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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II Digital Camera with Microphone Kit

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II Digital Camera with Microphone Kit
Key Features
  • ECM-XYST1M Stereo Microphone
  • External Battery Charger
Enabling higher-quality audio recording while shooting video, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II Digital Camera with Microphone Kit from B&H bundles the advanced full-frame compact camera with the ECM-XYST1M external stereo microphone and an external battery charger.
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Sony DSC-RX1R II Overview

Enabling higher-quality audio recording while shooting video, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II Digital Camera with Microphone Kit from B&H bundles the advanced full-frame compact camera with the ECM-XYST1M external stereo microphone and an external battery charger.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II Digital Camera

On the cutting edge of imaging technology, the Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II Digital Camera from Sony packs in a full-frame 42.4-megapixel Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS sensor and BIONZ X processor behind a fixed Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm f/2 lens that grants users the ability to capture finely detailed images in an extraordinarily compact body. In addition to this, the RX1R II has a world's first variable optical low-pass filter system that can adjust voltage on a liquid crystal layer to adjust the light-splitting properties of the array. This feature allows users to prioritize detail, eliminate moire and aliasing, or strike a balance between the two.

Located on the sensor are 399 phase-detect AF points in a Fast Hybrid AF system that can lock onto and track subjects quickly. This setting can also be used in the continuous shooting mode at up to the maximum of 5 fps for capturing fast moving action. In addition to this, the improved processing and speed from the RX1R II's sensor and processor combo enables capturing images at expanded sensitivities ranging from ISO 50-102400. And, Sony has added an uncompressed 14-bit RAW format for uncompromising images.

In addition to these major advancements in imaging, the body design has been refined and the RX1R II is now equipped with a pop-up 0.39" 2.36M-dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF. This viewfinder has an impressive magnification of 0.74x for comfortable, clear eye-level viewing and has a 4-lens optical system with two glass molded aspherical elements to ensure crisp, vibrant imagery. Along with this, the 3.0" 1,228.8k-dot LCD monitor can now tilt upwards 109° and down 41° for working in a variety of positions and angles.

On the front of the camera is the impressive Zeiss 35mm lens which provides shooters with a classic wide angle focal length well-suited to street photography and documentary work, an excellent pairing for a compact and unobtrusive camera. The lens also offers a fast f/2 maximum aperture for creating images with a shallow depth-of-field and for working more easily in low light. Along with this, the lens utilizes three aspherical elements, including one advanced aspherical that will minimize aberrations and distortion.

Video has also seen some notable improvement thanks to the implementation of the high bit rate XAVC S format. This format will record Full HD 1080p video at 50 Mbps at frame rates up to 60 fps. Also, the camera will be able to capture HD 720p video at up to 120 fps for slow motion and it has a 3.5mm jack for using external microphones and audio devices.

Numerous other features, such as Bright Monitoring, Eye AF, support for 4:3 and 1:1 aspect ratios, and ISO auto minimum shutter speed have made their way into this model. Also, the camera has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC (Near Field Communication) for pairing the device with a smartphone or tablet for remote control and transfer of images. In addition to this, the RX1R II supports Sony's PlayMemories Camera apps for adding advanced functionality to the camera later on.

42.4MP Exmor R BSI CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor
The full-frame 42.4-megapixel Exmor R CMOS sensor present in the DSC-RX1R II works with the BIONZ X image processor to offer high-resolution stills and video while minimizing noise and improving speed. This sensor structure works with gapless on-chip lens design and an anti-reflection coating, as well as eliminating the optical low-pass filter, to improve light collection and enhance detail. Also, the copper wiring layer dramatically improves data transmission speed for creating high-resolution 42.4-megapixel stills at sensitivities up to ISO 102,400.
Variable Optical Low-Pass Filter
The world's first variable optical low-pass filter allows users to control the amount of filtration they need for each specific image as they work, in order to maximize detail from the 42.4-megapixel sensor. The system uses a liquid crystal layer which it applies voltage to in order to control the light-splitting function. Users will have access to three settings: Off, Standard, and Hi. This unique ability allows the RX1R II to work in a variety of circumstances that normally would require separate cameras. Additionally, a low-pass filter bracketing function is available for users to quickly compare the differences between the different modes.
Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm f/2 Lens
Equipped with a fixed Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm f/2 lens, the RX1R II can deliver sharp imagery with exceptional control over depth-of-field. The maximum aperture of f/2 can enable shallow depth-of-field as well as benefit image quality in low-light conditions. Ensuring maximum image quality the 8 element 7 group optical construction utilizes three aspherical elements, including 1 advanced aspherical, that minimize aberrations and distortion. The nine-blade diaphragm furthers the overall quality by providing smooth out-of-focus areas in your imagery. This lens also offers a dedicated macro mode that shortens the minimum focus distance from 11.8" to just 7.9".
Fast Hybrid AF with 399 Phase-Detect Points
Lock onto your subjects quickly and without hesitation thanks to the revamped Fast Hybrid AF packed into the RX1R II. It uses 399 on-sensor phase-detect AF points with 45% coverage along with 25 contrast-detect AF points in order to improve the speed, accuracy and tracking performance of the system. Faster readout thanks to the back-illuminated sensor structure also allows for tracking while shooting at the top continuous shooting rate of 5 fps. This can be captured with a continuous AF Display that allows users to view the active AF points.

Another feature available with this AF system is a Lock-on AF tracking that will analyze more information from the scene to provide dramatically improved accuracy and stability. Eye AF is also available which will prioritize a subject's pupil for excellent portraits even with a shallow depth of field.
Full HD 1080p Video Recording in XAVC S Format
In addition to impressive stills, the RX1R II offers some excellent video recording capabilities thanks to the implementation of the XAVC S format in this model. This enables detailed high-bit rate footage to be captured in Full HD 1080p at 50 Mbps at up to 60 fps. This also works with HD 720p recording at 120 fps for slow motion video. In addition this the camera does feature a 3.5mm mic input jack that allows users to connect their standard microphones for improved audio quality.
3.0" 1,228.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor
With a high 1,228.8k-dot resolution, the LCD screen will provide shooters with an excellent screen for composing images, adjusting settings, and reviewing video and photos. It also tilts upward 109° and downward 41° for working with multiple shooting angles. Also, it has been designed to handle bright sunlight that would wash out most screens.
Retractable 0.39" 2.36M-Dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder Electronic Viewfinder
With its 4-lens optical system using two glass molded aspherical elements, the high resolution 0.39" 2.36M-dot XGA OLED viewfinder faithfully displays what will appear in your recording, including the effects of your camera settings. Also, you will be able to easily pop it up out of the camera body when you want to use it and put it away for storage. The viewfinder will allow users to enjoy rich tonal gradations and improved contrast with high-end features like 100% frame coverage and a 0.74x magnification that enable comfortable and stable eye-level composition.
Uncompressed 14-Bit RAW Format
After listening to feedback from photographers, Sony has introduced an uncompressed 14-bit RAW format option for users who demand the best image quality the camera can deliver. This format ensures finer tonal gradations that will not show any artifacts normally found in compressed formats.
Physical Controls & Magnesium Alloy Construction
Still sporting a magnesium alloy construction, the overall design and layout of the camera has been refined rather than completely changed. In addition to the pop-up viewfinder and tilting EVF, the cameras multiple dials and buttons have gotten a facelift for more comfortable handling and control. The lens also features the same physical focusing ring and aperture dial as its predecessor, granting users advanced tactile control over their settings if desired.
Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables the RX1R II to instantly share imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online to social networking, via email, and to cloud storage sites. NFC (Near Field Communication) is also supported, which allows for one-touch connection between the camera and compatible mobile devices; no complex set-up is required. Once connected, the linked mobile device can also display a live view image on its screen and remotely control the camera's shutter.

Additionally, PlayMemories Camera Apps are also supported via the built-in Wi-Fi connection, and allow you to personalize the camera's features depending on specific shooting styles. Apps are available to suit creating portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot, and other specific types of imagery.
Other Camera Features
  • Multiple aspect ratio support enables the use of 4:3 and 1:1 in addition to the standard 3:2 and 16:9 options. Also, thanks to the high-resolution sensor, images in the 16:9, 4:3, and 1:1 ratio still manage to offer 36, 38, and 28 megapixels, respectively.
  • A Multi-Interface Shoe located on the top of the camera enables support for a variety of accessories, including remotes, flashes, microphones, and more.
  • Capture One Express (for Sony) is a free downloadable RAW conversion software that will help users get the utmost quality from their image files.
  • Precise white balance adjustments for tuning the exact color using amber-blue and green-magenta axes.
  • Bright Monitoring boosts image brightness by changing shutter speed for better preview of a night sky or dark scene.
  • ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed allows users to prevent image blur by setting a minimum shutter speed that when reached will then start changing the ISO sensitivity.
  • Thirteen Creative Styles, including Vivid and Portrait, are available for capturing images with pre-defined looks that can flatter specific subject matter.
  • A 1200-zone evaluative metering system ensures balanced exposures and can be set between Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, and Spot metering.
  • Face Detection is available to base exposure and focus on up to eight recognized faces. Furthermore, Eye AF can be used for even greater precision by maintaining critical focus on a subject's eye.
  • 2x Clear Image Zoom can be used to effectively double the magnification afforded by any lens in use with minimal image degradation. For even greater magnification, 1.4x and 2x Smart zoom is available, as well as 4x, 6.2 and 8x digital zoom.
UPC: 027242895409
Sony ECM-XYST1M Stereo Microphone

The Sony ECM-XYST1M Stereo Microphone is compatible with Handycam camcorders, Cyber-Shot cameras, Alpha/NEX cameras, and any other camera that has a Sony Multi Interface Shoe. The Multi Interface Shoe passes the audio directly to your camera, so no additional cable is required. For use with cameras that don't have a Multi Interface Shoe, you can connect the microphone to the mic input jack on your camera using an included stereo mini-jack cable. The directional angle of the mic capsules can me manually adjusted from 0° to 120°, allowing you to fine-tune your audio capture according to the setting. Plus, an included windscreen enhances audio quality further by cutting down on wind noise pickup.

Multi-Interface Shoe Compatible
The ECM-XYST1M is compatible with Sony Handycam camcorders, Cyber-Shot cameras and Alpha/NEX cameras that have a Multi Interface Shoe. For cameras that don't have a Multi Interface Shoe, a stereo mini-jack cable is included.
Wide Frequency Band
Capture high-quality sound recordings with a wide frequency response of 70 Hz to 20 kHz
Professional Design
The mic's professional look and feel, thanks in part to its black casing, matches its professional quality audio
Reduce Wind Noise
High-quality audio is further enhanced thanks to the included wind screen
UPC: 027242860957

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II Digital Camera Specs

Sensor ResolutionActual: 43.6 Megapixel
Effective: 42.4 Megapixel (7952 x 5304)
Sensor TypeFull-Frame CMOS
Image StabilizationDigital
Focal Length35mm
Digital Zoom4x Maximum
2x Optimized
Maximum Aperturef/2
Minimum Aperturef/22
Focus RangeNormal
11.81" to Infinity / 30 cm to Infinity
7.87" to 13.78" / 20 cm to 35 cm
Optical Design8 Elements in 7 Groups
Filter Size49 mm (Front)
Exposure Control
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
ISO Sensitivity100 to 25,600 in Auto Mode (Extended: 50 to 102,400)
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3 EV Steps)
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade
Continuous ShootingUp to 5 fps
Self-Timer2/5/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording ModesAVCHD/MP4/XAVC S
1920 x 1080p at 24.00/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
1280 x 720 at fps
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps
Recording LimitUp to 30 Minutes
Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording AAC LC Audio
2-Channel AC-3 Audio
2-Channel LPCM Audio
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo Hybrid
Video I/O1 x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Input
Power I/O1 x Micro-USB Input
Other I/O1 x Micro-USB (USB 2.0) Data Output (Shared with Power Input)
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Resolution1,288,800 Dot
Display TypeTilting LCD
TypeBuilt-In Electronic
Resolution2,359,296 Dot
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +3
Built-In FlashNo
Flash ModesAuto, Fill In, Off, Rear Sync, Slow Sync, Wireless
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Battery Type1 x NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3.6 VDC, 1240 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.5 x 2.6 x 2.8" / 113.3 x 65.4 x 72 mm
Weight1.11 lb / 507 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.9 x 6.2 x 5.7"

Sony ECM-XYST1M Stereo Microphone Specs

Primary ApplicationsAudio for Video, Location Sound
Form FactorCamera-Mount
Intended Sound SourcesVocals, Choir, Orchestra, Room Ambiance
Sound FieldStereo
Stereo/Surround ConfigurationORTF (Adjustable Stereo Width)
Capsule2 x Electret Condenser
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationEnd Address
High-Pass FilterYes
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
On-Board ControlsHigh-Pass Filter
WindscreenWindsock/Windjammer (Included)
Frequency Range70 Hz to 20 kHz
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Headphone ConnectorNone
Operating VoltageNot Specified by Manufacturer
MountingCamera/Shoe-Mount (via Integrated Hardware)
Mounting Thread SizeNot Specified by Manufacturer
Included CaseNone
Included FiltersNone
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
DimensionsH: 2.5 x W: 1.5 x L: 2.9" / H: 62.3 x W: 37 x L: 74.2 mm
Weight3.5 oz / 100 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.5 x 3.9 x 2"

Sony DSC-RX1R II Reviews


By Tim
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-12

The next version of this camera should be released with 8k 60fps and a smaller lens but powerful enough for lowest lighting situation and concert photography/videography and bigger microphones for full range stereo sound and full pcm 48khz 24bit not lpcm 44.1khz 16bit and a oled display with lcd back lighting and if this can get passed a long to the sony development team or the right department that would be great thanks peace.

A Lens Pandering to the Neophyte

By R.
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-22

This camera aimed at professionals was doomed from the start with a 35mm lens that only neophytes would choose for a fixed-lens basis. It is also too slow for such an expensive option. The obvious and best alternative for Sony to consider in its forthcoming update (RX1R III) is a 40mm f/1.8. It would be the same size lens overall and offer the lensman an actual portrait camera (35mm makes heads look like footballs) and also sufficient width for all documentary and most landscape opportunities.

Amazing Full Frame Camera

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-31

Kudos to B&H for putting together a kit that compliments exactly what you need to start out shooting with the RX1R II. I had the original RX1R but was frustrated by the limited number of focus points and the lack of phase detection auto-focus. I had to check every shot for accuracy. Not so with the RX1R II. Even tho I have the A7R IV with the 35mm 2.8, there is something magical about the fixed combination of this lens and camera body. Granted, the tech is 5 years old but somehow it holds up and the images are just stunning. Keep it at 1/100th of a second and let Sony do the ISO calculations and you're golden. Everything is crisp, clear, and the pops. Perfect size for street photography or a night out when you don't want to take something heavy or need interchangeable lenses. Yes, battery life is dumb but these batteries are cheap and small. Get a dual charger and take an extra in your pocket and done.

Great camera and at a great price

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-01

Great camera and at a great price. One of the best cameras out there and it’s a great compact size too.

Had it and Sold it

By Chuck
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-17

Weight was the big issue for me due to some physical restrictions when I purchased it. Did a nice job, but ultimately too dinky in my hands and limited controls. Replaced with a light weight Sony body and 35mm 1.8 lens. New set up is almost as light, a joy to operate, yields even better IQ. Just my story...but maybe this is right for you.

Sharp Pictures

By Barbara
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-06-13

Neck injuries force me to sell my heavier cameras, but this is only a 1.1 lbs with battery and card. I hope an undated version will be a bit faster, but quality is excellent t

Great camera even 5 years afte

By Alexa
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-12

Compact with impecable IQ, this camera delivers amazing results time after time. The lens is a 35mm Full frame with amazing results. AF is a bit slow and battery life is not impressive. I have been using this camera for 5 years and it is easy to always have it with you. results are exceptional!

5 stacked full frame sensors

By Tim
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-22

it would be nice to see an up dated version of the camera with 5 stacked full frame sensors for the fullest photo and video quality and Extreme low light and with 90 trillion laser mapping for the best textureing and sharpness and focus photo quality with zero noise and grain and distortion and raw 64 bit float color and full 16k video resolution at 60fps and live streaming functionality and with a 5 inch screen and what ever els sony can add if sony can see and review and use this for the next version of this camera.

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Does the RX1R II camera accommodate a shutter ...

Does the RX1R II camera accommodate a shutter release cable?
Asked by: Christopher
The DSCRX1RM2 does have a micro USB port that is compatible with RMSPR1, RMVPR1, RMTVP1K.
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2020-06-08

Where is the viewfinder? It's not clear from the ...

Where is the viewfinder? It's not clear from the 360 view.
Asked by: Greet
On the left corner of the camera the viewfinder pops up
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-19


How long will it take to get this product if I order it now? Will the shipping begin at 25 Nov.?
Asked by: Yingze H.
I apologize, but this type of request cannot be taken care of through this feature of our website. Please contact our Customer Service department by entering Live Chat, emailing directly to [email protected]<a href=, target= _blank >,</a> or calling us toll-free at 800.221.5743.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26


In the pictures above from Sony the guy is pressing the camera against his phone. Why?
Asked by: James K.
I think the photo is trying to illustrate the camera's near-field communication (NFC) feature that enables images to be wirelessly transferred to NFC-compatible phones (not iPhones).
Answered by: Kenneth T.
Date published: 2018-08-26


what is the fastest the camera can write/read an SDXC card for still pics? The 280 mb/s is about double the $ over the 95 mb/s card. Anyone know?
Asked by: Anonymous
It mystifies me why Sony didn't put a UHS-II enabled card slot in this camera! XQD would be overkill (I would have preferred XQD though), but at the very least it should be UHS-II. Faster write speeds to card *would* drain battery life, and as we know, the battery in this camera is its Achilles heal. All that said, I'm still interested in this camera as a pro-compact travel camera without toting around my D4S/810 and lenses for certain situations. If I do purchase this camera I will also be buying 2 spare batteries to have 3 on hand. Going back to the larger concern, I wish manufacturers would stop incorporating legacy media formats like compact flash and UHS-1. The XQD performance of the G series Sony in my D4S is absolutely a stunning requirement for me now. I'd like to see a move towards XQD and CFast 2.0. It's time to move on from standard compact flash and sdcards.
Answered by: Eric E.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Does the lens have threads on it for filters?
Asked by: Matthew G.
Yes, the RX1R-II can take filters with a 49mm thread.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Will Sony offer a new full-frame compact camera with a Zeiss 2470?
Asked by: Heinz
While Sony has not told us anything, I would have to say I really doubt they will put a 24-70mm fast f/2.8 on this camera. Why? Because the lens would be huge and completely negate the main purpose this camera, to wit, be a extremely high image quality camera in a very small package.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26


what carrier ships your 2 day expedited shipping?
Asked by: ronald
Our expedited shipping is usually carried out by UPS.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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