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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1R II

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews of Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1R II. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the sensor and lens. The image quality and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the screen, and many are less positive about the image stabilizer and price.

portability, performance, image quality, lens, sensor

battery, price, stabilizer

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1R II is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX1R II from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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Mar, 2019

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Expert review by : David Elrich (

Sony RX1R II review


Sony's RX1R II is one of the best compact cameras money can buy

The RX1R II is an amazing camera with its 42.4-megapixel full-frame sensor, variable OLPF, built-in EVF, compact size, and f/2.0 35mm prime lens. However, it’s still a $3,300 point-and-shoot, and as sophisticated as it is, it’s a lot of money (although...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II


The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II puts an incredible high-resolution full-frame image sensor and fixed lens into a form factor that's almost pocket friendly.

Compact design. Full-frame 42-megapixel image sensor. Sharp 35mm f/2 lens. Excellent picture quality. Variable OLPF filter. Integrated pop-up EVF. Tilting rear display. 1080p120 video. Wi-Fi.

Lens shows some barrel distortion. Limited battery life. Doesn't include external battery charger. Uncomfortable focus select switch. Omits flash.

Conclusions It's easy to call the RX1R II one of the best full-frame compacts on the market—it doesn't have a lot of competition. But one shouldn't understate just how far cameras have come when you see how much power Sony has put into such a small...

Feb, 2016

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II review


The Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II is a full-frame, 42MP compact camera with a fixed 35mm F2 lens. The successor to the 24MP RX1R, the Mark II inherits a lot of technology from Sony's flagship a7R II mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Carey Rose (

Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review


There's no denying the appeal of Sony's RX1R II. It promises high-resolution full-frame image quality that's bolstered by an impressive autofocus system, reasonable depth-of-field control from its 35mm F2 lens and a compact form factor that encourages...

The Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II is the latest in the company's line of compact, fixed-lens full-frame digital cameras. It inherits the same basic body shape and ZEISS 35mm F2 lens as its predecessors, the RX1 and RX1R, but almost everything beneath the...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Sony packs even more power into its RX1R II full-frame compact camera


Useful new technology and features make this update to Sony's full-frame compacts look mighty tempting.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : William Chambers (



Sony has updated their popular RX-series of powerful Cyber-shot cameras, with the all new RX1R II (model DSC-RX1RMK2). This model builds upon the DSC-RX1R form 2013, with some notable upgrades.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (

Sony RX1R II


Sony RX1R II advanced digital camera : The RX1R II body is the first in Sony's acclaimed RX line of compact cameras to feature Fast Hybrid AF capabilities. The camera's sensor features 399 focal-plane phase-detection AF points that cover about 45% of...

New for the RX1 series, the Sony RX1R II has a built-in retractable XGA OLED Tru-Finder that pops up and down with simple one-push operation. The viewfinder features ZEISS T* coating and four glass elements, including two aspherical lenses, that work...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Mark Peters (

Sony RX1R II Premium Compact camera


Sony RX1R II full-frame digital camera : Sony has recently introduced the latest addition to their acclaimed Cyber-shot RX compact camera line, the full-frame RX1R II (model: Sony DSC-RX1RM2). Joining the original Sony RX1 and RX1R cameras in the...

Another unique benefit of the new camera is its fixed lens design, which allows the positioning of its sensor and lens to be precisely adjusted to maximise all benefits of the sensor’s extremely high resolution. The closer the two components are to one...

Oct, 2015

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Amy Davies (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II Review


Sony's latest fixed lens full-frame compact camera, the Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II, was announced towards the end of 2015. It features a 42.4 million pixel sensor - the same as the one in the Sony A7R II compact system camera. A world's first “variable...

Cameras like this which have a high price tag and limited functionality will naturally only appeal to a few photographers. The RX1R was aimed at a pretty small area of the market, and the same is true here of the Mark II version. While it’s true that...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Mike Tomkins (

Sony RX1R II Review


The Sony RX1R II takes what made the original so remarkable -- compact size, full-frame sensor and stunning image quality -- and takes it up to a new, even more impressive level. The image quality, at both low and high ISOs, is just as fantastic, if...

Excellent image quality; Extremely high resolution; Surprisingly good high ISO performance; Outstanding dynamic range; Handy variable low-pass filter; Fast phase-detect AF; Built-in EVF

Fixed, single focal length lens; Poor battery life; No built-in flash; No touchscreen LCD; Slow buffer clearing; No 4K video; Expensive

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Mar, 2016

Product Specifications


Built-in Microphone:Y
Voice recording:Y


Battery Capacity:1240
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.6
Power source type:Battery


Brightness adjustment:Y
Camera playback:Movie, Single image
Contrast adjustment:Y
Photo effects:black&white, Negative film, Sepia, Vivid
Scene modes:Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset / Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Portrait
Self-timer delay:2,5,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter priority
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade


Color of product:Black


Display aspect ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):1228800
Field of view:100
Flip-out screen:Y
Vari-angle LCD display:Y


Flash modes:Auto, Fill-in, Flash off, Red-eye reduction, Slow synchronization


Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:8
Filter size:1.93
Lens structure (elements/groups):8/7
Maximum aperture number:22
Minimum aperture number:2
Number of aspheric elements:3
Number of diaphragm blades:9
Optical Zoom:2

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:50, 64, 80, 100, 32000, 51200, 80000, 102400
ISO sensitivity (max):102400
ISO sensitivity (min):50
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 5EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Auto
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot


Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo HS, MS Pro-HG Duo, Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, SDXC


Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):2 - 22

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):1.41 x 0.945
Maximum image resolution:7952 x 5304
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):7952 x 5304, 5168 x 3448, 3984 x 2656, 7952 x 4472, 5168 x 2912, 3984 x 2240, 5296 x 5296, 3440 x 3440, 2656 x 2656, 3872 x 2160, 8192 x 1856, 5536 x 2160, 12416 x 1856
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3
Total megapixels:43.6

Ports & interfaces

HDMI connector type:Micro
Microphone in:Y
USB connector:Micro-USB
USB version:2.0


Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/4000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30


Analog signal format system:NTSC,PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Motion JPEG frame rate:60
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@24fps,1280x720@30fps,1280x720@60fps,1920x1080@24fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MP4,XAVC S
Video recording:N
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder screen size:0.39
Viewfinder type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Weight (including battery):17.9