Japanese OEM, Sony today added three new cameras to their existing Alpha series dubbed the Alpha 7R II, RX10 II and RX100 IV in India. The cameras sport a XGA (1024x768) OLED Viewfinder with 4K video recording and 40x Super Slow motion capture.
Meet the Sony Alpha 7R II: First full frame mirror less camera
Sony Alpha 7R II is the first full-frame mirror less camera sporting a backside-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor and BIONZ image processing engine. The next gen image sensor present in the device is capable of 42.4 megapixels photos at ISO range of 100 to 25600 further expandable to ISO 50 to 102400. Further the camera boasts of a 399 focal plane AF points with phase detection. We all know that with increase in megapixel count, the image sensitivity gets affected but Sony has us covered. The Alpha 7RII features a 5-axis image stabilisation system designed to complement the high resolution image sensor.
The mirror less camera is also capable of shooting 4K (Quad HD) videos in a full-frame i.e. 35mm equivalent crop mode. Sony claims "the camera collects wealth of information approximately 1X as many pixels as 4K in Super 35mm mode without pixel binning or oversampling".
Sony Alpha 7R II sports a XGA resolution (1024x768) OLED viewfinder dubbed as Tru-Finder with magnification of 0.78X. On the connectivity front, the camera sports a Wi-Fi and NFC. Hence one can easily access images shoot by the camera in Android or iOS devices using Sony's PlayMemories app.
Additionally the camera supports Sony's extensive range of FE lenses along with a mount APS-C lenses. Beside the camera the box will features 2 Recharge able Li-Poly batteries along with a 64GB SDXC high-speed memory card. The device is priced at Rs 2, 39,990.
Here are the new additions to the Cybershoot series:
Sony RX10 II and Sony RX 100IV
The company has also extended its Cyber-shot RX range with the launch of RX10 II and Sony RX100 IV. While the RX100 IV is the compact point-and-shoot, the RX10 II is an ultra high zoom camera. Both the cameras feature new 1.0 type stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor featuring a new DRAM memory chip. The RX100 IV boasts of a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T 24-70mm f1.8-2.8 lens whereas the RX10 II comes with high zoom Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T 24-200 lens with constant F2.8 aperture. The cameras come with a 180 degree tiltable LCD and XGA OLED Tru-Finder for viewing clear pictures.
The new Cyber-shot RX cameras are capable of shooting 960p at 1000 fps, 480p at 500 fps and 240p at 250 fps videos. These slow motion videos can be played back at 60p/50p, 30p/25p and 24p formats. Furthermore the RX100 IV is capable of capturing fast-moving subjects at up to 16fps while RX10 II is capable of up to 14fps - but for an extended period of time.
Both the cameras come with maximum shutter speed of 1/32000 second with a wide open aperture. But the biggest addition to new RX series lies in the 4K recording support. Additionally the Sony RX100 IV can shoot 4K videos and super slow motion videos at up to 1000fps. The RX100 IV can record 4K videos for up only 5 minutes though in contrary to the RX10 II that can shoot upto 29 minutes along with ability to capture 16.8 megapixel still images simultaneously.
The RX10 II and RX100 IV are available at a price of Rs 94,990 and Rs 69,900 respectively.