The zero fac­tor

Sony in­tro­duced RX0 water­proof ac­tion cam­era and RX10 IV com­pact DSLR.

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Have you ever won­dered what would hap­pen if you take a Sony RX-se­ries cam­era and shrink it down to fit in­side the body of an ac­tion cam­era? Well, you can quit think­ing about it, be­cause that’s ex­actly what Sony has done with the new RX0.

An­nounced at IFA 2017, the RX0 fea­tures an ul­tra-com­pact body that water­proof, shock­proof, and crush­proof by de­sign. The RX0 bears all the hall­marks of Sony’s RX se­ries of cam­eras, mean­ing that own­ers of the RX100 or RX10 will find the in­ter­face fa­mil­iar (al­beit on a far smaller dis­play).

Spec­i­fi­ca­tion-wise, the RX0 fea­tures 1.0-type 15.3MP Ex­mor RS CMOS stacked im­age sen­sor, cou­pled with a Zeiss Tes­sar T* 24mm f/4 fixed widean­gle lens. Ad­di­tion­ally, it has a max­i­mum shut­ter speed of up to 1/32,000 of a sec­ond, as well as the abil­ity to do burst shots at 16 fps.

Not only is it ex­cel­lent for pho­tog­ra­phy, the RX0 is also packed with a myr­iad of video cap­tur­ing func­tion­al­ity, in­clud­ing the abil­ity to do 40x su­per slow mo­tion video record­ing. It also has the abil­ity to cap­ture clean, un­com­pressed 4K video to an ex­ter­nal video recorder via the built-in HDMI out­put.

Priced at US$699.99 (ap­prox. RM2,931), the RX0 will be avail­able some­time this month.

Apart from that, Sony also an­nounced the RX10 IV, the fourth-gen­er­a­tion RX10 cam­era. De­scribed as a DSLR-like com­pact shooter for your pocket, the RX10 IV is also touted as hav­ing the world’s fastest aut­o­fo­cus (AF) at 0.03 sec­onds, and is ca­pa­ble of shoot­ing con­tin­u­ously at a speed of 24 fps with full AF/AE track­ing (com­plete with 315 PDAF points).

Its lens is an im­pres­sively ver­sa­tile 24-600mm f/2.4-4 Zeiss Vario-Son­nar T* lens, giv­ing it the abil­ity al­ter­nate be­tween macro and long-range pho­tog­ra­phy. For its cam­era sen­sor, the RX10 IV is equipped with the lat­est 1.0-type 20.1MP Ex­mor RS CMOS stacked im­age sen­sor, along with BIONZ X im­age pro­ces­sor and frontend LSI.

Like the RX0, the RX10 IV is also a for­mi­da­ble video shooter, ca­pa­ble of cap­tur­ing 4K video in ei­ther 24p or 30p, and Full HD video in 120p. It can also cap­ture video in su­per slow mo­tion, al­low­ing users to pri­or­i­tize be­tween a du­ra­tion of four sec­onds (in qual­ity pri­or­ity mode) or seven sec­onds (in shoot time pri­or­ity). Lastly, the RX 10 IV comes with the lat­est con­nec­tiv­ity fea­tures, in­clud­ing Wi-Fi, NFC, and Blue­tooth.

The RX10 IV will be avail­able some­time this month, with a price tag of US$1,699.99 (ap­prox. RM7,128).

Meet the RX10 IV, Sony’s new com­pact su­per­zoom cam­era.

The RX0 is the small­est, most com­pact cam­era that Sony has in­tro­duced un­der its RX lineup.

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