Sony Launches RX0 II, The World’s Smallest 4K Video Camera
In a bid to launch a competitor to the highly successful GoPro action cameras, Sony launched the RX0 in 2017. Despite offering good features at a lucrative price, the device wasn’t very successful. The company has announced the successor to the camera. Called the RX0 II, it has new tricks up its sleeve and offers few innovative features.
Sony RX0 II
According to Sony, the RX0 II is the world’s smallest 4K video camera. The action camera measure 59 x 40.5 x 35mm and weighs 132g. It has a rugged design and boasts of superior durability. It is certified to be waterproof up to 10 meters, is dustproof, shockproof and crush resistant up to 200kg of force. In terms of optics, there is a 15.3MP CMOS sensor combined with the company’s BIONZ X image processor which measures 1 inch. There is also a ZEISS Tessar T 24mm fixed wide angle lens with an aperture of f/4.0. The lens has a minimum focussing distance of 20cm.
The Sony RX0 II also has an LCD panel which can be tilted up to 180 degrees. The camera can record videos in 4K resolution and has an Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) for smoother footage which can also be used in handheld mode. There is slow motion recording support of up to 1,000fps. The action camera has a microphone jack for vlogging. Unlike most of its competitors, the RX0 II can capture still photos as well. Sony claims that the new update improves colour reproduction and adds an optional ‘Soft Skin Effect’ to refine the images. With the camera, there is an option for accessories like the VCT-SGR1 Shooting Grip for better grip and a bracket for mounting the camera.
Pricing & Availability
The Sony RX0 II will be available to purchase in the US and Australia starting the month of April. The camera has been priced at US$ 698 (Rs. 48,057). The additional kit comprising of the shooting grip and bracket will be sold separately from June this year with pricing to be announced soon.