The Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II adds a tilting LCD and hot shoe for accessories, but swaps in a 1-inch BSI sensor.
Backside-illuminated CMOS sensors can be found in everything from the Apple iPhone 4 and HTC Evo 4G to camcorders and point-and-shoots. Here's why you want one--and why you don't.
Being a Sony product, it's not made from no-name parts; up front you'll find Carl Zeiss optics and behind that are a 16-megapixel Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor and a Bionz processor.
Image sensor makers are putting their best foot forward with a technique called backside illumination, and it's catching on. Also, Sony details BSI chips for phones.
Sony's latest megazooms feature 16-megapixel BSI CMOS sensors, full HD movie capture, 3-inch high-resolution LCDs, and, of course, long lenses.
A refresh of 2010's Z981, the Max features a 30x wide-angle zoom and a BSI CMOS sensor.