The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 II features a new Exmor R 1in CMOS sensor providing increased sensitivity with reduced picture noise. This is a particular benefit in low-light situations, company officials stated.
Other improvements include a tilting LCD panel to make life easier when holding the camera higher or lower than usual, 24p/25p HD video, and a multi interface shoe for attaching any of a range of accessories.
NFC and Wi-Fi support means files can be transferred to an Android smartphone or tablet simply by touching the device to the base of the camera.
"We're thrilled to bring Australians our first NFC camera packed with all the great features you've come to expect in a Sony pocket camera," said Sony Australia's marketing manager for digital imaging Ervin Quek.
"We've listened to our users and have updated the RX100 mark 2 with improved specs like the new Exmor R CMOS sensor which lets you take stunning pictures, even in low light situations."
The RX100 II ships in mid July and will cost $899. The original RX100 remains on sale at $799.