Sony RX1R II Full-frame Compact Camera Debuts With A Whopping 42MP Sensor

By 07:29 Wed, 28 Jul 2021 Comments

Sony took the wraps off the RX1R II - the latest installment in its lineup of full-frame compact cameras. The newcomer features the same BSI-CMOS sensor as the Sony a7R II with a whopping 42.4 megapixels.

The recent sensor comes with an autofocus system with a whopping 399 phase-detect points. Close focusing mode is also available via a dedicated macro switch ring.

Optically, the RX1R II packs a 35mm f/2.0 Zeiss Sonnar T* lens. A retractable XGA Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) viewfinder with 2.4 million dots is also on board.

The main display of the capturing camera is a 3” tilting Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) unit with 1.2 million dots. Oddly, the video capture capabilities of the Sony RX1R II top out at 1080p footage at 60fps - 4K video is oddly missing here. Connectivity options of the capturing camera include Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) and NFC.

Unsurprisingly, having one of the best full-frame sensor in a such a compact form factor won’t come cheap. Sony will ask $3,299 for the RX1R II when it begins shipping it next month.




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