The Sony RX1R II has the capability to capture
images of extraordinary resolution. A fixed-lens design is seamlessly integrated with an advanced 42.4 megapixel (effective) full-frame sensor and ultra-efficient signal
processing. Fast, accurate AF ensures that you capture clear images at every opportunity.
A new retractable electronic viewfinder allows you to monitor and preview exactly what your shot will look like, and the world’s first (as of October 2015) optical variable low-pass filter can be controlled to select precisely the effect that you want.
Perfect corner-to-corner precision
Thanks to the fixed-lens design of the RX1R II, the positions of the lens and
image plane on the full frame sensor are precisely aligned to the micron level.
This fully utilizes the superior optical performance of the lens and the extra high 42.4-megapixel resolution of the full-frame sensor to capture exquisite
detail from the centre to the edges of the image. The advanced BIONZ X image processing engine is optimally fine-tuned for the lens and image sensor, so it beautifully reproduces the detail to achieve unprecedented image clarity.
Back-illuminated 35mm full-frame image sensor with 42.4 megapixels
A groundbreaking 35mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor
integrates astonishing 42.4-megapixel*1 resolution to
achieve the ultimate image quality. Its back-illuminated
structure enhances light collection efficiency and expands
the circuitry scale of what is now a copper wiring
layer for 3.5 times faster data output*2. Sensitivity is
greatly expandable to ISO 50-102400 for still shooting.
Low-noise performance reveals fine details and subtle
nuances of images. These enhancements make it possible
for the RX1R II to deliver readout of extraordinarily
high-resolution images, AF response and continuous
shooting capability, all at high speed.
Large-aperture ZEISS® Sonnar T* 35mm F2 lens
The 35mm fixed focal length ZEISS® Sonnar T* lens features a maximum aperture of F2 and a proprietary highprecision AA (advanced aspherical) lens element, in an extremely compact barrel. The nine-blade diaphragm
delivers smooth foreground/background defocusing that
makes the subject stand out brilliantly. The optical performance of the ZEISS® lens allows the precision high-resolution image sensor to deliver the ultimate in image quality.
High-speed, high-accuracy Fast Hybrid AF
Fast Hybrid AF makes its RX debut so you can instantly
focus with 399 densely positioned focal plane phasedetection
AF points covering 45% of the image area,
lens drive optimized for efficient focal positioning for
30% faster AF speed, plus precise tracking for capturing
more decisive moments in photos.
AF-C focus mode and up to 5fps shooting with AF tracking
Taking advantage of the phase-detection AF points
and their wide AF coverage, the newly employed AF-C
(Continuous AF) focus mode gives the RX1R II capability
to track moving subjects steadfastly while maintaining
sharp focus. You can even shoot continuously at up to
5fps while AF tracking is engaged.
High-fidelity BIONZ X image processing engine
The ultimate signal processing efficacy involves the
BIONZ X image processing engine speeding the vast
amount of approx. 42.4 effective megapixels of data from
the 35mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor. Reliable detail
reproduction technology faithfully captures people’s
perception of realism. Diffraction-reducing technology
maintains sharp, fine clarity even at smaller aperture
(higher f-number) settings. Area-specific noise reduction reduces noise adaptively according to image area characteristics and reproduces greater detail. The fixed lens design of the RX1R II also optimizes processing for the lens and the sensor. That means extraordinarily fast, faithful reproduction of every nuance of a scene’s light and texture under all conditions.
14-bit uncompressed RAW format
New compatibility with 14-bit uncompressed RAW format
brings you capability to 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.
Multiple aspect ratios
The RX1R II supports 1:1 and 4:3 (in addition to 3:2 and
16:9) aspect ratios, for greater freedom to frame still
shots in various ways. 1:1 aspect ratio contains 28 megapixels
— adequate for trimming vertically or horizontally
oriented images after shooting.
Comfortable, precise macro shooting
To activate macro mode, just rotate the macro switching
ring on the lens barrel, thereby shortening the minimum
focusing distance to 20cm between the subject and image
sensor. The lens barrel length is fixed, ensuring greater shooting comfort when the camera is held close to the subject. And you can take advantage of other focusing precision enhancements — including Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (MF), MF Assist, Peaking function and/or built-in retractable XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder — during macro shooting to achieve your ideal
The world’s first optical variable low-pass filter
The RX1R II has the world’s first optical variable lowpass filter that lets you control the low-pass filter effect while taking advantage of the image sensor’s extra-high 42.4-megapixel resolution, to deliver the ultimate image quality, expressed in the way that you intend. The new filter system achieves this by applying voltage to its liquid crystal layer to control a light-splitting function that lets you choose the degree of low-pass filter effect. Three settings are available: “Off” prioritizes image resolution; “Hi” prioritizes moiré and colour artefact reduction; and “Standard” balances both of those priorities.
Retractable XGA OLED Tru-Finder with ZEISS® T* Coating
The new Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder, which pops up
by a lever and can be pressed back into the camera body,
has an advanced optical system of four all-glass lens
elements including two molded glass aspherical lenses
to deliver clear 0.74x magnification* and corner-to-corner.
Flexibly tiltable LCD screen
The tiltable LCD screen is well-integrated within the
RX1R II’s compact form, for easy monitoring when
shooting various angles from many positions. Its large
3-inch display, with approx. 1,229k dots, tilts up to 109 degrees upward and up to 41 degrees downward and offers outstanding visibility even when shooting outdoors or under other bright conditions.
Like a single streamlined block of sculpted magnesium
alloy, the body of the RX1R II is trimmed of excess elements. Every component, from textured lens barrel to
precision controls, is meticulously refined to enhance
Easy, intuitive operation
Controls are optimized so you can intuitively adjust camera settings while framing the subject. Simply rotate the rings around the lens barrel with your left hand to control the aperture or macro switching, as well as focusing. Rotate the front-mounted dial to select a focus mode. Or use the fingers of your right hand to operate the mode dial, exposure compensation dial, custom button, AEL button, etc. All controls are positioned for natural operation.
Full HD movie recording and 50Mbps high-bit-rate XAVC S format
The large-aperture lens, full-frame image sensor, and BIONZ X image processing
engine together deliver Full HD movies with high resolution and minimal
moiré and jaggies. Supporting XAVC S movie recording, the camera can capture
Full HD footage at 60p (50p), 30p (25p) or 24p frame rates. Its 50Mbps high-bitrate
movie recording expresses fine details with little compression noise.
Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
Use built-in Wi-Fi and NFC™ (Near Field Communication)* to transfer a photo or
MP4 movie instantly by touching the receiving Android™ smartphone or tablet
with the camera, then upload it directly to your favorite SNS with ease. Touching
your mobile device with the camera can also activate Smart Remote Control,
which lets you control the camera’s shutter release from the device. Setup is simple by downloading a free PlayMemories Mobile app.