• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 42.4 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 33.0 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Sony RX1R II advantages over Sony A7 IV

  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • More pixels
    42.4 vs 33.0 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs None
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré

Sony A7 IV advantages over Sony RX1R II

  • Less expensive
    $2698 vs $3298*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    7 months vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    3680k vs 1229k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    828 vs 24 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 102400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • 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 RX1R II
Sony RX1
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Sony A7 IV
Sony RX1
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Internal flash

Compared to Sony RX1R

Sony RX1R II
Sony RX1R
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
Sony A7 IV
Sony RX1R
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Internal flash

Compared to Zeiss ZX1

Sony RX1R II
Zeiss ZX1
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $6000
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
Sony A7 IV
Zeiss ZX1
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $6000
  • 35mm
  • Thinner

Compared to Nikon Z7 II

Sony RX1R II
Nikon Z7 II
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • NFC
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
Sony A7 IV
Nikon Z7 II
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Top deck display

Compared to Nikon Z6 II

Sony RX1R II
Nikon Z6 II
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • In-camera panoramas
  • NFC
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7 IV
Nikon Z6 II
  • $2498
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $1997
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • On-sensor phase detect
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