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Sony Alpha 7R II, Cyber-shot RX10 II and RX100 IV launched in Malaysia

By Bryan Chan - on 16 Aug 2015, 7:29pm

Sony Alpha 7R II, Cyber-shot RX10 II and RX100 IV launched in Malaysia

Late last month, we were given the opportunity to join Sony Malaysia during the regional launch of the Sony Alpha 7R II (A7R II), Cyber-shot RX10 II and Cyber-shot RX100 IV in Singapore. Earlier today, the three cameras were officially launched here, in Malaysia.

Hatano Satoshi (fourth from left), Managing Director, Sony Malaysia, along with the digital imaging team from Sony Malaysia, and several Sony Alpha Professional Photographers members.

At the event earlier today, many Sony camera users had the chance to try out all the three cameras that were launched today.

Here's the RX10 II in action.


Alpha 7R II

As previously reported, the A7R II is the main star of this launch. Just to recap, the A7R II is a full frame compact camera that sports a 42.2MP sensor. It's got a native ISO sensitivity of 100-25,600 that's expandable to 102,400, and makes use of Sony's Back-side illuminated (BSI) sensor technology. If you didn't yet know, this is the first time BSI technology is being used in tandem with a full frame sensor. The effect? Powerful low-light performance. For more information of the A7R II, you can read our First Looks article of the camera here. Locally, this camera retails for RM11,999 (body only).

Cyber-shot RX10 II & RX100 IV

Here's the RX100 IV.

Pictured here is the RX10 II.

The RX10 II is the successor to the RX10 that was launched back in 2013. Like its predecessor, it's got a 24-200mm (35mm equivalent) constant f/2.8 Zeiss lens and uses a 20MP 1-inch sensor. What's different though, is that the sensor makes use of a stacked sensor concept by adding a DRAM chip. In simpler terms, it allows the camera to perform incredibly fast. How fast? The RX10 II is able to shoot up to 960 frames per second! This effectively allows it to shoot slow-motion video. In addition, the maximum shutter speed for this camera is 1/32,000s. 

As for the RX100 IV, its features are exactly the same as the RX10 II, the only difference being the RX100 IV comes in a much more compact package, and has a 24-70mm (35mm equivalent) f/1.8-2.8 lens.

Pricing for the RX10 II is set at RM5,299, while the RX100 IV retails at RM3,799


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