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Sony Gets Into Specialty Cameras with the RX0 Video Camera (Plus Stills)

Get Sony RX0 at B&H Photo.

This kind of evolution in product offerings fills out the corners of the camera market.

  • Outputs 4:2:2 UHD 4K Video via HDMI
  • Ultra-Compact, Lightweight Body
  • 20MP 1" Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • Timecode-Sync Multiple Cameras
  • Internally Records 1080p60 Video
  • Zeiss 24mm-Equivalent Lens, f/4 Aperture
  • XAVC-S, AVCHD and .MP4 Recording
  • Control via App or VP1K Remote
  • NTSC/PAL Switchable
  • Waterproof & Shockproof Body

Nifty little item for those who can put it to use effectively. I'm disappointed that 4K is only via HDMI, so it’s not going on my bike helmet—but lacking image stabilization that’s not viable anyway.

The lightweight Sony RX0 Ultra-Compact Camera offers professional image quality in an action-camera sized form factor. Capable of outputting uncompressed 4K UHD video, it also records up to 1080p60 in-camera at 50 Mb/s in XAVC.

A Zeiss 24mm-equivalent f/4.0 lens provides a wide, but not distorted, field-of-view. Its 21MP 1" stacked CMOS sensor produces minimal rolling-shutter artifacts, and is protected by the RX0's waterproof and shockproof body.

Geared towards multi-camera recording, up to five cameras can be timecode-synced and controlled via the Sony Play Memories smartphone app (iOS and Android). When connected to a Wi-Fi router, greater than five cameras can be synced, suiting the RX0 for concerts, stunts, and other multi-camera applications.

Internal recording options include 24/25/30/50 and 60 fps at 1080p, all at 50 Mb/s in the XAVC codec, as well as super-slow motion at up to 960 fps. Still photos can be captured in both raw and JPEG with shutter speeds as fast as 1/32,000/second, and in bursts up to 16 fps. Uncompressed UHD 4K video is output via HDMI for capture to external recorders.

The Sony RX0's additional pro-style features include manual- and auto-focus modes, a 20" minimum focus distance, S-Log2 recording, NTSC and PAL compatibility, and on-camera control buttons.

The Sony RX0 includes a rechargeable NP-BJ1 battery, an AC adapter, micro-USB cable, and wrist strap. The camera itself is waterproof down to 33', and can be used down to 330' with the optional MPK-HSR1 waterproof housing (available separately).

SSD upgrade that takes full advantage of APFS

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