Sony launched its rugged RX0 action camera two years ago, and today the company has announced its successor, the RX0 II. The new competitor GoPro of Sony stands out immediately because it has a 180 degree flip-up screen. It could grant the wishes of vloggers and action shooters who want a tiny camera that can fit in a pocket, but can still record high-quality vlogs.
At $ 700, it's also expensive for an action camera. But if it goes through the specifications, the RX0 II seems like it might be worth it.
First, the RX0 II is durable to the point of being almost indestructible: it is water resistant to 10 meters, it is dust resistant and is protected against shock. resistant. There is a 1.0-inch 15.3-megapixel stacked CMOS sensor paired with Sony's BIONZ X image processor, which is used to improve color reproduction and maintain 16 frames per second for still shots. This is an action camera that you could really rely on to take quick pictures.
An action camera lives and dies by its lens and the Zeiss Tessar T 24mm F4.0 wide-angle lens of the RX0 II looks solid. It has a minimum focus distance of 20 cm, which means you can use it to take selfies or table shots. If you are more of a night shooter, keep in mind that the ISO range is 80-12800, so on paper, you could even shoot vlogs in low light scenarios. However, I will have to see for myself how noisy these photos and videos are.
In terms of video, the RX0 II can record 4K videos at 30 fps, includes a microphone connector and has internal electronic stabilization that can even be used in portable mode. Slow-motion photographers will also be pleased to know that Sony includes a 1,000 fps recording mode with uncompressed 4K HDMI output. The RX0 II also supports S-Log2 for greater flexibility in post-processing.
If you need to operate more than one RX0 II camera at the same time, Sony facilitates the wireless control of five of them from the Imaging Edge mobile application, up to 50 cameras with one access point (a function programmed for this summer), or up to 100 with a camera control box. That is an expensive range of action cameras.
Regarding availability, Sony's new RX0 II will ship in April, cost $ 700 or $ 900 CA, and will be sold to authorized retailers throughout North America.