20.2 MP (effective) 1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor
The world’s first1 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip enables up to 40x super slow motion and up to 1/32000 super-high-speed shutter beyond human perception. The extended circuit features higher signal processing capacity and more than five times faster2 high-speed readout than conventional models.
BIONZ X™ for superior detail and texture
Digital cameras convert light captured by their sensor into digital images. Since the engine that powers conversion is as important as your lens and sensor, the RX10 II features the high-speed BIONZ X processor for more natural details, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations, and lower noise while shooting photos and movies.
Bright ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* F2.8 zoom lens
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens provides a constant F2.8 large aperture throughout the 24–200 mm3 zooming range. Composed of 7 aspherical elements, this lens captures awesome close-ups and transforms movies and stills into works of art. Pro-style Manual Ring works as a zoom and aperture controller (with click sound on/off for silent operation), etc.
Direct 4K movie recording4,5 via camera alone
The RX10 II can record high-precision 4K movie4,5 data directly on a memory card inserted into the body while suppressing moiré and jaggies. A front-end LSI that handles mass volume data through full-pixel readout at higher speed lets the camera suppress image distortion of moving subjects due to the rolling shutter phenomenon.
Super slow motion6 at maximum of 40x
Using the mode dial to select HFR, it’s easy to create super slow motion movies containing split-second moments of action. Choose shooting frame rates of 960/1000fps, 480/500fps, or 240/250fps (NTSC/PAL)7, depending on which is most suitable for your needs. The end trigger mode also enables you to capture 2 or 4 seconds before the MOVIE button is pressed, letting you capture the decisive moment.
Super-high-speed shutter of 1/32000 sec.
This next-generation 1/32000 super-high-speed Anti-Distortion Shutter works to minimise image distortion caused by the rolling shutter phenomenon. The extraordinarily fast shutter speed also allows you to produce photos with background defocusing using a large aperture setting even under extremely bright conditions at a maximum of EV198.
Quick precision autofocusing up to 0.09 sec.9
AF performance of the RX10 II reaches speeds as fast as 0.09 second9. To help you capture momentary shutter opportunities without fail, the adaptable lens also provides the rapid, reliable Direct Drive Super Sonicwave Motor (SSM) for smooth and highly precise focus driving that works together with Fast Intelligent AF.
Up to 14fps10 continuous shooting without blackout
Thanks to the new super-high-speed image sensor—and despite its 20.2 MP11 high pixel count—the camera features accelerated readout speed that helps achieve continuous shooting up to 14fps10. This lets you capture moments of fleeting beauty or facial expressions.
Bright XGA OLED Tru-Finder for inspired shooting
High-contrast electronic viewfinder (EVF) delivers high resolution equivalent to 2359k dots. Stunning resolution and self-illumination allow display of subtlest details for precise composition.
Pro-style operability and features
Count on pro-style control with a manual ring for manual operations and Multi Interface (MI) Shoe for future expandability with various accessories for advanced photographers. Solid magnesium-alloy chassis with dust/moisture resistant design of all operating parts including dials and buttons is ideal for tough outdoor use.
Connect to smartphones and tablets with one touch
Instantly transfer a photo or movie to your Android™ smartphone or tablet by simply touching it with the camera — using downloadable PlayMemories Mobile and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC™ (Near Field Communication). One touch can also activate Smart Remote Embedded, for remote control of the camera from a mobile device and movie recording start/stop.
Support for PlayMemories Camera Apps (PMCA)12
Enjoy a camera that gains functionality with time. Choose from the growing range of PlayMemories Camera Apps12 for remote control, picture and video effects, and much more. Installation is simple using your PC or the camera’s own Wi-Fi connection.
Choose pro-quality XAVC S4 or AVCHD movie recording
Especially for serious videographers, XAVC S format4 provides low compression for high-quality movie expression and minimal noise even in scenes full of movement. You also have AVCHD format for easy editing and sharing. This camera uses 4K codec supporting 4K4,5 movie recording at up to 100 Mbps and additionally enables Full HD image recording.
Diverse movie functions supporting pro-style usage
Various available movie functions include Picture Profile (that determines the character of movies by changing basic parameters like chromogenic effects and gradation adjustment), S-Log2 gamma (that extends the dynamic range of recording to reduce occurrence of blown-out highlights and black crush), TC/UB, Rec Control, Dual Video Recording, etc.
Shoot almost anywhere with wide ISO sensitivity
Sensitivity extends right up to ISO 12800, for crisper images in extremely low light. Let Auto ISO mode determine the most appropriate setting automatically, or manually expand sensitivity as low as ISO 80. The camera also allows you to set up lower limit shutter speed at time of Auto ISO setting.
Custom button creative convenience
The custom (C) button allows you to program one of over 40 possible functions to best adapt the camera’s capabilities to your shooting style. By assigning a frequently used function or a preferred setting to this button, you can call it up promptly. You’ll gain handy fingertip access to your selection — for faster, more intuitive camera operation.
Dual Rec still shooting during movie recording
Shoot still images of 17 MP11 while recording a movie. The camera enables you to capture impressive high-quality stills even if shooting movies. New Auto Dual Rec release function lets the camera automatically take photos during movie recording. Select frequency of Auto Dual Rec release from high/standard/low settings.
Various shutter functions now enhanced
Shutter-related functions have been improved. For example, the self-timer function now supports bracket shooting, so you can use this valuable feature even in situations when you can’t release the shutter yourself. The number of exposure bracket shots is expanded to nine.
This function, which boosts image brightness, for example, can be assigned to a customizable button for easy access when shooting a starry sky or other dark scene.
MF Assist and Peaking functions for focus refinement
These features help you fine-tune the focus as you desire. Manual Focus (MF) Assist magnifies the area you are focusing on to enable more precise adjustment, while Peaking highlights the sharpest or most in-focus area with your choice of colour to help determine whether further focusing adjustment is required.
Lock-on AF for enhanced photo opportunities
Simply press the shutter button halfway to activate Lock-on AF13. It automatically adjusts the AF target frame size to match the subject size. Improve tracking performance and take full advantage of every photo opportunity.
Remote Camera Control supported
When the camera is connected to a computer, you can use Remote Camera Control to take pictures or change settings on the camera from the computer connected via USB port. All you need is to download the Remote Camera Control application of a version that supports your PC.
Size & Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) (CIPA compliant)
Approx. 129.0 mm x 88.1 mm x 102.2 mm (approx. 5 1/8 x 3 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)
Weight (CIPA compliant)
Approx. 813 g (approx. 1lb 12.7 oz) (Battery and Memory Stick Duo include)
Approx. 770 g (approx. 1lb 11.2 oz) (Body only)
Image Sensor Sensor Type 1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) Exmor RS CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Number of Pixels [Effective] Approx. 20.2 megapixels
[Gross] Approx. 21.0 megapixels
Lens Lens Type ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens, 14 elements in 11 groups (7 aspherical elements including AA lens)
F-number (maximum aperture) F2.8 constant
Aperture Type Iris diaphragm (7 blades)
ND Filter Auto / On (3 steps) / Off
Focal Length (f =) f = 8.8-73.3mm
Focal Length (f=) 35mm format equivalent [Still Image 3:2] f = 24–200 mm
[Still Image 16:9] f = 25–213 mm
[Still Image 4:3] f = 26–220 mm
[Still Image 1:1] f = 31-259mm
[Movie 16:9] f = 26–212 mm (SteadyShot Standard), f = 29–305 mm (SteadyShot Active), f = 33–315 mm (SteadyShot Intelligent Active)
[Movie 4K 16:9] f = 28–233 mm (SteadyShot Standard)
[HFR 960fps] f = 41-330mm (Quality Priority), f = 59-460mm (Shoot Time Priority)
[HFR 480fps] f = 28-233mm (Quality Priority), f = 41-330mm (Shoot Time Priority)
[HFR 240fps] f = 26-212mm (Quality Priority), f = 28-233mm (Shoot Time Priority)
Focus Range (from the front of the lens) AF (W: Approx. 3 cm (0.10 ft.) to infinity
T: Approx. 25 cm (0.82 ft.) to infinity)
Optical Zoom 8.3x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Clear Image Zoom*1 [Still Image] Approx. 16x
[Movie] Approx. 16x
Digital Zoom*1 [Still Image] Approx. 33x
[Movie] Approx. 33x
Screen Screen Type 7.5 cm (3.0type) (4:3) / 1,228,800 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Brightness Control Manual (5 steps)/Sunny Weather
Adjustable Angle Up: approx. 107 degrees, down: approx. 42degrees
Display panel (on top) yes
Viewfinder Screen Type / Number of dots 0.39-type electronic viewfinder (XGA OLED), 2,359,296 dots
Brightness Control Auto/Manual (5 steps)
Field coverage 100%
Magnification Approx. 0.70x with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 (diopter) (35mm equiv.)
Eye-point Approx. 23 mm from the eyepiece, 21.5 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 m-1 (diopter) (CIPA standard)
Diopter -4.0 to +3.0 m-1
Camera Imaging Processor BIONZ Yes (BIONZ X)
SteadyShot [Still Image] Optical
[Movie] Intelligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti Rolling type)
Focus Mode 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)
Lock-on AF Yes
Light Metering Mode Multi Pattern/Center Weighted/Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
Exposure Control Yes
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)*2 Auto (ISO100-12800, selectable with upper/lower limit), 100 / 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 8000 / 10000 / 12800 (Extendable to ISO64/80)
Multi Frame NR:Auto (ISO100-12800), 100 / 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600*3
ISO Sensitivity (Movie) Auto (ISO100-12800, selectable with upper/lower limit), 100 / 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 8000 / 10000 / 12800
Minimum Illumination (Movie) Auto: 3.0 lux (Shutter Speed 1/30")
White Balance Mode Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluor.: Warm White / Fluor.: Cool White / Fluor.: Day White / Fluor.: Daylight / Flash / C.Temp. / Filter / Custom
WB micro adjustment G7-M7, A7-B7
Shutter Speed iAuto (4"-1/3200*) / Program Auto (30"-1/3200*) / Manual Exposure (Bulb, 30"-1/3200*) / Aperture Priority (30"-1/3200*) / Shutter Priority (30"-1/3200*)
*At F8 or greater aperture value. Fastest limit at F2.8 is 1/1600.
Electronic Shutter iAuto (4"-1/32000) / Program Auto(30"-1/32000.) / Manual Exposure (30"-1/32000.) / Aperture Priority (30"-1/32000) / Shutter Priority (30"-1/32000)
Aperture iAuto (F2.8/F11) / Program Auto (F2.8/F16) / Manual (F2.8/F16) / Shutter Priority (F2.8/F11) / Aperture Priority (F2.8/F16)
Image Control Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Creative Style, Colour Space (sRGB / Adobe RGB), Quality (RAW / RAW&JPEG / Extra fine / Fine / Standard)
Noise Reduction Long exposure NR: On/Off, available of shutter speeds longer than 1/3 sec.
high ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off / Multi Frame NR: Auto, ISO100-25600
Dynamic Range Functions Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1–5), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level [1.0–6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step])
Shooting Mode AUTO (Intelligent Auto/Superior Auto), Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall) 1,2,3, Movie Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), HFR Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), Panorama, Scene Selection
Scene Selection Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum)*4 Speed Priority Continuous Shooting: approx. 14 fps, Continuous Shooting: approx. 5 fps *5
Self-Timer 10 sec. /5 sec. / 2 sec. /3 or 5 consecutive shots with 10 sec. 5 sec. or 2 sec. delay selectable / Bracketing shots with 10 sec. 5 sec. or 2 sec. delay selectable
Drive modes Single, Continuous shooting, Speed priority continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.), Single-bracketing*6, Cont.-bracketing*6, White balance bracketing*6, DRO bracketing*6
Photo Creativity Yes
Picture Effect [Still Image]
Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolor, Illustration
Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Mono.
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box
Picture Profile Off / PP1-PP7 (Black Level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-2, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Color Level, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset)
Number of recognised scene [Still Image] Superior Auto: 44, Intelligent Auto: 33
Flash [Flash Mode]
Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync. / Flash Off / Wireless (with optional compatible flash)
ISO Auto: Approx. 1.0 m to 10.2 m (3.28 ft. to 33.46 ft.)
ISO 12800: up to Approx. 20.4 m (66.93 ft.)
Recording Compatible Recording Media*7 Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro*8, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)*8, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card (UHS-I), SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I), microSD Memory Card*8, microSDHC Memory Card*8, microSDXC Memory Card*8
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Movie: XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible, MP4
Recording Format (Movie Audio) XAVC S: LPCM 2ch / AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch(Dolby Digital Stereo Creator) / MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Colour Space (Still) sRGB, Adobe RGB
File Format DCF / DPOF / EXIF / MPF
Number of Recorded Pixels (Image Size) [3:2] 20M (5,472 x 3,648) / 10M (3,888 x 2,592) / 5M (2,736 x 1,824)
[4:3] 18M (4,864 x 3,648) / 10M (3,648 x 2,736) / 5M (2,592 x 1,944) / VGA
[16:9] 17M (5,472 x 3,080) / 7.5M (3,648 x 2,056) / 4.2M (2,720 x 1,528)
[1:1] 13M (3,648 x 3,648) / 6.5M (2,544 x 2,544) / 3.7M (1,920 x 1,920)
[Sweep Panorama] Wide (12,416 x 1,856/5,536 x 2,160), Standard (8,192 x 1,856/3,872 x 2,160)
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size) during Movie [16:9] 17M (5,472 x 3,080) / 7.5M (3,648 x 2,056) / 4.2M (2,720 x 1,528)
Movie Recording Mode NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode
AVCHD: 28M PS (1,920 x 1,080/50p) / 24M FX (1,920 x 1,080/50i) / 17M FH (1,920 x 1,080/50i) / 24M FX (1,920 x 1,080/25p) / 17M FH (1,920 x 1,080/25p), XAVC S 4K: 25p 100M (3,840 x 2,160/25p) / 25p 60M (3,840 x 2,160/25p), XAVC S HD:50p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/50p) / 25p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/25p) / 100p 100M (1,920 x 1,080/100p) / 100p 60M (1,920 x 1,080/100p), MP4: 28M (1,920 x 1,080/50p) / 16M (1,920 x 1,080/25p) / 6M (1,280 x 720/25p)
NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] mode
AVCHD: 28M PS (1,920 x 1,080/60p) / 24M FX (1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 17M FH (1,920 x 1,080/60i) / 24M FX (1,920 x 1,080/24p) / 17M FH (1,920 x 1,080/24p), XAVC S 4K: 30p 100M (3,840 x 2,160/30p) / 30p 60M (3,840 x 2,160/30p) / 24p 100M (3,840 x 2,160/24p) / 24p 60M (3,840 x 2,160/24p), XAVC S HD:60p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/60p) / 30p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/30p) / 24p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/24p) / 120p 100M (1,920 x 1,080/120p) / 120p 60M (1,920 x 1,080/120p), MP4: 28M (1,920 x 1,080/60p) / 16M (1,920 x 1,080/30p) / 6M (1,280 x 720/30p)
NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode
XAVC S HD:50p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/250fps), 50p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/500fps), 50p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/1,000fps) / 25p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/250fps), 25p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/500fps), 25p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/1,000fps)
NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] mode
XAVC S HD:60p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/240fps), 60p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/480fps), 60p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/960fps) / 30p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/240fps), 30p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/480fps), 30p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/960fps) / 24p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/240fps), 24p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/480fps), 24p 50M (1,920 x 1,080/960fps)
<Sensor Readout Number of effective pixels>
Quality Priority: 240fps/250fps (1,824 x 1,026), 480fps/500fps (1,676 x 566), 960fps/1,000fps (1,136 x 384)/Shoot Time Priority: 240fps/250fps (1,676 x 566), 480fps/500fps (1,136 x 384), 960fps/1,000fps (800 x 270)
Print Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)
Interface Input and Output Terminal Multi/Micro USB Terminal*9, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI,Microphone (3.5 mm Stereo minijack), Multi Interface Shoe, Headphones
NFC NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Wi-Fi Yes (IEEE802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz band))
Power Power Source DC7.2V (supplied battery) / DC5.0V (supplied AC Adaptor)
Battery System Rechargeable battery pack NP-FW50
Power Consumption (Camera mode) Approx. 2.3W with LCD monitor and approx. 2.6W with viewfinder (CIPA standard)
USB Charge/USB Power Supply Yes (Shooting, Playback)
Battery Life [Still Images*10]
Monitor: Approx. 400 / Approx. 200 min., Viewfinder:Approx. 360 / Approx. 180min.
[Movies (actual shooting)*11*12]
Monitor: Approx. 65 min., Viewfinder: Approx. 65 min. (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4 GB.)
[Movies (continuous shooting)*11*13]
Monitor: Approx. 130 min., Viewfinder: Approx. 135 min. (In [MP4 28M] mode, max. continuous shooting time is approx. 20 min. and max. file size is 4 GB.)*14
Others PlayMemories Camera Apps Yes
Shooting functions Eye AF / Face Detection / Face Registration / Still Image Recording (during movie recording) / Smile shutter / Grid Line / Quick Navi / Digital Level Gauge (pitch and roll) / WB Bracket / DRO Bracketing / MF Assist / Peaking / Zebra / Marker Display / Audio Level Display / Audio Out Timing / Step Zoom / Quick Zoom / TC/UB / Photographer Name & Copyright / ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed / PC Remote Control
Playback Functions BRAVIA Sync / 9/25-frame index view / Auto orientation / Slide Show / Forward/Rewind (Movie) / Delete / Protect / Motion Shot Video / Beauty Effect / TRILUMINOS Color*15/ 4K image output
Supplied Accessory Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FW50, AC Adaptor, Micro USB cable, Shoulder strap, Lens cap, Shoe cap, Lens hood, Eyepiece Cup, Instruction Manual
*1Optical zoom from the wide side.*2REI = Recommended Exposure Index*3Achieved by using overlay burst shooting.*4You may not be able to shoot images in Burst mode depending on the Shooting mode.*5Speed will become slower after taking some shots.*6Self-Timer is available.*7For movies, compatible Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2), SD / SDHC / SDXC memory card or microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC card (Class 4 or faster speed is recommended) can be used. *8with Adaptor (optional)*9Supports Micro USB compatible device.*10The LCD screen is turned on, shooting once every 30 seconds, the zoom is switched alternately between the W and T ends, the flash strobes once every two times, the power turns on and off once every ten times.*11Continuous shooting is possible for approximately 29 minutes (limited by product specifications, default setting).*12Indication recording time, which is defined by repeating the cycle: Power on, start recording, zoom, stand-by, power off.*13Based on non-stop recording until the limit (29 minutes or 4 GB) has been reached, and then continued recording again. Shooting functions such as zoom will not be available.*14Models capable of extended-gamut recording and HDMI transmission function for both still images and movies.
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