The New Sony RX1R and RX100II have officially been announced! The Cyber-shot RX-series, consisting of the multiple award winning Full FrameRX1and large 1″ sensor ultra compact RX100, now has two new versions with more power and even better image quality.
Starting with the Full FrameRX1R, we have basically the same exact unit as the RX1 physically, but with a major change in fornt of the sensor itself. Specifically the Low-Pass Anti-Aliasing Filter has been removed, giving the full frame sensor a more clear view of the world 😉 Basically the low pass filter helps smooth the light out as it goes through and helps with morie’ and other issues like chromatic aberrations. In this process however, the image gets softened a bit as a whole and needs to be re-sharped or corrected for on camera. Ultimately the costs is a little resolution for better control on the other issues as a compromise.
The result when you remove the filter?
Sharper image quality and detail retention which means more effective resolution out of the sensor. The RX1R is also compatible with the new triluminos color standard that Sony is using for it’s TV’s and other video products. The DSC-RX1R, is available for pre-order @ BHPhoto for $2798 US (Click Here)
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R
Be sure to Click on the Images Below for the High Res Versions!
A revolution in resolution: enthusiast-oriented Cyber-shot™ RX1R delivers sharpest ever detail
7 June 2013
Joins the acclaimed Cyber-shot™ RX1 full-frame compact camera with 24.3 effective megapixels and Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* F2 lens
No optical low-pass filter for uncompromised image resolution
Ideal for landscapes and other high-detail scenes
TRILUMINOS Colour for richer, more natural colours
A new sister version of Sony’s acclaimed Cyber-shot™ RX1 full-frame compact camera satisfies the most critical photographer’s hunger for sharper, more detailed pictures.
Building on the awesome imaging power of the RX1, the RX1R takes pixel-perfect picture quality to new heights. The model’s ‘R’ suffix denotes a further improvement in the pocket-sized camera’s already spectacular resolution.
In common with many DSLR cameras, the original Cyber-shot™ RX1 features an optical low-pass filter (OLPF) in front of the sensor to suppress unwanted moiré and colour artefacts. The enthusiast-oriented RX1R removes this low-pass filter, guaranteeing flawless capture of fine details without any blurring or dispersion. To compensate for the OLPF’s removal, the camera’s processing functions have been optimized to maintain image sharpness without compromising lens/sensor performance*.
Bringing new levels of realism to landscapes and other finely-detailed subjects, the modified edition RX1R lets photo enthusiasts express their creativity with unprecedented clarity. While weight and dimensions remain the same as the ground-breaking RX1, the special edition RX1R adds other refinements to suit discerning photographers.
In addition, compatibility with TRILUMINOS Colour technology ensures even richer, more natural colours when viewing stills and video on the new generation of BRAVIA televisions featuring TRILUMINOS Display. Videographers can also add an optional stereo microphone, allowing Full HD movie soundtracks to be captured with even greater clarity.
Introduced in September 2012, the Cyber-shot™ DSC-RX1 is world’s first compact fixed-lens camera with a 35mm full-frame 24.3 effective megapixel sensor. It’s already won several prestigious European accolades, including ‘Best Premium Camera’ in the 2013 Technical Image Press Association (TIPA) Awards. Read the Cyber-shot™ DSC-RX1 press release (12 September 2012) here.
The Cyber-shot™ RX1R full-frame compact camera can be pre-ordered from via www.sony.co.uk/RX from today and is generally available in Europe from mid-July, 2013.
* Moire and/or colour artifacts may be visible in some photographic situations. Colour reproduction performance is the same as the RX1.
Sony RX1R – First Look Video
The RX family is growing! Today, we’re excited to announce the addition of the Cyber-shot RX1R full-frame camera.
Identical to the RX1 in camera body and design, the new special edition RX1R has had its optical low pass filter removed for increased resolution and detail.
Mark from the Sony DI Team walks us through the key differences and benefits of the RX1R.
Next we have the New Cyber-shot DSC-RX100II, which received several major upgrades! First off, it got the killer articulating screen on the back similar to the Nex-6, a new 20mp image sensor that is better in low light, built in Wi-Fi, Full HD 24p video, a Hot Shoe, and the new Triluminos Color upgrade. It also got a price increase of $100 US making it $748 US instead of $648 US for the original RX100. I think it’s worth the extra $100 for the articulating screen alone, but the built0in wi-fi is a nice feature, plus a better sensor is always welcomed.
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Sony RX100II – First Look Video
RX100 fans, we’ve got big news to share: The RX100 II is here!
One of the most exciting things about this baby: the new Exmor R sensor is the world’s first 1.0-type back illuminated sensor, and it increases the camera’s sensitivity in low-light situations by 40%!
Hit the Play button to get the full scoop from SGNL by Sony.
<h3″>Sony Cyber-shot™ RX100 II featuring new Exmor R™ CMOS sensor delivers better low-light images, Wi-Fi/NFC and tilt LCD
27 June 2013
Enhances the hugely popular RX100 with improved picture quality and convenient new features
New 20.2 effective megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R 1.0-type CMOS sensor boosts sensitivity for better low-light images
Wi-Fi and easy One-touch smartphone connection with NFC
Add accessories with Multi Interface Shoe and Multi Terminal
3.0-type White Magic™ LCD tilts up or down
Full HD 24p/25p movie for rich, cinematic video footage
TRILUMINOS™ Colour for richer, more natural colours
The new Cyber-shot™ RX100 II from Sony puts even more shooting power in your pocket. Sleekly styled in strong, light aluminium, it’s a perfect travel partner for quality-conscious photographers who want DSLR-style images from a pocket camera with generous control options.
Building on the superb picture quality of the multi-award winning RX100, the new camera now delivers even better results if you’re shooting indoors or at dusk without a flash. The newly developed back-illuminated Exmor R™ 1.0-type CMOS sensor increases sensitivity while reducing picture noise in tricky low-light scenes. Combined with the exceptional f1.8 Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens, you’ll see the difference with exceptionally crisp, natural stills and Full HD video in any shooting situation – from parties to night-time landscapes.
Wi-Fi makes it easy to connect the camera wirelessly with your smartphone and transfer photos or videos for easy sharing. It’s also the first ever camera from Sony with NFC (Near Field Communication), giving the extra convenience of One-touch connection with Android smartphones and tablets. There’s no set-up needed – simply touch your mobile device against the RX100 II and a wireless connection is made instantly. One-touch Remote even lets you trigger shutter release from your smartphone — great for group shots when you don’t want to be left out of the action.
The camera’s enthusiast appeal is further enhanced by a new Multi Interface Shoe and Multi Terminal. Expand your photographic possibilities by attaching optional accessories – including an electronic viewfinder, powerful external flash and stereo microphone – via the versatile Multi Interface Shoe. The Multi Terminal also allows the addition of other options such as a shutter-release remote controller.
The bright, detail-packed 3.0-type White Magic™ LCD now tilts up and down[i], giving greater freedom to compose shots in comfort. Hold the camera high up to reach over crowds, or get down low and see things from the perspective of pets and children.
Compatibility with TRILUMINOS™ Colour technology ensures even richer, more natural colour reproduction with the new generation of BRAVIA televisions featuring TRILUMINOS™ Display.
Full HD video modes are expanded with the addition of 24p/25p shooting for smooth, cinematic movies. Other refinements include a step zoom function that’s accessible via the camera’s customisation menu. Instantly choose from five popular focal lengths using the control ring – 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm or 100mm: it’s an intuitive alternative to zooming in and out when you’re in a hurry.
The PlayMemories Mobile app has been updated to enable the one-touch capabilities of the RX100 II, and also now features an enhanced user interface. It is available now for free from the Google Play store for all Android smartphones.
Introduced in June 2012, the Cyber-shot™ DSC-RX100 is world’s first compact fixed-lens camera with a 1.0-type 20.2 effective megapixel sensor. Read the Cyber-shot™ DSC-RX100 press release (6 June, 2012) here.
The new Cyber-shot™ RX100 II digital compact camera from Sony is available to pre-order from sony.co.uk/RX from today and is generally available in Europe from mid-July, 2013. Key specifications
1.0-type (13.2 x 8.8mm) Exmor R™ CMOS sensor with back illumination technology(Effective resolution) Approx. 20.2 megapixels(Gross resolution) Approx. 20.9 megapixels
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*, with 7 elements in 6 groups (4 aspheric elements including AA lens); F1.8 (Wide) – 4.9 (Tele); focal length = 10.4-37.1mm; 35mm effective focal length (Still Image 3:2) = 28-100mm
Optical: 3.6x; Clear Image Zoom 7.2x
7.5cm (3.0-type) (4:3) / 1,229,000 dots / Xtra Fine TFT LCD; adjusts up 84° / down 45° (approx.)
(Still image) Optical SteadyShot(Movie) Optical SteadyShot Active Mode with electronic compensation (anti-rolling)
Single-shot AF (AF-S) / Continuous AF (AF-C) / Direct Manual Focus (DMF) / Manual Focus
Multi point AF (25 points) / Centre weighted AF / Flexible spot / Flexible spot (tracking focus) / Flexible spot (face tracking)
Sensitivity (still image)
Auto (ISO160-12800, selectable with upper/lower limit), 160/200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800 (Expandable to ISO 100/125)Multi Frame NR: Auto(ISO160-25600),200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/25600NB: ISO25600 is achieved by using overlay burst shooting
That is about it for now, but thanks for checking in on the exciting new RX1R and RX100II Cyber-shot cameras that Sony just came out with. I will get the new cameras in the Lab soon for real world testing and reviewing 😉
In the mean time, I have the original RX1 coming to the Lab either today or tomorrow I believe. Full Frame Sony Sensor and Zeiss Glass equals killer image quality, and I will show you exactly what the camera can do in the real world, and everything else you need to know about the top of the line point and shoot. I’ll catch up with you all later and please feel free to ask questions or comment below! Jay