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