“The RX0 II is the successor to the RX0 action camera, which was launched two years ago”
Sony has launched a new action camera called the RX0 II. This action camera can be seen as a GoPro competitor and has a really cool feature that gives it some brownie points. The Japanese manufacturer doesn’t really make many action cameras, but the original RX0 turned out to be a very popular compact sports camera. Now, the new RX0 II goes a step further by introducing several new features that will surely attract a lot of users.
The Sony RX0 II has one unique feature that gives it an upper hand over a GoPro. The camera comes with a 180-degree flip-up display, which can come in handy in all kinds of situations. Vloggers, who want to see what they’re shooting and want something that can fit in their pockets, will love the new Sony action camera. Despite the hefty $700 price tag, which is steep, the RX0 II has plenty of features that might make it worth the money.
Sony has included a 1.0-inch stacked 15.3-megapixel CMOS sensor on the RX0 II. This is paired with Sony’s very own BIONZ X image processing chipset. The processor can maintain 16fps for still photos and can shoot 4K videos at 30fps. The camera features a Zeiss Tessar T 24mm F4.0 lens, which has a minimum focus distance of 20cm. The short focus distance makes it great for taking selfies as well. It also comes with an ISO range of 80 to 12800, so it should be able to perform quite well in low-light conditions as well.
The action camera features a microphone jack, electronic image stabilisation, slow-motion up to 1,000 frames per second and supports S-Log2. The 1,000-fps slow-motion videos get a 4K output, which is great for post-processing. The RX0 II is also very rugged and light unit, weighing in at just 132grams. It is waterproof up to 10 meters, crushproof up to 200KG of force, dustproof, and shockproof up to 2 meters.
Sony has left room for creativity as users can control up to 100 such cameras at once, with a camera control box, to shoot incredible videos. Of course, such a setup is going to cost a lot more than just $700. If you’re interested in the Sony RX0 II action camera, you will be able to purchase it from April across all authorised stores in North America.