Sony has released new cameras including the RX-100 IV and the RX-10 II. The new compact cameras offer powerful sensors in small packages, continuing Son’s long tradition of shaking up the consumer and prosumer photograph categories.
The cameras are having special sensor, the first stacked 1.0 type CMOS sensor with a DRAM chip, which would translate to very fast performance, and enabling amazing slow motion video capture, as well as 4k video capture.
The RX100 has long been a technical standout in the consumer camera industry, it was the first pocketable camera to offer a full 1-inch sensor for low-noise, high quality image capture. This fourth generation RX100 is again pocketable, and boasts a super bright F1.8 to F2.8 aperture lens, with a 24-70mm zoom range when translate to 35 analog equivalent.
The RX10 II is a little beefier, but no more so than its predecessor, and includes a 24-200 zoom lens for extended reach. Both the cameras have fixed lens that means that you can’t swap out the glass, but they are designed to be single serve flexible options for people who don’t want the hassle of a multi lens system.
The digital finder on the back is now the XGA OLED Tru-Finder variant new from Sony, which offers high contrast and more true to life color rendering. They also have a new faster intelligent autofocus system, which Sony says can lock on to a subject in as little as 0.09 seconds. Both have built in NFC and Wi-Fi.
Preorder sales for both the cameras will start on June 17, with pricing starting at about $1,000 for the RX-100 IV, and $1,300 for the RX-10 II. The shipping dates haven’t been announced by the company.
Sony continues to push the limits when it comes to consumer dedicated cameras, and these look like they could be ideal work or travel cameras for a wide group of users. The prices aren’t cheap, but this new sensor might offer enough advantages, including 4K recording, and super slow motion video that can capture footage at an astounding 960fps, 480fps or 240fps.