Sony expands excessive-finish Cyber-shot lineup with RX100M2, full-body RX1R (arms-on)

Sony expands high-end Cyber-shot lineup with RX100M2, full-frame RX1R (hands-on)

Sony’s sensible RX100 and RX1 superior level-and-shoots will reside to see one other day. As an alternative of changing these two properly-acquired pocket cams, the corporate has opted to broaden the higher finish of its Cyber-shot lineup, including two very compelling new fashions. First up is the RX1R, a full-body compact that’ll retail for $2,799, the identical worth final yr’s mannequin nonetheless instructions right now. In truth, it is almost equivalent to 2012’s taste, excluding a redesigned sensor, which drops the optical low-move filter within the curiosity of sharper captures. In fact, with out that element, the digital camera is vulnerable to moire and false shade points, so the RX1R is a greater match for panorama photographers than portrait shooters or photojournalists. It additionally sports activities Triluminous Colour output via the HDMI port, for enhanced visuals on choose HDTVs.

The overwhelming majority of shooters are going to be rather more excited concerning the Cyber-shot RX100M2, although. This “Mark II” variant of the RX100 borrows a couple of options from Sony’s NEX line, which isn’t a nasty factor. Wanting on the digital camera, you will first discover the three-inch 1.3M-dot tiltable LCD, which may flip eighty four levels upward and forty five levels downward. There’s additionally a Multi Interface Shoe for including on equipment like a microphone, OLED EVF or exterior flash. Moreover, the USB port is now a Multi Interface Terminal, so it’s going to work with the RM-VPR1 distant, and Sony added WiFi, NFC, and Triluminous Shade output via the HDMI connector. On the imaging entrance, there is a model new 1-inch BSI CMOS sensor, boosting sensitivity to the tune of 1 full cease (we’re advised ISO 3200 photographs are similar to ISO 1600 on the RX100). The highest sensitivity additionally jumps from ISO 6400 to 12,800, which is fairly implausible for some extent-and-shoot.

As with the RX1, you will nonetheless have the ability to snag the RX100 for a while to return. And for a lot of photographers, final yr’s mannequin could also be one of the best decide — the RX100M2, whereas a bit extra function-packed, retails for a $one hundred greater than its predecessor, with a $750 MSRP. The RX1R, nevertheless, maintains the identical pricing because the RX1, at $2,799. Each cameras, which you’ll be able to take a look at now within the arms-on gallery under, are anticipated in shops by the center of July.%Gallery-192426%

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