Sony Launches Palm-Sized RX1R II Camera with 42.4MP Full-Frame Image Sensor
Sony Electronics has added the RX1R II full-frame camera to its Cyber-shot RX compact camera line, the company announced on Wednesday. The camera delivers the highest picture quality of any camera ever made by Sony, the company said—it comes with a 42.4 megapixel sensor that's paired with a large aperture, fixed fonal length ZEISS Sonnar T 35mm F2 lens.
Additionally, Sony said the new model features 30 percent improvement in autofocus response speed compared to the original RX1 models, and it comes with the “world's first optical variable low pass filter” that can be set to 'off' or 'standard' or 'high' based on user preference. The RX1R II also has a retractable XGA OLED viewfinder for eye-level shooting, which Sony said has been implemented with minimal change to the overall design and size of the camera's body.
"The new RX1R II offers a combination of size and performance that has never before been realized in the world of compact cameras," Neal Manowitz, Vice President of Digital Imaging for Sony Electronics, said in a statement. "We're giving imaging enthusiasts and professionals the opportunity to enjoy a camera with one of the most powerful combinations of sensor and lens in market today that can easily fit in the palm of your hand. It's simply the latest example of the progressive innovation that Sony is bringing to the world of imaging."