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October 14, 2015 11:28 ET

Sony Introduces the DSC-RX1R II Full-Frame Cyber-shot Digital Camera With EVF and BSI 42MP Sensor, More Info: B&H Photo Video

Photography News: Sony's Updated Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II Full-Frame Point-and-Shoot Packs in an Incredible 42MP BSI Sensor With a Variable Optical Low-pass Filter, a Retractable OLED EVF With 0.74x Magnification, and a Multitude of Other Improvements

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - October 14, 2015) - B&H Photo Video would like to share the announcement of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II Digital Camera, a full-frame compact point-and-shoot with a 42.2MP Exmor R BSI CMOS sensor that offers the world’s first variable optical low-pass filter. This camera features the same Zeiss 35mm f/2 Sonnar T* lens as its predecessor, but offers much higher-resolution imaging at sensitivities up to ISO 102400. Also, the body now features a retractable 0.39" 2.36M-dot OLED EVF with a 0.74x magnification and the 1,228k-dot LCD screen now tilts upwards 109° and down 41°.

Read all about the Sony DSC-RX1R II digital camera

The variable optical low-pass filter works by applying voltage to a liquid crystal layer and can be set to Off, Standard, or Hi for users to dial-in the amount desired. This setting can also be bracketed for comparison. Also, the new Exmor R sensor and BIONZ X processor combination utilizes a fast 399-point Fast Hybrid AF system that will quickly lock onto subjects and can be used during continuous shooting at up to 5 fps. Along with these new updates, the camera can also capture still images in a 14-bit uncompressed RAW format for maximum quality. Video sees a bump in quality with the implementation of the XAVC S format for high bit rate 50 Mbps video recording in Full HD 1080p at up to 60 fps.

At the front of the camera is a 35mm f/2 lens featuring three aspherical elements, including one advanced aspherical, for sharp photos with low distortion. The lens can also focus as close as 7.9" using a macro mode, and has a 9-blade diaphragm to ensure smooth out-of-focus elements.

Sony DSC-RX1R II Digital Camera Highlights

  • 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

Operation of the Sony RX1R II remains largely the same as its predecessor with numerous dials and controls located on the magnesium-alloy body. The lens also offers a physical focus ring and aperture dial for users who prefer tactile control. During use, a variety of brand-new features has been added, including support for 1:1 and 4:3 aspect ratios, in addition to the standard 3:2 and 16:9. These allow photographers to frame their shots more accurately and, thanks to the 42.4-megapixel sensor, the 1:1, 4:3, and 16:9 modes still maintain high resolutions of 28, 38, and 36 megapixels, respectively.

Along with this, we see more familiar options like Bright Monitoring, USB power supply during use, ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed, advanced white balance control, and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC. The camera will also support Sony’s PlayMemories Camera Apps.

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