Just posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II Preview with real-world samples


Just posted: Our hands-on preview of the new Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II. The RX100 II offers a host of improvements over its predecessor, including a new BSI-CMOS sensor, hot shoe, and articulating LCD. We’ve had a working sample of Sony’s new 20MP CX-format compact for a few days, and we’ve prepared a hands-on preview, including a gallery of real-world shots, showing off its improved image quality. Click through for a link to the preview.

Click here to read our first impressions of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II



1. design is form and function… looks are ok, I guess, but at this price, not even a hint of a handgrip is a pity… we’ll be seeing a lot of $700 cameras wearing $1 adhesive-backed rubber strips on the front.

2. bye-bye nikon1… between the rx100ii and larger-sensor mirrorless cameras, you just weren’t meant to be.


Heads up, college students: register with a legit school email and setup your school info. Then visit Sony’s education store and you’ll see the RX100 II preorder for $675! It works and I placed my preorder at that price.


Regarding price. Since RX-100 mkI is still selling like hotcakes at original MSRP, seems like people will pony up $100 more for the mkII.

Regarding the “it needs a grip” argument. I dropped my S95 on a recent trip and now the display hangs away a bit from the camera with a gap :( There is something to be said for “stick it in your pocket” and there is also something to be said for “heft” and “handle”.


price hike = the result of no direct competitor

A decent grip is not exactly hard to add tho, there’s a number of good ones out there for the original one.

Donald Chin

1″ BSI-CMOS sensor is interesting, let wait and see more samples from the real world.


I think imaging-resources have the studio samples and they are claiming one stop better jpegs


Very impressive, I believe Sony has got a winner here again, I am probably going to replace my LX5.


$750? cmon Sony.

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