• 1/1.7 inch 43.3mm2
  • 12.0 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 112.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • Detailed specifications
  • Olympus Stylus XZ-2
  • 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: XZ-2 RX100 II
Alternate Model Number(s):   DSC-RX100M2
Camera Format: Mid-Sized Compact
Currently Manufactured: No Yes
Retail Price: $599.99 $749.99
Street Price: $324.50 $598.00
Date Available: 2012-11-15 2013-07-15
Tripod Mount: Yes Yes
Weight: 12.6 oz (357 g)
includes batteries
9.9 oz (281 g)
includes batteries
Size: 4.4 x 2.6 x 1.9 in.
(113 x 65 x 48 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: CMOS CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer:   Sony Exmor R
Effective Megapixels: 12.0 20.2
Sensor Format: 1/1.7 inch 1 inch
Sensor size: 43.32mm2 (7.6mm x 5.7mm) 116.16mm2 (13.20mm x 8.80mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 1.92 microns 2.41 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: n/a 2.7x
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter:   Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes No
Sensor shift image stabilization: Yes No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No No
DxO Sensor Score: 49 67
DxO Color Depth Score (bits): 20.4 22.5
DxO Dynamic Range Score (evs): 11.3 12.4
DxO Maximum Effective ISO Score (iso): 216 483
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3968 x 2976 (11.8 MP, 4:3),
2560 x 1920 (4.9 MP, 4:3),
1280 x 960 (1.2 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, 12-bit RAW JPEG, RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 5.0 9.6
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p)
1280x720 (30p)
1920x1080 (60p/​60i/​24p)
1440x1080 (30p)
640x480 (30p)
Movie File Format: .MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264), Linear PCM, 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio 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 Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: n/a n/a
Lens: i.Zuiko Digital ED; 11 elements in 8 groups Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar T*; 7 elements in 6 groups, including 4 aspheric elements, 7 blade aperture
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 28 - 112mm 28 - 100mm
Focal Length (actual): 6 - 24mm 10.4 - 37.1mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.00x 3.60x
Aperture Range: f/1.8 (W) / f/2.5 (T) - f/8 f/1.8 (wide) / f/4.9 (tele) - f/11
Integrated ND Filter: Yes No
Normal Focus Range: 60 cm to Infinity
23.6 in to Infinity
5 cm to Infinity
2.0 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range: 1 - 60 cm
0.4 - 23.6 in
 
Filter Thread: n/a n/a
Thread Type: n/a n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: No 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: Contrast Detection: 35-area multiple AF (All target, Group target area (9-area), Single target) 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: Yes Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: No / LCD No / LCD
Viewfinder Type: Optional VF-2 or VF-3 external EVF Optional EVF
Focus Peaking: No Yes
EVF Resolution: n/a n/a
Viewfinder Magnification (35mm equivalent):    
Viewfinder Magnification (nominal/claimed):    
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: No No
Rear Display: Yes Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 920,000 dots (307,200 px) 1,228,800 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: Yes No
Articulating Screen: Yes Yes
Tilt Swivel Screen: No No
Selfie Screen: No No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x 13.6x
Top Deck Display: No No
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 12800 12800
Minimum ISO (native): 100 160
ISO Settings: AUTO ISO 100 - 12800 (customizable, Default 100-1600) Manual ISO 100 - 12800, 1/3 EV steps 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, Lamp, Fluorescent 1, Fluorescent 2, Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Underwater Auto, One-Touch Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent (Warm, Cool, Day, Daylight), Flash, Color Temp/Filter, Custom
Shutter Speed Range: 1/2000 - 60 sec 1/2000 - 30 sec
Bulb Mode: Yes Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 3.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 324-zone Digital ESP, Center-weighted Average, Spot Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
Program Auto Exposure: Yes Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Scene (Portrait, e-Portrait, Landscape, Sport, Night, Night + Portrait,Sunset, Documents, Panorama, Fireworks, Multiple Exposure, Beach & Snow, Underwater - Wide, Underwater - Macro), HDR , 11 Art Filters and 5 Art Effects 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: 2 or 12 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, Red-eye reduction slow sync., Slow sync at 1st curtain, Slow sync at 2nd curtain, Fill-in, Off. Auto, Fill-flash, Slow Sync, Rear Sync, Off
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 5.2 n/a
Flash Range Description: ISO 1600: W:0.6 to 11.1m / T:0.6 to 8.5m ISO Auto: 0.30m to 15.0m (W) / 0.55m to 5.7m (T)
Max Flash Sync:   1/2000
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe Multi Interface Hot Shoe
Built-In Wireless Flash Control: Full TTL exposure  
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD / SDHC / SDXC MS Duo / MS PRO Duo / SD / SDHC / SDXC
UHS Support:   No UHS support
Other Memory:    
Dual Card Slots: No No
RAW Capture Support: Yes Yes
Uncompressed Format: 12-bit RAW RAW (ARW 2.3), RAW+JPEG
Movie File Format: .MOV (MPEG-4 AVC / H.264), Linear PCM, 16-bit, 48kHz stereo audio 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 Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional RM-UC1 Remote cable Optional Wired
Connections (extended): Dedicated Multi-connector (USB/AV/Remote); Micro HDMI Type-D, Accessory Port 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): 1.21 0.53
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): 1.27 0.62
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 7 4
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 1.62 0.64
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No Yes
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 5.0 9.6
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 4 13
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 5.0 4.9
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 3 13
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 4.9 4.5
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 3 10
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.12 seconds 0.15 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, tele): 0.11 seconds 0.20 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR):    
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.069 seconds 0.029 seconds
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.18 seconds 0.33 seconds
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.033 seconds 0.011 seconds
Shutter Lag (notes):    
Startup Time: 1.8 seconds 2.8 seconds
Play -> Record Time: 1.4 seconds 1.2 seconds
Flash cycle time, full power: 3.2 seconds 4.4 seconds
Power
Battery Life, Stills (CIPA Rating Monitor/Live View): 310 shots 350 shots
Battery Life, Still (CIPA Rating OVF/EVF):    
Battery Life, Video:    
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary Li-90B Proprietary NP-BX1
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary Li-90B 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 No
Internal Charging Supported: Yes Yes
Software
Included Software: OLYMPUS [ib] software CD-ROM  
OS Compatibility:    
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 3-inch 920K-dot tilting touchscreen LCD, Full HD movies, hybrid control ring, HDR backlit correction, 11 Art Filters and 5 Art Effects, FlashAir compatible, removable grip, accessory port. Body available in black only. New BSI CMOS Exmor R sensor with improved IQ, Multi-interface Hot Shoe, Tilting LCD, Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC, Multi Terminal.