Com­pact With A Large Heart

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH - By Nandagopal Ra­jan

THE FIRST SONY Cy­ber­shot DSC-RX100 had a su­pe­rior pic­ture qual­ity de­spite the com­pact chas­sis. The se­quel of this large sensor com­pact is sim­i­lar, but with some mi­nor up­grades and a higher price tag.

Like its pre­de­ces­sor, the RX100-II too has a su­pe­rior build qual­ity. The 3-inch LCD is now tiltable and there is a new multi-in­ter­face shoe for an ex­ter­nal flash. Plus, the cam­era can now link up to a smart­phone and also has NFC for Sony’s one-touch re­mote func­tion.

This cam­era is very easy to use, thanks pri­mar­ily to its con­trol ring. There are al­ways two ways to do­ing a thing. For in­stance, click the func­tion key and you can use the con­trol ring as well as the dial to change most set­tings within a mat­ter of sec­onds.

This stun­ning f1.8 Carl Zeiss vario-son­nar lens of­fers amaz­ing low-light ca­pa­bil­ity. It also means you have macro shots that are al­most unimag­in­able in other point and shoots. The 28-100mm lane range is good enough for most use case sce­nar­i­ous, ex­cept for the ex­tra zoom. Since the specs are the same as the first RX100, I can just say that it was as im­pres­sive as be­fore.

The pic­ture qual­ity is also good be­cause this cam­era has a sensor size, much larger that other cam­eras of this built. Then you have the abil­ity to shoot in both RAW and JPG, though for this you bet­ter use a very fast SD card. If you can splurge a bit, the RX100-II is the best com­pact money can buy.

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