Sony is scheduled to announce followups to the RX 1 and RX200 tomorrow, but photos of the cameras have already begun appearing on the web.
Digicam-info has published two product photos showing the front view of the cameras and confirming their existence (which has been rumored for a while now).
Like the RX1, the upcoming RX1R (shown above) is another fixed-lens compact camera with a full frame sensor inside. The sensor will reportedly still be a 24.3MP CMOS sensor.
So what’s the difference? Apparently Sony has decided to take out the anti-aliasing filter in the camera to allow for sharper photographs. It’ll likely sell for a higher price than the original RX1 and be marketed as a “high resolution” version of the camera.
The RX100 Mark II will reportedly contain an updated version of the 20-megapixel sensor found in the RX100. New features include a 3-inch tilting LCD, longer battery life, wireless Wi-Fi connectivity, 24fps video recording, and a hot shoe mount.
The official announcements for these two cameras will be coming in the next 24 hours, and the launch date for the cameras will be July 5, 2013—at least in Japan.