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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II
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Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II Digital Camera

20.2MP 8.3x CMOS Jan 2016
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13 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Digital Cameras

Sony has good average reviews for its bridge camera digital cameras as well as across its entire camera range.

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Unlike most of the other cameras that were released in the last year which do not support Full HD video, the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II supports Full HD video.

There are a number of other cameras which also support Full HD video that you might also want to consider including the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10[plb_3233485_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other latest comparable spec cameras, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has an image stabilizer.

We compared this camera to all the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300[plb_2966575_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 33 times zoom factor, the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for the last year. Latest cameras have digital zooms of between 2x and 33x.

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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 commonly supported compatible memory cards on new cameras. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this Sony digital camera is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300[plb_2966575_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC), or the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS[plb_3191138_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC) which also has a higher rating.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over nine times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. This Sony camera also supports a video resolutions of 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.

This camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all latest bridge camera digital cameras.

Amongst comparable types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max)s of recently released digital cameras range from 1,600 to 26,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 10,000. The Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has one of the higher ISO sensitivity (max)s (25,600) amongst comparable spec cameras of this age.

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Has Seven White Balances

The Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has a greater number of white balance modes than most recently released comparable spec digital cameras. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on cameras that were launched around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II. The white balances "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this digital 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 typical of many bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has a greater number of light exposure modes than most latest digital cameras. This camera has a Manual light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Sony camera.

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

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most bridge camera digital cameras that were launched in the last year. Most newly released bridge camera digital cameras have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction across all new bridge camera digital cameras.

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

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Supports Twenty-Three ISO Sensitivitys

The Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras that have been available for the last year. This digital camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by recently released bridge camera digital cameras. The ISO sensitivitys "125", "160", "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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TFT Display

The Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has a TFT display which is better than the LCD display found on most bridge camera digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months. 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.

A TFT display is actually the best display across all bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for the last year.

The worst display amongst comparable types of digital camera is LCD.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Cybershot DSC-RX10 II does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were launched around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support wi-Fi to this camera and we think the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300[plb_2966575_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS[plb_3191138_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released in the last 12 months, the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II does not have a GPS (satellite). Most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II also do not have a GPS (satellite).

We think you might also be interested in alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS[plb_3191138_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

Most new similar spec digital cameras do not support video capability. The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II is no exception to this as it too does not support video capability.

Other digital cameras which also support video capability that you might want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300[plb_2966575_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Cybershot DSC-RX10 II does not have a built-in flash, although keep in mind that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out in the last year also do not have a built-in flash.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also have a built-in flash including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300[plb_2966575_price].

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 8.3 times zoom factor, the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec cameras. The smallest optical zoom of bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II is 8.3x, the biggest is 65x, and the average optical zoom is 36x.

If this Sony digital camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Nikon B500[plb_3305051_price] (40x), or the Polaroid IX-5038[plb_3780627_price] (50x) which is also higher rated.

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Only Features Four Flash Modess

The Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has a greater number of flash modes than most comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to it. This Sony camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II. The flash modess "Flash off", "Flash on" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

The Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed (only 4 seconds) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II. The shortest slowest camera shutter speed of recently released cameras is 2s, the longest is 60s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 20s.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Similar spec cameras that were launched in the last year have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 250mm and 1,400mm. With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 460 millimeters, the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has one of the shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Heavy

Across all the digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II the weights range from 350g to 770g. With a weight of 770 grams, the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II is fairly heavy compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300[plb_2966575_price] (640g) which also has a higher rating.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony Cybershot DSC-RX10 II

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when this bridge camera camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II.

There are a number of alternative 3" screen cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300[plb_2966575_price], or the Canon PowerShot SX420 IS[plb_3191138_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 20.2 megapixels, the Cybershot DSC-RX10 II has a fairly standard megapixel compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out in the last year.

If you want a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Nikon B700[plb_3305052_price] (20.3MP), or the Sony ILCA-68K[plb_3715549_price] (24.2MP).

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many recently released cameras.

We compared all the other cameras that have a CMOS sensor to this digital camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Nikon B500[plb_3305051_price] is also worth considering.

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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
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)
Focus Adjustment
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
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
Full HD 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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony n143971, sony n143971w, sony dscrx10m2, sony dscrx10m2b, sony dscrx10m2c, sony dscrx10m2ce, sony dscrx10m2ce3, sony dscrx10m2ceh, sony cybershotdscrx10, sony cybershotdscrx10i, sony cybershotdscrx10ii
Barcodes 00009203176903, 00635131600906, 04548736018969, 04548736018983

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