Sony Announces Full Frame, 42.4-megapixel RX1R II


The ultimate point and shoot

If there’s one company that’s capable of stuffing the best sensor in the tiniest bodies, it’s Sony. The company has hit another milestone in their newest compact powerhouse, the RX1R II. Despite not being bigger than a point-and-shoot, the RX1R II sports a massive, 42.4-megapixel, full-frame Exmor R CMOS sensor. For folks keeping track, it’s similar to the sensor that’s found in this year’s A7R II.


That’s not all – the RX1R II also sports a retractable, 2.4-million XGA OLED viewfinder, as well as a the “world’s first” optical variable low-pass filter. The RX1R II uses a 35mm f/2.0 ZEISS Sonnar T fixed lens. Obviously having a camera this powerful at this size isn’t cheap – the RX1R II is expected to retail at a wallet-destroying $3,300 (Php 151,350) when it lands in November.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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