Alongside the full frame RX1R, Sony has announced the Cyber-shot RX100 II, which is the refreshed follow-up to the popular RX100. Sony claims that the new 1″ sensor in the RX100 II is roughly 40% more sensitive in dimly lit situations than the original RX100 (and the RX100 was no joke either).
Additional new features in the RX100 II include a built-in hot shoe, which also works as an interface for an EVF and clip-on LCD monitor. The RX100 II also features WiFi and Near Field Communication for one-touch wireless transfers with compatible devices.
The NFC demos we saw at CES 2013 with Sony’s new gear were impressive, and I would expect the RX100 II to feature similar functionality. The RX100’s Smart Remote Control lets users preview images and control shutter release from a connected phone or tablet.
The RX100 II also adds a tilting 3-inch LCD and the ability to capture 24p HD video.
Sony RX100 II Key Features
- 20.2MP 1″ Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
- BIONZ Image Processor
- Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8 Lens
- 35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 28-100mm
- 3.0″ 1,229k-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine LCD
- Full HD 1080i/p Video at 60 and 24 fps
- Built-In Wireless and NFC Connectivity
- Low-Light Sensitivity to ISO 12800
- Multi Interface Shoe and Control Ring
- High Speed AF & Manual Exposure Control
The Sony RX100 II should be available in July at a retail price around $750. Check availability at B&H Photo and Adorama.
No viewfinder, no sale.
I liked my old one but will definitely go for this new one wifi sounds great
Touch LCD screen?
Agree! No viewfinder, no sale. OLED viewfinder would have done it for me.