Given the ubiquity of smartphone cameras in these Instagram and Snapchat dominated times, it takes something truly outstanding to turn heads when it comes to compact photography. While it’s such names as Leica, Nikon and Canon that are most traditionally associated with high-end photography, it’s Sony that has been winning plaudits from the more serious snappers of late. Touted as the “king of compact cameras”, the Sony Rx1R II is said to stand head and shoulders above the competition when it comes to mirrorless compact cameras.
The camera features a 42MP BSI CMOS full frame sensor – an asset more commonly associated with DSLRs. It also boasts a Zeiss Sonnar T* 35mm F/2 lens with hybrid autofocus system, a pop-up 2.36M-dot OLED electronic viewfinder and Wi-Fi connectivity, all housed in an elegant and compact package weighing a mere 500 grams. Indeed, it is impressive just how much cutting-edge technology Sony has managed to squeeze into the RX1R II.
While all this technology does not come cheap, it is comparitively more reasonably priced than its Leica equivalent, while also supposedly offering better functionality and performance. For those serious about their photography, but unwilling to lug a DSLR and a host of accessories around, the RX1R II may well have everything you need to get that perfect shot.