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Sony RX100 II review

Popular premium compact gets an upgrade

As part of our image quality testing for the Sony RX100 Mark II, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Sony RX100 Mark II is capable of resolving up to around 26 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

JPEG

Sony RX100 Mark II review

Full ISO 100 image, see the cropped (100%) versions below.

Sony RX100 Mark II review

ISO 100, score: 26 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 200, score: 26 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 400, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony RX100 Mark II review

ISO 800, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony RX100 Mark II review

ISO 1600, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

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ISO 3200, score: 20 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony RX100 Mark II review

ISO 6400, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony RX100 Mark II review

ISO 12800, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Raw

Sony RX100 Mark II review

ISO 100, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony RX100 Mark II review

ISO 200, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony RX100 Mark II review

ISO 400, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony RX100 Mark II review

ISO 800, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony RX100 Mark II review

ISO 1600, score: 24 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony RX100 Mark II review

ISO 3200, score: 22 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony RX100 Mark II review

ISO 6400, score: 18 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Sony RX100 Mark II review

ISO 12800, score: 16 (Click here to see the full resolution image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeCompact Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution20.2 Megapixel
GPSNo
USBYes
PictBridgeNo
Product FamilyCyber-shot R
Image StabilizationOptical
ColourBlack
Optical Zoom3.6x
Digital Zoom14x
Brand NameSony
FeaturesContinuous Shooting Mode, External Flash Shoe, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Face Detection, Smile Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsAVCHD, MPEG-4
Weight (Approximate)254 g
Minimum Focus Distance50 mm
Maximum Image Resolution5472 x 3648
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeExmor R CMOS
Total Camera Resolution21 Megapixel
HDMIYes
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedNP-BX1
Memory Card SupportedMemory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO High Speed Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (M2), Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card, microSD Card, microSDHC Card, Eye-Fi Card
Height58.1 mm
Width101.6 mm
Depth35.9 mm
Autofocus Points25
Product SeriesR
Focal Length10.40 mm to 37.10 mm
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product ModelDSC-RX100M2
Product NameRX100 II Digital Compact Camera
Product LineCyber-shot
Aspect Ratio16:9
Manufacturer Part NumberDSCRX100M2CEH
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing InformationEffortlessly clear shooting

The sun dipping below the horizon, an epic mountain peak view, capture it all with our Cyber-shot™ RX100 II. The new 1.0 type back-illuminated Exmor R® back illuminated CMOS sensor and F1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* coating lens ensures bright, detail and low-noise photos.

Battery Life350 Shot/2.92 Hour Video
Package Contents
  • RX100 II Digital Compact Camera
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-BX1)
  • AC Adaptor (AC-UB10/UB10B/UB10C/UB10D)
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Strap Adapter
  • Instruction Manual
  • Software Media
Display Resolution1228800 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesSpeaker, Microphone