From dormant volcanoes to gorgeous produce, Sony’s RX10 II captures Oregon beauty with aplomb
posted Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 11:28 AM EDT
Not only is Mike Tomkins getting some quality time with the high-res A7R II, he's getting a chance to shoot with the brand new Sony RX10 II in his Oregon adventure. We've now published a selection of gallery photos from this updated long-zoom bridge camera.
Similar to the A7R II, the exterior design of the RX10 II is largely unchanged compared to its predecessor. The big story, though, with the Sony RX10 II is speed and performance thanks to its all-new 20.2-megapixel 1"-type Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor with integrated DRAM. Shared with the compact RX100 IV, the new stacked sensor offers much faster performance than the original model, with much faster burst shooting (up to 14fps now in "Speed Priority Continuous Shooting" mode) and a much deeper buffer at 43 Extra Fine JPEG frames or 27 RAW frames, over the RX10's 21 JPEG and 10 RAW frames.
In addition to still photo speed boosts, the RX10 II now offers 4K 3840 x 2160 video, using Sony's high-quality 100Mbps XAVC S codec, at either 30p or 24p frame rates with in-camera recording to the memory card. The RX10 II also gains the very fun High Frame Rate video mode, which allows for super-slow motion video up to 960fps that's all captured, recorded and up-scaled to 1080p in-camera!
Check out a few real-world gallery shots below from the Sony RX10 II of Mike's on-going Pacific Northwest adventure. For full-resolution, straight-from-camera JPEGs and their corresponding RAW files, jump over to our Sony RX10 II Gallery Page.
And be sure to stay tuned for more from our Sony RX10 II review!