Sony RX0 II 4K Action Camera Announced

Sony’s latest action camera, the RX0 II, packs a 1″ sensor into an impossibly small body, then adds 4K video with built-in stabilization and a flip-up screen. Wow!

The Sony RX0 II (DSC-RX0M2) is a new, ultra-compact action camera from Sony that offers numerous features that differentiated from the competition, including the latest offerings from GoPro. With an MSRP or $699.99, it is priced on the high end of action cam offerings, but for the money you get a Sony 15.3 megapixel stacked CMOS sensor that gives the f/4 (35mm equivalent) Zeiss lens a wide range of ISO sensitivity to work with, as well an enhanced dynamic range versus smaller sensor cameras.

The RX0 II is the successor to Sony’s RX0, which lacked the new model’s 4K recording capability, and also did not have a feature that’s sure to endear this new camera to vloggers: a flip-up screen. Add to that built-in electronic stabilization for video and this little sony starts to look very interesting!

It’ll be interesting to compare it to the GoPro Hero7 Black and the Osmo Pocket action cameras, to see how its image stabilization performs as compared to the latest from from DJI and GoPro. I expect to have a hands-on posted soon, before the end of April.

Click here to see the image sample gallery on sony.com


Key specs from Sony

Sensor Type: 1.0″-type (0.52 x 0.35″) Exmor RS CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2

Lens Type: ZEISS Tessar T Lens, 6 elements in 6 groups (6 aspheric elements)

Focal Length: 7.9mm

Angle of View: 84 Degree (24 mm, 35mm Format Equivalent, Still Image)

Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens): Approx. 0.66′ (20cm) to Infinity

ISO Sensitivity: Auto (ISO125-12800, selectable with upper/lower limit) 125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800 (Extendable to ISO80/100)

Multi-Frame NR ISO: Auto (ISO200-25600) 200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/256006 (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index)

White Balance Modes: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent Fluor.: Warm White, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Underwater Auto, C. Temp./Filter, Custom

Electronics Shutter: 1/4″ – 1/32000

Aperture: F4.0

MOVIE RECORDING MODE (NTSC): NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] AVCHD: 24M FX(1,920×1,080/60i)/17M FH(1,920×1,080/60i), XAVC S 4K11: 30p 100M(3,840×2,160/30p)/30p 60M(3,840×2,160/30p)/24p 100M(3,840×2,160/24p)/24p 60M(3,840×2,160/24p), XAVC S HD: 60p 50M(1,920×1,080/60p)/60p 25M(1,920×1,080/60p)/30p 50M(1,920×1,080/30p)/30p 16M(1,920×1,080/30p)/24p 50M(1,920×1,080/24p)/120p 60M(1,920×1,080/120p)11/120p 100M(1,920×1,080/120p)11

And much more. Click here to read all the specs on sony.com

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