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October 15, 2015 05:08 ET

Sony DSC-RX1R II Digital Camera: A First-Look Interview With Sony

The Sony RX1R II Super-Compact Full-Frame Point-and-Shoot Digital Camera Features a Fixed 35mm f/2 Lens, a 42.4-Megapixel Exmor R Back-Illuminated CMOS Sensor With a Lightning-Fast 399-Point Phase-Detect Fast Hybrid AF System, and the Implementation of the World's First Variable Optical Low-Pass Filter; B&H Interviews Sony for a First Peek

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 15, 2015) - Sony has announced the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II digital camera, a super-compact full-frame point-and-shoot with a fixed 35mm f/2 Zeiss lens. The major improvement comes in the form of a new full-frame image sensor, a 42.4-megapixel Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS sensor with a lightning-fast 399-point phase-detect Fast Hybrid AF system which is 30% faster than the original Cyber-shot RX1, with 5fps capture capability. This is the same system as the one found in the groundbreaking Sony a7R II mirrorless camera. Also, the stills-oriented camera now has a retractable 0.39" 2.36M-dot electronic viewfinder with an impressive 0.74x magnification. The camera has an all-new pop-up electronic viewfinder.

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Sony RX1R II Camera Features

  • 42MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Variable Optical Low-Pass Filter
  • Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm f/2 Lens
  • Full HD 1080p60 Video & XAVC S Format
  • 399 Phase-Detect AF Points & 5 fps Burst
  • 0.39" 2.36M-Dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF
  • 3.0" 1,228.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
  • ISO 102400 & Uncompressed 14-Bit RAW
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC

Another huge advantage of this model is the implementation of a world’s-first variable optical low-pass filter, which allows you to take full advantage of the high-resolution sensor. This system works by applying voltage to a liquid crystal layer to determine the amount of filtration that is desired. It can be set to “Off,” which focuses on detail, “Hi,” which aims to eliminate moiré and aliasing, or “Standard,” which balances the two sides. This function can also be bracketed, so users will find it easier to determine which mode is best for their specific situation.

Watch this video, in which B&H presenter Allan Weitz speaks with Kenta Honjo from Sony about the features of the new DSC-RXR1R II. Honjo also mentions the recently-announced firmware update for the a7R II mirrorless camera, which enables uncompressed 14-bit RAW image capture.

Watch the Sony RX1R II: First Look Interview, here:

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