Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II

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    Highlights

    • 42.4 MP Full Frame BSI-CMOS Sensor
    • No Optical Low-pass Filter
    • 50 - 25,600 Native ISO
    • 25 Focus Points
    • 3.0" 1,229k dot Tilting Screen
    • 2,359k dot Electronic Viewfinder
    • 5.0 fps Continuous Shooting
    • 1920 x 1080 Video Shooting
    • Built-In Wi-Fi
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    Overview

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II was announced in 2015 and is a Full Frame (35.9 x 24 mm) Advanced Compact camera with 42.4 Megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor. Its native ISO ranges from 50 to 25,600 and expands to 50 - 102,400 in boosted mode. The camera has a Tilting 3.0" screen with 1,229k dot resolution and built-in Electronic viewfinder with 2,359k dot resolution.

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II can capture video up to 1920 x 1080 resolution.


    Here is the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 series lineup, where you can view and compare the main specifications of the cameras within the same series.

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 series lineup
    Model Date Sensor Native ISO Screen Price
    Image cannot be found Sony RX1R II October
    2015
    42.4 MP
    Full Frame
    50 - 25,600 Tilting 3.0"
    1,229k dot
    Image cannot be found Sony RX1R June
    2013
    24.3 MP
    Full Frame
    100 - 25,600 Fixed 3.0"
    1,229k dot
    Image cannot be found Sony RX1 February
    2013
    24.3 MP
    Full Frame
    100 - 25,600 Fixed 3.0"
    1,229k dot

    You can view their side-by-side comparison here: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II vs Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R vs Cyber-shot DSC-RX1.

    Pros and Cons

    In this section we present pros and cons of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II.

    PROS

    •   Video Capture
    •   Large Sensor
    •   High Resolution Sensor - 42.4 Megapixel
    •   50 Lowest Native ISO
    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   Face Detection
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 2,359k dot
    •   High Flash Sync Speed - 1/4000 sec
    •   High DxO Overall Score - 97
    •   Webcam Functionality
    •   HDMI Output
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   Orientation Sensor

    CONS

    •   Timelapse Recording
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
    •   No Headphone Output
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Built-In Bluetooth
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 220 shots

    And here are some specifications which fall into average criteria and are neither in PROs nor in CONs category:

    AVERAGE

    •   Price
    •   25 Focus Points
    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,229k dot
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 5.0 fps
    •   Weight - 507 g (1.12 lb / 17.88 oz)

    Predecessor

    Here we are comparing Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II to its predecessor Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R and displaying the major changes.

    UPGRADES Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R
    Sensor Type BSI-CMOS vs CMOS
    Higher Sensor Resolution 42.4 Megapixel vs 24.3 Megapixel
    Lower Native ISO 50 vs 100
    Max Image Resolution 7952 x 5304 vs 6000 x 4000
    Phase Detection for Autofocus vs
    Screen Type Tilting vs Fixed
    Higher DxO Low Light ISO 3204 vs 2537
    Higher DxO Color Depth 25.8 vs 25.0
    Higher DxO Dynamic Range 13.9 vs 13.6
    Higher DxO Overall Score 97 vs 91
    Built-in Microphone Stereo vs Mono
    Built-In Wi-Fi vs Eye-Fi Connection possible
    DOWNGRADES Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R
    More Expensive $3299 vs $2,800/€3,100/£2,600
    Built-in Flash vs
    Heavier 507 g (1.12 lb / 17.88 oz) vs 482 g (1.06 lb / 17.00 oz)
    Shorter Battery Life 220 shots vs 270 shots

    For more detailed comparison between the models please visit Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II vs Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R.

    Screen and Viewfinder

    Tilting screen

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II has a 3.0" Tilting screen with 1,229k dot resolution. Tilting screen makes this camera very useful for photography purposes but not so useful for video shooting.

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    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II with Tilting screen


    Electronic Viewfinder

    Camera has a built-in Electronic viewfinder with 2,359k dot resolution. It has a 100% coverage.

    Sensor

    BSI-CMOS Sensor

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II features a 42.4 megapixel Full Frame BSI-CMOS sensor with dimensions of 35.9 x 24 mm and a total area of 861.6 mm2. Its native ISO range is 50 - 25,600 and expands to 50 - 102,400 in boosted mode.

    The camera has BSI-CMOS sensor, short for Backside Illuminated Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor sensor. In traditional CMOS sensors, the wiring and circuitry are located on the front side of the sensor, which can block some of the incoming light. BSI technology flips this design by placing the photosensitive elements (pixels) on the backside of the sensor, allowing more light to reach the pixels. This significantly enhances light sensitivity and improves low-light performance. BSI-CMOS sensors are particularly effective in low-light conditions, as they can capture more light, resulting in brighter and less noisy images. This makes them well-suited for indoor and night photography. BSI-CMOS sensors deliver a higher SNR and reduced cross-talk.

    Photography Features

    Camera is equipped with BIONZ X processor and can take pictures up to 7952 x 5304 resolution.


    No Low-Pass Filter

    There is no optical low-pass filter (OLPF), also known as an anti-aliasing filter, in front of the sensor. This results in a slightly sharper image but may also introduce moiré patterns and aliasing artifacts when photographing subjects with fine, repetitive patterns or details.


    No Image Stabilization

    The camera does not have an image stabilization.

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    Connectivity, Battery and Storage

    Built-in Wi-Fi

    Camera has a built-in Wi-Fi which allows to easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to other Wi-Fi-enabled devices, such as smartphones, tablets, printers, or computers. This eliminates the need for cables and allows for quick and convenient media sharing and social media integration. It gives you the ability to control your camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet. This is particularly useful for taking self-portraits, group shots, or capturing images in challenging conditions without having to touch the camera. Firmware updates can also be downloaded and installed wirelessly.
      Check out the cameras in our database that have built-in WiFi.


    NFC

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II has Near Field Communication (NFC) technology which simplifies the process of pairing it with other NFC-enabled devices like smartphones or tablets. It allows to quickly transfer photos and videos or remotely control the camera from compatible device. NFC can also be used for authentication and security purposes. It can verify your identity before accessing certain features or transferring sensitive data. It can be used with NFC-enabled accessories as well, such as lenses, flashes and GPS devices.


    USB Input and HDMI Output

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II has a USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) input for data transfer and battery charging. There is a Micro HDMI connector for video signal output.


    Battery

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II comes with NP-BX1 battery pack with battery life of 220 shots.


    External Storage Slots

    The camera has a single SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Pro Duo card slot.

    Other Features

    Shutter

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II's shutter speed can go up to 1/4000 sec. Camera can shoot continuously up to 5.0 fps.


    Flash

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II has no built-in flash but an external flash may be connected via Shoe Mount. The fastest flash synchronization speed is 1/4000 sec.

    Physical Parameters

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II has dimensions of 113 x 65 x 72 mm (4.45 x 2.56 x 2.83"). It weighs 507 g (1.12 lb / 17.88 oz) which is neither heavy nor lightweight.

    113 mm (4.45")

    65 mm (2.56")

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    72 mm (2.83")

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    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II dimensions

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II for Different Types of Photography

    We give scores to the camera for different type of photography based on its features and specifications. Let us see how Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II is suitable for six different types of photography.


    Landscape Photography

    GOOD
    80

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II gets a score of 80 and is GOOD choice for Landscape photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,229k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing

    Sports Photography

    GOOD
    74

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II gets a score of 74 and is GOOD choice for Sports photography.

    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   25 Focus Points
    •   Face Detection
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,229k dot
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 2,359k dot
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 5.0 fps
    •   Short Battery Life - 220 shots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Wildlife Photography

    AVERAGE
    68

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II gets a score of 68 and is AVERAGE choice for Wildlife photography.

    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   25 Focus Points
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,229k dot
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 2,359k dot
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 5.0 fps
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Short Battery Life - 220 shots
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Portrait Photography

    EXCELLENT
    88

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II gets a score of 88 and is EXCELLENT choice for Portrait photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   25 Focus Points
    •   Face Detection
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,229k dot
    •   High Flash Sync Speed - 1/4000 sec
    •   Orientation Sensor

    Street Photography

    GOOD
    84

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II gets a score of 84 and is GOOD choice for Street photography.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   25 Focus Points
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,229k dot
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 507 g (1.12 lb / 17.88 oz)

    Travel Photography

    GOOD
    80

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II gets a score of 80 and is GOOD choice for Travel photography.

    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,229k dot
    •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 507 g (1.12 lb / 17.88 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 220 shots

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II Evaluation

    We evaluate Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II and give score of 75 out of 100. We also give separate scores for 7 different categories according to the available features and specifications some of which are listed below. These evaluations are relative and may change each time a new camera is added to the database.


    OVERALL
    75

    Sensor

    EXCELLENT
    88

    We give Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II a score of 88 for Sensor parameters.

    •   Large Sensor
    •   High Resolution Sensor - 42.4 Megapixel
    •   50 Lowest Native ISO
    •   25,600 Highest Native ISO
    •   High DxO Overall Score - 97

    Photo

    GOOD
    73

    We give Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II a score of 73 for Photo parameters.

    •   Timelapse Recording
    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Max Shutter Speed (Mechanical or 1st Curtain) - 1/4000 sec
    •   Max Continuous Shooting - 5.0 fps
    •   High Flash Sync Speed - 1/4000 sec

    Video

    BAD
    33

    We give Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II a score of 33 for Video parameters.

    •   No Image Stabilization
    •   Low Video Resolution - 1920 x 1080
    •   Webcam Functionality

    Focusing

    GOOD
    83

    We give Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II a score of 83 for Focusing parameters.

    •   25 Focus Points
    •   Face Detection

    Screen and Viewfinder

    GOOD
    78

    We give Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II a score of 78 for Screen and Viewfinder parameters.

    •   Tilting Screen
    •   Screen Size - 3.0"
    •   Screen Resolution - 1,229k dot
    •   High Resolution Viewfinder - 2,359k dot

    Connectivity

    EXCELLENT
    87

    We give Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II a score of 87 for Connectivity parameters.

    •   HDMI Output
    •   No Headphone Output
    •   No Built-in GPS
    •   Built-In Wi-Fi
    •   No Built-In Bluetooth

    Battery, Storage and Physical

    POOR
    41

    We give Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II a score of 41 for Battery, Storage and Physical parameters.

    •   No Environmental Sealing
    •   Weight - 507 g (1.12 lb / 17.88 oz)
    •   Short Battery Life - 220 shots


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