Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 II reviews and prices: Compact camera

39 customer reviews

+ This digital camera scores high on build quality. - It has no outstanding negative points.

£435 – £629 at 7 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

8.6 out of 10 based on 39 reviews.
Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 II: 20.2 MP (Megapixels), 3.6x optical zoom, SD storage, Optical image stabiliser digital Compact camera. See full product description
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barbara, Castletown Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to handle,light weight, well built
Bad points:
too expensive, small zoom
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Aug 2013

keith, Experienced amateur

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Really cant say anything as I have not been able to use it. The LCD screen is washed out by the late summer weather this year. I can only report a reflection of my pate in the LCD screen is realistic irrespective of the tilt I use.I can see little else. I have taken a few shots Blind, guesstimating the framing, but am too fed up to even down load them to my computer.

Fourteen pages from the end of his 357 page guide, a professional Guide Book writer says 'Personally, I have 'managed all right' using the 'Sunny Weather setting' of the LCD Brightness option on the Setup menu. He uses these things every day, what is punter supposed to know?

You spend the money, a lot, and can't take pictures in the sun unless you are in deep shade. So I have to spend 50% more than the cost of the camera on an electronic eye sight to see what you are shooting and read the menu.

I will also have to buy and crop a velcro attached mechanism to have a cable shutter release system as the shutter button is not drilled to take a conventional one.

And apart from no case or even a pouch, I will have to buy a stick on or magnetic attachment to be able to use Filter.
Overall rating 3.0
Ease of use 1.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 1.0
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9 of 19 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Aug 2013

Nige, Bridgend, South Wales Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I'm not a photographer and bought this as an upgrade on a whim from a Panasonic TZ10. WOW after good advice from a photography retailer and reading internet hype and checking out Blunty on Youtube I took a very nervous plunge with a raised eyebrow from my wife I might add. I took this camera to Dubrovnik, almost everybody else had a DSLR and I was pondering had I bought the right camera? Well having gone through my pics on my Mac now I'm back home I'm blown away I'm not kidding you but I genuinly think I could pass off some of my shots as professional. Night shots and macro are simply amazing, I will post some shots on DP review as soon as I get time.
Bad points:
Like I said I'm not a photographer that is why I gave it an 7/10 for ease of use as I had to work it all out for myself Sony COULD and SHOULD have given you a CD or manual rather than assume by the price that only experienced photographers who knew what they were doing would buy one therefore not need instructions!
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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11 of 13 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Aug 2013

jon, Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
good, solid, dependable, excellent image quality and excellent build quality
Bad points:
small fiddly buttons which makes hitting the wrong one way too easy.

in auto mode, it isn't clear what is going to happen, so i can't tell if the camera will take one or three pictures, meaning that I don't know how long to hold it steady for
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Aug 2013

keith, Experienced amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Image quality
Size
Ease of use in all modes
Bad points:
Charge port lid, very flimsey
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 6.0
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3 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Aug 2013

Benjamin, Halifax Professional photographer

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
High Quality Images
Great Low Light modes
Perfect for an every day carry
Bad points:
Wifi functions are more limited than newer models but for the price difference this is countered out.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 8.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Jun 2016

Michael , Hailsham Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
This is a fantastic little camera. It's a triumph of engineering that such a small camera can deliver such quality and so many features. I would rate it at 10 across the board apart from the single 'bad' pont mentioned below.
Bad points:
I prefer NOT to have to use protective sheeting on the screens of mobile phones, tablets and cameras. I have left previous phones and cameras unprotected without serious problem. I have had a @580 for two years and there is not a single serious scratch on the back screen despite its being in constant use.
So I was a little distressed to find two signficant scratches on my RX100m2 after having the camera for only 3 days. I've ordered the Sony protective sheet and will of course be fitting it, but don't understand why the RX100 is apparently far less scratch-resistant than other screens.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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8 of 10 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Aug 2013

Product Features

Camera Type Compact
Optical zoom ratio 3.6
Screen size (Inches) 3
Digital zoom ratio 54
Type of image stabiliser Optical
Media format SD
Media format MS-Pro HG Duo
Media format SDXC
Media format MS-Pro Duo
Media format SDHC
Video recorder Yes
Manual Focus Yes
Flash Yes

Also known as: Sony Cybershot RX100 II, Cyber-shot RX100 II, Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II, Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 II

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Manufacturer's Description

The Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens on this Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100M2 digital camera features a 3.6x optical zoom to help you bring subjects into focus for detailed photos and videos. Optical SteadyShot stabilization enables clear image capture.

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