by Johnnie Behiri | 11th June 2015
Hot on the heels of announcing the new Sony A7rII, here comes Sony with a 4K upgrade for two additional popular cameras. The Sony RX10 II and the Sony RX100 IV. Both cameras will feature the following: 1” sensor (new CMOS sensor enabling faster processing and readout) XAVC S codec and 4K (3840×2160) resolution recordings Super slow-motion, 960 fps, 480fps and 240 fps (Always in a 1080p wrapper) minimise “rolling shutter” effect The cameras utilize full pixel readout without pixel binning to ensure minimal moire and ‘jaggies’ Video recording at a high data rate of 100 Mbps during 4K recording and 50 Mbps during full HD Picture Profile, S-Log2/S-Gamut Dual video recording functionality, allowing shooters to capture 16.8 MP still images during 4K video recording High-contrast XGA OLED Tru-Finder Upgraded Fast Intelligent AF system that enables high-speed, high-precision contrast detection of a moving subject Note that both cameras have different 4K recording time. The RX10 II can shoot 4K video up to 29 minutes in the US (strangely the 29 min was always a European recording limit due to tax rules regarding “video cameras”), while the the RX100 IV can shoot 4K clips at up to about 5 minutes in length. (I guess this limitation is to prevent the camera from being fried)… Lens specifications for the Sony RX10 II: ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm (35mm equivalent) F2.8 lens. Lens specifications for the Sony RX10o IV: ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm (35mm equivalent) F1.8-F2.8 lens Sony RX10 II specific: Dust and moisture resistance Pricing and Availability: The new cameras will be available this July for about $1000 (Sony RX100 IV) and $1300 (Sony RX10 II). Pre-sales for each model will begin on June 17th. For more information, head to Sony’s official press release Super slow-motion resolution: 240fps/250fps (1,824×1,026), 480fps/500fps (1,676×566), 960fps/1000fps (1,136×384) Super slow-motion samples: Sample videos: Sony RX10 II: Sony RX100 IV:Read more
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