SONY CYBER-SHOT DSC-RX1R II $5499
Type: Fully automatic, fixed lens digital compact camera. Lens: Carl Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm f2.0. Eight elements in seven groups. 4.0x digital zoom (at full resolution). Minimum aperture is f22. No focal length magnification factor. Filter diameter is 49 mm. Focusing Type & Range: Hybrid phase/ contrast detection with 399 focusing points for phase-detection, 25 focusing points for contrast-detection. 30 cm to infinity; macro focusing down to 20 cm. Centre, Flexible Spot (three sizes) and Expand Flexible Spot area modes. Lock-On AF, subject tracking and face detection/registration modes. Single-shot and continuous operation plus manual override. Low light assist via built-in illuminator. Manual focus assist via magnified image and focus peaking display. Shutter Type & Speeds: Electronically-controlled leaf, 30-1/4000 second plus ‘B’ (fastest speed at f2.0 is 1/2000 second). Metering: Multi-zone (1200 points), centreweighted average and spot. Metering range is EV 0 – 20 (ISO 100/f2.0). Exposure Control: Program (with shift), shutter- or aperture-priority AE, manual plus eight subject/scene modes with auto recognition for up to 44 scenes (‘Intelligent Auto’). Up to +/-5.0 EV compensation, an AE lock and auto bracketing. Sensitivity: ISO 100 to 25,600. Expansion settings to ISO 50, 64, 80 32,000, 40,000, 51,200, 64,000, 80,000 and 102,400. Sensor: 35.9x24.0 mm ‘Exmor’ BSI CMOS, 43.6 million pixels (42.4 MP effective). Variable optical low-pass filter (Off, Standard, High). Image Size: 3:2 aspect ratio – 7952x5304, 5168x3448 and 3984x2656 pixels. 4:3 aspect ratio – 7072x5304, 4592x3448 and 3536x2656 pixels. 16:9 aspect ratio – 7952x4472, 5168x2912 and 398 x2240 pixels. 1:1 aspect ratio – 5296x5296, 3440x3440 and 2656x2656 pixels. Panoramas – 3872x 2160, 8192x1856, 5536x2160 and 12,416x1856 pixels. 14-bit uncompressed or lossless compressed RAW files captured at 7952x5304 pixels. RAW+JPEG capture. Video Recording: : AVCHD format; Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels at 50 fps, progressive scan, 16:9 aspect ratio (28 Mbps) or at 50 fps interlaced scan (24 or 17 Mbps). Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels at 25 fps, progressive scan, 16:9 aspect ratio (24 or 17 Mbps) – MPEG 4 AVC/H.264 compression. XAVC S HD format; Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels at 50 fps, progressive scan, 16:9 aspect ratio (50 Mbps). Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels at 25 fps, progressive scan, 16:9 aspect ratio (50 Mbps), HD at 1280x720 pixels at 100 fps, progressive scan, 16:9 aspect ratio (50 Mbps) – MPEG 4 AVC/H.264 compression. MP4 format; Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels at 50 fps, progressive scan, 16:9 aspect ratio (28 Mbps), Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels at 25 fps, progressive scan, 16:9 aspect ratio (16 Mbps). HD at 1280x720 pixels at 25 fps, progressive scan, 16:9 aspect ratio (6 Mbps) – MPEG 4 AVC/H.264 compression. Built-in stereo microphones with auto/ manual levels adjustment, and 3.5 mm stereo audio input. Clip length of up to 20 minutes in duration or 4.0 GB in file size.
Continuous Shooting: Up to 5.0 fps for a burst of 14 JPEG/large/fine frames or 12 RAW frames, with continuous AF/AE adjustment. Formats: RAW (Sony ARW 2.3), JPEG, XAVC S, AVCHD Ver. 2.0 and MP4. PictBridge and DPOF compatible. Flash: No built-in flash. Hotshoe (Multi Interface Shoe) provided for connecting external flash units. White Balance: TTL measurement auto/manual control; nine presets each with fine-tuning (magenta-to-green and amber-to-blue), one custom setting, manual colour temperature setting (2500 to 9900 degrees Kelvin) with magenta-to-green and amber-to-blue CC adjustments. White balance bracketing. Viewfinder: OLED-type EVF with 2.359 megadots resolution. Coverage = 100% vertical/horizontal. Magnification = 0.74x (50mm lens at infinity, 35mm equivalent). Eyepiece strength adjustment built-in. Auto/manual switching between EVF and external LCD monitor screen. 7.62 cm LCD monitor (1.229 megadots) with tilt adjustment. Storage: One multi-format slot for SD/SDHC/ SDXC cards (including UHS-I types) or Memory Stick PRO/PRO HG Duo cards (including High Speed types). Interface: USB 3.0, micro HDMI output (Type D), 3.5 mm stereo audio input. Additional Features: Magnesium alloy bodyshell, Adobe RGB and sRGB colour spaces, dual-axis level display, grid patterns (choice of three), multi-mode self-timer (two, five or ten seconds; one, three or five frames), ‘Smile Shutter’ function, 14 ‘Creative Style’ modes (Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia and Style Box), ‘Creative Style’ parameter adjustments (contrast, sharpness and colour saturation), six user-defined ‘Creative Styles’, 13 ‘Picture Effects’ (Toy Camera, Pop Colour, Posterisation, Retro Photo, Soft High-Key, Partial Colour, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolour and Illustration), ‘Sweep Panorama’ (Wide and Standard modes), auto bracketing functions (AE, WB, DRO, flash and low pass filter), ‘Auto HDR’ capture mode (Auto, 1-6 EV in one-stop steps), ‘Dynamic Range Optimiser’ (Auto, Levels 1-5), in-camera lens corrections (Shading, Chromatic Aberration, Distortion), highlight and shadow warnings, zebra patterns, real-time histogram, long exposure noise reduction (On/Off), high ISO noise reduction (Off, Normal, Low, Multi-Frame), adjustable image review time, 9/25 thumbnails display, slideshow with variable display time, playback zoom, copyright info, built-in WiFi with NFC. Power: Rechargeable NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery pack with in-camera charging. Dimensions (WxHxD): 113.3x65.4x72.0 mm. Weight: 480 grams (without battery and memory card). Price: $5499. Distributor: Sony Australia, telephone 1300 720 071 or visit the website at www.sony.com.au