we may not change our digital cameras as frequently as we would with mobile phones, but that hasn’t stop camera makers from outing new shooters every now and then. joining the always on-going fray of digital cameras pouring into the market are this duo from Sony, the Cyber-Shot RX100 II and RX1R. the RX100 II, as the name implies, is based on the existing RX100 camera, now featuring a new 1″ BSI Exmor R CMOS sensor (it’s the world’s first, btw) with 20.2MP to its name. also included in this Sony-sleek compact shooter are built-in WiFi connectivity (for you-know-what), NFC One-Touch capability (a first for Sony), Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T F1.8 lens, Full HD videoing (in AVCHD format), Smart Remote Control for previewing shots and shutter release via connected phones or tablets, a multi interface shoe compatible with a host of optional accessories, a tilt-able 3″ White Magic LCD display, step zoom functionality (with five popular focal length presets), the obligatory Optical SteadyShot, and a variety of shooting and picture effect modes. the Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 II will set you back at $749.99 when it hit the shelves sometime this month.
sporting the same design as the lust-worthy RX1, the RX1R is touted by the Japanese electronics juggernaut as the “new special edition” camera (note the ‘R’) that adds full-frame capability with no optical low-pass filter for “uncompromising image resolution.” under the hood is a 24.3MP Exmor CMOS sensor, matched to a BIONZ image processor and a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T F2 lens. other features include a 3″ Xtra Fine TFT LCD monitor, built-in pop-up flash, dual compatibility memory card slot, HDMI-out, Dolby Digital audio format capable, and up to 1,920 x 1,080/60p video recording in AVCHD format – just to name a few. it is worthy to note that, like its older sibling, the RX1, this mega-price $2,799.99 camera is also a fixed lens camera. the RX1R will be dropping into stores this month July).