Sony RX1R and RX100 Mark II Photos and Specs Leaked


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.

(via digicam-info via sonyalpharumors)

  • Vlad Dusil

    The RX1 already delivers crisp and beautifully malleable files. I am not sure whether there’s the need for the R-Type.

  • Monteraz

    Wait!! It seems like yesterday that we laughed about the price and all that. I am getting older like my ancient 5D Mark II.

  • TSY87

    I can’t justify any reason why… but I really want an rx1.

  • CmdrAdobo

    a full frame body and very nice lens in one with a price of just body in SLR.

  • Nate Davis

    Solid magnesium body . . .

  • ConsciousConsumer

    Oh, there is a need. My RX1 will be going up for sale this evening. I was hoping Sony would bring out an ‘AAF-less’ version. Now hopefully they will not make me buy a new EVF etc…lol

  • Horst Wrabetz

    who laughed about the RX1’s price? you and …?

  • Monteraz

    Oh!, one hater… helloooo!!

  • Dr.Cobol

    It is not a NEED, it is a WANT.

  • ConsciousConsumer

    Really? I actually do need a little more resolution. A lot of my clients appreciate fine detail in my landscape prints. Not so much of a big deal at smaller print sizes but printing at 24″x36″ the detail becomes noticeable (when comparing my D800/D800E).

    So keep your assumptions to yourself next time.

  • ConsciousConsumer

    Someone is a “hater” because they question something that you say? Sounds like you may be a little too sensitive…

  • lsd

    yeah but no EVF. put in there a quality viewfinder and that would be something!

  • Horst Wrabetz

    while i think you’re right with the »fine detail at 24″x36″«-part, i don’t think your »customers« notice the difference ;)

  • Jay

    For large landscape prints, you should really be shooting at least with a 5×7; Probably a 8×10 would be more appropriate though. Any reason why you don’t?

  • Jay

    Especially when you are talking about resolution resolution resolution.

  • ConsciousConsumer

    I agree and I miss using my Alpa but my shoulder doesn’t…Osteoarthritis sucks hard. That and the fact that I put film behind me a few years ago…

  • ConsciousConsumer

    Well, they do actually but I refuse to get into some pissing match with the likes of you.

  • ConsciousConsumer

    Sure, I know what I prefer. If you trying to start some silly internet fight I am not going to bite. Ciao!

  • Horst Wrabetz

    perhaps because handling digital files is much easier, you’re more flexible and high quality is soooooo much easier to achieve.

  • Horst Wrabetz

    i excuse myself for being a like of me and therefore thinking that you can’t make a living by selling landscape prints and because of that the term “customers” is a little over the top ;)

  • ConsciousConsumer

    Who said I make a living at it? I sell about 350-400 prints a year. It barely covers the cost of this hobby…

  • Horst Wrabetz

    yeah, it’s pretty hard to come by these days. getting 50 to 200 bucks each day really doesn’t pay off anymore ;)

  • TSY87

    agreed… its not like sony is unfamiliar with good EVFs… pop one in there and I just might bite… make it an interchangeable system and I will buy one for sure.

  • Anto de Chav

    The IQ180 back has been tested against both those formats and it showed superior files to both..