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UNVEILED: SONY RX0

Delivers Amazing Pro Optics in an Action Camera Body

  • PRICE: $699
  • PREORDER: Accepting preorders starting on September 5th
  • AVAILABILITY: Mid October
  • PERFECT FOR: Still & Movie enthusiasts & professionals who seek new tools that expand their creative boundaries

OVERVIEW:
 
With boundless capability contained within a strong, waterproof, miniature body, the RX0 combines cutting-edge imaging performance and rugged, ready-for-anything design for more versatile operation all around, whether on its own or with multi-camera systems and accessories. Shoot freely. View the results as you like. With so much creative shooting freedom at your fingertips, your power to bring your visions to life is limitless.

The camera measures only 2.38×1.63×1.19″ and weighs a mere 3.9oz. It is built with durability in mind, with its waterproof to 33ft/10m, shockproof from drops of 6.5ft/2m, and crushproof from forces up to 440lb/200kg. Packed inside is a 15.3-megapixel 1-inch Exmor RS CMOS sensor with up to 12,800 ISO. Couple that with its BIONZ X processor and you can produce RAW still photos with this little action cam!

We mentioned amazing optics. We meant it. The RX0 features a ZEISS Tessar T* 24mm f/4 lens. And for video creatives, the RX0 delivers in spades. Shoot 1080p60 video internally, or 4K HDMI out. You also get super slow motion (up to 960fps), MF assist and Peaking, and so much more.
 
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FEATURE SUMMARY:

  • Unique performance and compactness for extraordinary applications
  • 1” (1.0-type) Stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS Sensor with DRAM chip
  • 24mm f/4 ZEISS® Tessar T lens delivers high-resolution images
  • Matchbox sized durable duralumin, water/shock/crush proof body
  • Wireless or Wired multi camera control for multi-view application
  • 15.3MP RAW up to 16fps continuous shooting
  • Anti-distortion shutter up to 1/32,000 sec minimizes rolling shutter
  • Full 1080/60p HD, 720/120p HD and 4K (3840×2160) via HDMI Output
  • High frame rate up to 40x Super Slow motion recording
  • Advanced video features incl. Time code, Picture Profile, S-Log

Creative tool from every angle: Miniature dimensions and all-around versatility maximize your freedom to take and use the RX0 effortlessly anywhere in creative ways — even with other RX0 cameras spread around to shoot from various perspectives. Respective optical axes of multiple RX0 cameras used together can be properly aligned for flexible setups, thanks to the cameras’ minimal symmetric design. On its own or as part of a full-scale multi-camera system, the RX0 can extend imaginations and open eyes to unprecedented recording possibilities.

24mm1 F4 ZEISS® Tessar T* lens: The 24mm1 F4 ZEISS® Tessar T* lens delivers high-resolution images with less image distortion in peripheral areas, despite its wide-angle lens design. Employing 6 elements in 6 groups including 6 aspheric elements – this ZEISS® lens intensifies recordings’ contrast and sharpness. Furthermore, you can capture improved images and suppress occurrence of ghosts and flare by using an optional hood8.

1” Stacked back illuminated Exmor RS™ CMOS Sensor: This large 1” (1.0-type) stacked back illuminated Exmor RS® image sensor with DRAM chip not only enhances efficiency and speed of A/D conversion through its stacked structure with more circuit sections; it also realizes super-fast readout speed – thanks to a DRAM chip integrated into the sensor structure. Additionally, the back illumination technology increases light collection efficiency and reduce noise in shots taken at up to ISO 12,800.

BIONZ X® image processor: The RX0’s premium lens and sensor are complimented by the high-speed Sony BIONZ X® image processing engine that powers conversion of light captured by the sensor, rendering photos and movies with natural details, realism, richer tonal gradations and low noise.

Robust, mobile design for extended shooting: The RX0’s extra rigid super duralumin body and ultra-compact dimensions make great shots easier to take even in the toughest situations. Waterproof2 down to 33 ft (10m) without underwater housing and shockproof3 to impact of drops to the ground from heights up to 6.5 ft. (2m), the highly reliable, robust RX0 is also crushproof4 under weights up to 200kgf / 440 lbf / 2000N.

Super Slow Motion: Super slow motion at frame rates of up to 960/1000fps is available to transform even the most mundane moment into something spectacular. Slow motion shooting at 480/500fps and 240/250fps maintains fine images at nearly HD quality with the choice of Quality Priority mode. End trigger mode lets you capture the decisive moment in super slow motion starting from two or four seconds before the REC button is pressed.

Advanced video features: Desirable filmic looks are available with Picture Profiles which determine the character of movies by changing basic parameters like chromogenic effects and gradation adjustment. S-Log2 is a proprietary gamma setting from Sony that is invaluable for professionals seeking post-production flexibility, and extends the dynamic range of recording to reduce occurrence of blown-out highlights and black crush. Time code is also included which greatly aids in synchronizing cameras in multi-camera shooting

Up to 16fps continuous shooting: Despite its 15.3MP5 high pixel count, the super-high-speed image sensor boosts readout speed to the extent that the camera can achieve continuous shooting up to 16fps6. This lets you capture moments of fleeting beauty or facial expressions in an instant.

Anti-distortion shutter of up to 1/32000 sec: Thanks to the Exmor RS® sensor’s extremely fast readout, the anti-distortion shutter is capable of speeds up to 1/32000 sec. which minimizes image distortion caused by the rolling shutter phenomenon that can otherwise distort shots of swiftly moving subjects.

Internal HD ith 4k via HDMI output: The RX0 can capture Full 1080 up to 60p and 720 up to 120p internally while 4K (3840×2160) is supported via HDMI Output. For production flexibility, you can use Clean HDMI output to record uncompressed video to an external recorder in your choice of formats and bitrates, including un-compressed 4K (3840×2160) movie. You also enjoy full pixel readout from the Exmor RS® sensor delivering stunning high-precision 4K images with suppressed moiré and jaggies without pixel binning or line skipping. Video recording is not limited to 30 minutes like other compact cameras.

Wireless multi-control function: Thanks to built-in Wi-Fi, up to five cameras can be remotely controlled from a smartphone or tablet. Simply download free PlayMemories Mobile9 app to your mobile device for remote control of camera shutter release, movie recording start/stop, and instant receiving of captured footage. Bluetooth is also available and allows remote power on/off operation from your mobile device. Wireless control of more than five cameras through an access point and wired Ethernet control of multiple cameras is under development.

Easy exposure and drive mode control: Select the best mode for your creative needs with exposure modes that include: Program Auto, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall), Movie Mode (Intelligent Auto), Movie Mode (Program Auto), Movie Mode (Manual Exposure), HFR Mode (Program Auto, Manual Exposure), Intelligent Auto, Superior Auto as well as and drive modes that include: Single, Continuous shooting, Speed priority continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.), Cont.-bracketing*, Single-bracketing*, White balance bracketing*, DRO bracketing* (*self-timer is available).

Various accessories for diverse use: The RX0 is minimal in physical dimensions and design, yet so tremendously versatile that it is wonderfully ingenious in every sense. Yet, the more accessories and other cameras you use it with, the more you can appreciate how thoughtfully every aspect of such a multi-camera system is integrated to accommodate a range of shooting needs and creative ambitions.

Preset Focus: For movie shooting, you can choose MF (manual focus) or PF (preset focus) mode. If you select PF mode, the RX0 automatically focuses on a subject in the range farther than approx. 3’ (1m). Also, while the RX0 is in PF mode, if you activate “NEAR” focusing range, the camera automatically focuses on a nearby subject (within approx. 3’ (1m) range).

MF Assist and Peaking functions refine focus: To help you fine-tune focus, Manual Focus (MF) Assist magnifies the area you are focusing on to enable more precise adjustment, while Peaking highlights the sharpest or most in-focus area with your choice of color to help determine whether further focusing adjustment is required.

LCD monitor and intuitive interface: The LCD monitor on the back of the compact body lets you easily check settings, angles and composition for shooting, and check images after they are recorded. Operation is intuitive, thanks to the clear, sensible operation menu scheme that this camera shares with RX series cameras.

Custom key creative convenience: You can program preferred frequently used functions on your choice of buttons to best adapt the camera to your shooting style. You’ll gain prompt, handy fingertip access to your selection of such settings, for faster, more intuitive camera operation.

Picture Effect for advanced image processing: Create personalized art by applying your choice of Picture Effect modes that adjust camera parameters and apply advanced image processing with real-time previews for most effects. You can choose from 12 modes, including Pop Color, Posterization, and Retro Photo.

Creative Style: Bring out the character of your scene with any of 13 Creative Style settings. The camera adjusts color and other parameters of movie and still images while letting you manually fine-tune the contrast, saturation, and sharpness to achieve the look you desire. Saturation settings are not available when B/W or Sepia mode is selected.

 



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