Sony has a new action camera and it’s called the RX0. That’s a zero at the end, not an O. The Sony RX0 intended to compete with products offered by GoPro, among others, in a tightly contested action camera market. Sony’s offering, it appears, is a nice package with so much technology packed, although at the retail price of US$700, it’s on the expensive side. GoPro’s similar offering, for instance, is priced at only about US$ 400.
The RX0 is very compact alight. It weighs only 0.24 pounds and has dimensions of 2.38 x 1.63 x 1.19 inches. This is right within the size of GoPro Hero models. Just like most GoPro models, the Sony RX0 also packs a display screen on the back.
The rundown of specs and features of the Sony RX0 include a 1-inch, 15.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor, a wide 24mm Zeiss lens fixed at F4, a shutter speed of up to 1/32000 and a burst mode of up to 16fps. The sensor on the Sony RX0 is bigger than sensors used by GoPro. The RX0 can shoot at super slow-motion at up to 960 frames per second. The Sony RX0 is clearly designed for outdoor use as it is waterproof up to 33 feet (up to 330 feet with a case) and is shockproof up to 6.5 feet and crushproof for weights up to 440 pounds.
The Sony RX0 is versatile as it has the ability to shoot videos and stills, either by itself, of through a camera rig that uses multiple units of RX0s. A rig like this enables the RX0 to shoot bullet-time shots and other technical shots. Speaking of bullet-time shots, you may want to check out the newly announced Insta360 ONE which has a different and cheaper way of taking bullet-time shots.