Full frame. Palm size. Ultimate resolution.
Cutting-edge compact camera technology doesn’t get sharper than this. A fixed-lens design is seamlessly integrated with an advanced full-frame sensor with no fewer than 42.4 effective megapixels (approx.) and ultra-efficient signal processing to give the new RX1R II the capability to capture images of extraordinary resolution. Fast, accurate AF ensures that you capture clear images at every opportunity. A retractable electronic viewfinder allows you to monitor and preview exactly what your shot will look like, and the world’s first optical variable low-pass filter can be controlled to select precisely the effect that you intend. Now, it’s perfectly clear: the new RX1R II packs the ultimate in imaging technology in the palm of your hand.
- Back-illuminated 35mm full-frame Exmor RTM CMOS sensor with approx. 42.4 effective megapixels in a palm-sized compact body
- Large-aperture, fixed focal length ZEISS® Sonnar T* 35mm F2 lens
- BIONZ XTM image processing engine
- Fast Hybrid AF featuring 399 focal plane phase-detection AF points
- The world’s first optical variable low-pass filter
- Retractable XGA OLED Tru-Finder and tiltable LCD screen
Perfect corner-to-corner precision
Thanks to the fixed-lens design of the RX1R II, the positions of the lens and image plane on the full frame sensor are precisely aligned to the micron level. This fully utilizes the superior optical performance of the lens and the extra-high 42.4-megapixel resolution of the full-frame sensor to capture exquisite detail from the center to the edges of the image. The advanced BIONZ X image processing engine is optimally fine-tuned for the lens and image sensor, so it beautifully reproduces the detail to achieve unprecedented image clarity.
Back-illuminated 35mm full-frame image sensor with 42.4 megapixels
A groundbreaking 35mm full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor integrates astonishing 42.4-megapixel resolution to achieve the ultimate image quality. Its back-illuminated structure enhances light collection efficiency and expands the circuitry scale of what is now a copper wiring layer for 3.5 times faster data output. Sensitivity is greatly expandable to ISO 50-102400 for still shooting. Low-noise performance reveals fine details and subtle nuances of images. These enhancements make it possible for the RX1R II to deliver readout of extraordinarily high-resolution images, AF response and continuous shooting capability, all at high speed.
Large-aperture ZEISS® Sonnar T*35mm F2 lens
The 35mm fixed focal length ZEISS® Sonnar T* lens features a maximum aperture of F2 and a proprietary high precision AA (advanced aspherical) lens element, in an extremely compact barrel. The nine-blade diaphragm delivers smooth foreground/background defocusing that makes the subject stand out brilliantly. The optical performance of the ZEISS® lens allows the precision high-resolution image sensor to deliver the ultimate in image quality.
Comfortable, precise macro shooting
To activate macro mode, just rotate the macro switching ring on the lens barrel, thereby shortening the minimum focusing distance to 20cm between the subject and image sensor. The lens barrel length is fixed, ensuring greater shooting comfort when the camera is held close to the subject. And you can take advantage of other focusing precision enhancements — including Direct Manual Focus (DMF), Manual Focus (MF), MF Assist, Peaking function and/or built-in retractable XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder — during macro shooting to achieve your ideal focusing effect.
For finer tonal gradation — supports 14-bit uncompressed RAW format
New compatibility with 14-bit uncompressed RAW format brings you capability to choose the optimal format for your needs. The camera thereby ensures supreme quality of tonal gradation to maximize the benefit of the image sensor’s wide dynamic range.
Multiple aspect ratios
The RX1R II supports 1:1 and 4:3 (in addition to 3:2 and 16:9) aspect ratios, for greater freedom to frame still shots in various ways. 1:1 aspect ratio contains 28 megapixels — adequate for trimming vertically or horizontally oriented images after shooting.
High-speed, high-accuracy Fast Hybrid AF
Fast Hybrid AF makes its RX debut so you can instantly focus with 399 densely positioned focal plane phase detection AF points covering 45% of the image area, lens drive optimized for efficient focal positioning for 30% faster AF speed, plus precise tracking for capturing more decisive moments in photos.
AF-C focus mode and up to 5fps shooting with AF tracking
Taking advantage of the phase-detection AF points and their wide AF coverage, the newly employed AF-C (Continuous AF) focus mode gives the RX1R II capability to track moving subjects steadfastly while maintaining sharp focus. You can even shoot continuously at up to 5fps while AF tracking is engaged.
The world’s first optical variable low-pass filter
The RX1R II has the world’s first optical variable lowpass filter that lets you control the low-pass filter effect while taking advantage of the image sensor’s extra-high 42.4-megapixel resolution, to deliver the ultimate image quality, expressed in the way that you intend. The new filter system achieves this by applying voltage to its liquid crystal layer to control a light-splitting function that lets you choose the degree of low-pass filter effect. Three settings are available: “Off” prioritizes image resolution; “Hi” prioritizes moiré and color artifact reduction; and “Standard” balances both of those priorities. This capability enables the RX1R II to perform double duty that would normally require more than one conventional camera. Low-pass filter bracketing makes it easy to compare the effects of the different settings.
Retractable XGA OLED Tru-Finder with ZEISS® T* Coating
The new Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder, which pops up by a lever and can be pressed back into the camera body, has an advanced optical system of four all-glass lens elements including two molded glass aspherical lenses to deliver clear 0.74x magnification and corner-to-corner visibility with minimal distortion. Its ZEISS® T* Coating dramatically reduces reflection, so nuances of colors and dark areas are on view in greater detail. A separate eyepiece cup is included.
Like a single streamlined block of sculpted magnesium alloy, the body of the RX1R II is trimmed of excess elements. Every component, from textured lens barrel to precision controls, is meticulously refined to enhance operational ease and pride of ownership.
Flexibly tiltable LCD screen
The tiltable LCD screen is well-integrated within the RX1R II’s compact form, for easy monitoring when shooting various angles from many positions. Its large 3.0-type display, with approx. 1,229k dots, tilts up to 109 degrees upward and up to 41 degrees downward and offers outstanding visibility even when shooting outdoors or under other bright conditions.
Easy, intuitive operation
Controls are optimized so you can intuitively adjust camera settings while framing the subject. Simply rotate the rings around the lens barrel with your left hand to control the aperture or macro switching, as well as focusing. Rotate the front-mounted dial to select a focus mode. Or use the fingers of your right hand to operate the mode dial, exposure compensation dial, custom button, AEL button, etc. All controls are positioned for natural operation.
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Point and Shoot
4.46" x 2.83" x 2.57"
ISO 100-25600 (expandable to 102400)
In Camera Editing
LCD Screen Size
7.5cm (3.0 type) (4:3) / 1,228,800 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
8 elements in 7 groups (3 aspherical elements including AA lens)
Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (Mark 2), SD, SDHC, SDXC, microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(Memory Card Not Included)
Full HD 1920 x 1080/60p
Program Auto (30"-1/4000* s)
0.39-type electronic viewfinder (OLED), 2,359,296 dots