• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 42.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 42.4 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony A7R II advantages over Sony RX1R II

  • Less expensive
    $1798 vs $3298
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 340 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony RX1R II advantages over Sony A7R II

  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs None
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • 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 HDMI output 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Dual card slots
    Neither provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Superb image quality; Very high resolution; Surprisingly good high ISO performance; Fast autofocus; Compact, comfortable body with lots of customization potential; Bright, roomy and clear viewfinder; Tilting LCD display; Five-axis stabilization; Intuitive Wi-Fi / NFC connectivity

  • Movie button is poorly located; No touch screen; Not as fast to start up or shoot photos as a similarly-priced SLR; Rather slow buffer clearing; No built-in flash; Single card slot; Not weather-sealed to the same degree as some rivals

  • 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 Sony RX1

Sony A7R II
Sony RX1
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Internal flash
Sony RX1R II
Sony RX1
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony RX1R

Sony A7R II
Sony RX1R
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Internal flash
Sony RX1R II
Sony RX1R
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A7R

Sony A7R II
Sony A7R
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Lighter weight
Sony RX1R II
Sony A7R
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
  • $1799
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony A9

Sony A7R II
Sony A9
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Touchscreen
Sony RX1R II
Sony A9
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A7R III

Sony A7R II
Sony A7R III
  • $1798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • High resolution composite
Sony RX1R II
Sony A7R III
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Higher max flash sync
  • $2798
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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