A big news for photo enthusiasts!
Sony RX1R I ($2,799.99 officially) has got an upgrade, and its latest sibling Sony RX1R II (42.4 MP) is now available. Though the asking price for the product surpasses that of Sony Cyber-shot, rational justification reflects in its advancements. The price officially remains undisclosed. However, prices as quoted by some reputed online stores are with Techvedic. At ebay—$3, 500; amazon—$3,299.00, Crutchfield—$3,299.99 and Adorama—$3,298.00. However, the form factor and size remains stable. Find a quick difference between specifications of both models below, before taking the Sony RX100 II review part.
|Sony RX1R||Sony RX1R II|
|Sensor effective resolution||24.3MP Exmor CMOS
|42.4MP Exmor R CMOS
|Sensor size||35.8 x 23.9mm||35.8 x 23.9mm|
|Closest focus||7.9 in
|Sensitivity range||ISO 50
(exp)/ ISO 100 – ISO 25600
|ISO 50 (exp)/ISO 100 – ISO 25600/102400 (exp)|
24 JPEG/15 raw
(with fixed exposure and focus)
(with continuous AF but fixed exposure)
(mag/ effective mag)
Tilting OLED EVF
0.4 in/10.2 mm
2.4 million dots
|399-point phase-detection AF, 25-area contrast AF|
(at center point)
|0 – 20 EV||n/a|
|Shutter speed||1/4,000 to 30 secs; bulb||1/4,000 to 30 secs; bulb|
|Metering sensitivity||0 – 20 EV||n/a|
|Best video||AVCHD 1080/60p @ 28Mbps||XAVC S 1080/60p @ 50Mbps|
|Audio||Stereo; mic input||Stereo; mic input|
|Manual aperture and shutter in video||Yes||Yes|
|IS||Electronic (movies only)||Electronic (movies only)|
|LCD||3 in/7.5 cm
921,000 dots plus extra set of white dots
921,600 dots plus extra set of white dots
|Memory slots||1 x SDXC||1 x SDXC|
|Wireless connection||None||Wi-Fi, NFC|
|Battery life (CIPA rating)||270 shots
|200 shots (viewfinder); 220 shots (LCD)
|Size (WHD)||4.5 x 2.6 x 2.8 in
113 x 65 x 72 mm
|4.5 x 2.6 x 2.8 in
113 x 65 x 72 mm
|Body operating weight||17 oz (est.)
482 g (est.)
|17.9 oz (est.)
507 g (est.)
|Mfr. price (body only)||$2,800
|Release date||June 2013||November 2015|
Doubt on sharpness? You should not as Sony resorts to variable OLPF that responds quickly to variation in voltage. The OLPF complements well with the 42.4 MP image sensor that also enjoys ISO 102400 sensitivity that was once available with cameras like Alpha 7R featuring interchangeable lens.
Disappointing factor with Sony RX1R II? If you aspire to capture and create 4K video. Though the sensor is capable of doing that, small form-factor declines the possibility. However, getting HD 1080 quality is not a challenging affair. The battery capacity has also dipped a bit as shown in the table.
Rating? Across most online stores Sony RX1R II has received 4 to 4.5 out of 5.0 points. Apart from the features and performance of the product, buyers also appreciated the after-sales support. The product comes with 1-year usual warranty, and the brand does offer free replacement in case there is any fault in manufacturing.
Hope you found the SONY RX1R II review useful. In case, you are interested in exploring some low-budget cameras, stay glued with us. In coming technology blog sections, we are planning to bring Sony Cyber-shot and Sony Rx100 review and comparison. For technology support and consultation, you may reach out to Techvedic.