Boasting a wealth of world-class features, the RX1R II looks incredible on paper. Callum McInerney-Riley finds out if it has held its place as king of the compacts

Product Overview

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II

AWB colour:80%
Dynamic Range:90%
Image Quality:90%
LCD Viewfinder:80%


  • - Features a full-frame sensor capable of incredibly detailed images
  • - Boasts a fast 35mm f/2 lens that is very sharp
  • - Large, bright, pop-up EVF for composing images


  • - Doesn't have a built-in flash
  • - At times the focal length can be limiting
  • - Its size means it's not truly a 'pocketable' camera


Sony RX1R II review


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Sony RX1R II review – Full specification


Sensor:42.4-million-pixel, full-frame, Exmor R CMOS sensor
Lens:35mm f/2 Zeiss Sonnar T*
Output size:7,952x5,304
Shutter speeds:Bulb 30-1/4,000sec at f/5.6 (1/2,000sec fastest at f/2)
ISO:50-102,400 (extended)
Exposure modes:PASM, auto, custom and panorama, scene selection
Metering:Multi, average and spot
Exposure comp:±5EV in 1/3 steps
Drive:2.5fps, 5fps in speed priority
Movie:Full 1,920x1,080 HD at 60fps
LCD:3in, 1.22-million-dot TFT LCD
Viewfinder:2.4-million-dot EVF, 0.74x mag
AF points:399 points for phase detection, 25 points for contrast detection
Memory card:SDHC, SDXC
Power:NP-BX1 rechargeable Li-ion
Battery life:Approx 220 shots
Weight:507g with battery and card
  1. 1. Sony RX1R II review - Introduction & features
  2. 2. Sony RX1R II review - Build and handling
  3. 3. Sony RX1R II review - LCD and viewfinder
  4. 4. Sony RX1R II review - Autofocus
  5. 5. Sony RX1R II review - Metering
  6. 6. Sony RX1R II review - White balance and colour
  7. 7. Sony RX1R II review - Image Quality
  8. 8. Sony RX1R II review - Our verdict
  9. 9. Sony RX1R II review - Full specification
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