Sony compact camera ever made. This can largely be attributed to the new
optimize performance together.
world’s first optical variable low pass filter that can be set to “off”, “standard” or
“high” based on user preference, with low pass filter bracketing available. The
from its predecessors.
The new RX1R II camera utilizes a back-illuminated 35mm full-frame Exmor R
CMOS sensor with approx. 42.4 effective megapixels paired with a powerful
BIONZ X processing engine to achieve superior levels of image resolution and
sensitivity (ISO 100-25600, expandable to 50 – 1024002) with wide dynamic
range. The sensor’s back-illuminated structure, with an expanded circuit scale
and copper wiring design, enables faster transmission speed and outputs data
approximately 3.5x faster than the original RX1R, ensuring high-speed
Matched specifically for the image sensor, the large aperture 35mm F2 ZEISS
Sonnar T* lens ensures that all images captured by the camera are impressively
sharp from the center to the corners. The lens also has a unique Macro shift
ring for focusing on subjects as close as 14cm in front of the lens and has nine
aperture blades that produce smooth, even background defocus or ‘bokeh’ in
the most commonly used aperture ranges.
Another unique benefit of the new camera is its fixed lens design, which allows
the positioning of its sensor and lens to be precisely adjusted to maximize all
benefits of the sensor’s extremely high resolution. The closer the two
components are to one another, the wider the angle through which light can
pass through the lens and directly reach the sensor, resulting in imagery that is
rich in detail and resolution. Also, unlike the focal plane shutter common to
interchangeable lens cameras, RX1R II utilizes an in-lens shutter, allowing
1/2000 sec flash synch speed and a significant reduction in overall body size.
The new RX1R II also offers uncompressed 14-bit RAW image capture to
maximize the benefits of the image sensor’s wide dynamic range, while also still
supporting existing compressed format.