SONY RX1R II PROFESSIONAL COMPACT CAMERA WITH 35 MM SENSOR - DSC-RX1RM2

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Higher quality framed in a compact footprint

Great camera capabilities fit better than ever in your palm, with the compact RX1R II. Full-frame format compatibility and other state-of-the-art image sensor and processing innovations ensure breathtaking image quality. The bright fixed focal length lens embodies the renowned optical integrity of ZEISS .

Higher-resolution full-frame CMOS sensor

The 35 mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor provides for 42.4-megapixel resolution, sensitivity up to ISO 102400, wide dynamic range and low noise. The back-illuminated structure expands circuitry scale of a new copper wiring layer for 3.5 times faster data readout. The enhancements allow the RX1R II to deliver readout of images, AF response and continuous shooting capability, all at high speed.

Large-aperture ZEISS Sonnar T 35 mm F2 lens

The premium-quality ZEISS Sonnar T 35 mm F2 lens with maximum F2 aperture features a proprietary AA (advanced aspherical) lens element and minimal lens unit movement that allow the lens barrel to be very light and compact. Lens and sensor imaging plane are calibrated to optimize resolution with consistent clarity throughout each image.

BIONZ X image processing engine upgraded

BIONZ X processes 42.4 megapixels of data from the 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor to reproduce fine realistic details with noise reduced according to image area characteristics. This allows for fast, faithful depiction of nuanced light and texture. The fixed-lens design of the RX1R II also helps to optimize processing of image information for the lens and the sensor.

Speedy, accurate Fast Hybrid AF

399 focal plane phase-detection AF points and 25 contrast-detection AF points make Fast Hybrid AF extra quick and accurate under all conditions. The system features extensive phase-detection coverage (45% of image area) and 30% faster AF, as well as high tracking performance that assures capability to capture decisive moments.

Optical variable low-pass filter

LPF effect settings take advantage of the sensor's high 42.4-megapixel resolution to deliver the ultimate image quality for your needs. Choose among Off (to prioritize image resolution), Hi (to reduce moir and colour artifacts) or Standard (to balance those priorities) settings to achieve the image character you're aiming for. Low-pass filter bracketing lets you preview effects of various settings.

XGA OLED Tru-Finder with retractable design

The retractable Tru-Finder features 0.74x magnification, an optical system of four glass lens elements including two moulded-glass aspherical lenses, corner-to-corner clarity, minimal distortion, anti-reflective ZEISS T Coating and brilliant reproduction of recording detail. The EVF can instantly, precisely preview how your settings will affect an image. A separate eyepiece cup is included.

Tiltable LCD screen accommodates your eyepoint

The LCD screen is easy to monitor throughout a versatile range of shooting positions. Its 3.0-type WhiteMagic Display, with approx. 1229k dots including high-luminance white pixels, can be tilted/positioned from 109 degrees up to 41 degrees down at max and ensures excellent visibility in all situations, even outdoors or in other bright environments.

Full HD movie recording and XAVC S format

The RX1R II supports the XAVC S movie recording format, for capturing the quality of Full HD motion picture footage at frame rates of 60p (50p), 30p (25p) or 24p, and at a high bit rate of 50 Mbps. This increases your capability to express your visions in truer images that contain finer details and minimal compression noise, moir and jaggies.

AF-C focus mode/5fps shooting with AF tracking

AF-C (Continuous AF) focus mode enables the RX1R II to track moving subjects while maintaining sharp focus, even when shooting continuously at 5fps, thanks largely to the 399-phase-detection-AF-point system's widespread autofocus coverage throughout a large portion of the image area.

Supports 14-bit uncompressed RAW format

New compatibility with 14-bit uncompressed RAW format lets you choose the optimal format for your needs. The camera thereby ensures supreme quality of tonal gradation to maximize the benefit of the image sensor's wide dynamic range.

Compatible with multiple aspect ratios

Now, 1:1 and 4:3 join 3:2 and 16:9 as aspect ratios that are supported by the previous model. The 1:1 aspect ratio with 28M (instead of 42M) pixels still gives you adequate expressive capability for later trimming, regardless of whether you intend to trim for vertical or horizontal image orientation.

Wi-Fi / NFC for fast, simple sharing

With Wi-Fi built into the RX1R II, you can easily transfer a photo or MP4 movie to your smartphone or tablet, then upload it to your favourite SNS (social networking site). NFC (Near Field Communication) even simplifies establishing connection between the camera and device when using an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet.

Automatic Eye AF

The RX1R II employs Eye AF that automatically detects and tracks the eye of a moving subject, for more framing freedom. Eye AF is available even in AF-C focus mode.

Strong, light magnesium alloy body

The sculpted lightweight metal body conveys strong, solid assurance for shooting in all circumstances. Every component has been meticulously refined to enhance precision and ease of operation, and designed to function flawlessly and reliably in the long run.

Macro mode for sharp extra-close-up shooting

Rotate the macro switch ring to activate macro mode and shorten the minimum subject-to-image-sensor focusing distance to 20 cm. Minimal lens unit protrusion ensures shooting comfort. You can even take advantage of Direct Manual Focus (DMF), MF Assist, Peaking function as well as use the XGA OLED Tru-Finder etc. while engaged in macro shooting.

Intuitive, versatile dial operation

Settings are easy to adjust while framing a subject as you look through the viewfinder. Rotate the lens barrel rings with your left hand to control the aperture or activate macro mode, and fine-tune focus. Select a focus mode with the front-mounted dial. A right hand can operate the top-mounted mode dial, exposure compensation dial, custom button, AEL button etc.

More precise white balance adjustment

The RX1R II offers more white balance adjustment steps (twice as many on the amber-blue axis; four times as many on the green-magenta axis) than the RX1R, so you can finely tune white balance with more subtle precision for more natural colours.

ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed

Prevent blur in a shot of a moving subject by setting a shutter speed at which ISO sensitivity starts changing when ISO AUTO (while in P or A mode, or in Multi Frame NR) is selected.

1200-zone Evaluative Metering

High-precision metering by an advanced evaluative metering sensor with 1200 zones ensures balanced exposures in wide-ranging lighting conditions. You have a choice of Multi Pattern, Centre Weighted or Spot metering mode.

Priority setup in AF-C/AF-S

In AF-S (Single-shot AF) or AF-C (Continuous AF) mode, choose AF priority for taking pictures only when subject is in focus, Release priority for taking pictures even when subject is not in focus, or Balanced Emphasis for balancing the AF and Release options to achieve accurate focus, without missing a decisive moment when shooting moving subjects.

Creative Style

Creative Style settings bring out the character of your scene. Simply select any of 13 settings (Vivid, Portrait, etc.) and the camera will adjust image parameters. You can also fine-tune contrast, saturation and sharpness to suit your preference.

Auto HDR (High Dynamic Range)

Auto HDR integrates the best details from three exposures to expand the dynamic range of your images from darkest shadows to brightest highlights and capture all the tonal gradations seen by your naked eye.

D-range Optimizer (DRO)

In difficult lighting, DRO corrects your images to achieve smoother, more natural gradations with more detail in the highlights and shadows. You can use it during continuous shooting and when photographing moving subjects.

Multi Frame NR (Noise Reduction)

This mode combines the best details from four shots to significantly suppress noise and raise sensitivity, letting you clearly capture dark scenes without a tripod or flash. Camera shake blur is also lowered while contrast and detail are raised.

Focus Magnifier & Peaking function

You can clearly magnify the image to simplify manual fine-tuning of the focus whether shooting still images or movies. The Peaking function can also be activated to colourize the most sharply focused areas of your image for quick confirmation.

One-touch remote and one-touch sharing

One-touch remote lets you use your smartphone or tablet as a viewfinder and remote control for a digital camera, and one-touch sharing lets you transfer your photos and videos from your camera. Either way, by installing PlayMemories Mobile app to your NFC-enabled Android smartphone or tablet, you can avoid complex set-up sequences and establish wireless connection simply by touching your device to the camera. You are now ready to control your camera from your smartphone to take a photo from a previously out-of-reach spot, or simply be in your own group shot, as well as transfer them instantly to your smartphone for sharing on SNS. No NFC No problem. You can also pair the devices manually.

Capture One Express (for Sony): One of the world's best RAW converters by Phase One

Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world's best RAW converters, rendering precise colours and incredible detail. It contains flexible digital asset management, all the essential adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customizable and integrated solution. Please contact Phase One regarding all inquiries as to usage and support including functional compatibility of Capture One Express (for Sony).

Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.

Sensor
Sensor Type35 mm full frame (35.9 x 24.0 mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Number of Pixels (Effective)Approx. 42.4 MP
Number of Pixels (total)Approx. 43.6 MP
Number of Pixels (Gross)Approx. 43.6 MP
Lens
Lens typeZEISS Sonnar T*, 8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical elements including AA lens)
F-number (Maximum Aperture)F2
Focal length (f=)f=35 mm: [Still image 3:2] f=35 mm, [Still image 16:9] f=37 mm, [Still image 1:1] f=44 mm, [Still image 4:3] f=38 mm, [Movie 16:9] f=44 mm (SteadyShot On), f=37 mm (SteadyShot Off)
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)Approx. 24 cm to infinity (Normal mode), approx. 14 cm to 29 cm (Macro mode)
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image)[Still Image] 2x, [Movie] 2x
Digital Zoom (Still Image)Up to 8x
Filter Diameter49 mm
Max. Magnification (Standard/Macro)0.15x / 0.26x (By Macro Switching Ring)
Optical Variable Low-Pass FilterYes
Aperture TypeIris diaphragm (9 blades)
Digital Zoom[Still Image] 42M approx. 4x / 18M approx. 6.2x / 11M approx. 8x, [Movie] Approx. 4x
Focus Range (From the Focal Plane)Approx. 30 cm to infinity (Normal mode), approx. 20 cm to 35 cm (Macro mode)
Screen
Screen Type7.5 cm (3.0 type) (4:3) / 1,228,800 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Brightness ControlAuto / Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable AngleUp approx. 109 degrees, down approx. 41 degrees, at max.
Display Selector (Finder/Lcd)Auto / EVF / Monitor
MS Assist Magnification5.0x, 12.5x
Viewfinder
Screen Type/Number of Dots0.39-type electronic viewfinder (OLED), 2,359,296 dots
Field Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.74x (with 50 mm lens equiv. at infinity, -1m-1)
Eye PointApprox. 19 mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.4 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
Dioptre Adjustment-4.0 to +3.0 m-1
Viewfinder1.0 cm-type electronic viewfinder (OLED)
Brightness ControlAuto, Manual (5 steps)
Camera
Image Processing EngineBIONZ™ X
SteadyshotElectronic type (for movies)
Focus ModeSingle-shot AF (AF-S) / Continuous AF (AF-C) / Direct Manual Focus (DMF) / Manual Focus
Focus AreaWide (399 points for phase-detection AF / 25 points for contrast-detection AF) / Centre / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expand Flexible Spot / Lock-on AF (Wide / Centre / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expand Flexible Spot)
Light Metering ModeMulti Pattern / Centre Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation+/-5.0 EV (in 1/3 EV steps), with exposure compensation dial: +/-3.0 EV (in 1/3 EV steps)
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index)ISO 100-25600 (1/3 EV step) (expandable to ISO 50/64/80/32000/40000/51200/64000/80000/102400), AUTO (ISO 100-102400, selectable upper / lower limit), Multi Frame NR: ISO 100-102400 (1 EV step), AUTO (ISO 100-102400, selectable upper / lower limit)
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)ISO 100-25600
White Balance ModesAuto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluor.: Warm White / Fluor.: Cool White / Fluor.: Day White / Fluor.: Daylight / Flash / C.Temp. / Filter / Custom
WB Micro AdjustmentYes (G7 to M7 (57 steps), A7 to B7 (29 steps))
Shutter SpeedProgram Auto (30"-1/4000* s) / Aperture Priority (30"-1/4000* s) / Shutter Priority (30"-1/4000* s) / Manual Exposure (Bulb, 30"-1/4000* s) / iAuto (4"-1/4000* s) *At F5.6 or greater aperture value. Fastest limit at F2 is 1/2000 s
Dynamic Range FunctionsOff, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto / Level 1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range: Off, Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference level (1.0-6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step)
Shooting ModeAUTO (Intelligent Auto / Superior Auto), Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall) 1,2,3, Movie Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), Panorama, Scene Selection
Scene SelectionPortrait, Sports Action, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels)Speed priority continuous shooting: approx. 5fps, Continuous shooting: approx. 2.5fps (AF-S)
Self-Timer10 s / 5 s / 2 s / 3 or 5 consecutive shots with 10 s, 5 s or 2 s delay selectable / Bracketing shots with 10 s, 5 s or 2 s delay selectable
Drive ModesSingle, Continuous shooting, Speed priority continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.), Cont.-bracketing , Single-bracketing , White balance bracketing , DRO bracketing , LPF bracketing
Picture Effect[Still Image] Toy camera, Pop Colour, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolour, Illustration, [Movie] Toy camera, Pop Colour, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour, High Contrast Mono.
Creative StyleStandard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box
Auto Image RotationYes
Focus TypeFast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Metering Type1200-zone evaluative metering
Flash
Flash ModeFlash Off / Autoflash / Fill-flash / Slow Sync. / Rear Sync. / Wireless (with optional compliant flash)
AF IlluminatorAuto / Off
Recording
Compatible Recording MediaMemory Stick Duo™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (High Speed), Memory Stick™ PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro™ , Memory Stick Micro™ (Mark2) , SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, microSD Memory Card , microSDHC Memory Card , microSDXC Memory Card
Recording Format[Still Image]: JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), [Movie]: XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible, MP4
Recording Format (Movie Audio)XAVC S: LPCM 2ch/AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator)/MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Colour Space (Still)sRGB, Adobe RGB
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size)[3:2] L: 42M (7952 x 5304) / M: 18M (5168 x 3448) / S: 11M (3984 x 2656), [4:3] L: 38M (7072 x 5304) / M: 16M (4592 x 3448) / S: 9.4M (3536 x 2656), [16:9] L: 36M (7952 x 4472) / M: 15M (5168 x 2912) / S: 8.9M (3984 x 2240), [1:1] L: 28M (5296 x 5296) / M: 12M (3440 x 3440) / S: 7.1M (2656 x 2656), [Sweep Panorama] Standard (3872 x 2160 / 8192 x 1856) / Wide (5536 x 2160 / 12416 x 1856)
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC)AVCHD: 28M PS (1920 x 1080/60p) / 24M FX (1920 x 1080/60i) / 17M FH (1920 x 1080/60i) / 24M FX (1920 x 1080/24p) / 17M FH (1920 x 1080/24p), XAVC S HD: 60p 50M (1920 x 1080/60p) / 30p 50M (1920 x 1080/30p) / 24p 50M (1920 x 1080/24p) / 120p 50M (1280 x 720/120p), MP4: 28M (1920 x 1080/60p)/16M (1920 x 1080/30p)/6M (1280 x 720/30p)
Movie Recording Mode (PAL)AVCHD: 28M PS (1920 x 1080/50p) / 24M FX (1920 x 1080/50i) / 17M FH (1920 x 1080/50i) / 24M FX (1920 x 1080/25p) / 17M FH (1920 x 1080/25p), XAVC S HD: 50p 50M (1920 x 1080/50p) / 25p 50M (1920 x 1080/25p) / 100p 50M (1280 x 720/100p), MP4: 28M (1920 x 1080/50p)/16M (1920 x 1080/25p)/6M (1280 x 720/25p)
Interface
Input and Output TerminalsMulti/Micro USB Terminal , Micro HDMI, Microphone (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Multi Interface Shoe
NFCNFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
WI-FIYes (IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band))
Wireless CapabilitiesEye-Fi, NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing, Wi-Fi
Power
Power SourceDC3.6V (supplied battery) / DC5.0V (supplied AC Adapter)
Battery SystemRechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Power Consumption (Camera Mode)Approx. 2.5W with LCD monitor and approx. 2.7W with viewfinder (CIPA standard)
USB Charge/USB Power SupplyYes (supplied AC adaptor)
Battery Life(Still Images)[Still Images] : Monitor: Approx. 220 shots / Approx. 110 min., Viewfinder: Approx. 200 shots / Approx. 100 min., [Movies (actual shooting)] : Monitor: Approx. 30 min., Viewfinder: Approx. 30 min. (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4 GB.), [Movies (continuous shooting)] : Monitor: Approx. 50 min., Viewfinder: Approx. 50 min. (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4 GB.)
Supplied BatteryRechargeable battery pack NP-BX1
OTHERS
PlayMemories Camera AppsYes
Shooting FunctionsSmart Teleconverter (approx. 1.4x / 2x) / Eye AF / Lock-on AF / Face Detection / Face Registration / Smile shutter / Grid Line / Quick Navi / Digital Level Gauge (pitch and roll) / Exposure Bracketing / White Balance Bracketing / DRO Bracketing / Flash Bracketing / LPF bracketing / MF Assist / Peaking / Zebra / Marker Display / Photographer Name & Copyright / ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed / PC Remote Control / Auto Object Framing
Playback FunctionsBRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI) / Single (with or without shooting information, RGB histogram & highlight/shadow warning) / 9/25-frame index view / Enlarged display mode / Auto Orientation / Slide Show / Panorama scrolling / Auto Review (10 s/5 s/2 s/off) / Forward / Rewind (Movie) / Delete / Protect / 4K still image playback
Operating TemperatureApprox. 0
Index Playback9 / 25 images
Playback ZoomDepends on Image Size
Print
PrintExif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)113.3 x 65.4 x 72.0 mm
Weight480 g (1 lb 0.9 oz) / 507 g (1 lb 1.9 oz) (With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo™)

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