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Sony RX100 II Review

Sony hasn’t changed the basic concept: A comparatively lavishly dimensioned 1-inch sensor works in the stylish housing, the 3.6x zoom is very bright, at least at the initial focal length. New additions to the RX100 II include a foldable display and a multifunctional flash shoe. The sensor is now equipped with light-sensitive BSI technology, and the RX100 II also communicates via WiFi with a smartphone or other device in the network.

Short evaluation

Pros

  • Good ergonomics despite small control elements
  • Excellent finished, chic housing
  • Very easy to expand thanks to multi-interface shoe
  • Superior image quality (for a compact camera)

Cons

  • Slightly limited zoom range
  • Battery can only be charged in the camera (with accessories supplied) (external charger only available as an option)
  • Limited bracketing function
  • No image editing functions in playback mode

Sony has changed a lot more about the RX100 II: The rear display is now movable, it can be folded up 84 degrees and down 40 degrees. In addition, the RX100 II is equipped with the new multi-interface accessory shoe. Not only a system flash unit can be connected to it, but also a stereo microphone or the excellent video viewfinder FDA-EV1MK. Another new feature is a multi-terminal socket, which can be used to connect a wired remote control. The RX100 II is the first Sony camera to feature Near Field Communication (NFC). If it is held directly to a corresponding partner device (e.g. a smartphone or the remote control of a compatible TV set), the camera negotiates data transmission via the local network (WiFi) with this device at the touch of a button. The WiFi connectivity is not only used for image transmission, the RX100 II can also be remote controlled via mobile device.

The Sony DSC-RX100 II can be retrofitted with the new Multi Interface Terminal with external flash, microphone or EVF. [Photo: Sony]

New on the Sony RX100 II is also the foldable display. [Photo: Sony]

 

Compared to its older sister, the case of the RX100 II grows by almost three millimeters in depth, its weight increases by about 40 grams. Under the hood, Sony has also further developed the RX100 II: The 20-megapixel sensor in 1-inch format is now in BSI design. According to Sony, this makes it currently the largest image converter on the market that is back-exposed, which leads to a 40 percent increase in light sensitivity. Sony believes the RX100 II has a maximum sensitivity of ISO 25,600, the basic sensitivity is ISO 160, but can be attenuated to ISO 100. The first test photos taken by digitalkamera.de during the product presentation look promising: Up to ISO 3200, the images are virtually noise-free, without too many details already falling victim to noise reduction. The lens has remained unchanged. It covers a focal length range of 28 to 100 millimetres (3.6x zoom) at a respectable F1.8 wide-angle light intensity. However, the light intensity drops rapidly with increasing focal length to F4.9 at the long end of the telephoto lens. A new feature of the RX100 II is the possibility of attaching a filter adapter. In addition, there will be a small handle for the RX100 II, which will make it a little safer to hold.

Ergonomics and workmanship

A manufacturer who currently wants to successfully sell compact cameras has to offer something special. Today there is too much competition from smartphones, which are in almost every trouser or handbag and are always at your service for a photo shoot. What’s special about the RX100 II is that under its matte black metal shell, a 1-inch sensor that is amply dimensioned for its proportions records photos and videos (more on this in the Image Quality section). It has largely remained in the noble metal case, which makes the RX100 II about 280 grams heavy. However, a small innovation is already noticeable when unpacking: The RX100 II now has a small hump on the top, formed by the new multi-interface accessory shoe. So the RX100 II isn’t quite as sleek as its predecessor. It’s also a few millimeters thicker. The reason for this is the display: it is hinged with a double hinge, which allows it to be folded upwards by almost 90 degrees and downwards by almost 45 degrees. The advantages of this folding mechanism more than outweigh the resulting increase in size. Not only does the RX100 II make it possible to take pictures over the head or with the camera close to the ground without painful contortions – the display can always be brought into a position in which it does not reflect the photographer’s bright T-shirt. However, this danger only exists with really very bright ambient light, otherwise the RX100 II automatically adjusts the display brightness very well to the lighting conditions. In general, the display makes a good impression, with an extremely fine resolution of around 1.23 million pixels. For best recording results, various aids can be displayed, such as a grid, an electronic spirit level or a live histogram. The RX100 II offers an alternative for those who don’t want to take pictures while looking at the display: The excellent EV1MK electronic viewfinder can be plugged into the accessory shoe – so the RX100 II can grow with the photographer’s requirements if desired.

As pleasantly small and handy as the RX100 II is, the camera body naturally only accommodated a few and extremely small controls. Nevertheless, the camera can essentially be operated quickly. The mode selector, which is quickly turned to the desired position with the thumb, contributes to this. In addition, Sony has equipped the RX100 II with a freely configurable quick menu. It takes up to seven functions from a list of 17 parameters – from ISO setting to SoftSkin effect to AF mode. Similarly, other buttons and push-buttons on the RX100 II can be assigned the preferred functions. Operation is also made easier by a sensitive, latching selector wheel on the rear, which also functions as a four-weigher. But that’s not all, the RX100 II comes with a second adjustment ring that surrounds the lens at its root. This lens ring can also perform a variety of functions, such as exposure compensation, manual distance adjustment or – and this is new – zooming in five fixed steps.

The ring itself is infinitely variable, but unfortunately it does not provide a tactile feedback about the changed values. Up to three frequently used camera configurations can be stored in the RX100 II’s user memory and quickly recalled using the mode dial. Once you have set up the camera to suit your needs, you rarely need to go to the main menu. If you do, you’ll find it easy to find your way around. As Sony is not used to, the menu is well structured, instead of long lists there are clear registers.

On the right side of the housing there are two plastic flaps with a Multi-USB connector and the HDMI output. The USB socket is not only used for data transfer, it also accepts the optional cable remote control RM-VPR1. The flaps close so tightly, at least in our test model, that they are a bit difficult to open. The battery and memory cards are stored in a compartment accessible from the underside. It is closed by a flap, which Sony has donated a decent metal hinge together with a spring. The battery provides energy for a maximum of 350 shots (measured according to the CIPA standard). It is charged via USB socket in the camera, which is not such a good idea. If you use the RX100 II intensively, you’d better put an external charger aside – then you can charge an empty battery while a fresh second battery makes the camera ready for new shots.

Equipment

Even a glance at the mode selector reveals that the RX100 is also aimed at ambitious photographers who also want to take pictures with the program automatic or even manual exposure. Nevertheless, the elegant compact camera has everything that makes life easier for occasional photographers. This includes two fully automatic modes, which select the appropriate motif program to suit the situation. The iAUTO+ over-automatic function also makes use of programs that improve image quality through multiple shots – and even more. It is nice that the fully automatic modes can be overridden if necessary – the photographer can adjust aperture, exposure, color temperature and saturation. Unfortunately, this option is not available if you specifically specify one of the 14 motive programs. The RX100 II also has a panoramic function on board, which records a complete wide-screen picture while the camera is panning over the scenery.

The RX100 II facilitates the recording of people with face recognition or face recognition. If the latter is activated, the camera prefers to focus on familiar faces – up to eight counterfeits can be stored in the internal memory, but the procedure is somewhat cumbersome. What is practical, however, is that face recognition not only works in conjunction with the automatic systems, but also in PASM mode. This also applies to the special functions for multiple shots: The HDR function combines three differently exposed images into one image with perfectly drawn highlights and depths. The multiframe noise reduction fuses six images in such a way that image noise is suppressed particularly effectively. It is obvious that both functions are only suitable for static motifs. But then they deliver impressive results: With multiframe noise reduction, you gain at least one ISO level, and the HDR function masters even very high-contrast backlight situations with ease. However, those who prefer to shoot series of exposures and then process the individual images using HDR software will be rather neglected by the RX100 II: The maximum spread for bracketing is just 0.7 EV, which is always limited to three shots. But the RX100 II goes fast to the point when serial shots are required: In JPEG it records about seven photos per second (fps), in RAW it is still a good 4 fps.

The rest of the RX100 II’s features would also look good on a beginner DSLR: The upper and lower limits of ISO auto can be freely selected, the RX100 II features a range of customizable image styles (and the inevitable creative effects), and it also records in RAW format when needed – to name just a few. Sony, on the other hand, is also extremely economical with the RX100 II with editing functions in playback mode. In principle, the following applies: What was not specified when the photo was taken can no longer be applied to the photos afterwards. But the RX100 II now offers professional flash exposure functions. Not that its predecessor was poorly equipped here, but the new one is a decisive step ahead: it offers the new multi-interface accessory shoe introduced by Sony last autumn. Mechanically and electrically, it corresponds to an ISO shoe, but is also equipped with more than 30 additional micro-contacts. This accessory shoe now accepts any Sony system flash (via adapter also older devices, which are still equipped with the so-called Minolta shoe). So if the integrated flash on the RX100 II with its modest guide number of 5.2 does not provide enough light, the RX100 II can easily be upgraded. It even supports the control of wirelessly connected flash units, but the on-board flash cannot serve as the master. The flash system of the RX100 II offers a different treat for that: An external flash can be synchronized with any exposure time down to 1/2,000 s – the central shutter of the camera makes it possible.

The video function of the RX100 II leaves nothing to be desired: The camera films in Full HD resolution at a high frame rate of 50 full frames/second, recorded in the trend-setting AVCHD format. She records the sound in stereo. If you have higher demands on sound quality, you can connect the external stereo microphone ECM-XYST1M via the multi-interface shoe. When shooting movies, the RX100 II provides almost all the functions it offers for taking photos – for example, all exposure modes. The camera adjusts the focus somewhat leisurely but without annoying pumping. Zoom movements are also possible, whereby the focal length range is moved through more slowly during filming. If you need a photo during the video recording, simply press the shutter button – the RX100 II then takes a picture in full resolution, but in page format 16:9.

Also new with the RX100 II: The camera can be connected to a smartphone via WiFi, as well as to a computer or DLNA-capable TV set in a wireless network. The RX100 II NFC is particularly practical, making it easy to establish contact between the camera and smartphone. Simply hold the two devices together and the previously selected recordings are transferred. There are even more possibilities when the free PlayMemories Mobile app (for Android and iOS) is installed on the smartphone. The RX100 II can then be remotely controlled from a smartphone and, if desired, transmits every new recording to the mobile device.

Lens

The RX100 II takes over the lens unchanged from its predecessor. With regard to the 35mm format, it zooms in from 28 to 100 millimetres, and the digital zoom of the RX100 brings things even closer, farther away. The luminous intensity of the Carl Zeiss lens is impressive – at least in wide angle: it ranges from F1.8 to F4.9. In many situations, this allows blur-free shutter speeds or low-noise ISO values, but the exposure potential is limited: Due to the relatively small image sensor, f-stop F4.9 delivers a depth of field at 100 millimeters focal length as approx. F13 at the 35mm sensor. An advantage would be the large depth of field for macro shots, even with a small aperture value. However, this is opposed by the fact that the closest focusing distance at 100 millimetres focal length is around 50 centimetres – this results in a maximum magnification of approx. 1:4. At the shortest focal length, the magnification increases to almost 1:1 thanks to the very short close-up distance – but who wants to shoot macros with a wide angle?

The autofocus adjusts the lens almost noiselessly to the appropriate shooting distance, and with 0.4 seconds in the test lab it proved to be quite fast for a compact camera. In the dim light of a Bavarian tavern, however, the focus time is noticeably extended, even though the RX100 II switches on an orange AF auxiliary light under such adverse lighting conditions. In the “Flexible Spot” mode, the RX100 II divides the image section into 181 measuring fields, each of which can be individually selected. But with the RX100 II you can also focus manually, even quite comfortably. The distance is set on the lens ring, the camera supports you with a focus loupe and focus peaking. This function highlights contrasting edges in the focal plane in color. What a pity that focus peaking does not work in the magnifying glass view. Nevertheless, the RX100 II allows you to focus quickly and comfortably by hand. The RX100 II still does without a filter thread on the lens, but it can be retrofitted with a new adapter.

Image quality

As with its predecessor, Sony continues to rely on an image sensor in 1-inch format (13.2 x 8.8 millimeters, 15.9 millimeters diagonal) for the RX100 II, which has a very high resolution of around 20 megapixels. Regardless of the high pixel density, the image quality of the RX100 already caused a lot of enthusiasm – especially in ISO spheres, which are usually unreachable for compact cameras. With the new RX100 II, Sony has further improved the sensor design: The image converter is now equipped with BSI technology, the wiring is not in front of the light-sensitive cells, but behind them. According to Sony, this increases the light sensitivity of the RX100 II’s image sensor by about 40 percent. ISO 12,800 can now be selected as the maximum sensitivity, whereas ISO 6,400 was the limit for the predecessor.

Already the review of the first pictures from the daily photo practice makes one hardly believe that these pictures were only taken with a compact camera: The photos are very detailed, show practically no disturbances and please with their largely neutral colour rendering as well as a large tonal richness. Also the laboratory report seems to come from a full-grown DSLR – but one after the other: The RX100 II has image noise so well under control up to ISO 6,400 that any doubts about the high pixel density are immediately dispelled. The signal-to-noise ratio is a good 40 dB or more up to ISO 800. It drops only very slightly with increasing ISO number, the critical limit of 35 dB is not even reached at a maximum ISO of 12,800, let alone fallen short of. The particularly annoying color noise hardly remains visible over the entire sensitivity range, luminance noise only increases slightly more from ISO 3.200, but always remains in the green range up to the maximum sensitivity of ISO 12.800. If at all, the RX100 II allows only a very fine noise, which is not visually conspicuous or even distracting. However, this excellent noise behaviour is not available for free, it is somewhat to the detriment of the texture sharpness. It is excellent up to ISO 800, still satisfactory up to ISO 3,200. At even higher ISO values, the photos then appear visibly soft and lose details. Compared to its predecessor, the new BSI sensor of the RX100 II shows its strengths above all in sensitivities beyond ISO 1,600, where it is around one ISO level better in terms of noise and detail reproduction.

Up to ISO 6,400, the RX100 II processes a subject contrast of 9.5 to 10 f-stops (EV) – not a peak performance, but a more than decent input dynamic on balance. On the other hand, the output dynamics are at the top level: the tonal range remains at around 7.75 bit/channel up to ISO 800, the critical limit of 7 bit/channel is not even reached at maximum sensitivity. If there’s anything at all to criticize about the image processing of the RX100 II, it’s most likely the color fidelity: cyan tones shift it slightly towards magenta, orange tones are a tad too strongly saturated. Purists will also want a little less sharpness artifacts, although the RX100 II doesn’t exaggerate it at all when sharpening. But if you take it very seriously, the RX100 II can also record in RAW format. Then nothing stands in the way of a tailor-made sharpness and noise reduction as well as an exact colour reproduction – especially since the white balance of the camera works very precisely.

The RX100 II’s image converter and BIONZ processor for image processing deliver results that are second to none for a compact camera – with no ifs or buts! Can the imaging performance of the lens keep up with this? In any case, the Zeiss zoom lens performs flawlessly in terms of distortion, the deviations from the original are close to the measurement limit. The edge darkening is also completely uncritical, the lens vignettes with a maximum of 0.5 EV measurable, but by no means visible. There are also no problems with chromatic aberrations – at least not with short and medium focal lengths. Only in the telephoto area can color fringes become visible at the edge of the image, but their circumference remains just under the critical size of two pixels.

In the most important discipline, resolution, however, the Carl Zeiss lens has to leave a few springs unturned. In the center of the image, the optic still has a high resolution of more than 40 line pairs per millimeter (lp/mm) over the entire focal length range, but it weakens slightly at the edges of the image. The loss of resolution towards the edge zones averages a good 20 percent and is particularly pronounced in the wide-angle range with small apertures. The RX100 II achieves the most balanced resolution at 28 millimeters with F2.8, at 100 millimeters with F8. Further one should not dim down in any case, because then the resolution decreases clearly due to diffraction effects.

Bottom line

The RX100 has already been awarded the title “King of Compact Cameras”, but the Kaiserkrone is undisputedly due to the new RX100 II. Whether one or the other camera in its class may be a bit better in this or that discipline, none of the RX100 II’s features can hold a candle to the sum of its parts. Its image quality is very high in absolute terms up to ISO 3,200 and practically on DSLR level, for a compact camera it is outstanding. The new multi-interface accessory shoe as well as the now foldable display clear up the most important criticisms of the predecessor and have proven to be a very valuable enrichment in practice. The RX100 II also scores points with its WiFi connectivity, including easy-to-use NFC. The RX100 II not only flatters the photographer with its stylish design, it also spoils him with a very wide range of functions – the latter also applies expressly to video recording. Despite its few and small control elements, it is relatively easy to handle, also because it can be very flexibly adapted to one’s own needs and preferences. If you can live with the somewhat limited zoom range of the lens, you won’t find an alternative to the RX100 II at the moment. The only drawback: For the RX100 II you have to dig deep into your pocket, at its price there is already a decent system camera or DSLR. Those who can do without the new features of the RX100 II will find a much cheaper alternative in its predecessor – the RX100 will remain in Sony’s product range until further notice.

Fact sheet

Fact sheet
Manufacturer Sony
Model DSC-RX100 II
Price approx. 730 EUR
Sensor Resolution 20.2 megapixels
Max. Image resolution 5.472 x 3.648
(aspect ratio) (3:2)
Lens F1,8-4,9/28-100mm
Filter threads optional
Viewfinder optional (EVF)
Diopter correction
Disbandment
LCD monitor 3″
Disbandment 1.229.000
rotatable
swivelling yes
as seeker yes
Video output HDMI
as seeker No
Program automation yes
Aperture priority yes
Aperture priority yes
manual exposure yes
BULB long-term exposure yes
Motif programmes
Portrait yes
Children/Babies
Countryside yes
Macro yes
Sports/Action yes
more 9
Exposure metering Multi-field, Centre-weighted Integral, Spot
Flash yes
Guide number 5.2 (measurement)
Flash connection Multi-Interface Accessory Shoe
Remote release Cord
Interval shooting
Storage medium SD/SDHC/SDXC or MemoryStick Pro Duo
Video mode
Size AVCHD or MP4
Codec H.264/AVC
Resolution (max.) 1.920 x 1.080
at frame rate 50p
Sensitivity
automatic ISO 100-12.800
(lower and upper limit adjustable)
extended ISO 25.600 (with Multishot-NR)
manually ISO 100-12.800 (ISO 25.600 with Multishot-NR)
White balance
Automatic yes
Sun yes
Clouds yes
Fluorescent lamp yes
Light bulb yes
Other Shadows, flash, manual selection of color temperature, fine correction
Manual yes
Autofocus
Number of measuring fields 181
AF auxiliary light Red-orange
Speed 0,4-0,5 s
Languages Yes
more 15
Switch-on time 2,9 s
One-hand operation
(zoom and shutter release)
yes
Weight
(ready)
281 g
Continuous shooting function*
Number of series images
15 (JPEG)
13 (RAW)
Frequency
(frames/s)
6.8 (JPEG)
4.1 (RAW)
Endurance run
(frames/s)
1.5 (JPEG)
0.7 (RAW)
with flash yes
Zoom
Zoom adjustment motorised via ring rocker
Zoom levels stepless, optional 5
Time WW to Tele 1,8 s
Memory speeds*
JPEG 0,3 s (7,2 MByte)
RAW 0.9 s (19.9 MByte)
Triggering during
.Save as possible.
yes
Battery life approx. 350 pictures (acc. to CIPA)
– = “not applicable” or “not available
“* with 8 GByte Sony Class 10 SDHC memory card

Short evaluation

Pros

  • Good ergonomics despite small control elements
  • Excellent finished, chic housing
  • Very easy to expand thanks to multi-interface shoe
  • Superior image quality (for a compact camera)

Cons

  • Slightly limited zoom range
  • Battery can only be charged in the camera (with accessories supplied) (external charger only available as an option)
  • Limited bracketing function
  • No image editing functions in playback mode

Sony DSC-RX100 II Datasheet

Electronics

Sensor CMOS sensor 1″ 13.2 x 8.8 mm (crop factor 2.7
)20.9 megapixels (physical), 20.2 megapixels (effective)
Pixel pitch 2.4 µm
Photo resolution
5.472 x 3.648 pixels (3:2)
5.472 x 3.080 Pixel (16:9)
4.864 x 3.080 Pixel
3.888 x 2.592 pixels (3:2)
3.648 x 3.648 pixels (1:1)
3.648 x 2.736 pixels (4:3)
3.648 x 2.056 Pixel (16:9)
2.736 x 1.824 Pixel (3:2)
2.720 x 1.528 pixels (16:9)
2.592 x 1.944 pixels (4:3)
2.544 x 2.544 pixels (1:1)
640 x 480 pixels (4:3)
Picture formats JPG, RAW
Colour depth 24 bits (8 bits per color channel)
Metadata Exif (version 2.3), DCF standard
Video resolution
1.920 x 1.080 (16:9) 50 p
1.440 x 1.080 (4:3) 30 p
640 x 480 (4:3) 30 p
Video format
MPG4 (Codec H.264)

Lens

Focal length 28 to 100 mm (35mm equivalent
)3.6x ZoomDigital zoom
10x
Focus range 5 cm to infinity (wide-angle
)55 cm to infinity (telephoto)
Apertures F1.8 to F11 (wide-angle
)F4.9 to F11 (telephoto)
Autofocus yes
Autofocus mode Contrast autofocus with 25 measuring fields
Autofocus Functions Single autofocus, Continuous autofocus, Tracking autofocus, Manual, AFL function, AF Assist Light
Filter threads No filter thread, optional filter thread

Viewfinder and Monitor

Monitor 3.0″ TFT LCD monitor with 1,229,000 pixels, anti-glare, brightness adjustable, tiltable by 90° upwards to 45° downwards

Exposure

Exposure metering Center-weighted integral measurement, matrix/multi-field measurement, spot measurement
Exposure times 1/2,000 to 1 s (Auto
)1/2,000 to 30 s (Manual)Bulb function
Exposure control Fully Automatic, Program Automatic (with Program Shift), Aperture Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual
Bracketing function Bracket function with maximum 3 shots, step size from 0.3 to 0.7 EV, HDR function
Exposure compensation -2.0 to +2.0 EV with step size of 1/3 EV
Sensitivity to light ISO 160 to ISO 12.800 (automatic
)ISO 100 to ISO 25.600 (manual)
Remote access Cable trigger, infrared trigger, remote control via smartphone/tablet
Motives Twilight, various scene modes, fireworks, high sensitivity, landscape, food, macro, night scene, portrait, sunset, sports/action, animals, 0 other scene modes
Picture effects HDR effects, high contrast monochrome, miniature effect, selective color, toy camera, blur, watercolor, auto framing, color key, high contrast monochrome, high key, photo creativity, 7 more image effects
White balance Auto, Cloudy, Sun, Fine tuning, Shadow, Flash, Fluorescent lamp with 1 presets, Incandescent, Manual
Continuous shooting 10 frames/s at highest resolution
Self-timer Self-timer at intervals of 2 s, special features: or 10 s (optional)
Shooting functions AEL function, AFL function, live histogram

Flashgun

Flash no built-in flash availableFlash shoe
: Sony Multi Interface, standard center contact
Flash range Flash range in ISO auto mode
Flash functions Auto, Fill Flash, Flash On, Flash Off, Slow Sync, Red-eye Reduction

Equipment

Image stabilizer optical image stabilizer
Memory
Memory Stick (Duo, Duo Pro)
SD
Panorama Swivel panorama
12.416 x 1.856 pixels
5.536 x 2.160 pixels
8.192 x 1.856 pixels
3.872 x 2.160 pixels
Microphone Stereo
Power supply Power supply connection
Power supply 1 x Sony NP-BX1 (lithium ion (Li-Ion), 3.6 V, 1,240 mAh
)350 CIPA-standard images
Playback Functions Red eye retouching, image rotation, image protection, highlight / shadow warning, playback histogram, playback magnifier, image index, slide show function with music, zoom out
Face recognition Face recognition, smile recognition
Picture parameters Sharpness, contrast, color saturation
Grid can be faded in during recording yes
Special functions Electronic water level, orientation sensor, Live View
Ports Data interfaces: USBUSB type
: USB 2.0 High SpeedWLAN
: availableNFC
: availableAudio output
: noAudio input
: noVideo output
: yes (HDMI output Micro (type D))
Supported direct printing methods PictBridge
Tripod socket 1/4″ not in optical axis
Features and Miscellaneous (HD-)SmartZoom digital zoom (magnification factor depending on resolution setting
)Optical image stabilizer Built-in
lens curtainBIONZ signal processor Camera shake warning indicatorPlayback zoom Built-instereo microphoneWhite-balance seriesPeaking

Size and weight

Weight 281 g (ready for operation)
Dimensions W x H x D 102 x 58 x 38 mm

Other

included accessories Sony AC-UD10 AC AdapterSony
FA-SHC1M (Multi-Interface Cover) (Hot Shoe Cover)
Sony NP-BX1 Special Battery Package USB Connection CableHelp StrapCamera SoftwarePicture Motion Browser 4.2.02 for Windows (2000/Me/XP)
Camera Software Picture Package Music TransferSPVD-010
USB Device Driver for Windows and Macintosh
optional accessory Sony ADP-MAA Flash AccessoriesSony
AG-R2 (Handle)
Sony HVL-F20M Push-on Flash with Swivel ReflectorSony
LCS-RXG BagSony
LCS-RXK BagSony
MPK-URX100A Underwater HousingSony
NP-BX1 Special BatterySony
VCT-SGR1 (Handle)
Sony VFA-49R1 49 mm Filter Adapter Lens AccessoriesPower SupplyRemovable Memory CardCamera Bag
USB
USB 2.0 High Speed (Micro-USB)

Firmware Update 1.10 for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 and RX100 II: Quieter Focus

Sony offers a new firmware version 1.10 for each of the two high-end compact cameras with 1″ Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 and RX100 II sensors. This should provide a quieter focus with less vibration, which should be especially advantageous for film shoots. The update can be downloaded and installed by the user himself. If you do not have the confidence to do so, you should contact the Sony service department or your dealer.

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Peter Dench
Peter Dench
I am Peter Dench. Digital Photographer, born in London 1972, currently living in Deerfield, near Chicago. I have numerous photography expositions and also working in model photography. In this website, PhotoPoint, I usually review cameras provided by local dealers in Illinois and by the manufacturers. Sometimes I, Peter Dench, review lenses too, but only when I have a suitable camera for them. Please let me know in the comments if I can improve any of these articles.

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