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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1R II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1R II. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Views about the durability and lens are on the whole positive. The image quality and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the focus and screen, while there are some negative views about the image stabilizer and price.

portability, performance, image quality, lens, durability

battery, price, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1R II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1R II

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1R II from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Topham (trustedreviews.com)

Sony RX1R II

 

Think all compact cameras are rubbish? The Sony RX1R II proves that theory wrong. This is a camera you can fit into your coat pocket, but has the same-size full-frame sensor as models like the Canon 5D MKIII, which you might struggle to fit in some...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II review

 

The king of compact cameras gets even more resolution, with fantastic results

Simply sublime image quality ; Genuinely useful upgrades over the original RX1 ; Outstanding build quality

Seriously expensive ; Battery life could be better ; Autofocus feels slow against cheaper competition

Overkill for most, with a few flaws, but that doesn’t stop us wanting one - the RX1R II is a phenomenal luxury compact camera

Oct, 2016

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review: Full-frame fun and foibles

 

When it first launched at the end of 2012, the Sony Cyber-shot RX1 was a camera like no other. Its full-frame sensor and fixed 35mm lens made it a distinctive shooter for the high-end market. Sure, it had its imperfections, but that large sensor gave...

Huge scale images, that Carl Zeiss lens is great and produces superb bokeh at f/2.0, great aperture and focus controls, built-in electronic viewfinder that is retractable if you want to hide it

Poor battery life, auto white balance sometimes off, not the fastest of autofocus, close-up focus limitations, high ISO limitations (uneven gradients beyond ISO 1600), some barrel distortion

At first glance the RX1R II might not seem that different to the original model. But there's plenty new here: the ingenious little pop-up electronic viewfinder, the new tilt-angle screen mechanism and, of course, that sensor with huge 42-megapixel...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Sony RX1R II review

 

Sony's technological innovations continue to impress with its latest fixed-lens, full-frame camera

Amazing resolution ; Small size ; Retractable electronic viewfinder

Screen not touch sensitive ; No optical image stabilisation ; Poor battery life

The Sony RX1R II delivers superb image quality in a neat, compact body. The electronic viewfinder is great, though the processing speed and battery life are poor and there's no optical image stabilization.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Amy Davies (techradar.com)

Sony RX1-R review

 

World's smallest digital full-frame camera has anti-aliasing filter removed

Compact size ; Full frame sensor ; Aperture ring

Poor battery life ; Price ; No touchscreen

Sony, not being one of the heritage photography brands, tends to do things a little differently, just because it can. And the new Sony RX1-R is indeed different.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by (tipa.com)

Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II

 

Sharing the same 42.2 MP sensor and BIONZ X image processor with Sony’s α7R II, the RX1R II has an integral ZEISS® Sonnar T* 35mm f/2 lens. The sensor has an impressive 399 phase detection AF points that work in conjunction with 25 contrast AF points...

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (ephotozine.com)

Sony Cyber-Shot RX1R Mark II Hands-On Photos

 

We go hands-on with the brand-new 42.4 megapixel Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II.

Oct, 2015

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Sony RX1R II review

 

Sony's RX1R II is one of the best compact cameras money can buy

The RX1R II is an amazing camera with its 42.4-megapixel full-frame sensor, variable OLPF, built-in EVF, compact size, and f/2.0 35mm prime lens. However, it’s still a $3,300 point-and-shoot, and as sophisticated as it is, it’s a lot of money (although...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II puts an incredible high-resolution full-frame image sensor and fixed lens into a form factor that's almost pocket friendly.

Compact design. Full-frame 42-megapixel image sensor. Sharp 35mm f/2 lens. Excellent picture quality. Variable OLPF filter. Integrated pop-up EVF. Tilting rear display. 1080p120 video. Wi-Fi.

Lens shows some barrel distortion. Limited battery life. Doesn't include external battery charger. Uncomfortable focus select switch. Omits flash.

Conclusions It's easy to call the RX1R II one of the best full-frame compacts on the market—it doesn't have a lot of competition. But one shouldn't understate just how far cameras have come when you see how much power Sony has put into such a small...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Carey Rose (dpreview.com)

Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review

 

There's no denying the appeal of Sony's RX1R II. It promises high-resolution full-frame image quality that's bolstered by an impressive autofocus system, reasonable depth-of-field control from its 35mm F2 lens and a compact form factor that encourages...

The Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II is the latest in the company's line of compact, fixed-lens full-frame digital cameras. It inherits the same basic body shape and ZEISS 35mm F2 lens as its predecessors, the RX1 and RX1R, but almost everything beneath the...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y
Voice Recording:Y

Battery

Battery Capacity:1240
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.6
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Brightness adjustment:Y
Camera playback:movie, single image
Contrast adjustment:Y
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Sepia, Vivid
Scene modes:Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset / Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Portrait
Self-timer delay:2,5,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter priority
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:4:3
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):1228800
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display:Y

Flash

Flash Modes:auto, fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization

Focusing

Auto focusing (AF) modes:continuous auto focus, single auto focus
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:8
Filter Size:4.9
Lens structure (elements/groups):8/7
Maximum aperture number:22
Minimum aperture number:2
Number of aspheric elements:3
Number of diaphragm blades:9
Optical Zoom:2

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:50, 64, 80, 100, 32000, 51200, 80000, 102400
ISO sensitivity (max):102400
ISO sensitivity (min):50
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo HS, MS Pro-HG Duo, Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, SDXC

Networking

Bluetooth:N
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):2 - 22

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact Camera
Image formats supported:JPG,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):35.9 x 24
Maximum image resolution:7952 x 5304
Megapixel:42.4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):7952 x 5304, 5168 x 3448, 3984 x 2656, 7952 x 4472, 5168 x 2912, 3984 x 2240, 5296 x 5296, 3440 x 3440, 2656 x 2656, 3872 x 2160, 8192 x 1856, 5536 x 2160, 12416 x 1856
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3
Total MegaPixels:43.6

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y
HDMI connector type:Micro
Microphone in:Y
PictBridge:N
USB connector:MICRO-USB
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC,PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:60
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@24fps,1280x720@30fps,1280x720@60fps,1920x1080@24fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MP4,XAVC S
Video recording:N
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Magnification:0.74
Viewfinder screen size:0.39
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:65.4
Height :72
Weight:480
Weight (including battery):507
Width:113.3