Extremely high sensitivity and remarkably low noise are achieved thanks to Sony’s massive new 20.2-megapixel* Exmor R™ CMOS sensor. Its back illumination technology collects light more efficiently and combines with image processing advances to dramatically reduce noise, so you can shoot amazingly clean, low-noise photos and movies in dimly-lit environments at high-sensitivity settings.
* Approx. effective megapixels.
No.1 image sensor manufacturer for digital cameras and video recorders.
* Based on Sony research – April 2012 to March 2013 (50% market share)
Sophisticated, Ultra-bright Lens Technology
Legendary Carl Zeiss® optics and unrivalled Sony imaging technology merge in a compact, high-performance lens that offers supremely accurate performance, powerful 3.6x (28-100 mm at 35 mm equivalent) optical zoom capabilities and an enormous F1.8 aperture with almost perfectly round seven-blade diaphragm for beautiful background defocusing.
Expand Your Shooting Options
A Multi Interface Shoe lets you attach a wide range of accessories for shooting photos and movies. These include an electronic viewfinder, powerful external flash unit and stereo microphone. You can also connect with a compatible remote control via Multi Terminal.
View Every Scene Clearly On The Tiltable LCD Screen
The 3.0-type, 1229k-dot Xtra Fine monitor displays scenes extra clearly, even in bright sunlight. It can be tilted up to 45° downward to shoot over crowds or up to 84° upward to capture pets eye to eye. You’ll enjoy clear, true-to-life reproduction thanks to WhiteMagic™ wizardry, which combines white and RGB pixels to boost brightness and visibility. Other technologies improve contrast, deepen blacks and reduce surface reflections. Brightness adjusts automatically to enhance viewing.
Instantly Connect To Smartphones And Tablets
Simply touch your Android™ smartphone or tablet to the camera to instantly create a connection. No setup is required beyond downloading the free PlayMemories Mobile™ app to your device. This convenient feature is made possible by NFC™ (Near Field Communication)*, which is available for the first time with One-touch remote on a Sony digital camera. Once connected, you can remotely control the camera’s shutter release from your mobile device and instantly receive the captured image via Wi-Fi, then upload the transferred images straightaway to your favourite Social Networking site.
* Requires NFC-compatible Android™ device. Device cases may prevent connection.
Effortlessly Adjust Camera Settings
Simply rotate the control ring around the lens to adjust camera settings with ease. It turns smoothly with clear feedback on the LCD screen to provide precise, intuitive adjustment that's usually reserved for SLR cameras. The RX100 II also has a Step Zoom feature, enabling you to swiftly select any of five commonly used focal lengths (28, 35, 50, 70 or 100mm) by simply turning the control ring with your finger.
Note: Focal lengths are 35 mm equivalent. Step Zoom is inactive by default.
Full HD Movies
As when capturing photographs, you can take full advantage of the bright lens and sensitive sensor to create movies of breathtaking quality with extremely low noise, even in dark environments. Movies are recorded at Full HD resolution and you can record them at the extremely high frame rate of 60p (50p)* to enable supremely smooth playback or 24p for a more expressive cinematic look. You can also enjoy the unlimited manual creative freedom of P/A/S/M modes.
* NTSC (PAL)
Low-Noise In Low Light Situations
Sony’s blazing-fast BIONZ™ imaging engine employs powerful algorithms to transform data captured by the CMOS sensor into stunningly beautiful images with accurate colour, rich tonal gradations and minimal noise. RX100 II captures exquisite images with low-noise and delivers delightfully clear shots in low-light situations, thanks to an expanded ISO range of 100/125, and a maximum of ISO25600 in Multi Frame Noise Reduction mode. Surpassing the Standard ISO160-12800, it handles the most demanding tasks with the utmost speed and precision.
Enhance Your Creativity
To help you flex your creative muscles the RX100 II has 13 Pictures Effects and 13 Creative Styles to add to your photos and videos, including Toy Camera, Pop colour, Posterisation, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour and High- contrast Monochrome. And you can see all these effects instantly on the camera screen.
Auto Object Framing
Save an expertly-trimmed, beautifully balanced composition in addition to your original image, whether you’re shooting a single- or two-person portrait, snapping a close-up, or capturing a moving subject with tracking focus.
Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation compensates for camera shake blur during handheld still image shooting. When shooting movies, Optical SteadyShot (Active Mode)* enhances stabilisation and compensates for rolling camera shake.
* Combined with electronic stabilisation.
Capture fast action and fleeting moments with high-speed auto focus for quick, DSLR-like focusing speeds. Shoot up to 10 frames per second, the perfect feature for sports or capturing a sequence of your toddler's somersault. The advanced autofocusing system can swiftly and sharply focus on subjects in bright environments as well as in dim lighting, which is usually a challenge for autofocusing.
The RX100 II supports Sony’s TRILUMINOS™ COLOR, allowing you to view photos and movies in rich, natural colours on any TV equipped with a TRILUMINOS™ Display. The expanded colour gamut lets you immerse yourself once again in those unforgettably colourful moments, from the complex shades in a shimmering blue sky to the delicate skin tones in a baby’s face.
Accessorise your camera
Accessorise your RX100 II with Sony products that are designed to fit beautifully together.