Sony CyberShot DSC-RX1R II Digital Camera

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Sony’s Latest Premium Compact Features Back-Illuminated Full-Frame Sensor, ZEISS® Sonnar T* 35mm F2 Lens, High Speed AF, retractable XGA OLED Viewfinder and World’s First Optical Variable Low Pass Filter1

Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced the latest addition to their acclaimed Cyber-shot RX compact camera line, the full-frame RX1R II (model DSC-RX1RM2).

Joining the original RX1 and RX1R cameras in the family of the world’s smallest full-frame cameras, the new RX1R II delivers the highest picture quality of any Sony compact camera ever made.  This can largely be attributed to the new camera’s high resolution 42.4 MP sensor paired with its large aperture, fixed focal length ZEISS Sonnar T* 35mm F2 lens, which have been fine-tuned to optimize performance together.

Additionally, the new model features a 30% improvement in AF response speed compared to the original award-winning RX1 models and is equipped with the world’s first optical variable low pass filter that can be set to “off”, “standard” or “high” based on user preference, with low pass filter bracketing available.  The camera also has a convenient retractable XGA OLED viewfinder for eye-level shooting, which has been implemented with minimal change in overall body size from its predecessors.

“The new RX1R II offers a combination of size and performance that has never before been realized in the world of compact cameras,” said Neal Manowitz, Vice President of Digital Imaging for Sony Electronics.  “We’re giving imaging enthusiasts and professionals the opportunity to enjoy a camera with one of the most powerful combinations of sensor and lens in market today that can easily fit in the palm of your hand.  It’s simply the latest example of the progressive innovation that Sony is bringing to the world of imaging.”

Ultimate Image Quality in the Palm of Your Hand

The new RX1R II camera utilizes a back-illuminated 35mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor with approx. 42.4 effective megapixels paired with a powerful BIONZ X processing engine to achieve superior levels of image resolution and sensitivity (ISO 100-25600, expandable to 50 – 1024002) with wide dynamic range.  The sensor’s back-illuminated structure, with an expanded circuit scale and copper wiring design, enables faster transmission speed and outputs data approximately 3.5x faster than the original RX1R, ensuring high-speed performance.

Matched specifically for the image sensor, the large aperture 35mm F2 ZEISS Sonnar T* lens ensures that all images captured by the camera are impressively sharp from the center to the corners.  The lens also has a unique Macro shift ring for focusing on subjects as close as 14cm in front of the lens and has nine aperture blades that produce smooth, even background defocus or ‘bokeh’ in the most commonly used aperture ranges.

Another unique benefit of the new camera is its fixed lens design, which allows the positioning of its sensor and lens to be precisely adjusted to maximize all benefits of the sensor’s extremely high resolution.  The closer the two components are to one another, the wider the angle through which light can pass through the lens and directly reach the sensor, resulting in imagery that is rich in detail and resolution.  Also, unlike the focal plane shutter common to interchangeable lens cameras, RX1R II utilizes an in-lens shutter, allowing 1/2000 sec flash synch speed and a significant reduction in overall body size.

The new RX1R II also offers uncompressed 14-bit RAW image capture to maximize the benefits of the image sensor’s wide dynamic range, while also still supporting existing compressed format.

High Speed AF to Capture the Decisive Moment

The RX1R II model is the first in Sony’s acclaimed RX line of compact cameras to feature Fast Hybrid AF capabilities.  The camera’s sensor features 399 focal-plane phase-detection AF points that cover about 45% of the image area – the world’s widest AF coverage on a full-frame sensor1 – that work together with 25 contrast AF points to achieve focus response that is about 30% faster than the original model.  Additionally, the camera has adapted an advanced motion-detection algorithm that offers superior tracking performance of moving subjects and allows for the addition of AF-C mode that accurately tracks a subject after focusing.  It also can achieve up to 5fps continuous shooting with AF tracking.

Other focusing improvements on the new model include multiple AF area settings including Wide, Center and Flexible Spot and Expand Flexible Spot.  The camera also has Eye AF and lock-on AF.

World’s First Optical Variable Low Pass Filter

In a first for digital cameras, the RX1R II features an optical variable low pass filter that allows shooters to manually adjust the balance of image resolution and presence of moiré or color artifacts to match the subject.

The three settings for the low-pass filter3 include “off”, which provides comparable effects to having no low-pass filter and is suitable when prioritizing resolution, “standard”, which strikes a balance between resolution and removal of moiré and color artifacts, and “high”, which places more emphasis on reducing moiré and artifacting.  This unique feature allows photographers to achieve the desired image quality and resolution based on the presence of moiré-inducing high spatial frequency objects in the scene, essentially combining two cameras – one with and without a low-pass filter – into one body.  Low-pass filter bracketing is also available and can be used to compare the effects of different settings.

New Retractable XGA OLED Viewfinder, Tiltable Screen, HD Video and more

New for the RX1 series, the RX1R II has a built-in retractable 2.4 million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder that pops up and down with simple one-push operation.   The viewfinder features ZEISS T* Coating and four glass elements including two aspherical lenses that work together to deliver a magnification of 0.74x4 and clear corner-to-corner visibility with minimal distortion.  The new camera also has a 3.0 type WhiteMagic™ 1.2 million dot LCD display that can tilt upwards up to 109 degrees and downwards up to 41 degrees, allowing for a greater range of shooting angles and positions.

On the video side, the camera’s advanced sensor and processor deliver exceptionally detailed movies with low levels of noise.  It is able to support full HD 1920×1080 video recording at frame rates of 60p, 30p or 24p through use of the versatile XAVC S movie recording format5.

The new RX1R II camera is also Wi-Fi® and NFC compatible and fully functional with Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile™ application available for Android and iOS platforms, as well as Sony’s growing range of PlayMemories Camera Apps™.

A new version of the popular “Smart Remote Control” app (version 4.0) from PlayMemories Camera Apps, which enables remote shooting from a connected smartphone, will be released that features updated bulb and continuous shooting functionality to match the new camera.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Glazer's SKU 4369
Manufacturer Sony
MFG SKU DSCRX1RM2/B
Features -
In The Box • Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II Digital Camera
• NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (3.6V, 1240mAh)
• BC-DCX Battery Charger
• Micro USB Cable
• AC-UUD11 USB Power Adapter
• Shoulder Strap
• ALC-F49S 49mm Front Lens Cap
• Multi Interface Shoe Cap
• Eyepiece Cup
• Cleaning Cloth
• Limited 1-Year Warranty
Product Specs
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 43.6 Megapixel
Effective: 42.4 Megapixel
Sensor Full Frame (35.9 x 24.0 mm) CMOS
Bit Depth 14-bit
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4, XAVC S
Audio: AAC LC, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
Max Resolution 42 MP: 7952 x 5304
Aspect Ratio 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization Digital
Color Spaces sRGB, Adobe RGB
Optics
Lens Carl Zeiss Sonnar, 8 elements in 7 groups
3 Aspherical
EFL: 35mm
Aperture: f/2 to f/22
Filter Thread 49mm
Zoom Clear Image Zoom: 2x
Digital: 4x
Digital: 6.2x
Digital: 8x
Focus Range Normal: 11.81" (30 cm) - Infinity
Macro: 7.87" (20 cm) - 13.78" (35 cm)
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-25600 (Extended Mode: 50-102400)
Shutter Type: Mechanical
Speed: 1/4000 - 30 seconds
Exposure Metering Center-weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Memory Recall, Panorama Shot, Program, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade
Burst Rate Up to 5 fps
Self Timer 10 Sec, 5 Sec, 2 Sec
Remote Control Optional
Flash
Flash Modes Auto
Fill-in
Off
Rear Sync
Slow Sync
Wireless
Built-in Flash No
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe
Memory
Built-in Memory None
Memory Card Type SDXC
SDHC
SD
Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution 1920 x 1080p: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
1280 x 720p: 120 fps
1920 x 1080i: 60 fps, 50 fps
Video
Video Clip Length Up to 29 Minutes
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo + Mono
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Diopter Adjustment - 4 to +3 m
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Screen 3.0" LCD Rear Screen Tilt (1,288,800 pixels)
Screen Coverage 100%
Connectivity/System Requirements
Connectivity 1/8" Microphone, HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB
Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n built-in
GPS No
Environmental
Operating/Storage Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Waterproofing None
Power
Battery 1x NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 1240 mAh
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.5 x 2.6 x 2.8" / 113.3 x 65.4 x 72.0 mm
Weight 1.12 lb / 507 g with battery and card
Mail In Rebate Label No
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