A CMOS sensor with the same resolution (20.2 megapixels) and the same size (1 inch) than the pioneer RX100, but now standard bearer of the backlit technology Exmor-R. Here are some of the few innovations that had not been leaked about Cybershot DSC-RX100 II that Sony has finally unveiled today.
A change in the sensor that, according to official data managed by the Japanese firm, allows the renewed RX100 II improve its low light performance and raise the maximum sensitivity to 12,800 ISO. The minimum setting goes from 125 to 160 ISO.
The optics, on their part, does not undergoes changes concerning the RX100 and zoom Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* equivalent to 28-100 mm with a luminosity of f1.8-4.9.
Hot Shoe Flash, Wi-Fi and Screen
Faithful to the compact design of its predecessor and the characteristic ring of controls around the lens, RX100 II launches a hot shoe for flash and Wi-Fi connectivity accompanied by NFC to facilitate your wireless connection with other devices.
With a thickness slightly bigger due to the addition of the mentioned hot shoe, the folding screen is another of the novelties of this high-end compact. A monitor that, for sure, maintains the 3-inch size and the resolution of more than 1.2 million points of which incorporates the RX100.
The list of new features is complemented with the possibility of adjusting the step zoom in the positions of 28, 35, 50, 70 and 100 mm and a Full 24p HD video recording mode. Another addition to the list of specs is the compatibility with the Sony Triluminos system, which promises a greater richness of color when viewing photos on the latest televisions by the brand.
Available in mid-July, the price of RX100 II will be about 748$, 100 more than the RX100 at the time of its announcement, little more than one year ago.