According to Amazon overall camera Ranking (Click here) the preorders on the new RX100MII are very. Obvioulsy the RX1R is a niche product and cannot be foudn in the top 100. By the way, both cameras got a new shipping date. According to Amaozn the RX100MII (message) and the RX1R (message here) will now ship on July 27 (previoulsy it was July 14). And there is another message on the product page: “Visit amazon.com/camera on 7/1 at 10 a.m PST for an exclusive preview of these new Sony cameras. Submit your questions via Twitter with #Sonylive.”
New RX1R and RX100MII tests:
1) Luminous Landscape erroneously writes “RX1N” instead of “RX1R”. According to them: “There is a difference. The Rx1N is sharper. But as with the Nikon 800e vs the 800, the difference is very small. In fact, my experience is that only in direct on-screen side-by-side comparisons at 100% magnification is that difference really noticeable. ”
2) Focus Numerique (Google translation here) tested the RX100MII and they say that up to ISO 400 there is no image quality gain over the RX100. Only at High ISO you see slightly better results but the difference is minimal.
3) The German Photoscala (Google translation here) tested both RX cameras. The say the RX100MII delivers an “almost” DSLR image quality. And the sharpness gain on the RX1R is negligible and not visible in real world shots.
4) And there is even a Greek review at Authority.gr (google translation here). It has been written by SAR reader Vangelis. Thanks!
Here is the updated preorder list:
RX1 at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, Sonystore US, Sony Canada, Sony Deutschland, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony Italy, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Austria, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Spain.
RX100MII at Amazon, BHphoto, Adorama, WexUK, Sonystore US, Sony Canada, Sony Deutschland, Sony UK, Sony FR, Sony Italy, Sony Netherland, Sony Belgium, Sony Austria, Sony Sweden, Sony Finland, Sony Spain.
Sony HVL-F43M TTL flash at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sony VFA-49R1 Filter Adapter for the for RX-100 & RX-100M2 & RX-1R at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sony AG-R1 Attachment Grip for RX-100 & RX-100M2 & RX-100M2 at BHphoto and Adorama.
Sony Premium Leather-Like Jacket Case for RX-100 & RX-100M2 at Adorama.