Sony is getting serious competition to appear on the features and capabilities of digital cameras with a variety of features and other aspects of technology. Now you can find updates and upgrades on Sony Cybershot RX100 II, which is an upgrade from the previous Sony RX 100. What can you get from this improvement?
|Sony CyberShot DSC-RX100 II with Zeiz lens. Image: ephotozine.com|
The RX100 II builds on the RX100 with a new back-illuminated Exmor R 1inch CMOS sensor for improved low light performance. The lens is the same Carl Zeiss branded f/1.8 3.6x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilisation. Full HD video recording has been updated with additional frame rate options including 25p and 24p.
The camera is very easy for you to take it anywhere, so convenient to use when on holiday or for day-to-day activities as well as for family events such as birthday parties, weddings or social events and business events related to your job, because like its predecessor, the RX100 II is able to slide into your jeans pocket. You'll be hard pressed to find a camera with a similar feature set and a larger image sensor that does so. The closest you'll get is the Ricoh GR, which packs an SLR-sized APS-C image sensor, but that camera's lens is a non-zooming 28mm wide-angle design.
Wi-Fi connectivity and other prime features
If you need a faster connectivity, then you will be easy to transfer your photos, because Sony Cybershot RX100 II has been equipped with Wi-Fi features. Wi-Fi connectivity has been added allowing images to be transferred to smartphones, to a PC, or to allow remote control of the camera from the smartphone. Setup of the connection has been made extremely easy thanks to the inclusion of NFC (Near Field Communication) which will work with any smartphone that also has NFC built in.
Sony CyberShot RXS 100 II is ready to connect with Anroid smartphones and Android tablets, so touch your Android smartphone or tablet to the camera to create a connection. No setup is required beyond downloading the free PlayMemories Mobile app to your device. Made possible by NFC technology, once connected, you can remotely control the camera's shutter release from your mobile device and instantly receive the captured image via Wi-Fi.
Sony CyberShot RX100 II Highlights:
20.2MP, 1" Exmor CMOS sensor, f/1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens with 3.6x zoom, high speed AF, connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi or NFC, up to ISO 12800 sensitivity, P/A/S/M modes, JPEG and RAW image capture, f/1.8-f/4.9 aperture, 28-100mm equivalent lens, Optical image stabilisation, 3inch 1,229,000 dots tilting screen, Full HD video, stereo sound, ISO100 - ISO25600, 5cm Macro, PASM manual controls, HDR / RAW / 10fps continuous shooting and Flash hot-shoe or multi-interface accessory port.
If you have this camera, then you will get a lot of unique features.The menu systems are more like the Sony Alpha range of cameras rather than the NEX cameras. This gives easy access to options, with a clearly laid out menu system. To quickly set the most popular settings, you can simply press the Fn button on the back and from the rear screen you can set Picture Effect, Metering, ISO, WB, DRO/HDR, Focus area and Image quality - the options available here can also be customised to you can get quick access to your favourite settings. With the features of HDR and various additional unique feature embedded in this camera, you can use the camera to create attractive photos that you can share on facebook and other social media networks.
Despite housing a sensor that's the same size as the one in the Nikon 1 J3 mirrorless camera, the RX100 II measures just 2.3 by 4 by 1.5 inches (HWD) and weighs a mere 9.9 ounces. The J3 is 2.4 by 4 by 2.8 inches and weighs about 11.2 ounces with its lens attached; the lens doesn't offer as ambitious a zoom ratio as that of the RX100 II, and it doesn't capture as much light at comparable focal lengths.
The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II's combination of looks, flexibility, speed, and photo quality makes it a great choice for enthusiasts, but you must ready to purchase this camera with the amount of US$ 749. With that price, you probably would think to compare it with entry level Digital SLR camera or even you will compare it with prosumer cameras are also attractive for you to use with a variety of unique and interesting features.