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.
See at Amazon:

Sony DSC-RX10M II Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera.




Keep Reading...

Black and White Film

Beautiful Black and White Film 1934

Evelyn Prentice is a 1934 film starring William Powell and Myrna Loy, and featuring Una Merkel and Rosalind Russell in her film debut. The movie was filmed between the original Thin Man and the first of its sequels. The Thin Man series is comedy-mysteries based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. […]

Read More
Ricoh S VR Camera

Ricoh Theta S VR Footage

Full HD 360-Degree Spherical Panoramic Digital Camera Here’s what my friend Tim Doherty shot with his Ricoh Theta S. Use your mouse to click and slide the view. The Ricoh Theta S is available on Amazon. The Theta S will shoot 1080p HD at 30fps for up to 25 minutes per charge. It can also […]

Read More

Virtual Reality Documentary presented by New York Times and Google Cardboard

The New York Times and Google gave away over a million virtual reality headsets. They also presented a virtual reality documentary.

Read More
Looney Tunes Returning

Looney Tunes Are Returning

Warner Bros. Animation announced Looney Tunes Cartoons will return in 2019. These animated shorts relied on traditional slapstick-driven stories. They will be shorter than the originals. The new cartoons will range from one to six minutes. The first season will consist of some 1,000 minutes of animation. They will be broadcast both on television and […]

Read More


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • Forbes Magazine calls VideoUniversity one of the best business-to-business sites for digital video production.
  • WINNER
    Videography Magazine's
    "Website of the Month" Award
  • WINNER
    PC Magazine Online "Best Desktop Video Site" Award
  • WINNER
    CyberFilm School's "FOUR STAR" Award