Yesterday Sony announced a new ultra compact high quality camera called the RX0 (zero). Being part of the RX-Series camera family it features the killer 1″ Exmor RS Sensor which is both backlit and stacked with the Dram chip which makes it optimized for speed. You know, killer slow-mo footage and what not… This camera is also waterproof and shockproof which makes it the perfect “Crash Camera” style solution for film makers of all types.
The RX0 offers features that hard core video creators demand, like time-code syncing which allows for all the cameras shooting to be synced up. This is hugely important when doing multi camera shoots in particular. The RX0 also offers top quality 24mm f/4 Zeiss optics and 4k video if using an external recorder, otherwise it offers 1080P at all sorts of speeds and qualities to chose from… Therefore, professional video makers can now use the RX0 for those crazy scenes and super tight quarters without having to worry about the camera so much. Also, the Rx0 can literally fit into places no other high quality camera can, other than action cameras of course…
Action cameras however, tend to have an ultra wide-angle ~12mm lens which offers a view of everything when mounted to your helmet or dirt bike for example, and that style lens also tends to suffer from severe distortion. That is not good for serious video production quality conscious creators…
The RX0 Zeiss optic has very little distortion, and @ 24mm offers a more zoomed in view when compared to most action cameras. So, the RX0 will not really work for the mounted to the body type action per say, but will work much better on the side-lines of the action. Capturing everything in super high quality and killer slow-mo without the worry of damaging super expensive video rigs… This is perfect for so many applications and Sony jumped on the market gap like a tiger!
Info courtesy of Sony >> This ultra-compact camera is a brilliant marriage of highly sophisticated imaging technology, including a 1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor and wide-angle 24mm (35 mm equivalent) ZEISS lens, and a tough, rigid body that is waterproof down to 10m/33ft, shockproof when dropped up to 2.0m/6.5ft above ground, and crushproof under up to 200kgf/440lbf/2000N. High-speed continuous shooting, super slow motion and other features uniquely integrated in such smart form make for more creative production of images.
Yesterday when the new Sony Rx0 was announced I kinda rushed to get that article up and made some pretty glaring mistakes. I just wanted to apologize to you all who read that article and were confused about the action camera comments I had made. I jumped the gun and have since corrected that article for the most part. In any event, this article has all the key features and specs per Sony, so no confusion should be had. Please feel free to ask questions and comment below as always!
Any interest in this camera? Would you like me to review it? What would you use this camera for? Thanks again for checking in and stay tuned for my Sony A99 II first impressions article with a few sample photos, that I’m working on now!!