zooms of between 8.3x and 83x, and the average optical zoom is 39x. At only 8.3 times zoom factor, the RX10 II has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the RX10 II.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The RX10 II has a greater number of flash modes than most bridge cameras that were released more than a year ago. This Sony camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of this age and type. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only Has Four Shooting Modess

The number of shooting modes found on the RX10 II is more than most digital cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This Sony camera has a Movie shooting modes, which is the most commonly found shooting modes found on cameras of this type and age. The shooting modess "Auto", "Program" and "Scene" are also found on this camera.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the RX10 II is 4s, the longest is 60s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 19s. With a slowest camera shutter speed of only 4 seconds, the RX10 II has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the RX10 II.

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Very Low Magnification

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the RX10 II the magnifications range from 0.7x to 20x, and the average magnification is 8.9x. At only 0.7 times zoom factor, the RX10 II has a fairly low magnification compared to most of the other cameras that were launched around the same time as the RX10 II.

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Only Supports Three Wi-Fi Standardss

The RX10 II has a greater number of wireless LAN types than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This camera supports an IEEE 802.11b wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly supported wi-Fi standards supported by comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the RX10 II. The wi-Fi standardss "IEEE 802.11g" and "IEEE 802.11n" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 460 millimeters, the RX10 II has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the RX10 II. The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of bridge cameras that were released one year ago is 1,000mm.

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Very Heavy

The weight of the RX10 II of 770 grams is one of the heaviest amongst cameras of a similar age and type to the RX10 II. The lightest digital camera that has been around for a similar time to the RX10 II is 300g and the heaviest is 770g.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony RX10 II

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Sony camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the RX10 II has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the RX10 II.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

SD compatible memory cards

This 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 compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on bridge cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. 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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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Manual Focusing Range (tele)
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI
Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
USB Version
Headphone Outputs
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance
Shooting Modes
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Battery Life (max)
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
System Requirements
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards

Expert Reviews

(1)
12 January 2016

De Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II (DSC-RX10M2) is een professionele bridge-camera met een 1-inch Exmor RS CMOS-sensor met high-speed dataverwerking en een DRAM-geheugenchip, welke samen zorgen voor... Read more…

Constant 2.8 aperture and great lens quality, physical aperture ring control, weathersealed prospec construction, fast autofocus and decent closeup ability, great tiltangle LCD and builtin electronic
Superb allround image quality and handling
Excellent lens
HFR shooting opens up new possibilities
4K video
Limited upgrades compared to original model, no touchscreen controls, lens slow to travel through zoom, focus selector positioning not ideal, maximum focal length limitations, no pinpoint or more comp
Expensive
Shooting in HFR can be tricky
Autofocus inconsistent in HFR mode
Shorter zoom range than others in this class

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 29 July 2014 by Allanb

I bough this camera a few weeks ago to replace a Panasonic CS camera. I have not been disappointed...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony rx10m2, sony rx10m2c, sony rx10m2ce, sony dscrx10m2, sony rx10m2ceh, canon dscrx10m2, sony dscrx10m2b, sony dscrx10m2c, sony dscrx10m2ce, canon dscrx10m2c, sony dscrx10m2ceh, canon dscrx10m2ce, canon dscrx10m2ceh
Barcodes 00027242893399, 04548736018983

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