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27 July 2015
Sony’s RX100 IV and RX10 II Cameras Bring Professional Imaging Experience to the Acclaimed Cyber-shot™ RX Series

Sony's RX100 IV and RX10 II Cameras Bring Professional Imaging Experience to the Acclaimed Cyber-shot™ RX Series

New Compact RX100 IV and High-Zoom RX10 II Models Boast World's First Stacked 1.0 type CMOS sensor with a DRAM memory chip, 40x Super Slow Motion Capture, 4K Video Shooting, High-speed Anti-Distortion Shutter and more

RX10 II and RX100 IV

(KUALA LUMPUR, 27 July 2015)- Sony, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world's largest image sensor manufacturer1, today announced two of the most advanced, versatile Cyber-shot™ cameras, the compact RX100 IV and high-zoom RX10 II cameras.

The two new models feature the world's first 1.0 type stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor2 with advanced signal processing and an attached DRAM memory chip. The high speed signal processing and DRAM memory chip work together to enable more than five times the readout rate of image data3 and are responsible for a variety of standout features that have previously only been available in selected professional-level video cameras. These impressive capabilities include 40 times super slow motion video capture at up to 960fps4, an ultra-fast Anti-Distortion Shutter with a maximum speed of 1/32000 second, high-resolution 4K movie shooting5and more.

"Utilising Sony's decades of expertise in digital imaging, we've made it possible for everyday customers to enjoy a professional imaging experience with the new RX100 IV and RX10 II cameras "With the power of the world's first 1.0-type Stacked CMOS sensor packed into a compact, portable body, these new cameras bring the excitement and creativity of high frame rate shooting, 4K recording and a variety of other pro-quality features to a whole new audience." said Kimio Maki, Senior General Manager of Digital Imaging Business Group for Sony Corporation.

Dai Tanaka, General Manager, Digital Imaging Division, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific added, "The new RX100 IV and RX10 II models make a strong statement for Sony, as they break through all existing boundaries of compact cameras, and will allow professionals, hobbyists and enthusiasts to capture images and videos that they never before thought were possible."

RX100 IV

Up to 40x Super Slow Motion Shooting

A first for Sony consumer cameras, the new RX100 IV and RX10 II both have the ability to record super slow-motion videos of up to 40x slower than the standard rate, allowing users to capture and replay fleeting moments of action with incredible detail, resolution and clarity.

Prior to shooting, users will have the ability to choose among 960/1000fps, 480/500fps and 240/250fps frame rates and among 60p/50p, 30p/25p and 24p playback formats4 to optimise the recording to fit the speed of the moving subject. They also have the option to use the movie record button as a 'start trigger' to begin recording once the button is pressed, or 'end trigger' to record footage up until the button is pressed. The 'end trigger' mode lets shooting begin two to four seconds6before the movie button is pressed, enabling shooters to capture the decisive moment with much more consistency and accuracy.

RX10 II

High Speed Shutter, High Speed Shooting

The impressive speed and power of the 1.0 type stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor with an attached DRAM chip allows the new RX100 IV and RX10 II to perform exceptionally well while capturing fast-moving subjects. In particular, its fast processing capability results in continuous speeds of up to 16fps on the RX100 IV, and up to 14fps on the RX10 II for an extended period of time.

Additionally, the ultra-fast readout of the image sensor is responsible for the high speed Anti-Distortion Shutter (maximum speed of 1/32000 second), which allows the new cameras to capture sharp, crystal clear images with a wide open aperture at brightness levels up to EV197. It also minimises the "rolling shutter" effect commonly experienced with fast moving subjects. This allows photographers and videographers to capture beautiful content with sharply focused subjects and defocused backgrounds under some of the most difficult, bright lighting conditions.

RX100 IV

High Precision Direct 4K Movie Recording

The new RX100 IV and RX10 II models are the first Cyber-shot™ cameras to offer the advantages of 4K (QFHD 3840x2160) movie recording5. The cameras utilise full pixel readout without pixel binning to ensure that all the finer details of 4K video are captured with minimal moire and 'jaggies'. These high-quality results are achieved through the use of the XAVC S codec, which records video at a high data rate of 100Mbps during 4K recording and 50Mbps during full HD shooting5.

The capacity for shooting 4K differs slightly on each of the two cameras, as the more professionally-styled RX10 II can shoot 4K videos at extended lengths of up to 29 minutes, while the more casual, pocket-friendly RX100 IV can shoot 4K clips of up to approximately five minutes in length. Furthermore, professional caliber video features on both of the new cameras include Picture Profile, S-Log2/S-Gamut, and more.

Both cameras also have advanced dual video recording functionality, allowing shooters to capture 16.8-megapixel still images during 4K video recording in any of 11 different composition patterns, simply by pressing the shutter button.

RX10 II

Versatility in Design, High Speed AF

The new RX100 IV maintains the compact, pocket-sized design of the RX100 family, and has a ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm (35mm equivalent) F1.8-F2.8 lens, while the new RX10 II has the same body design as the original RX10 and feature a ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm (35mm equivalent) F2.8 lens.

Each of the cameras is equipped with a new high-contrast XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ with approximately 2.35 million dots of resolution, ensuring true-to-life image preview and playback functionality. The RX100 IV continues to have the convenient retractable EVF with ZEISS® T* coating from the RX100 III model that debuted last year.

Both of the two new models feature an upgraded Fast Intelligent AF system that enables high-speed, high-precision contrast detection of a moving subject in as little as 0.09 seconds8. Sony's proprietary AF algorithm allows them to recognise and lock-in on a subject with a simple half-press of the shutter button at a much more efficient rate compared to previous models. The new cameras are also Wi-Fi and NFC compatible, and have the ability to access Sony's growing range of PlayMemories Camera Applications. More information can be found here: www.sony.net/pmca.

Aesthetically, both of the new models feature a variety of customisable controls and buttons to fit the style of any shooters. The RX10 II further adds dust and moisture resistance.

A new stylish soft carrying case, LCS-RXG has also been introduced. Made of quality natural leather and available in brown and black colors, it is an ideal complement to the sleek designs of all the RX100 series cameras including the new RX100 IV model.

Both Pricing and Availability

The new Sony Cyber-shot™ RX100 IV and RX10 II cameras are available in black at suggested retail price of RM3,799 and RM5,299 respectively. The RX100 IV is ready to be taken home from 27th July onwards. During the early bird period (25th July-9th August), consumers who purchase the RX100 IV at Sony Store, Sony Online Store and selected authorised retailers, will walk home with a 64GB SD card and a leather soft carrying case. On the other hand, the RX10 II will be opened for pre-order from 1st August onwards.

A variety of exclusive stories and exciting new content shot with the new RX cameras and other high-end Sony imaging products can be found at www.sony.com/alpha, Sony's new community site built to educate, inspire and showcase all fans and customers of Sony imaging products.

The new content will also be posted directly at global sites www.youtube.com/c/imagingbySony and www.sony.net/product/di_photo_gallery for a full preview of videos and still images shot with the new Sony Cyber-shot™ RX models.

For access to all of the latest Sony camera news on twitter, follow #SonyCamera.

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Specifications Sheet

Model Name

RX100 IV (DSC-RX100M4)

RX10 II (DSC-RX10M2)

Image sensor

Image sensor

1.0-type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2

1.0-type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2

Number of pixels
(effective)

Approx. 20.1-megapixels

Approx. 20.2-megapixels

Lens

Lens type

ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens, 10 elements in 9 groups (9 aspherical elements including AA lens)

ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens, 14 elements in 11 groups (7 aspherical elements including AA lens)

F-number (Maximum aperture)

F1.8 (W) - 2.8 (T)

F2.8 constant

Aperture type

Iris diaphragm, 7 blades

Iris diaphragm, 7 blades

ND filter

Auto / On (3 steps) / Off

Auto / On (3 steps) / Off

Focal length (f = )
*35mm format equivalent

f=8.8-25.7mm (f=24-70mm)

f=8.8-73.3mm (f=24-200mm)

Focal length
(f = ) in HFR mode
*35mm format equivalent

[960fps/1000fps] f=42-118mm (Quality Priority), f=60-170mm (Shoot Time Priority)

[480fps/500fps] f=28-80mm (Quality Priority), f=42-118mm (Shoot Time Priority)

[240fps/250fps] f=26-75mm (Quality Priority), f=28-80mm (Shoot Time Priority)

[960fps/1000fps] f=41-330mm (Quality Priority), f=59-460mm (Shoot Time Priority)

[480fps/500fps] f=28-233mm (Quality Priority), f=41-330mm (Shoot Time Priority)

[240fps/250fps] f=26-212mm (Quality Priority), f=28-233mm (Shoot Time Priority)

Optical zoom

2.9x

8.3x

Recording format

Still images

JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)

JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)

Movies

XAVC S 4K / XAVC S HD / AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compliant / MP4

XAVC S 4K / XAVC S HD / AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compliant / MP4

Movie functions

Picture Profile

Picture Profile (OFF/1-7, Black Level, Gamma(Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709[800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset)

Picture Profile (OFF/1-7, Black Level, Gamma(Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709[800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset)

Other

Time Code/User Bit, Rec Control, Auto Slow Shutter, Dual Video Rec, Marker Setting

Time Code/User Bit, Rec Control, Auto Slow Shutter, Dual Video Rec, Marker Setting

Clean HDMI output

3840x2160 (30p(25p)/24p) / 1920×1080(60p(50p)/60i(50i)/24p)

3840x2160 (30p(25p)/24p) / 1920×1080(60p(50p)/60i(50i)/24p)

YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit/RGB 8bit

YCbCr 4:2:2 8bit/RGB 8bit

Media

Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2)9, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant), microSD memory card9, microSDHC memory card9, microSDXC memory card9

Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (M2)9, SD memory card, SDHC memory card (UHS-I compliant), SDXC memory card (UHS-I compliant), microSD memory card9, microSDHC memory card9, microSDXC memory card9

Focus system

Focus mode

Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, DMF, Manual Focus

Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, DMF, Manual Focus

Focus area

Wide, Center, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Expanded Flexible Spot, Lock on AF (Wide/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)

Wide, Center, Flexible Spot (S/M/L), Expanded Flexible Spot, Lock on AF (Wide/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)

Exposure control

ISO sensitivity
(Recommended exposure index)

Still images: ISO125-12800 (ISO80/100 expandable), AUTO (ISO125-12800: selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Multi Frame NR: ISO200-2560010, AUTO (ISO125-12800)
Movies: ISO125-12800 equivalent, AUTO (ISO125-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

Still images: ISO100-12800 (ISO 64/80 expandable), AUTO (ISO100-12800: selectable lower limit and upper limit)
Multi Frame NR: ISO100-2560010, AUTO (ISO100-12800)
Movies: ISO100-12800 equivalent, AUTO (ISO100-12800 equivalent: selectable lower limit and upper limit)

Shutter

Shutter speed

iAuto (1/2000 to 4 sec) / Program Auto (1/2000 to 30 sec) / Manual (1/2000 to 30 sec, Bulb) / Aperture Priority (1/2000 to 30 sec) / Shutter Priority (1/2000 to 30 sec)

iAuto (1/3200* to 4 sec) / Program Auto (1/3200* to 4 sec) / Manual Exposure (1/3200* to 30 sec, Bulb) / Aperture Priority (1/3200* to 30 sec) / Shutter Priority (1/3200* to 30 sec)
*At F8 or greater aperture value. Fastest limit at F2.8 is 1/1600.

Electronic shutter

iAuto (1/32000 to 4 sec) / Program Auto (1/32000 to 30 sec) / Manual (1/32000 to 30 sec) / Aperture Priority (1/32000 to 30 sec) / Shutter Priority (1/32000 to 30 sec)

iAuto (1/32000 to 4 sec) / Program Auto (1/32000 to 30 sec) / Manual (1/32000 to 30 sec) / Aperture Priority (1/32000 to 30 sec) / Shutter Priority (1/32000 to 30 sec)

SteadyShot™ (Image stabilisation)

Still: Optical SteadyShot™
Movie: Optical SteadyShot™ Active Mode (Intelligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation, Anti Rolling type)

Still: Optical SteadyShot™
Movie: Optical SteadyShot™ Active Mode (Intelligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation, Anti Rolling type)

Drive

Continuous Shooting Speed11

Speed Priority Continuous Shooting: Max. approx. 16fps, Continuous Shooting: Max. approx. 5.5fps

Speed Priority Continuous Shooting: Max. approx. 14fps, Continuous Shooting: Max. approx. 5fps

Number of recordable frames (approx.) during continuous shooting11

JPEG L Extra Fine: 43 frames, JPEG L Fine: 44 frames, JPEG L Standard: 48 frames, RAW: 27 frames, RAW & JPGE: 25 frames

JPEG L Extra Fine: 43 frames, JPEG L Fine: 46 frames, JPEG L Standard: 46 frames, RAW: 27 frames, RAW & JPEG: 26 frames

Viewfinder

Type

Electronic viewfinder (XGA OLED Tru-Finder™)

Electronic viewfinder (XGA OLED Tru-Finder™)

Total number of dots

2,359,296 dots

2,359,296 dots

Field coverage

100%

100%

Magnification

Approx. 0.59x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 diopter)

Approx. 0.70x (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 diopter)

LCD screen

Type

7.5cm (3.0 type) TFT drive

7.5cm (3.0 type) TFT drive

Total number of dots

1,228,800 dots

1,228,800 dots

Adjustable angle

Up approx. 180 degrees, down approx. 45 degrees

Up approx. 107 degrees, down approx. 42 degrees

Audio

Microphone

Built-in Stereo microphone

Built-in Stereo microphone

Speaker

Built-in, monaural

Built-in, monaural

Interface

HDMI micro connector (Type-D),

Multi Interface Shoe, HDMI micro connector (Type-D),

Microphone terminal (3.5 mm Stereo minijack),

Multi/Micro USB Terminal

Headphone terminal (3.5mm Stereo minijack), Multi/Micro USB Terminal

Wireless LAN (built-in)

Wi-Fi compatible, IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band)12

Wi-Fi compatible, IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band)12

NFC

NFC forum Type 3 Tag compliant

NFC forum Type 3 Tag compliant

PlayMemories Camera Apps

Yes

Yes

Power

Rechargeable battery pack NP-BX1

Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50

Weight

Approx. 298g (10.5oz.) (with battery and Memory Stick Duo), approx. 271g (9.6oz.) (body only)

Approx. 813g (1lb 12.7oz.) (with battery and Memory Stick Duo, approx. 770g (1lb 11.2oz.) (body only)

Dimensions
(W x H x D, CIPA compliant)

Approx. 101.6 x 58.1 x 41.0mm (4" x 2 3/8" x 1 5/8")

Approx. 129.0 x 88.1 x 102.2mm (5 1/8" x 3 1/2" x 4 1/8")

Operating temperature

0-40°C

0-40°C

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1 Sony is the world's No. 1 manufacturer of image sensors for digital cameras and video recorders, with over 50% market share. Data based on Sony research from April 2014 to March 2015.

2 The world's first as 1.0-type sensor with memory-attached design, as of announcement date from a Sony survey.

3 Compared to previous RX100 III and RX10 models. According to a simulation of the same electronic shutter of up to 1/32000 sec. combined with the Exmor R CMOS sensor employed with RX10 or RX100 III.

4 Sound cannot be recorded when shooting slow motion. An SDXC memory card of Class 10 or higher is required. In NTSC.

5 An SDXC memory card with a Class 10 or higher speed rating is required for XAVC S recording, while UHS Speed Class 3 is required for recording at 100Mbps.

6 For reference, two seconds of movie footage shot at 960fps and 24p will take approximately 80 seconds to play back.

7 Using a built-in ND filter.

8 Measured with RX10 II model, CIPA standard, internal measurement, at 8.8mm (Wide), EV7.0, Program Auto, AF area: Wide, in NTSC mode.

9 With an adaptor (optional)

10 Achieved by using overlay burst shooting.

11 Approximate. May vary depending on shooting conditions and media.

12 Configuration method/Access method: WPS or manually/infrastructure mode. When connecting to smartphones, the camera can always work as a base without a wireless access point. (Security: WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK).

   
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