Last Updated on January 13, 2019
Sony has lauded their new RX0 camera as one that could provide creators with “new imaging possibilities.” The world’s leader in digital imaging equipped the camera with RX image and video quality and bundled it all in a tiny body. With this, users are provided with the opportunity to capture scenes in different ways and always with great results. Given its small size and capabilities, the Sony RX0 looks to give GoPro a bit of competition.
The RX0 measures 2.38in x 1.63in x 1.19in and weighs around 3.9oz. This ultra-compact, symmetrical design allow the camera to be used to shoot video and still images on its own or as part of a rig featuring multiple RX0s. This provides creators with the opportunity to tackle challenges in photography and videography in different ways with assured high-quality results.
Linking multiple RX0s together allows creators to produce unique content like a time-slice. Users can trigger up to 15 RX0s simultaneously using the FA-WRC1M, Sony’s wireless radio commander.
Another option is to connect and control up to five RX0 models wirelessly from a paired device. However, this feature is still currently under development with a tentative release date via firmware update sometime in January 2018.
The Sony RX0 inherits the technologies for high-quality imaging from the RX series. It has a 1.0-type stacked 15.3MP Exmor RS CMOS image sensor and a BIONZ X processor working together. The camera uses a wide-angle ZEISS Tessar T* 24mm F4 fixed lens. With all of these features working together, the RX0 produces images and videos that are in high resolution and with minimal distortion, even for images shot in the RAW format.
An Anti-Distortion Shutter allows creators to shoot as 1/32000 second as well as provide a maximum of 16fps burst shooting capability. With this feature, fast-moving objects are captured accurately and beautifully.
Companion for tough shooting conditions
The small size of the RX0 makes it an ideal companion on outdoor shooting days. It’s also equipped with the right protection no matter where it’s taken.
The camera is waterproof up to 10m on its own. That depth can be extended further to 100m when it’s paired with a new MPK-HSR1 housing.
The RX0 can also withstand being dropped from up to 2 meters and is crushproof up to 200kg.
All of these joined together make the Sony RX0 a durable companion that can still operate when there is dust, rain, sand, and snow.
Excellent video capabilities
The video capabilities of RX0 are both creative and powerful. Highlights include super slow motion capture up to 960 frames per second and 4K clean HDMI output to external recorder.
Other features include MF assist and Peaking which help creators adjust focus to their exact preference. Options for Preset Focus also enhance control.
The RX0 also has Picture Profile options and S-Log2, along with Time Code/User Bit features helpful for multi-camera shoots.
The Sony RX0 will start shipping in October 2017 and prices start at $700.