Front cover of Sony RX100 II book

Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 II


Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 II is similar to the earlier book about the original Sony model, the RX100. The new book has been completely revised to cover the new features of the RX100 II, including built-in Wi-Fi capability for image transfer and remote control; the tilting LCD display screen; the hot shoe that can accept an external flash, electronic or optical viewfinder, or other accessories; ability to use a Sony wired remote control; and some other tweaks to the camera’s menus and features.


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The book is 455 pages long, and includes approximately 400 color images that illustrate the camera’s menus, controls, and display screens, and that provide examples of images that can be taken with the camera’s shooting modes and creative settings, including Picture Effect, Dynamic Range Optimization, Creative Style, and others. The book includes full descriptions of all menu options and other features of the camera, as well as many tips for getting excellent results using the camera’s options. You can click on the links here to view the book’s complete index or table of contents, or to read an excerpt from the book.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 472 pages
  • Publisher: White Knight Press (October 8, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937986187
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937986186
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
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  11. Kyndel

    Wanted to buy the e-book, and wanted to pay by Paypal, but then I should fill out A LOT, even Paypal have all those informations, this is troublesome, so I declined.

    I normally buy e-books without to have to do all this.

    Why ?


    1. Alex White Post author

      Hello — The orders for e-books are handled by FastSpring, a company that provides a download system and processes credit card payments. They use a system to verify credit card payments through information such as whether a purchaser’s physical address matches the IP address used for the order or the billing address of the credit card, etc. The information you provide is not used for any other purpose. However, if you prefer not to give any such information, you can send an e-mail to, and I will provide you a way to pay directly through PayPal without having to give the added information.

      –Alex White
      White Knight Press

  12. Kyndel

    Thank you, but I do not understand why you can not see it from the buyers point – I have bought A LOT of e-books, and pay via paypal, and if I pay via my credit card, there is also all the informations – never have had to give those informations again- so there must be a not mentioned reason, it is really not nescessary to verify it.(again), you are sure to get your money. .

    Perhaps I come back and use your possibility mentioned here,….THANKS, but I am now in doubt if I shall buy the e-book or the “real” paper book (from, so perhaps it is a good thing, that I was slowed down, because I was ready to buy the e-book ;);).

    1. Alex White Post author

      Hello — I do see your point of view, but I do not have any control over the security measures that are in place with FastSpring, the company that handles these transactions. I will, of course, be glad to handle the transaction the other way, so you won’t have to give the information.

      –Alex White

  13. Dmitriy

    Bought your book at and now studying. Many thanks for your work. I have to you have a few questions:
    1. Which Adapter for better filters Sony VFA-49R1 or Lensmate RX100 II/RX100 Quick-Change Adapter Kit 52mm?
    and what specific filters you advise to buy?
    2. In the book you write that to the Sony DSC-RX100 II flash is suitable Fujifilm EF-20, but because it has 4 pins to control how it will work RX100 II?
    If Fujifilm EF-20 brightened Aki works well with RX100 II, is whether it has any advantages over the Sony HVL-F20M?

    Thank you.

    1. Alex White Post author

      Hello, Dmitriy — I don’t believe there’s much difference, if any, in how well the two filter adapters work. They both use the same system, and they both work well. The Lensmate one accepts 52mm filters and the Sony one takes 49mm filters, so that might be a factor. The 49mm filters might be somewhat cheaper. I use a Hoya R72 infrared filter, but that’s needed only if you do infrared photos. I recommend a polarizing filter, and a neutral density filter can be very useful for some shots where you need to use a slow shutter speed or wide aperture in bright conditions.

      As for the Fujifilm EF20 flash, it works well with the RX100 II, but not automatically. You have to use the camera in Manual exposure mode and adjust your settings as needed. The flash fires reliably on the camera, even when the flash mode on the camera is turned off. This flash is not as suitable for the camera as the Sony HVL-20M, which does work automatically with the camera.

  14. Dmitriy

    Thanks for a prompt reply.
    Alex explain please as Fujifilm EF-20 works if flash in the camera is forcibly disconnected?

    Alex Sony HVL-20M will take the leave in shelves on 75 degrees, whether it is enough of it indoors with a ceiling up to 3 meters high for this purpose that there was no uneven flare of the photo, in its top part?


    1. Alex White Post author

      Hello, Dmitriy — I’m really not an expert on the workings of this particular flash unit. I don’t want to give you incomplete or inadequate information. I recommend you ask your questions in a forum that covers the equipment you’re interested in. For example, you might want to post your questions in one of the forums at, where there are many technical experts who probably can give you good responses. You might want to try the Sony Cyber-shot Talk forum, at

  15. Marcus Fenix


    If I buy the printed copy from ebay (located outside US), can I also get a download link to the ebook or pdf version?

  16. Lex Thomas

    I bought your DSC-RX100 II book from Amazon for my Kindle PC app and was hoping to print out sections for review and to take with me when I’m out with the camera. The Kindle app doesn’t support printing these except for a page at a time (screen-print) which is doable but a real pain. How would you recommend I get a copy that I can print out a few chapters to keep in my car when I travel with the camera?

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  19. Patty

    Hi Alex,

    Are you considering writing a new book for the DSC-RX100 III? The camera was released today and I would love to have your insight on all the wonderful things this camera can do.

    1. Alex White Post author

      Hello, Patty — Yes, I will be starting work on a new book for the RX100 III as soon as I receive my camera, which I hope will be within the next few days. I expect to have the book finished by late summer.

      — Alex

  20. Peter Gardiner

    Hi, I live in the UK and I obtained my RX100 3 today, and I am using your RX100 11 book as my initial guide. Look forward to the 111, edition. Regards Peter

    1. Alex White Post author

      Hello, Peter — Thanks. I am working steadily on the new book, and I still expect to have it finished by the end of the summer.


  21. Peter Gardiner

    Hi Alex, I undertook a lot of research before buying the RX100 3. I beleive from the many very positive reviews, that the M3, is already the leader in its class and is ideal for both the dedicated amateur and professional photographer. Best wishes, Peter

    1. Alex White Post author

      Hello, Kim — No, I have had my hands full keeping up with other cameras, so I don’t expect to do books for those cameras. You can find good books on these Sony cameras by Gary Friedman at Also, there will be a good book coming out by David Busch on the Sony A7, but not for another few months: David Busch’s Sony Alpha A7/A7R Guide to Digital Photography (David Busch’s Digital Photography Guides) by David D. Busch (Dec 11, 2014).


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  23. Ra

    Hi Alex, I’d like to have the full book AND the PDF for handy reference on the go. I see you offer the pdf with the shorter book, do you also supply it with the full color book?

    1. Alex White Post author

      I have two bundling approaches with the full-color books. If you purchase the paperback from, you can get the Kindle version for $2.99 from Amazon. Or, if you want to get the PDF or ePub version, if you purchase the paperback from anywhere, you can then get the ebook version of your choice for $2.99 from, using the BitLit app. Here is a link to a post explaining that system.

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