Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II Officially Announced

Sony RX100 II

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.┬áThe RX100’s Smart Remote Control lets users preview images and control shutter release from a connected phone or tablet.

Sony RX100 II Back

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.