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Sony RX10 II 4K 1000fps camera
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    Specs

    • 20.2MP 1" Exmor R CMOS Stack Sensor
    • BIONZ X Image Processor
    • Carl Zeiss 24-200mm f/2.8 Lens (35mm Eq)
    • 3.0" 1228K-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine LCD
    • XGA OLED Electronic Viewfinder
    • UHD 4K 3840x2160 at 30p/24p only
    • Super Slow Motion 960 fps Video
    • Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC
    • Price at around $1200

    PR

    NEW YORK, Jun. 10, 2015 – Sony – a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world's largest image sensor manufacturer1 – has today announced two of the most advanced, versatile Cyber-shot cameras ever to come to market, the compact RX100 IV (model DSC-RX100M4) and high-zoom RX10 II (model DSC-RX10M2) cameras.

    The two new models both feature the world's first 1.0" type stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor 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 5x faster readout of image data and are responsible for a variety of standout features that have previously been available in only a select few professional-level video cameras. These impressive capabilities include 40x super slow motion video capture at up to 960 fps4,5, an ultra-fast Anti-Distortion Shutter with a maximum speed of 1/32000 second, high resolution 4K movie shooting and more.

    "Utilizing 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.

    Kelly Davis, Vice President of Digital Imaging for Sony North America, 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 video that they never before thought were possible."

    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 video at 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 960fps, 480fps and 240 fps frame rates and among 60p, 30p and 24p playback formats4,5 to optimize the recording to fit the speed of the moving subject, with the option to use the movie record button as a 'start trigger' to begin recording once button is pressed or 'end trigger' to record footage up until the button is pressed. The 'end trigger' mode lets shooting begin 2 to 4 seconds before the movie button is pressed, enabling shooters to capture the decisive moment with much more consistency and accuracy. For reference, two seconds of movie footage shot at 960 fps and 24p would take about 80 seconds to play back.

    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 RX100IV and RX10 II to perform exceptionally well while capturing fast-moving subjects. Specifically, it's fast processing capability results in continuous speeds at up to 16 fps on the RX100 IV and up to 14 fps 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 allow the new cameras to capture sharp, crystal clear images with a wide open aperture at brightness levels up to EV197. It also minimizes 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.

    High Precision Direct 4K Movie Recording

    The new RX100IV and RX10 II models are the first Cyber-shot cameras to offer the advantages of 4K (QFHD 3840x2160) movie recording6. The cameras utilize 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 use of the XAVC S codec, which records video at a high data rate of 100 Mbps during 4K recording and 50 Mbps during full HD shooting.

    The capacity for shooting 4K differs slightly on each of the two cameras, as the more professionally styled RX10 II can shoot 4K video at extended lengths (up to 29 minutes in the US), while the more casual, pocket-friendly RX100 IV can shoot 4K clips at up to about 5 minutes in length. Additional 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 MP still images during 4K video recording in any of 11 different composition patterns simply by pressing the shutter button.

    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 maintains the same body design as the original RX10 and has 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 maintains 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 recognize 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 can access Sony's growing range of PlayMemories Camera Applications. Learn more at www.sony.net/pmca.

    Aesthetically, both of the new models feature a variety of customizable controls and buttons to fit any shooter's style. The RX10 II adds dust and moisture resistance as well.

    There is also a new stylish soft carrying case for, model LCS-RXG, that has 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.

    Pricing and Availability

    The new Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV(model DSC-RX100M4) compact and RX10 II (model DSC-RX10M2) high-zoom camera will be available this July for about $1000 and $1300, respectively. Pre-sales for each model will begin on June 17th.

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  • ...is it april 1st ?

  • Is the 960fps mode at 1280x720 or less?

    Or is it 1920x1080

  • nope....it's 1080p ! ...this is some killershit sony pulled off today !

  • Calm, guys - in 1080p is 240fps (already impressive). From PetaPixel:

    "Both cameras offer 40x super slow motion video capture. Users can choose frame rates of 960 (at 1280×800), 480 (at 720p), and 240 fps (at 1080p). A “start trigger” feature lets you start a video 2 to 4 seconds before you actually press the trigger, capturing a moment that just happened as a slow motion video (2 seconds at 960fps takes 80 seconds to play back at 24fps)."

  • @MarcioK - not sure petapixel is right. Not sure where I read it but it said 960 @ 1080...and look at the youtube videos ....all of them are 1080 !!

    ...here it is -

    http://www.dpreview.com/articles/0995267996/sony-announces-rx10-ii

    Videography notes High speed modes up to 960 fps @ 1080p

  • @kurth - looks like the output is 1080p, but the readout area is smaller. The specs are already online in Sony's website.

    http://www.sony.net/Products/di/en-us/products/ht7k/specifications.html?contentsTop=1

    " HFR

    Recording

    NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode

    • 50p 50M (1,920x1,080/250fps),
    • 50p 50M (1,920x1,080/500fps),
    • 50p 50M (1,920x1,080/1000fps)
    • 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/250fps)
    • 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/500fps), 25p 50M (1,920x1,080/1000fps)

    NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] mode

    • 60p 50M (1,920x1,080/240fps),
    • 60p 50M (1,920x1,080/480fps),
    • 60p 50M (1,920x1,080/960fps)
    • 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/240fps),
    • 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/480fps),
    • 30p 50M (1,920x1,080/960fps)
    • 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/240fps),
    • 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/480fps),
    • 24p 50M (1,920x1,080/960fps)

    Sensor Readout Number of effective pixels

    Quality Priority:

    • 240fps/250fps (1,824x1,026), 
    • 480fps/500fps (1,676x566), 
    • 960fps/1000fps (1,136x384)

    Shoot Time Priority:

    • 240fps/250fps (1,676x566),
    • 480fps/500fps (1,136x384),
    • 960fps/1000fps (800x270)
  • S-Log2/S-Gamut

  • @MarcioK ....you're right. It's just upscaling the output. But what's up with those weird pixel ratios ? Why wouldn't they all be 16:9 ? Still, almost 1080p at 240fps is impressive and almost 720p at 480fps is also very usable. Not quite the april 1st dream I woke up to but still a next gen product.

    Wish they'd given it another nd !

    ...and relooking at the kid 960fps sample, it certainly looks like it's got more res than 384 lines !

    ...and looking at the hs samples again, it looks like the 480fps is the sweet spot.

  • I wonder how well their 1" sensor will perform in low-light situations, as usual with such new camera announcements, the early samples are all recorded under most easy/bright lighting conditions... independent tests will need to tell.

  • Interesting to note that Sony has adopted the term "Anti-Distortion Shutter" to describe the electronic shutter. Hopefully this improved 5x sensor read-out speed will go some ways to combating rolling shutter.

  • OK, just pre-ordered... looks like a fun all-in-one 4K camera to have in the bag for the next couple years- I know the Kids will have a blast in summer time splashing around trying the slo-mo...

    In the long-run, shouldn't a camera have features to inspire creativity?

    I'd put the oiginal Sony DCR-VX1000, and the Hack-Enabled Panasonic GH2 in that category, thanks to Vitaliy and the Hack testers...

  • OK, just pre-ordered... looks like a fun all-in-one 4K camera to have in the bag for the next couple years

    Years, months, days... :-) Who knows...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ZDWGR8E/

  • They took several pages from the Casio playbook. But is the high speed going to be continuous shooting like Casio or only burst like every other consumer grade high speed camera out there?

  • http://www.sony.net/Products/di/en-us/products/ht7k/specifications.html?contentsTop=1

    120fps 1080 mode....not time constrained ! ...and using xavc s at 100mbps

  • another 480fps sample-

  • More Slow-Mo

  • Any word on time limits for 240fps amd above?

  • @Leto 240fps and above are limited to a max 2 second recording duration.

  • Seriously? Damnit.

    Wishing I hadn't sold my Casio EX-F1 that could shoot 300fps unlimited (actually could do 1200 but the resolution was too low to be useful)