The 42MP Sony RX1R II Packs the First Optical Variable Low-Pass Filter

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Today Sony has announced the addition of the RX1R II to their acclaimed Cyber-shot RX compact camera line. In addition to packing a 42.4 Megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor borrowed from the a7R II, a 35mm F2 Carl Zeiss Sonnar T lens, and a retractable OLED viewfinder with an improved autofocus, Sony claims to bring the world's first optical variable low-pass filter that can be turned on and off. The Sony RX1R II also boasts a 30% improvement over its predecessor's autofocus speed with an additional 45% more coverage and an AF-C mode with up to 5 fps continuous shooting. The hand-held camera also shoots with an ISO range of 100-25600 with an improved output data speed 3.5x faster than the original. Video capture up to 1080/60p, built-in Wi-Fi, and NFC that allows for remote smartphone shooting finishes the perks. The Sony RX1R II launches this November for $3299.

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