Internal 4K Cameras Shoot 960 fps

Sony recently announced the RX10 II and the RX100 IV. Both cameras feature the same stacked 1-inch CMOS sensor as the Sony a7R II, and both have a fixed zoom lens from Zeiss.

The $1300 RX10 II (below) has a Carl Zeiss 24-200mm f/2.8 Lens (35mm equivalent.)

SonyRX10 II front
SonyRX10 II back

The $950 RX100 IV (below) has a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T f/1.8-2.8 Lens 24-70mm (35mm equivalent.)

SonyRX100IVfront

SonyRX100IVback

These are fixed lenses which cannot be changed. Both cameras are capable of shooting 4K video internally to XAVC-S. This is a new Sony format which can support 4K resolution (4096 × 2160) at up to 60 frames per second.

The cameras also use Sony’s S-Log2. This is a log gamma which allows the capture of a much greater dynamic range than is possible when shooting with conventional television gamma. Dynamic range is the range from light to dark that the camera can capture or the range that the monitor or TV can display within one image. It is the range from the deepest blacks to the brightest whites that can be captured or shown at the same time. To be seen on a TV set, however, the range must be somewhat compressed. Even so the result is still a greater dynamic range, but it will take a little study to utilize the increased range.

But the most amazing feature of these two cameras is that both shoot 960 fps at 24p or 1000fps at 25p.

The specs of the Sony RX10 II:

20.2 MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
BIONZ X Image Processor
Internal UHD 4K Video & S-Log2 Gamma
Carl Zeiss 24-200mm f/2.8 Lens (35mm Eq)
Slow Motion Video at 960 fps
3.0? 1228K-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine TFT LCD
XGA OLED Electronic Viewfinder
Built-In Wireless and NFC Connectivity
Low-Light Sensitivity to ISO 12800
Super Sonicwave Motor for Fast Autofocus
Price: $1300

The specs of the Sony RX100 IV:
20.1 MP 1? Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
BIONZ X Image Processor
Internal UHD 4K Video & S-Log2 Gamma
Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8-2.8 Lens
24-70mm (35mm Equivalent)
2349k-Dot OLED Tru-Finder Pop-Up EVF
3.0? 1229k-Dot Multi-Angle Xtra Fine LCD
Slow Motion Video at 960 fps
Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
ISO 12800 and 16 fps Continuous Shooting
Price: $950

People may complain about the fixed lenses which cannot be changed, but the slow motion at this price is real asset. Available now.
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Sony DSC-RX10M II Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera.




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