First look at the new Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II

On this video Allan Weitz from B&H talks to Kenta Honjo from Sony and discusses the newly released compact full-frame camera from Sony, the Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II.

Sony introduced a very interesting upgrade to the original RX1R – this new version (the RX1R II) uses the same 42MP sensor of the A7R II but in a smaller body (with a very capable Zeiss 35mm f/2 lens) together with a few other interesting improvements such as a pop up viewfinder and a 399 Phase-Detect AF Point that’s 30% faster than the original Cyber-shot RX1, 5fps continuous shooting speed and the first ever electronically-controlled variable low-pass filter.

Here are some of the specs for the Sony RX1R II:

  • 42MP Full-Frame Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor (similar to that of the A7R II).
  • BIONZ X Image Processor .
  • 399 Phase-Detect AF Points & 5 fps Burst.
  • Lens – ZEISS Sonnar T* 35 mm F2 lens.
  • 0.39″ 2.36M-Dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF – pop up.
  • 1080p @60p video (no 4K).
  • 3.0″ 1,228.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor (but no touch screen sadly).
  • ISO 102,400 with a silent shutter mode (thanks to the electronic shutter).
  • Durable reduced-vibration shutter design and weather-resistant magnesium alloy body.
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC.
  • Weight – 507 grams / 1.9 oz.
  • Price: $3300 (from October 19 2015).

Official video – RX1R II World’s First Optical Variable Low-pass Filter

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