• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 42.4 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony RX1 advantages over Sony RX1R II

  • Less expensive
    $2400 vs $3298
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.97 vs 4.51 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots

Sony RX1R II advantages over Sony RX1

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Higher effective ISO
    3,204 vs 2,534 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Newer
    2 years vs 5 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More pixels
    42.4 vs 24.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs Fixed
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    24 vs 15 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    23 vs 15 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Full-frame, 24-megapixel sensor in a compact body; Carl Zeiss Sonnar 35mm f/2 T* lens; Blazing fast autofocus; Impressive image quality that rivals (and sometimes surpasses) full-frame DSLRs; Customizable function buttons make it a breeze to use.

  • Fixed-length lens limits shooting flexibility; Some exposure bias, color shift, moire and video AF issues; Viewfinders (optical or electronic) only available as optional accessories; Extremely expensive for a compact camera.

  • Excellent image quality; Extremely high resolution; Surprisingly good high ISO performance; Outstanding dynamic range; Handy variable low-pass filter; Fast phase-detect AF; Built-in EVF.

  • Fixed, single focal length lens; Poor battery life; No built-in flash; No touchscreen LCD; Slow buffer clearing; No 4K video; Expensive.

The Competition

Compared to Fujifilm X100S

Sony RX1
Fujifilm X100S
  • $2400
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony RX1R II
Fujifilm X100S
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1099
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony RX1R

Sony RX1
Sony RX1R
  • $2400
  • 35mm
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
  • $2400
  • 35mm
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
Sony RX1R II
Sony RX1R
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $2400
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X100T

Sony RX1
Fujifilm X100T
  • $2400
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony RX1R II
Fujifilm X100T
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Leica Q

Sony RX1
Leica Q
  • $2400
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $4250
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony RX1R II
Leica Q
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $4250
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm X100F

Sony RX1
Fujifilm X100F
  • $2400
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony RX1R II
Fujifilm X100F
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $1299
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Longer video battery life
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