• 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 10.0 megapixels
  • 37.00mm - 185.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Canon PowerShot SD890 IS
  • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
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Predecessor:   Sony RX100
RX100 vs RX100 II
Successor:   Sony RX100 III
RX100 II vs RX100 III
General
Model Number: SD890 IS RX100 II
Alternate Model Number(s):   DSC-RX100M2
Camera Format: Ultra Compact Compact
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $399.99 $749.99
Street Price:   $571.84
Date Available: 2008-04-10 2013-07-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 6.5 oz (184 g)
includes batteries
9.9 oz (281 g)
includes batteries
Size: 3.8 x 2.3 x 1.1 in.
(95 x 57 x 27 mm)
4.0 x 2.3 x 1.5 in.
(102 x 58 x 38 mm)
Waterproof: No No
Waterproof Depth: n/a n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CCD CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Sony Exmor R
Effective Megapixels: 10.0 20.2
Sensor Format: 1/2.3 inch 1 inch
Sensor size: 28.0735mm2 (6.17mm x 4.55mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.69 microns 2.41 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3, 16:9 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: No No
Sensor shift image stabilization: No No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score:   67
DxO Color Depth Score (bits):   22.5
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs):   12.4
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso):   483
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2048 (7.5 MP, 16:9),
2816 x 2112 (5.9 MP, 4:3),
2272 x 1704 (3.9 MP, 4:3),
1600 x 1200 (1.9 MP, 4:3),
640 x 480 (0.3 MP, 4:3)
5472 x 3648 (20.0 MP, 3:2),
4864 x 3648 (17.7 MP, 4:3),
5472 x 3080 (16.9 MP, 16:9),
3648 x 3648 (13.3 MP, 1:1),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3648 x 2736 (10.0 MP, 4:3),
3648 x 2056 (7.5 MP, Other),
2736 x 1824 (5.0 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1944 (5.0 MP, 4:3),
2720 x 1528 (4.2 MP, 16:9),
12416 x 1856 (23.0 MP, Other),
8192 x 1856 (15.2 MP, Other),
2160 x 5536 (12.0 MP, Other),
2160 x 3872 (8.4 MP, Other)
Image File Format: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) JPEG, RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 1.2 9.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 640x480 (30/1/0.5)
320x240 (30)
160x120 (15)
1920x1080 (60p/60i/24p)
1440x1080 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) AVCHD 2.0 / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio
Composite Video Out: Yes No
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes n/a
Video Usable as Viewfinder: n/a
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: Canon Zoom Lens (8 elements in 6 groups, including 2 aspherical) Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*; 7 elements in 6 groups, including 4 aspheric elements, 7 blade aperture
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 37 - 185mm 28 - 100mm
Focal Length (actual): 6.6 - 33mm 10.4 - 37.1mm
Zoom Ratio: 5.00x 3.60x
Aperture Range: f/3.2 or f/9.2 (W) / f/5.7 or f/16.6 (T) f/1.8 (wide) / f/4.9 (tele) - f/11
Integrated ND Filter: No No
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 2 - 50 cm
0.8 - 19.7 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom: Yes Yes
Digital Zoom Values: Up to 4x Up to 2x Clear Image Zoom
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes Yes
Auto Focus Type: 9-point Contrast Detect AF with Face Detection Contrast Detection: Multi point AF (25 points) / Center weighted AF / Flexible spot / Flexible spot (tracking focus) / Flexible sport (face tracking)
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes Yes
Manual Focus: No Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Real-image optical zoom; 16mm eyepoint Optional EVF
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 2.5 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 230,000 dots 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No No
Articulating Screen: No Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 13.6x
Top Deck Display: No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native):   12800
Minimum ISO (native):   160
ISO Settings: Auto, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200* (*special scene mode) Auto, ISO 160-12800 with ISO 100 and 125 low extensions, up to 25600 with Multi Frame NR
Auto ISO Mode: Yes Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm, Cool, Day, Daylight), Flash, Color Temp/Filter, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/1600 - 15 sec 1/2000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: No Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: Evaluative, Center-weighted average, Spot, Face Detect AE Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: No Yes
Shutter Priority: No Yes
Full Manual Exposure: No Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Portrait, Night Snapshot, Kids & Pets, Indoor, Sunset, Foliage, Snow, Beach, Fireworks, Aquarium, Underwater, ISO 3200, Color Accent, Color Swap Anti Motion Blur, Fireworks, Gourmet, Handheld Twilight, High Sensitivity, Landscape, Macro, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Pet Mode, Portrait, Sports Action, Sunset; DRO (Auto/Level), HDR (Auto/Level), Auto Portrait Framing, Sweep Panorama; Picture Effect(s): Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High- key, Partial Color, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich-tone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
Self Timer: 1 - 30 seconds 2, 10, Portrait1, Portrait2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer):    
High Resolution Composite: No No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes Yes
Flash Modes: Auto, Red-eye Reduction, Auto Red-eye Correction, Flash On, Flash Off; FE lock, Slow Synchro Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): n/a n/a
Flash Range Description: Auto ISO 11 ft / 3.3 m (W), 6.6 ft./ 2.0 m (T) ISO Auto: 0.30m to 15.0m (W) / 0.55m to 5.7m (T)
Max Flash Sync: 1/500 1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation:   +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: n/a Multi Interface Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control:    
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   No UHS support
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: No Yes
Uncompressed Format:   RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: AVI (Motion JPEG) AVCHD 2.0 / MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) with Dolby Digital (AC3) / MPEG-4 AAC-LC audio
Included Memory: No memory included No memory included
Included Memory Type:    
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No Yes
NFC: No Yes
Bluetooth: No No
Built-In GPS: No No
Microphone Jack: No No
Headphone Jack: No No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed USB 2.0 High Speed,WiFi
PictBridge Compliant: Yes No
DPOF Compliant: Yes Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type:   Optional Wired
Connections (extended): Multipurpose USB/AV connector Micro HDMI (Type D) with BRAVIA Link, Multi-terminal micro USB port supports optional wired remote
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): 2.09 0.53
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame):   0.62
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames):   4
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot):   0.64
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 1.2 9.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): Unlimited 13
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   4.9
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames):   13
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps):   4.5
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames):   10
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.73 seconds 0.15 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.83 seconds 0.20 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus):   0.029 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 1.73 seconds 0.33 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.068 seconds 0.011 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 2.0 seconds 2.8 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 2.3 seconds 1.2 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 7.4 seconds 4.4 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 320 shots 350 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary NB-5L Proprietary NP-BX1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary NB-5L Lithium-ion rechargeable 1 x Proprietary NP-BX1 Lithium-ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes
Software
Included Software: Canon Software Suite CD-ROM  
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS  
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: Optical Image Stabilization, Motion Detection technology, Hi-ISO Auto and Noise Reduction technology, Face Detection, In-Camera Image Enhancement. New BSI CMOS Exmor R sensor with improved IQ, Multi-interface Hot Shoe, Tilting LCD, Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, Multi Terminal.