We had a chance to get up close with Sony's raft of new compact and compact system cameras announced last week. Get a closer look with our hands-on product shots

At a Sony event last night we were lucky enough to get some hands-on time with the three new releases Sony unveiled last week – the Alpha 7R II, the RX100 IV and the RX10 II.

The Alpha 7R II is the latest in Sony’s full-frame series of Alpha 7 cameras, which includes the Alpha 7S, the Alpha 7  and its sequel the Alpha 7 II, and the first Alpha 7R.

It features what Sony bills as the world’s first back-illuminated full-frame CMOS imaging sensor, which boasts a resolution of 42.4-million pixels.

Other headline features include an ISO range expandable to 50-102,400 and an AF system that Sony says will have a response time more than 40% faster than that of the original Alpha 7R, using 399 focal plane phase detection AF points, coupled with 25 contrast AF points.

Also announced were the Cyber-shot RX10, a bridge camera successor to the original RX10, and the RX100 IV. Both of these cameras are capable of shooting 4K video and slow-motion video that runs up to 40 times slower than the standard rate.

The RX100 IV is a pocket sized compact with Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm f/1.8 lens, while the RX10 II packs a superzoom Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm that carries a constant aperture of f/2.8 right the way through its range.

Both cameras also allow users to extract 16.8MP stills from 4K video footage, and incorporate high-contrast 2.35-million-dot resolution XGA OLED Tru-Finders.

With pricing and availability details still yet to be announced, you’ll have to content yourself with the above glimpses of the cameras in-hand, and our first look review which will be online soon!