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Sony RX1R II Price Drop

Sony RX1R II camera

There are many website calming that Sony RX1 II camera is discontinued but it isn’t true for now. The fullframe compact camera is not discontinued by Sony, more stock is coming to warehouse of major retailers. The RX1 II to camera was announced on April of 2016.

On Sep 2016 Sony increased the price of RX1R II camera to $3,898, but today after $600 price drop the camera is available at $3298.

Grab a copy of Sony RX1R II camera now – B&H Store | Amazon.com

Sony RX1R II Shipping will start from February 2016

Sony-RX1R-II-imageAccording to the latest press release issued by Sony Japan, they confirmed that the Sony RX1R II shipping will start from February 19.

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Notice of the digital still camera “DSC-RX1RM2” Release Date decision

Dear is, I received patronize Sony products, Thank you very much.
Matter of notation, we will inform you because the release date of a digital still camera that I was going to the guidance of the sale postponed to December 16, 2015 (Wednesday), “DSC-RX1RM2” was decided.
Deeply apologize that you apologize for inconvenience by changing the release date to the customer.

You can pre-order / Buy Sony RX1R II Amazon | B&H

source – Sony Japan

BAD NEWS - Sony RX1R II Production Halted

RX1R-II-stopped-imageSony RX1R II production halted according to latest reports coming from Japan, the actual reason behind the production issue not know yet. We will update you soon as we get any new information.

Here you can pre-order Sony RX1R II Camera from| B&H

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Sony RX1R II vs Panasonic LX100

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Sony RX1R II vs Panasonic LX100 -The Sony RX1R is undoubtedly world best compact camera but the LX100 also features excellent core specification under budget… take a look at the detailed specification comparison review of both the camera.

Major Difference

Sony RX1R II vs. Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Specification Comparison Table.

Features / Models Sony RX1R II Panasonic LX100
Megapixel 42 megapixels 12.8 megapixels
Sensor size / type Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) Four Thirds (17.3 x 13 mm)
Low –Pass filter Variable Yes
Image Processor BIONZ X Venus Engine
Optical zoom Fixed 3.1x
Aperture Range F2.0 F1.7 – F2.8
Macro 14cm 3cm
Image stabilization No Optical
AF System Contrast Detect (sensor) +Phase Detect Contrast Detect (sensor)
AF points 25+399 49
ISO 50-102400 100-25600

Shutter

Min/Max

30 sec 1/4000 sec 60 sec 1/16000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 5fps 11fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720p (120 fps) 3840 x 2160 (30p, 24p)
Display 3.0″ LCD Rear Screen Tilt (1,288,800 pixels) 3.0″ LCD Rear Screen (921,000 pixels)
Viewfinder EVF 100% EVF 100%
Hot Shoe Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in with NFC Built-In with NFC
Battery Life (CIPA) 220 shots 300 shots
Dimensions 113 x 65 x 72 mm 115 x 66 x 55 mm
Weight 507g 393g

Sensors:- Sony DSC-RXIR II has a back-illuminated 35mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor with 42MP resolution while Panasonic LX100 has 4/3 format based 12.8MP resolution with MOS sensor, it has been used by many Panasonic mirrorless camera earlier.

Sony RXI R II is supported by advanced Binoz X image processor which maintains the better image resolution even in low-light conditions compare to LX100 and also supports PDAF.

In sports mode the users can captures 42MP files @5fps using DSC-RXIR II while Panasonic LX100 can capture 12.8MP files @ 11fps, The LX100 does have less resolution but it gives a very impressive continuous shooting speed.

Sony DSC-RXIR II has the world’s first Optical Variable Low Pass Filter – The Sony RX1R is the world first camera that features world’s first variable optical low-pass technology inside. The filter allow users to select the desired level of filtration they need, three settings: Off, Standard, and Hi.

Optical Zoom:- LX100 has optical zoom of 3.1x where RXIR II has fixed optical lens. So the optical zoom of LX100, supports the users to capture the required subjects without moving there legs, at the same time it keeps the quality of the images up to the mark. Hence the larger optical zoom of LX100 will sure help you to get images framed as you want.

Aperture Range:- LX100 has a variable aperture of F1.7-F2.8 while RXIR II, has fixed aperture of F2.0. However we have to keep in mind despite of having better aperture at wide-end of the lens Panasonic will not able to provide the amount of DOF that Sony RX1 R II can generate with its F2.0 lens. The biggest reason behind is the difference in sensor size of both the camera. The Sony RX1R II uses fullframe sensor whereas Panasonic LX100 uses a 4/3 format sensor.

Macro:- LX100 has less macro range of 3cm where as RXIR II has macro mode of 14cm. Hence the less macro of LX100 supports close up view of the small subjects such as flowers, insects even small subjects, without approaching towards them compare to RXIR II.

Image Stabilization:- LX100 has optical image stabilization which helps to reduce the camera shake during shooting. It helps the fresher to capture images without worrying about their unwanted hand-shake, hence resulting better and impressive images. No image stabilization present in Sony RX1R II.

AF System:- Sony RXIR II has 399 phase AF points which is supported by its 25 contrast AF points, whereas LX100 uses outdated contrast based AF system. Hence, the AF System of Sony DSC-RXIR II helps to track the subject in full frame with wider AF coverage with more sharp and accuracy. On the other side the Panasonic LX100

ISO:- RXIR II has the expanded ISO of 102400 while the LX100 has expanded ISO is limited to 25600, hence RXIR II will give better low-light performance compared to the RX1R II camera. Hence RXIR II captures magnificent images in low- light conditions compare to LX100.

Shutter speed:- As we know the camera with more shutter speed gains more capacity in capturing the fast action subjects. The Panasonic LX 100 has better shutter speed compare to Sony DSC-RXIR II. So the users can capture the fast moving subjects much quicker and easier.

Top Continuous Shooting Speed:- Panasonic LX 100 has better continuous shooting speed of 11fps compare to 5fps of RXIR II.

Videos:– Panasonic LX 100 offers 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 video recording at 30 or 24 fps in MP4 format .It also records Full HD 1080p video at 60 or 30 fps in MP4 or AVCHD formats. While RXIR II limited to Full HD videos at 60p only.

View finder:- Both camera have built-in EVF.

Verdict: Based on specification comparison review we highly recommend you to buy the Sony RX1R II camera, however if you are tight on budget

Buy Sony RX1R II from Amazon | B&H — Panasonic LX100 from Amazon | B&H

Sony RX1R II vs. Sony RX1R

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R 1

Sony RX1R is a predecessor of RX1R II camera, let’s see how much technology is improved inside the RX1R II camera.

Major Difference

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R Specification Comparison Table. 

Features / Models Sony DSC-RX1R II Sony DSC-RX1R
Megapixel 42 megapixels 24.3 megapixels
Sensor size / type Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) Full frame (35.8 x 23.9 mm)
Low –Pass filter Variable No
Image  Processor BIONZ X BIONZ
Optical zoom Fixed Fixed
Aperture Range F2.0 F2.0
Macro 14cm 14cm
Image stabilization No No
AF System Contrast Detect (sensor) + Phase Detect Contrast Detect (sensor)
AF points 399+25 25
ISO 50-102400 50-25600

Shutter

Min/Max

30 sec 1/4000 sec 30 sec 1/4000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 5fps 5fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720p 120 fps. 1920 x 1080 (60, 50, 25, 24 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps)
Display 3.0″ LCD Rear Screen Tilt (1,288,800 pixels) 3″ LCD Rear Screen (1,229,000 pixels)
Viewfinder Yes No
Hot Shoe Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in with NFC Eye-Fi Connected
Battery Life (CIPA) 220 shots 270 shots
Dimensions  113 x 65 x 72 mm 113 x 65 x 70 mm
Weight 507g 482g

 

Sensor:- Sony DSC-RXIR II has a back-illuminated 35mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor with 42MP resolution which more than its predecessor DSC-RXIR.

Not only resolution the new sensor uses BSI / back-illuminated sensor, with the help of BSI tech the camera will feature improve low-light sensitivity.

Due to its advanced image processor Bionz X, it maintains exceptional noise control under normal range of ISO 100-25600, which can be further expandable upto 50 – 1024002. The Bionz X helps the users to capture 42MP files @5fps whether the DSC-RXIR was limited to 24.3MP files @5fps.

 

Low Pass Filter:- Sony DSC-RXIR II has the world’s first Optical Variable Low Pass Filter, which supports the reduction of moiré caused by its high ISO. Due to its implementation, the users can manually balance the amount of filtration they need in the image.

Whereas RXIR has no optical low pass filter.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II vs. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R 2

AF System:- Sony DSC-RXIR II sensor has 399 focal-plane phase-detection AF points which covers about 45% of the compositional area; by using the A7R II sensor it automatically gained the title of the world’s widest AF coverage on a compact full-frame sensor camera. While RXIR has 25 contrast sensors, which is very far behind of RXIR II.

RXIR II has 399 phase AF points is further fine-tuned its 25 contrast AF points, results upto 30% faster speed compare to its predecessor RXI R. Hence RXIR II can track the subject in full frame faster, sharper and with accuracy compare to RXI R.

ISO:- Sony DSC-RXIR II has standard range of ISO 100-25600, which can be further expandable upto 50 – 102400 while RXIR standard ISO allows you to set ISO between 100-25600 and the Expandable ISO range gives you ability to push your base ISO to 50. Hence the users get one more better to choose the Sony DSC-RXIR II over the RX1R.

Verdict: The specification of the recently announced Sony RX1R II is far better than of the old Sony RX1 R camera, the new camera features better sensor with hybrid AF system and BSI technology that will give you more details / ISO range while shooting in low light condition.

The other major advantage is introduction of high quality OLED  will help you in shooting in harsh sunlight.

Buy Sony RX1R II camera from B&H and Amazon

What's new inside RX1R II

Sony-RX1R-II-camera-imageBuy Sony RX1R II camera from B&H and Amazon

The new RX1R II camera features a back-illuminated 35mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor with 42  MP supported by BIONZ X processor, Take a look inside what’s new in the recently announced RX1R II fullframe compact camera.

Improvement in ISO Range – Sony not only increased the resolution of the camera it also increased its ISO range. The RX1R was limited to 25600 on the other hand the RX1R II ISO is expandable upto 102400.

Introduction of BSI – The back-illuminated technology of this camera increases the transmission speed by 3.5 times compare to its predecessor RXIR , which is definitely a key factor of this latest design.

The Sony RX1R II uses world’s first variable optical low-pass filter that allow users to select the amount of filtration they need.  So now you don’t need a separate camera, the RX1R II will give enormous amount of details whenever you want.

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Magnesium alloy body

Due to its advanced images processor Bionz X, it maintains the superior level of image resolution along with better low light performance to achieve superior levels of image resolution along with normal range of ISO 100-25600, which can be further expandable upto 50 – 1024002.

The camera features newly developed motion-detection / tracking algorithm which supports it to better tracking the action subjects upto 5 fps continuous shooting with AF tracking.

In addition to all these achievements, the camera RX1R II features a pop-up 0.39″ 2.36M-dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF , which includes  ZEISS T* Coating and four glass elements including two aspherical lenses . Hence the combination of these elements allows the viewfinder to show real-life images with rich and improved contrast with 100% frame coverage and a 0.74x magnification.

Sony-RX1R-II-bannerSony has implemented the advanced XAVC S movie recording format which makes the users to record Full HD 1080p video at 50 Mbps at frame rates up to 60 fps and also it makes the camera to capture HD 720p video at up to 120 fps for slow motion images. The presence of its advanced sensor and processor reduces the noise during the delivery of detailed movies.

Hence it is definitely a unique feature which the photographers desired from long time and surely it allows them to achieve the ultimate result with full satisfaction.  It also features  low -pass filter bracketing which is used to compare the effects of different settings.

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Sony RX1R II Sample Image

Sony-RX1R-II-camera-imageBuy Sony RX1R II camera from B&H and Amazon

Sony RX1R II sample images are now available, the camera now features a BSI fullframe CMOS sensor of 42 Megapixel resolution. For more details see the announcement page

We will put more links here as soon as more images become available

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