Sony announced two of their Cyber-shot cameras, the compact RX100 IV and high-zoom RX10 II cameras, with impressive capabilities that include 40x super slow motion video capture at up to 960fps, an ultra-fast Anti-Distortion Shutter with a maximum speed of 1/32000 second, high-resolution 4K movie shooting and more. Both would be available in Singapore in July.
Such features were once limited to professional grade cameras, but now made possible with the world’s first 1.0 type stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor with advanced signal processing and an attached DRAM memory chip. The high speed signal processing and DRAM memory chip work together to enable more than five times the readout rate of image data.
At the media event, Sony demonstrated the slow motion video capture, and ultra fast shooting (up to 16 fps!). Very impressive shots, especially the slow motion capture, which with sufficient lighting, can produce very beautiful effects. There’s also a buffer mode such that as long you are in standby mode, you can still record the previous 2 secs after you click the record button. Like it’s predecessor, the RX100 IV is undoubtedly the best compact camera you can buy right now.
The RX10 II sports a few more improvements. The body is now made of magnesium alloy and is dust and moisture resistant. The RX10 II has a 28-200mm f2.8 lens, mic input and headphone output, faster AF focus among others.