Sony has unveiled the Cyber-shot RX100 II, a followup to its popular compact camera, which now sports new features such as an Exmor R CMOS Sensor, Wi-Fi and NFC (near field communications) that make it a breeze to share photos quickly.
At the heart of the aluminium clad camera is the 1-inch Back Side Illuminated (BSI) Exmor R CMOS 20-megapixel sensor, which promises better low-light performance for handheld indoor and night shots.
When it comes to consumer-friendly features, the Wi-Fi enabled camera coupled with Sony’s own PlayMemories Mobile App, supports remote control capabilities via Android or iOS Smartphones.
You can even zoom and manipulate settings via the app. Once the shot is taken, the image file is saved on the camera’s SD card and a smaller-sized copy is forwarded to the smartphone for faster sharing.
Like the RX1, the RX100 II will have the Multi Interface Shoe, a souped-up hotshoe that lets you connect more than just a flashlight. You can mount accessories such as LED lights, stereo microphones and an electronic viewfinder.
The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II is out from August 7 in Singapore and will retail for S$999. Just in time for the fireworks on National Day.