Jun 272013

The pre-release news photos of two Sony high-end compact cameras have been leaked, they are the RX100MII and RX1R. The press release said, “Sony on Thursday …”, but it did not specify on which day. The RX100MII with the suggested retail price of $ 749, is equipped with one inch 20.2 MP Exmor R sensor, and Sony’s BIONZ processor. The equivalent focal length of its 28-100mm/F1.8 lens is 35mm. Allegedly, because it has a larger sensor, its low-light noise is lower than the RX100.

Sony RX100MII has a 10 frames per second continuous capture mode. Videos can be recorded as 1080/60p and 1080/24p resolution AVCHD format, and 1440×1080 @30fps MP4 format.

As to the $ 2799 RX1R, it is equipped with 24.3 MP full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor. Other aspects are exactly the same with RX100MII, including BIONZ processor and the same video recording specifications.

RX1R is equipped with Carl Zeiss lens, the focal length is 37mm (& F2-22). Its ISO is 100-25600, while RX100MII’s is 160-25600, which is slightly different. Both cameras offer a 3-inch LCD and pop-up flash.