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Sony RX10 II
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Sony RX10 II Digital Camera

20.2MP 8.3x CMOS Jun 2015
Megapixel Count Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Sensor Type Release Date
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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

Bridge cameras manufactured by Sony have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just bridge cameras) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The Sony RX10 II supports WiFi connectivity, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for a similar time to the RX10 II.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The RX10 II has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the RX10 II.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 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. The smallest digital zoom of bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the RX10 II is 2x, the biggest is 33x, and the average digital zoom is 7.1x.

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Very High Megapixel Count

The lowest megapixel count of bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the RX10 II is 12MP, the highest is 21MP, and the average megapixel count is 16MP. The RX10 II has a very high megapixel count (20.2 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the RX10 II.

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Has a Micro HDMI Connector

The Sony RX10 II has a greater number of HDMI connector types than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than a year. This Sony digital camera has a Micro HDMI connector, which is the most commonly found HDMI connector found on digital cameras of a similar type and age to the RX10 II.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony RX10 II supports a maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over one hundred and eight times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. This camera also support a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels. 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. Cameras of a similar age and type to the RX10 II video resolutions range from 160 x 120 pixels (worst) to 4096 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Very High Display Resolution

The display resolutions of bridge cameras that are a similar age to the RX10 II range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 670,000 pixels. The display resolution of the RX10 II of 1,228,800 pixel is one of the highest amongst bridge cameras that were released one year ago.

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Very High Maximum ISO Speed

The lowest maximum ISO speed of bridge cameras that were released around the same time as the RX10 II is 1,600, the highest is 26,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 10,000. The maximum ISO speed of the RX10 II of 25,600 is one of the highest amongst bridge cameras that were launched around the same time as the RX10 II.

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

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

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Has One Photo Effect

The Sony RX10 II has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most commonly found photo effect is Vivid, but this photo effect is not found on this digital camera. The photo effects Black&White are also found on this camera.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the RX10 II is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over nine times the video resolution of the most common maximum video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Across all comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to the RX10 II the best video resolution is 4096 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modes

The number of light exposure modes found on the Sony RX10 II is more than most comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This digital camera has a Shutter priority AE light exposure mode, which is the most frequently found light exposure mode found on bridge cameras that are a comparable age to the RX10 II. The light exposure modes "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Manual" are also found on this 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 most cameras of this spec and age. Most digital cameras that were released around the same time as it have a ± 2EV (1/2EV step) light exposure correction. The best light exposure correction of all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the RX10 II is ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) and the worst is ± 3EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step).

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Supports Twenty-Three ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Sony RX10 II is more than most digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera supports 3 and 200 ISO speeds, which is the most frequently supported ISO speed supported by comparable spec digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the RX10 II. The ISO speeds "100", "125", "160", "200", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2500", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "10000", "12800" and "25600" are also supported by this Sony camera.

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Features Two Auto Focus

The RX10 II has a greater number of auto focusing (AF) modes than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This Sony camera features a Single Auto Focus auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on digital cameras of this spec and age. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus" is also featured on this camera.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The RX10 II does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the RX10 II.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The RX10 II does not support Full HD video, unlike most of the other bridge cameras that have been around for a similar time to the RX10 II.

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Most digital cameras that are a comparable age to the RX10 II do not support video recording. The RX10 II is no exception to this as it too does not support video recording.

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Not Waterproof

The RX10 II is not waterproof. Most of the other cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Sony RX10 II does not have a GPS, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the RX10 II also do not have a GPS.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec, the RX10 II is not 3D compatible.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of cameras of this type and age is 0.2x, the biggest is 83x, and the average optical zoom is 37x. The RX10 II has a fairly small optical zoom (only 8.3 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Only Features Four Flash Modes

The RX10 II has a greater number of flash modes than most bridge cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Sony camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on cameras of a comparable age and type to the RX10 II. The flash modes "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Low Lens Magnification Ratio

At only 0.7 times zoom factor, the RX10 II has a quite low lens magnification ratio compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the RX10 II. Digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the RX10 II have lens magnification ratios of between 0.58x and 4x, and the average lens magnification ratio is 2.1x.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The maximum camera shutter speeds of bridge cameras that have been available for a similar time to the RX10 II range from 4s to 60s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 21s. At only 4 seconds, the RX10 II has a quite short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other bridge cameras that are a similar age to the RX10 II.

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Only Supports Three Wireless LAN Types

The number of wireless LAN types supported by the RX10 II is more than most cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This camera supports an IEEE 802.11b wireless LAN type, which is the most frequently supported wireless LAN type supported by cameras that have been around for around the same time as the RX10 II. The wireless LAN types "IEEE 802.11g" and "IEEE 802.11n" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

Cameras that came out more than a year ago have maximum focal lengths of between 250mm and 2,000mm. With a maximum focal length of only 460 millimeters, the RX10 II has a fairly short maximum focal length compared to most of the other bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the RX10 II.

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Heavy

With a weight of 770 grams, the RX10 II is one of the heavier bridge cameras that have been available for around the same time as the RX10 II amongst bridge cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of this age and type the weights range from 270g to 940g.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony RX10 II

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the RX10 II over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Sony RX10 II has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the RX10 II.

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SD Memory Card

SD memory card

This digital 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 memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on cameras of this age and spec. 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 of this spec and age.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Manual Focusing Range
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
HDMI Connector
USB Version
USB Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Size
Maximum Battery Life
Shot Per Battery Charge
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Included Cable
Networking
Wireless LAN Type

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 dscrx10, sony dscrx10i, sony dscrx10m, sony dscrx10ii, sony dscrx10m2, sony dscrx10m2b
Barcodes 00027242893399, 00628804153069

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