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 16fps 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 RX100 IV also includes pro-style functions such as; Picture Profile, S-Log/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 movie 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 movie at up to 40x slower than real time. You can chose from 960fps, 480fps or 240fps 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. up to 16fps
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.
Bright F1.8- F2.8 ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens (24-70mm)
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.
Fast Intelligent AF thanks to the new Exmor RS CMOS sensor
Thanks to Sony's proprietary algorithm and the new Exmor RS CMOS sensor - the Fast Intelligent AF of the RX10 II reaches speeds as fast as 0.09 second5 to capture those decisive moments and fleeting opportunities. The adaptable lens also provides the rapid, reliable Direct Drive Super Sonic wave Motor (SSM) for swift focusing capability. Together with Fast Intelligent AF, the SSM enables smooth, highly precise focus driving, minimizing lens travel distance for shorter focusing time.
Bright XGA OLED Tru-Finer electronic viewfinder
View every scene in rich detail with the bright XGA OLED Tru-Finer electronic viewfinder (EVF) with high resolution equivalent to approx. 2,359k-dots. The viewfinder faithfully displays what will appear in your recording, including the effects of your camera settings, so you can accurately frame your image, focus and monitor the results. The ZEISS T coating enhances clarity and reduces flare and reflection in the eyepiece optics.
Professional dust/moisture resistant magnesium-alloy body
Combined with dust and moisture-resistant design, the use of highly rigid magnesium alloy material for the top cover, front cover, and main chassis makes the body solid yet light, ensuring heavy-duty performance in various tough situations.
Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi and NFC - control, shoot and share
Thanks to built-in Wi-Fi, you can easily connect to a compatible iOS or Android smartphone or tablet with the free PlayMemories Mobile App. From there you can control your camera, preview and frame using your mobile device and trigger the camera shutter or movie button. Then instantly transfer a photo or MP4 movie to your device. NFC (Near Field Communication) provides "one-touch connection" convenience to Android smartphones and tablets with NFC. Simply touch devices to connect. Setting up your mobile device is as simple as downloading a free PlayMemories Mobile app (www.sony.net/pmm/).
Personalize your camera with PlayMemories Camera Apps
Add new features to your RX10 II with PlayMemories Camera Apps6. Find apps to fit your shooting style - with everything from time lapse to motion shot and more. Use apps that shoot, share and save photos to your smartphone using Wi-Fi, making it easy to post photos directly to your favorite social media site or backup images to the cloud without connecting to a computer.
Dual record of 16.8MP photos while shooting movie with auto settings
The new Exmor RS sensor's heightened processing speed enables the RX10 II to capture high-precision still images up to 16.8MP while recording a movie. You have the option of pressing the shutter release button during movie review, or using the smart Auto Dual Rec function for taking stills automatically while shooting a movie. This function utilizes Sony's advanced Face Detection technology and 11 composition patterns to capture still images. Furthermore, you can choose from 'High', 'Standard' or 'Low' frequency, according to your preferences.
Enhanced pro-video functions and NTCS/ PAL switchable
The RX100 IV includes professional movie functions such as; Picture Profile, S-Log2/S-Gamut, TC/UB (time code / user bit), Rec Control, Dual Video Recording, marker display function, etc. that have typically been available only in professional-use camcorders. You also have the choice of region setting between NTSC and PAL movie frame rates.
Large multi-angle 3 Xtra Fine LCD display
Frame your images easily with a large 3" (1,229k dots) Xtra Fine LCD Display that rotates in multiple angles. This also makes it easy to photograph over crowds or low to capture pets eye to eye by swinging up approx. 107 and down approx. 42 . Easily scroll through menus and preview life thanks to WhiteMagic technology that dramatically increases visibility in bright daylight. The large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation.
Built-in ND filter for wider-ranging photographic expression
Realize a wider range of photographic expression with built-in 1/8 (3 EV stops) ND filter that allows the use of wider aperture for defocused backgrounds even in bright daylight.
HDMI clear output for uncompressed video recording
Clean, uncompressed digital movie signal output can be transferred to an external monitor/recorder connected to the RX10 II via the HDMI terminal. The RX10 II can record video simultaneously to internal media and uncompressed video to the external recorder in real time.