The Sony Cyber-Shot RX10II (Sony part # DSC-RX10M2) is a premium all-in one camera that covers the expanse between larger interchangeable lens outfits and less capable compact cameras. The RX10II is an the upgraded sucessor to very well implemented Cyber-Shot RX10. In addition to all the outstanding capabilities of the original RX10 (amazing all-in-one Zeiss 24-200mm equivalent f/2.8 lens, great form factor, good screens, weather sealed body with ample controls), this 'Mark II' version adds an all new Sony Exmor 'RS' (stacked) image sensor design that dramatically increases frame rates and shooting speed. The new sensor with on chip DRAM has noticeably enhanced A to D (analog to digital) processing and read-out power that allows a top shutter speeds of 1/32,000sec, high resolution photo bursts at up to 14fps, slow motion video at up to 960fps, and direct readout non-binned 4k shooting.
World's first 20.2 MP 1" Exmor RS® stacked back illuminated CMOS sensor
Introducing the world's first* 1" (1.0-type) stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip and a blazingly fast shutter speed of up to 1/32000. This new Exmor RS® sensor not only enhances efficiency and speed of A/D conversion through its stacked structure with more circuit sections; it also realizes over five times faster readout speed of the previous RX10 II - thanks to a DRAM chip integrated into the sensor structure. This processing speed allows for stunning 20.2-megapixels at up to 14 fps continuous shooting, breathtaking 4k movie and super slow-motion HFR (High Frame Rate) recording of up to 960fps (40x) movie clips - not to mention remarkable low-light low-noise capability.
High resolution 4K movie with direct pixel readout and no pixel binning
High quality 4k is achieved by a high-speed front-end LSI, which processes mass volume image data from the 1" Exmor RS® CMOS sensor - with full pixel readout and no line skipping or pixel binning - resulting in images that exhibit higher resolution and less moir? and jaggies than typical 4K movies. Moreover, the XAVC S™ format is incorporated to maximize high-bitrate shooting up to 100 Mbps for professional quality video. The RX10 II also includes pro-style functions such as; Picture Profile, S-Log2/S-Gamut, TC/UB, Rec Control, Dual Video Recording, marker display function, etc. that have typically been available only in professional-use camcorders.
Super slow-motion movie3 HFR (High frame rate) up to 960 fps (40x)
See the unseen with superspeed HFR (High Frame Rate). The RX10 II can capture super slow motion HFR movie3 at up to 40x slower than real time. You can chose from 960fps, 480fps or 240fps4 to playback in XAVC S at 1920 x 1080, in either 60p, 30p or 24p. Choose between "quality priority" (2 sec.) and "shoot time priority" (4 sec.). There's also an option to set "start trigger" or "end trigger" which will start capturing movie before or after you press the movie rec. button so you can time those split-second moments perfectly.
Super-speed Anti-Distortion Shutter at max. 1/32000 sec.
Thanks to dramatically accelerated sensor readout, shutter speeds of up to 1/32000 sec. minimize distortion caused by rolling shutter phenomenon. This new blazing-fast - Anti-Distortion Shutter system - can capture shots of swiftly moving subjects without altering their shape as conventional CMOS sensors tend to do. Additionally, the super high speed shutter gives you freedom to shoot photos with defocused backgrounds by using large aperture settings under very bright lighting conditions. This is achieved by a combination of 1/32000 super high speed shutter and built-in ND filter that allows photos to be shot in extremely bright light at a maximum of EV19 with a fully open F-number aperture setting.
Constant F2.8 ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens (24-200mm)
Wherever you go, whatever you shoot, the large, constant-aperture F2.8 ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm (35mm equivalent ) lens lets you take sensational images with beautiful background defocusing throughout its zoom lens range. Its impressive depiction reflects lens-body integrated design of 7 aspherical lens elements, including an Advanced Aspherical lens to compensate for aberrations, plus ZEISS® T* Coating to help reduce flare and ghosting. This versatile lens features Direct Drive SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) with accurate focusing stop positions, and provides seamless shifting to macro shooting supported by wide-angle and telephoto settings
For producing superb images and video of travel, portraits, and life without the overhead of different lenses, the RX10 II is a very capable choice. If you're looking for even more zoom, consider the Sony RX-10 III which has an upgraded 24-600mm equivalent lens and otherwise identical features.
- 1" 20.2MP Exmor RS BSI-CMOS stacked sensor with on-chip DRAM
- Shutter speeds up to 1/32,000sec
- Photo resolution shooting at up to 14fps
- ISOs up to 12,800 (expandable to 25,600)
- Dedicated Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar f/2.8 8.8-73mm T* lens
- 24-200mm 35mm equivalent zoom
- Optical Steady Shot image stabilization
- 1/32000 s Anti-Distortion Shutter
- Bright high contrast 2.359 million dot OLED EVF (Organic Light Emitting Diode Electronic View Finder)
- 3 inch tilting LCD monitor
- Direct pixel read-out non-binned 4K (3,840 x 2,160) video recording at 24p & 30p
- Full HD 1080 video recording from 24p to 120p
- HFR (High Frame Rate) video capture up to Full HD and 1000fps
- XAVC S9 or AVCHD Video recording
- Stepless aperture control switch for video
- Headphone and mic connections
- Built-in pop-up flash & Multi-Interface hotshoe
- Direct Drive Super Sonic Motor for fast focus
- Convienent & customizable external controls
- SDXC and Memory Stick Pro Duo HG slots
- NFC and WiFi connectivity
- Supports USB charging
- Weighs just 813g (26.68oz)
- Excellent size for travel
Available accessories include: NP-FW50 Batteries, 62mm filters, lens hood.