Sony has introduced two new successors to the popular RX100 and RX1 compact cameras, the RX100 II and RX1R. With these two new cameras Sony has upped the ante with their Cybershot camera lineup.
The RX1R is essentially the same camera as the RX1, with the addition (or in this case removal) of the AA (Ante-Aliasing) filter which should yield even sharper images out of the already impressive 24mp sensor. The RX1R RX1R sports a 35mm f/2.0 lens, 24MP CMOS sensor, 1080/60p movie recording, and Eyefi wireless connectivity.
The RX100 II features a new 1-inch, 20.2 megapixel back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, which according to Sony is 40% more sensitive in low light than the RX 100. The other major addition is the Multi Interface Shoe on the RX100 II model which allows users to add optional accessories including an electronic viewfinder, powerful external flash and clip-on LCD monitor. A Multi Terminal lets users add a shutter-release remote control. The RX100 II packs a 28-100mm f/1.8~4.9 lens and supports 1080/24p video and full wireless connectivity including WiFi and NFC.
The new Cyber-shot RX100 II and RX1R models will both be available mid next month for about $799 and $2,999, respectively. The cameras and a range of compatible accessories can be purchased at Sony retail stores (http://store.sony.ca/RXSeries) and other authorized dealers nationwide