Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II Review

February 23, 2016 | Amy Davies |
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Specifications

Sensor

Sensor Type
35mm full frame (35.9 x 24.0mm), Exmor R CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Number of Pixels (Gross)
Approx. 43.6 MP
Number of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 42.4 MP
 
Approx. 43.6 MP

Lens

Lens type
ZEISS® Sonnar T*, 8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical elements including AA lens)
Max. Magnification (Standard/Macro)
0.15x / 0.26x (By Macro Switching Ring)
F-number (Maximum Aperture)
F2
Aperture Type
Iris diaphragm (9 blades)
Focal length (f=)
f=35mm: [Still image 3:2] f=35mm, [Still image 16:9] f=37mm, [Still image 1:1] f=44mm, [Still image 4:3] f=38mm,[Movie 16:9] f=44mm (SteadyShot On), f=37mm (SteadyShot Off)
Focus Range (From the Front to the Lens)
Approx. 24cm to infinity (Normal mode), approx. 14cm to 29cm (Macro mode)
Focus Range (From the Focal Plane)
Approx. 30cm to infinity (Normal mode), approx. 20cm to 35cm (Macro mode)
Optical Variable Low-Pass Filter
Yes
Clear Image Zoom
[Still Image] 2x, [Movie] 2x
Digital Zoom
[Still Image] 42M approx. 4x / 18M approx. 6.2x / 11M approx. 8x, [Movie] Approx. 4x
Filter Diameter
49 mm

Screen

Screen Type
7.5cm (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
MF Assist Magnification
5.0x, 12.5x

Viewfinder

Screen Type/Number of Dots
0.39-type electronic viewfinder (OLED), 2,359,296 dots
Brightness Control
Auto, Manual (5 steps)
Field Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.74x (with 50mm lens equiv. at infinity, -1m-1)
Eye Point
Approx. 19mm from the eyepiece lens, 18.4mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (CIPA standard)
Dioptre Adjustment
-4.0 to +3.0m-1

Camera

Steadyshot
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)
Auto Image Rotation
Yes
AF Illuminator
Auto / Off
Metering Type
1200-zone evaluative metering
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)
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) 1
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* sec.) / Aperture Priority (30”-1/4000* sec.) / Shutter Priority (30”-1/4000* sec.) / Manual Exposure (Bulb, 30”-1/4000* sec.) / iAuto (4”-1/4000* sec.) *At F5.6 or greater aperture value. Fastest limit at F2 is 1/2000 sec.
Aperture
F2-22
Raw Output
14 bit
Uncompressed RAW
Yes
Image Control
Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Creative Style, Color Space (sRGB/Adobe RGB), Quality (RAW / RAW & JPEG / Extra fine / Fine / Standard)
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR: On / Off, available of shutter speeds longer than 1 sec., 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) (Maximum Number of Recording Pixels)
Speed priority continuous shooting: approx. 5fps, Continuous shooting: approx. 2.5fps (AF-S) 2 3
Self-Timer
10 sec. / 5 sec. / 2 sec. / 3 or 5 consecutive shots with 10 sec. 5 sec. or 2 sec. delay selectable / Bracketing shots with 10 sec. 5 sec. or 2 sec. delay selectable
Drive Modes
Single, Continuous shooting, Speed priority continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.), Cont.-bracketing 4 , Single-bracketing 4 , White balance bracketing 4 , DRO bracketing 4 , LPF bracketing 4
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
Number of Recognised Scenes
[Still Image] Superior Auto: 44, Intelligent Auto: 33, [Movie] 33
Flash Mode
Flash Off / Autoflash / Fill-flash / Slow Sync. / Rear Sync. / Wireless(with optional compliant flash)
Built-in Flash Red-Eye Correction
On / Off

Camera

Minimum Illumination
Auto:1.5lux(Shutter Speed 1/30")

Recording

Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro 5 , Memory Stick Micro (Mark2) 5 , SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, microSD Memory Card 5 , microSDHC Memory Card 5 , microSDXC Memory Card 5 6
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
Colour Space (Still)
sRGB, Adobe RGB
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)
Number of Recording 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 (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 Terminal 7 , Micro HDMI, Microphone (3.5 mm 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 (2.4GHz band))

Print

Print
Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)

Power

Power Source
DC3.6V (supplied battery) / DC5.0V (supplied AC Adaptor)
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 adaptor)
Battery Life
[Still Images] 8 : Monitor: Approx. 220 shots / Approx. 110 min., Viewfinder: Approx. 200 shots / Approx. 100 min., [Movies (actual shooting)] 9 10 : 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 4GB.), [Movies (continuous shooting)] 9 : 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 4GB.) 11

Power

Supplied Battery
Rechargeable battery pack NP-BX1

Others

Operating Temprature
Approx. 0°C to 40°C (32F° to 104F°)
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
Index Playback
9 / 25 images
Playmemories Camera Apps
Yes
Playback Zoom
Depends on Image Size
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 / Slide Show / Panorama scrolling / Auto Review (10sec./5sec./2sec./off) / Forward / Rewind (Movie) / Delete / Protect / 4K still image playback

Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)
113.3 x 65.4 x 72.0 mm
WEIGHT (CIPA COMPLIANT)
480g (1 lb 0.9 oz.) / 507g (1 lb 1.9 oz.) (With battery and Memory Stick PRO Duo)

What's In The Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
  • AC Adoptor AC-UUD11/UUD12
  • Micro USB cable
  • Shoulder strap
  • Lens cap
  • Shoe cap
  • Instruction Manual
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Battery charger (BC-DCX)
  • Eyepiece cup