World's first 20.2 MP 1" Exmor RS stacked back illuminated CMOS sensor
Introducing the world's first* 1" (1.0-type) stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip and a blazingly fast shutter speed of up to 1/32000. This new Exmor RS sensor not only enhances efficiency and speed of A/D conversion through its stacked structure with more circuit sections; it also realizes over five times faster readout speed of the previous RX10 II - thanks to a DRAM chip integrated into the sensor structure. This processing speed allows for stunning 20.2-megapixels at up to 14 fps continuous shooting, breathtaking 4k movie and super slow-motion HFR (High Frame Rate) recording of up to 960fps (40x) movie clips - not to mention remarkable low-light low-noise capability.
High resolution 4K movie with direct pixel readout and no pixel binning
High quality 4k is achieved by a high-speed front-end LSI, which processes mass volume image data from the 1" Exmor RS CMOS sensor - with full pixel readout and no line skipping or pixel binning - resulting in images that exhibit higher resolution and less moir and jaggies than typical 4K movies. Moreover, the XAVC S format is incorporated to maximize high-bitrate shooting up to 100 Mbps for professional quality video. The RX10 II also includes pro-style functions such as; Picture Profile, S-Log2/S-Gamut, TC/UB, Rec Control, Dual Video Recording, marker display function, etc. that have typically been available only in professional-use camcorders.
Super slow-motion movie3 HFR (High frame rate) up to 960 fps (40x)
See the unseen with superspeed HFR (High Frame Rate). The RX10 II can capture super slow motion HFR movie3 at up to 40x slower than real time. You can chose from 960fps, 480fps or 240fps4 to playback in XAVC S at 1920 x 1080, in either 60p, 30p or 24p. Choose between "quality priority" (2 sec.) and "shoot time priority" (4 sec.). There's also an option to set "start trigger" or "end trigger" which will start capturing movie before or after you press the movie rec. button so you can time those split-second moments perfectly.
Super-speed Anti-Distortion Shutter at max. 1/32000 sec.
Thanks to dramatically accelerated sensor readout, shutter speeds of up to 1/32000 sec. minimize distortion caused by rolling shutter phenomenon. This new blazing-fast - Anti-Distortion Shutter system - can capture shots of swiftly moving subjects without altering their shape as conventional CMOS sensors tend to do. Additionally, the super high speed shutter gives you freedom to shoot photos with defocused backgrounds by using large aperture settings under very bright lighting conditions. This is achieved by a combination of 1/32000 super high speed shutter and built-in ND filter that allows photos to be shot in extremely bright light at a maximum of EV19 with a fully open F-number aperture setting.
Constant F2.8 ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens (24-200mm)
Wherever you go, whatever you shoot, the large, constant-aperture F2.8 ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm (35mm equivalent ) lens lets you take sensational images with beautiful background defocusing throughout its zoom lens range. Its impressive depiction reflects lens-body integrated design of 7 aspherical lens elements, including an Advanced Aspherical lens to compensate for aberrations, plus ZEISS T* Coating to help reduce flare and ghosting. This versatile lens features Direct Drive SSM (Super Sonic wave Motor) with accurate focusing stop positions, and provides seamless shifting to macro shooting supported by wide-angle and telephoto settings