Sony RX10 II boasts support for long 4K video recording

Sony has introduced a pair of new cameras, the RX100 IV and the RX10 II camera. The RX10 II is a high-zoom shooter with the same 1.0 type stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor as the other aforementioned model, though it has a larger, more robust body than the RX100 IV's compact design. Sony says this model includes both a DRAM memory chip and fast signal processing, the combination of which results in 5x faster image data readout and other pro-level features.

Those pro-level features include things like super slow motion, anti-distortion shutter, 4k video recording, shutter speed as fast as 1/32000, and more. The RX10 II has a continuous speed of up to 14fps and 40x Super Slow Motion. The brightness can be boosted as high as EV19, and the fast readouts mean there won't be distortion from the shutter.

Both cameras are the first Cybershot models to include QFHD 3840 x 2160 4K video recording, something accomplished in combination with the XAVC S codec. Videos in this resolution are recorded at 100Mbps, while Full HD video is recorded at 50Mbps. The RX10 II model in particular is the superior of the two, able to record in 4K up to 29 minutes rather than the RX100's 5 minute limit.

The RX10 II also features a ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm F2.8 lens, an XGA OLED Tru-Finder with about 2.35 million dots, ultra-fast auto focus with subject lock, integrated Wi-Fi, and NFC connectivity. There's support for Sony's PlayMemories Camera apps as well. The RX10 II will be available starting next month for $1,300 USD. Pre-orders start June 17.