Today, Sony announced the new RXO II action camera which is a successor to the RX0 released almost two years ago. Sony new RXO II has a 15.3-megapixel sensor and a Zeiss Tessar T 24mm F4 fixed wide-angle lens with a 20-cm minimum focus distance for scenic shots. It has a short minimum focus distance of 20cm, meaning you can use it to take selfies or table-top shots.
It is almost the same size as its predecessor with a 2.3in x 1.59in x 1.38in body that weighs just 132 grams. This model will truly grab your attention because it has a 180-degree flip-up screen, all thanks to the adjustable LCD which makes this possible. It can flip 180 degrees upward and 90 degrees down. If you are more of a night mode lover note that the ISO range is 80-12800, therefore, on paper you would also be able to shoot vlogs in dimly-lit scenarios.
Talking about the video, Sony new RX0 II can shoot 4K video at 30 fps, includes a microphone jack, and has in-body electronic stabilization that’s even usable in handheld mode. People who love slow motion videos would be more happy to know about a 1,000-fps recording mode with uncompressed 4K HDMI output. Moreover, RX0 II also supports S-Log2 for more flexibility in post-processing.
You can even you the screen underwater because the device is water resistant up to 33 feet, tough enough to survive being crushed with 400 pounds of force and can also withstand the impact of a drop up to 6.5 feet. The camera’s selfie-friendly screen is supported by Sony’s Eye AF that locks onto the eyes of the subject. If you need to use more than one RXO II camera, Sony makes it easier for you to wirelessly control five of them from the Imaging Edge mobile app, 50 cameras with an access point, or up to 100 with a camera control box.
Sony new RXO II will begin shipping in April and the model is priced at $700 US or $900 CA. It would be sold to authorized retailers across North America.