Claim 3 FREE professional prints with Fujifilm

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.

|  Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II in Compact Cameras
 Add Comment

1/40 sec | f/2.8 | 35.0 mm | ISO 3200


The  is a palm-sized, 42.4Mp camera that joins the RX1 and RX1R in the Sony Cyber-shot RX compact camera line-up.  

The full-frame RX1R II is the world's smallest full-frame camera that sees 30% improvement in AF response speed compared to the original award-winning RX1 models and is equipped with the world’s first optical variable low-pass filter that can be set to “off”, “standard” or “high” based on user preference with low pass filter bracketing available.

1/30 sec | f/2.8 | 35.0 mm | ISO 3200

The new camera comes equipped with a ZEISS Sonnar T* 35mm f/2 lens and a retractable XGA OLED viewfinder for eye-level shooting. The overall body size of the camera hasn't changed that much when compared to the predecessors and you can actually see how compact the new Cyber-shot is in our hands-on images below. 

Sony Cyber-shot RX1R Mark II Features:

  • 42.4 megapixel full-frame BSI CMOS sensor
  • 35mm f/2 Zeiss Sonnar T* lens
  • BIONZ X processor
  • 14-bit uncompressed RAW format
  • Multiple aspect ratios: 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1
  • High speed AF with 399 phase-detection AF points
  • 5fps continuous shooting with AF tracking
  • World's first optical variable low-pass filter
  • XGA OLED Tru-Finder with Zeiss T* coating (2.36m dots, 0.74x magnification)
  • 3inch tilting LCD screen, 1,229k dots
  • FullHD movie recording
  • Wi-Fi / NFC connectivity
  • PlayMemories Camera Apps
  • Improved White Balance adjustment
  • Bright Monitoring
  • ISO Auto minimum shutter speed

For more information on the new camera, take a look at our announcement over in news. 

Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II Hands-On Photos of Equipment

Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II Specifications

Max Aperturef/2
35mm equivalent35mm
Optical Zoom0x
Image Sensor
Pixels42.2Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W)7952
Pixels (H)5304
Sensor TypeCMOS
Sensor SizeFull-frame
Sensor Size (width)35.9mm
Sensor Size (height)24mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 4:3
  • 1:1
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor3in
Screen resolution1,228,800 dots
Touch ScreenNo
Min Focus20cm
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Spot
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Manual
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest1/4000sec
Shutter speeds longest30sec
Bulb modeNo Data
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • A
  • Centre-weighted - Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
ISO sensitivity50 - 102400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
Exposure Comp+/-5
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting5fps
Movie modeYes
Video Resolution
  • 1920x1080 FullHD
  • 640x480 VGA
  • 1440x1080
  • 1280x720 HD 720p
Video FPS60, 50, 30, 25, 24fps
Stereo SoundYes
Optical Zoom with VideoNo
Other Features
Image StabilisationNo
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • Memory Stick (Sony)
  • SDXC
  • Micro SD
  • Micro SDHC
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery TypeRechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
Battery Life (CIPA rating)220shots
Box Contents
Box ContentsRechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC Adaptor AC-UD11, Micro USB Cable, Shoulder Strap, Lens Cap, Shoe Cap, Instruction Manual

View Full Product Details

MPB Start Shopping

Support this site by making a Donation, purchasing Plus Membership, or shopping with one of our affiliates: Amazon UK, Amazon US, Amazon CA, ebay UK, MPB.

It doesn't cost you anything extra when you use these links, but it does support the site, helping keep ePHOTOzine free to use, thank you.

Photographs taken using the Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II

West Yorkshire 2017.

Other articles you might find interesting...

SMC Pentax MX-1 6-24mm f/1.8-2.5 Vintage Lens Review
Leica Q2 Monochrom Review
Sony ZV-1 Review
Fujfilm X100V Full Review
Ricoh GR IIIx Urban Edition Kit Announced With New Colour Variant
Best Cameras For Kids
Best Ultra Zoom Bridge Cameras
Leica Q2 Reporter Camera Now Available For £4,950


DiMyt 6
14 Oct 2015 5:17PM
6000 x 4000 = 42,2Mp ???
ChrisV 15 2.3k 26 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2015 5:34PM
Thanks for the size guide - and thank the model, Brother Lee Love, for giving us such a good indicator. Seriously, couldn't you have put it next to a coffee mug or a ruler, or anything we actually do know the size of?
joshwa Plus
11 927 1 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2015 6:38PM
Specs updated.
joshwa Plus
11 927 1 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2015 6:49PM
Photos (and details) also updated.
MikeA 17 1.3k England
15 Oct 2015 12:09AM
Guess the review is to follow or was corrected mistakes the reviewTongue
AlanWillis 12 67 England
21 Oct 2015 5:13PM
A low pass filter you can switch on and off. It would be camera of the year If the A7R MK ii hadn't got there first. Rich mans toy, if only I was rich.
What makes it so good is that the lens is optimised for the camera, giving unsurpassed image quality.
A Street photographer's dream.

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.