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June 11, 2015 05:03 ET

Sony Announces the Alpha a7RII Mirrorless, DSC-RX10 Mark II, and DSC-RX100 IV Digital Cameras, More Info: B&H

Sony Unveiled Three High-End Cameras With a Ton of New Features and Capacities: the 42.4MP, Full-Frame Sensor, Mirrorless a7R II and the 20MP, 1" Sensor, High-End Cyper-Shot DSC-RX100 IV and RX10 II Digital Cameras; All Three Feature the Ability to Record UHD 4K Internally; New, More Light-Sensitive Image Sensors; and a Host of Other New Features

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - June 11, 2015) - B&H Photo would like to share the announcement of three groundbreaking new cameras from Sony: the Alpha a7RII Mirrorless digital camera, the DSC-RX10 II Digital Camera, and DSC-RX100 IV Digital Camera. All of these cameras bring internal 4K video recording to their lines, along with revolutionary sensor technology. The Alpha a7RII features a 42.4-megapixel full-frame Exmor R back side illuminated CMOS sensor capable of ISOs up to 102400, while the RX10 II and RX100 IV offer 1"-sized Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensors with exceptionally fast readouts that enable super-slow-motion video at up to 960 fps.

Starting with the E-mount a7RII, Sony has developed a world-first full-frame back side illuminated CMOS sensor. The Exmor R series offers much higher sensitivities, as well as faster data offload, which is critical for the 42-megapixel RAW images this camera will create. Users will also find a redesigned body that is larger, more ergonomic, and able to handle the intense processing needed for the plethora of features loaded into the camera. It gains 5-axis SteadyShot INSIDE image stabilization, as well as the latest BIONZ X image processor, to handle the vast amounts of information quickly and efficiently. Autofocus has also received a massive speed boost with the use of 399 on-sensor phase-detect AF points, which enable fast tracking while shooting continuously at 5 fps.

Onto video, the major addition is internal UHD 4K 3840 x 2160p recording at 30 or 24 fps with the XAVC S format at 100 Mbps. This is possible using either the Super 35 crop mode, with no pixel binning, or the full-frame readout. Full HD 1920 x 1080p is still readily available at up to 60 fps and HD 1920 x 1280p is possible at up to 120 fps. Additionally, the a7RII benefits from the inclusion of the S-Log2 Gamma and S-Gamut settings, as well as fully customizable picture profiles.

Get all your answers on the new Sony a7R II Alpha mirrorless digital camera.

Designed to last, the updated magnesium-alloy body has improved weather sealing and a robust lens mount for working with large lenses. Also, the shutter has a reduced-vibration design, cutting down shutter vibrations by about 50%. Also, it now uses an electronic front curtain shutter and is rated for 500,000 cycles. Silent shooting is also available for a quiet shooting experience, when needed.

Composing and reviewing your images as you work is handled with either the 0.5" 2.36M-dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder or the 3.0" 1,228.8k-dot tilting LCD monitor. The viewfinder offers 0.78x magnification and a 4-lens system with double-sided aspherical elements for comfortable viewing. The monitor helps in odd positions by tilting up 107° and down 41°. And, to stay connected, the a7RII packs in Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC for remote operation and transfer of images to a smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Sony Alpha a7R II Mirrorless digital camera highlights

  • 42MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • 5-Axis SteadyShot INSIDE Stabilization
  • 399 Phase-Detect AF Points & 5 fps Burst
  • Internal 4K XAVC S Video & S-Log2 Gamma
  • XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF
  • ISO 102,400 and Silent Shutter Mode
  • Durable Reduced-Vibration Shutter Design
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC

Sony has also brought the company’s stack sensor technology to two of its high-performance point-and-shoot cameras. The Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II Digital Camera and Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV bring high dynamic range and low noise. High-speed autofocus tracking has been improved due to the new sensor’s configuration. The attached DRAM memory chip features 5x faster readout of image data compared to its predecessor. In addition, the cameras will feature internal 4K video recording. An Anti-Distortion Shutter with a maximum speed of 1/3200 second allows for sharper images at wide apertures and minimizes the rolling-shutter effect often seen when recording fast-moving subjects.

Read all about the Sony DSC-RX10 Mark II digital camera

A 1" 20.2MP sensor provides high-resolution image quality for images captured with the RX10 II, and its Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm equivalent optical zoom lens with a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture. The ISO sensitivity remains the same as the previous RX10 at ISO 12800 maximum. The XGA OLED Tru-Finder monitor and built-in electronic viewfinder offer image composition and playback viewing. Built-in Wi-Fi with NFC enables wireless transfer of images to smart devices and remote camera control.

Both cameras provide 4K (UHD 3840 x 2160) movie recording utilizing the XAVC S codec. The cameras offer full-pixel readout without pixel binning, ensuring the fine details of 4K are preserved with minimal moiré and other artifacts. The RX10 II enables extended shooting at 4K, up to 29 minutes, while the RX100 IV shoots 4K in clips of up to 5 minutes. Both cameras also feature Picture Profile and S-Log2/S-Gamut video and 40x super-slow-motion, high-frame-rate shooting of 960 fps.

Sony DSC-RX10 Mark II digital camera highlights

  • 20.2MP 1" Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Internal UHD 4K Video & S-Log2 Gamma
  • Carl Zeiss 24-200mm f/2.8 Lens (35mm Eq)
  • Slow Motion Video at 960 fps
  • 3.0" 1228K-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine TFT LCD
  • XGA OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • Built-In Wireless and NFC Connectivity
  • Low-Light Sensitivity to ISO 12800
  • Super Sonicwave Motor for Fast Autofocus

While the sensors are the same in the two cameras, the lenses and form factors are significantly different. The RX100 IV has a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T 24-70mm equivalent zoom with a maximum aperture of f/1.8 at the wide end and f/2.8 at telephoto. Its pocket-sized form is ideal for day-to-day shooting, street photography, and travel, and it’s a solid low-light performer. Like its predecessor, the RX 100 IV has a retractable electronic viewfinder, as well as the XGA OLED Tru-Finder monitor with 2.36 million dots of resolution. It also provides built-in Wi-Fi with NFC.

Read all about the new Sony DSC-RX100 IV digital camera

The two camera models both feature the world’s first 1.0 type stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor with advanced signal processing and an attached DRAM memory chip. The high speed signal processing and DRAM memory chip work together to enable more than 5x faster readout of image data and are responsible for a variety of standout features that have previously been available in only a select few professional-level video cameras. These impressive capabilities include 40x super slow motion video capture at up to 960 fps, an ultra-fast Anti-Distortion Shutter with a maximum speed of 1/32000 second, high resolution 4K movie shooting and more.

Sony DSC-RX100 IV Cyber-shot digital camera highlights

  • 20.1MP 1" Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Internal UHD 4K Video & S-Log2 Gamma
  • Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8-2.8 Lens
  • 24-70mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 2349k-Dot OLED Tru-Finder Pop-Up EVF
  • 3.0" 1229k-Dot Multi-Angle Xtra Fine LCD
  • Super Slow-Motion High Frame Rates
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • ISO 12800 and 16 fps Continuous Shooting

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While the sensors are the same in the two cameras, the lenses and form factors are significantly different. The RX100 IV has a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm equivalent zoom with a maximum aperture of f/1.8 at the wide end and f/2.8 at telephoto. Its pocket-sized form is ideal for day-to-day shooting, street photography, and travel, and it's a solid low-light performer. Like its predecessor, the RX 100 IV has a retractable electronic viewfinder with 2.36 million dot resolution, as well as the XGA OLED Tru-Finder monitor. It also features a pop-up flash and provides built-in Wi-Fi with NFC.

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