Sony DSC-RX0

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Sony DSC-RX0

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 Exmor RS CMOS sensor produces minimal rolling-shutter artifacts, and is protected by the RX0's waterproof, crushproof, and shockproof body. Use the versatile, diminutive RX0 as a single camera that fits almost anywhere, or for multi-camera recording, timecode-sync up to five cameras. 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. Camera control is offered via the Sony Play Memories smartphone app (iOS and Android). Sony DSC-RX0 Waterproof Camera

A 1" Exmor RS CMOS sensor provides extended dynamic range and high-speed readout, even at super-slow motion rates of up to 960/1000 fps. This anti-distortion shutter features speeds up to 1/32000 per second, capable of freezing the action with minimal skew. Customize your image capture with multiple Picture Profiles, including the versatile S-Log2 gamma setting.

Internal recording options include 24/25/30/50 and 60 fps at 1080p, all at 50 Mb/s in the XAVC codec. Still photos can be captured in both raw and JPEG with shutter speeds as fast as 1/32,000/second, and in continuous-shooting 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). The durable RX0 camera is also shockproof from impacts up to 6.5', and crushproof under weights up to 440 pounds.

Key Features

  • 21MP 1" stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor provides optimal image quality, and minimizes rolling-shutter artifacts

  • 24mm-equivalent f/4 lens provides a wide view without barrel distortion

  • Ultra-compact, lightweight camera body; waterproof to 33', crushproof under 440 pounds, and shockproof to 6.5'

  • Outputs uncompressed UHD 4K to an external recorder, captures up to 1080p60 internally

  • High-speed sensor readout even at super-slow motion up to 960/1000 fps

  • S-Log2 gamma setting, and multiple Picture Profiles for image customization

  • Shutter speeds up to 1/32,0000 per second for crisp, clear images

  • Can record video clips longer than 30 minutes

  • Timecode-sync and control of up to five cameras with one smartphone, control greater than five cameras when connected to Wi-Fi

  • Sony Play Memories app is available in both iOS and Android versions

  • NTSC and PAL–compatible

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Specifications
Price
MSRP $699
Body type
Body type Ultracompact
Sensor
Max resolution 4800 x 3200
Image ratio w:h 4:3, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 15 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 21 megapixels
Sensor size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
Processor BIONZ X
Image
ISO Auto, 125-12800
White balance presets 9
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Find, standard
Optics & Focus
Focal length (equiv.) 24 mm
Maximum aperture F4
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom Yes
Manual focus Yes
Normal focus range 50 cm (19.69)
Number of focus points 25
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 1.5
Screen dots 230,400
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type None
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 1/4 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/32000 sec
Maximum shutter speed (electronic) 1/32000 sec
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes No
Built-in flash No
External flash No
Continuous drive 16.0 fps
Self-timer Yes
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes
Videography features
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Modes
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 28 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 60i / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 25 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 16 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
  • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 120p / 50 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Linear PCM
  • 1280 x 720 @ 30p / 6 Mbps, MP4, H.264, AAC
Microphone Stereo
Storage
Storage types microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB charging Yes
HDMI Yes (micro HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port No
Wireless Built-In
Wireless notes 802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.1 LE
Remote control Yes (wired or wireless)
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes
Durability Waterproof, Shockproof
Battery Built-in
Battery description NP-BJ1 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 240
Weight (inc. batteries) 110 g (0.24 lb / 3.88 oz)
Dimensions 59 x 41 x 30 mm (2.32 x 1.61 x 1.18)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS None

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