RX1R II Professional Compact Camera with 35 mm Sensor

RX1R II Professional Compact Camera with 35 mm Sensor

The RX1R II extends the RX lineup of palm-sized compact cameras delivering extraordinary image quality and convenient operation with back-illuminated, approx. 42.4-effective-megapixel, 35 mm full-frame Exmor R® CMOS sensor, 399 focal plane phase-detection-point AF performance, retractable XGA OLED Tru-Finder, optical variable low-pass filter and other features.
RX1R II Professional Compact Camera with 35 mm Sensor

Higher quality frame 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 ZEISS® renowned optical integrity.

Higher-resolution full-frame CMOS sensor

The 35 mm full-frame Exmor R® CMOS sensor provides for 42.4-megapixel resolution1, sensitivity up to ISO 1024002, 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 readout3. 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. The lens and sensor imaging plane are calibrated to optimize resolution with clarity that's consistent throughout each image.

BIONZ X image processing engine upgraded

BIONZ X processes 42.4 megapixels1 of data from the 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor to reproduce fine, realistic detail 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 AF3, as well as high tracking performance that assures capability to capture decisive moments.

Optical variable low-pass filter

LPF effect settings4 take advantage of the sensor's high 42.4-megapixel resolution1 to deliver the ultimate image quality for your needs. Choose among Off (to prioritize image resolution), Hi (to reduce moiré and color 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 magnification5, an optical system of four glass lens elements including two molded-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. 1,229k 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 format6

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 bitrate of 50 Mbps. This increases your capability to express your visions in truer images that contain finer details and minimal compression noise, moiré, 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 model7. 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 favorite SNS (social networking site). NFC (Near Field Communication) even simplifies establishing a connection between the camera and device when using a 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 7.9". Minimal lens unit protrusion ensures shooting comfort. You can even take advantage of Direct Manual Focus (DMF), MF Assist, the 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 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 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 colors.

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 1,200 zones ensures balanced exposures in wide-ranging lighting conditions. You have a choice of Multi Pattern, Center-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, saturation8, 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 four shots' best details 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 colorize 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 Imaging Edge Mobile9 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 (for Sony)10

Capture One Express (for Sony) is a free award-winning image editing software that provides high-end image quality RAW development, easy management of your image files, and powerful editing tools. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for even more editing tools and tethered shooting capability.

Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.11.

Imaging Edge Remote, Viewer, and Edit

Elevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use "Remote" to remotely control shooting; "Viewer" to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and "Edit" to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery. Get the best from Sony RAW files, and manage your productions more efficiently.12.

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Sensor
Sensor Type 35 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 type ZEISS® Sonnar T*, 8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical elements including AA lens)
F-number (Maximum Aperture) F2
Focal length (f=) f=35mm
ANGLE OF VIEW (35 MM FORMAT EQUIVALENT) 63deg. (35mm13)14
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 Diameter 49 mm
Max. Magnification (Standard/Macro) 0.15x/0.26x (By Macro Switching Ring)
Optical Variable Low-Pass Filter Yes
Aperture Type Iris 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 Type 2.95" (3.0 type) (4:3) / 1,228,800 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Brightness Control Auto/Manual (5 steps)/Sunny Weather mode
Adjustable Angle Up approx. 109 degrees, down approx. 41 degrees, at max.
Display Selector (Finder/Lcd) Auto / EVF / Monitor
MS Assist Magnification 5.0x, 12.5x
Viewfinder
Screen Type/Number of Dots 0.39-type electronic viewfinder (OLED), 2,359,296 dots
Field Coverage 100%
Magnification Approx. 0.74x (with 50 mm lens equiv. at infinity, -1m-1)
Eye Point Approx. 19 mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.4 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
Diopter Adjustment -4.0 to +3.0m-1
Viewfinder 0.39-type electronic viewfinder (OLED)
Brightness Control Auto, Manual (5 steps)
Camera
Image Processing Engine BIONZ X
STEADYSHOT (STILL IMAGE) Electronic type (for movies)
Focus Type Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus Mode Single-shot AF (AF-S) / Continuous AF (AF-C) / Direct Manual Focus (DMF) / Manual Focus
Focus Area Wide (399 points for phase-detection AF/25 points for contrast-detection AF) / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expand Flexible Spot / Lock-on AF (Wide / Center / Flexible Spot [S/M/L] / Expand Flexible Spot)
Light Metering Mode Multi Pattern / Center-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)15
ISO Sensitivity (Movie) ISO 100-25600
White Balance Modes Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluor.: Warm White / Fluor.: Cool White / Fluor.: Day White / Fluor.: Daylight / Flash / C.Temp. / Filter / Custom
WB Micro Adjustment Yes (G7 to M7 [57 steps], A7 to B7 [29 steps])
Shutter Speed Program 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
Aperture F2-22
Image Control Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Creative Style, Color Space (sRGB/Adobe® RGB), Quality (RAW/RAW & JPEG/Extra fine/Fine/Standard)
Uncompressed RAW Yes
Noise Reduction Long exposure NR: On/Off, available of shutter speeds longer than 1 s, High ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off, Multi Frame NR: Auto / ISO 100-102400
Dynamic Range Functions Off, 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 Mode AUTO (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 Selection Portrait, 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)16, 17
Self-Timer 10 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 Modes Single, Continuous shooting, Speed priority continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.), Cont.-bracketing18 , Single-bracketing18 , White balance bracketing18 , DRO bracketing18 , LPF bracketing18
Picture Effect [Still Image] Toy camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration, [Movie] Toy camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono.
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box
Auto Image Rotation Yes
Metering Type 1200-zone evaluative metering
Number of Recognized Scenes [Still Image] Superior Auto: 44, Intelligent Auto: 33, [Movie] 33
Raw Output 14 bit
Minimum Illumination Auto:1.5 lux (Shutter Speed 1/30")
Built-in Flash Red-Eye Correction On / Off
Flash
Flash Mode Flash Off / Autoflash / Fill-flash / Slow Sync. / Rear Sync. / Wireless (with optional compliant flash)
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
Recording
Compatible Recording Media Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro19 , Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2)19 , SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, microSD Memory Card19 , microSDHC Memory Card19 , microSDXC Memory Card19, 20
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
Color Space (Still) sRGB, Adobe® RGB
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size) [3:2] L: 42M (7,952 x 5,304) / M: 18M (5,168 x 3,448) / S: 11M (3,984 x 2,656), [4:3] L: 38M (7,072 x 5,304) / M: 16M (4,592 x 3,448) / S: 9.4M (3,536 x 2,656), [16:9] L: 36M (7,952 x 4,472) / M: 15M (5,168 x 2,912) / S: 8.9M (3,984 x 2,240), [1:1] L: 28M (5,296 x 5,296) / M: 12M (3,440 x 3,440) / S: 7.1M (2,656 x 2,656), [Sweep Panorama] Standard (3,872 x 2,160/8,192 x 1,856) / Wide (5,536 x 2,160/12,416 x 1,856)
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC) AVCHD: 28M PS (1,920 x 1,080/60p) / 24M FX (1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 17M FH (1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 24M FX (1,920 x 1,080/24p) / 17M FH (1,920 x 1,080/24p), XAVC S HD: 60p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/60p) / 30p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/30p) / 24p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/24p) / 120p 50M (1,280 x 720/120p), MP4: 28M (1,920 x 1,080/60p)/16M (1,920 x 1,080/30p)/6M (1,280 x 720/30p)
Movie Recording Mode (PAL) AVCHD: 28M PS (1,920 x 1,080/50p) / 24M FX (1,920 x 1,080/50i) / 17M FH (1,920 x 1,080/50i) / 24M FX (1,920 x 1,080/25p) / 17M FH (1,920 x 1,080/25p), XAVC S HD: 50p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/50p) / 25p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/25p) / 100p 50M (1,280 x 720/100p), MP4: 28M (1,920 x 1,080/50p) / 16M (1,920 x 1,080/25p) / 6M (1,280 x 720/25p)
Interface
Input and Output Terminals Multi/Micro USB Terminal21 , Micro HDMI, Microphone (1/8" Stereo minijack), Multi Interface Shoe
NFC NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible
One-touch remote
One-touch sharing
WI-FI Yes (IEEE802.11b/g/n [2.4 GHz band])
Wireless Capabilities Wi-Fi®
NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible
One-touch remote
One-touch sharing
Eye-Fi
Power
Power Source DC3.6 V (supplied battery) / DC5.0 V (supplied AC Adapter)
Battery System Rechargeable 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 Supply Yes (supplied AC adapter)
BATTERY LIFE(STILL IMAGES)(CIPA) [Still Images]22: Monitor: Approx. 220 shots / Approx. 110 min., Viewfinder: Approx. 200 shots / Approx. 100 min., [Movies (actual shooting)]23, 24: 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)]23: 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.)25
Supplied Battery Rechargeable battery pack NP-BX1
Others
PlayMemories Camera Apps Yes
Shooting Functions Smart 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 Functions BRAVIA® 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 / Slideshow / Panorama scrolling / Auto Review (10 s/5 s/2 s/off) / Forward / Rewind (Movie) / Delete / Protect / 4K still image playback
Operating Temperature Approx. 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Index Playback 9 / 25 images
Playback Zoom Depends on Image Size
Print
Print Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)
Size & Weight
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) (APPROX.) 4.46 x 2.57 x 2.83 in
WEIGHT (CIPA COMPLIANT) 1 lb 0.9 oz (480 g)/1 lb 1.9 oz (507g) (With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo)

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
  • AC Adapter
  • Micro USB cable
  • Shoulder strap
  • Lens cap
  • Shoe cap
  • Instruction Manual
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Battery charger
  • Eyepiece cup