Sony RX0 Preview: A Compact, Enduring Camera
Sony’s compact RX0 camera was unveiled on August 31, and it will launch this October for $700. While it is positioning itself as an alternative to GoPro cameras, Sony’s answer might be worth waiting for.
This is, without question, a very lithe device; it weighs only 0.24 pounds, and its dimensions are 2.38 x 1.63 x 1.19 inches. It’s gifted with a 1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor, giving the RX0’s visuals a 3:2 aspect ratio. Moreover, the 3X0 is proficient at capturing slow motion at as much as 960 frames per second. You can also output 4K visuals, and support for Sony’s Picture Profiles and S-Log2 programs is included.
The battery life will fluctuate depending on how you’re using the RX0, though Sony’s testing yields the following approximations:
- “Still Image” – 240 shots and 120 minutes
- “Movies Actual Shooting” – 35 minutes
- “Movies Continuous Shooting” – 60 minutes
Sony is confident in the durability of their new camera, noting how it is waterproof, shockproof and crushproof. If you want to use your camera at a depth of up to 10 meters, if you accidentally drop it up to two meters or if you mistakenly crush it with something weighting 440 pounds, your RX0 should endure it without being any worse for wear. Needless to say, your Sony RX0 could be an invaluable tool in filming your indie film.
RX0 is gifted with built-in Wi-Fi capabilities, allowing you to control your camera with a tablet or smartphone with the free PlayMemories Mobile app. You can use this to modify the 3X0’s settings, such as its shutter speed, and you can also remotely turn the camera on or off via Bluetooth.
Should you want to enhance your adventures, additional accessories will be available, too. Two of these are the MPK-HSR1 Housing, which will grant your camera access to up to 100 meters below water, and the VCT-CGR1 Cage, which can bestow greater flexibility to your platform.