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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

Sony Cyber-Shot RX1R Mark II Hands-On Photos: 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.

Sony Cyber-Shot RX1R Mark II Hands-On Photos: 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

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Photographs taken using the Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II

West Yorkshire 2017.

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DiMyt 7
14 Oct 2015 5:17PM
6000 x 4000 = 42,2Mp ???
ChrisV 16 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
12 927 1 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2015 6:38PM
Specs updated.
joshwa Plus
12 927 1 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2015 6:49PM
Photos (and details) also updated.
MikeA 18 1.3k England
15 Oct 2015 12:09AM
Guess the review is to follow or was corrected mistakes the reviewTongue
AlanWillis 13 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.
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