Sony today announced its new flagship mirrorless camera, the a7R II, as well as the RX100 IV and RX10 II models.
Sony's flagship full-frame mirrorless camera, the a7R II (model ILCE-7RM2) features the first back-illuminated full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor, which realizes high resolution (42.4 MP approx. effective megapixels), high sensitivity (expandable up to ISO 102400)2 and high speed AF response up to 40% faster than the original a7R thanks to 399 focal plane phase detection AF points.
The camera also includes a 5-axis image stabilization system borrowed from the a7 II model and can shoot and record 4K video in multiple formats including Super 35mm (without pixel binning) and full-frame format1. Additionally, it has a newly refined XGA OLED Tru-Finder with a 0.78x viewfinder magnification.
The video credentials of Sony’s new a7R II camera include the ability to record movies in 4K quality (QFHD 3840×2160) in either Super 35mm crop mode or full-frame mode.
The camera utilizes the XAVC S7 codec during video shooting, which records at a bit rate of 100 Mbps during 4K recording and 50 Mbps during full HD shooting.
The a7R II is Wi-Fi and NFC compatible and will be available in August for about $3200.
Sony two new Cyber-shot cameras are the compact RX100 IV (model DSC-RX100M4) and high-zoom RX10 II (model DSC-RX10M2) cameras.
The impressive speed and power of the 1.0 type stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor with an attached DRAM chip allows the new RX100 IV and RX10 II to perform exceptionally well while capturing fast-moving subjects. Specifically, it’s fast processing capability results in continuous speeds at up to 16 fps on the RX100 IV and up to 14 fps on the RX10 II for an extended period of time.
The new RX100 IV and RX10 II models are the first Cyber-shot cameras to offer the advantages of using the XAVC S codec.
Each of the cameras is equipped with a new XGA OLED Tru-Finder with approximately 2.35 million dots of resolution. The RX100 IV maintains the retractable EVF with ZEISS T coating from the RX100 III model that debuted last year.
The new Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV (model DSC-RX100M4) compact and RX10 II (model DSC-RX10M2) camera will be available this July for about $1000 and $1300, respectively.