Sony RX1R II vs. Sony A7R II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II vs. Sony Alpha 7R II 1Do you think Sony RX1R II has enough specifications to beat Sony A7R II? No, the RX1R II is a compact camera whereas the Sony A7R II is a mirrorless camera.

However,It will be much easy for the photographers to choose any one camera between  RX1R II and A7R II, because both the cameras have the same 42.4 mp of resolution, paired with the same of sensor size.  Low pass filter is absent from both cameras.

Major Difference

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II vs. Sony Alpha 7R II Specification Comparison Table. 

Features / Models Sony DSC-RX1R II Sony Alpha 7R II
Megapixel 42 megapixels 42 megapixels
Sensor size / type Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm) Full frame (35.9 x 24 mm)
Low –Pass filter Variable No
Image  Processor BIONZ X Bionz X
Optical zoom Fixed N/A
Aperture Range F2.0 N/A
Macro 14cm N/A
Image stabilization No Sensor-shift/5-axis
AF System Contrast Detect (sensor) + Phase Detect Contrast Detect (sensor) + Phase Detect (Hybrid)
AF points 399+25 399+25
ISO 50-102400 50-102400



30 sec 1/4000 sec 30 sec 1/8000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 5fps 5fps
Video 1920 x 1080 (60p, 60i, 30p, 24p), 1280 x 720p (120 fps) 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p)
Display 3.0″ LCD Rear Screen Tilt (1,288,800 pixels) 3″ Rear Screen Tilting  LCD (1,228,800)
Viewfinder Yes EVF 100%
Hot Shoe Yes Yes
Wi-Fi Built-in with NFC Built-In with NFC
Battery Life (CIPA) 220 shots 290 shots
Dimensions  113 x 65 x 72 mm 127 x 96 x 60 mm
Weight 507g 625g

Both camera have same BIS Fullframe sensor so no comment here.

Low pass filter-  Sony A7R II Doesn’t have low pass filter that benefits the users to get the highest possible resolution and clarity of the images even when zoomed up for one by one ratio (or 100%), but moiré will remain stick with the images that can be reduced only with the help of Photoshop editor later.  On the other hand the RX1R II features an optical variable low pass filter with the help of which the user can manually adjust the balance of image resolution and presence of moiré or color artifacts to smoothly match the subject. This variable low pass filter has three settings starting with “off”, which suitable when prioritizing resolution, “standard”, maintain a balance between resolution and removal of moiré and color artifacts, “high”, which insists on reducing moiré and color artifacts

Image stabilization-What most benefit the users of A7R II can get is the engineering of 5-axis image stabilization, yes, exactly! The A7R II has been well tuned with an innovative 5-axis image stabilization system to support its high-resolution shooting capacity. And the crucial advantages, it corrects camera shake along five axes during shooting, including angular shake (pitch and yaw) that normally arises while shooting with telephoto lens, shift shake (X and Y axes) as the magnification increases it becomes noticeable, and rotational shake (roll) that generally affects video recording.

Shutter speed- A7R II offers faster shutter speed of 1/8000 to track the fast moving subjects whereas RX1R II has slower speed with 1/4000sec.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R II vs. Sony Alpha 7R II 2

Video- If you use Sony A7R II then you will have a great option to record 4k video in various formats whereas you can record only full HD video.

Battery life- You can take 290 different shots with A7R II on the other hand you can take 220 shots with RX1R II.

Verdicts- Sony A7R II features not OK but great specifications, that is image stabilization of 5-axis, faster shutter speed and 4k movie recording options which are the attractive parts of this camera. But at the same time the users of Sony RX1R II can also be amused by its well constructed specifications.      

Sony RX1R II from Amazon |  Sony Alpha 7R II from Amazon

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