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Sony introduces the RX0 II, a 2nd-generation GoPro-like 4K camera with an adjustable LCD screen

The new Sony RX0 II. (Source: Sony)
The new Sony RX0 II. (Source: Sony)
Sony's RX0 line is the company's take on the compact camera. Its latest version, the RX0 II, crams 4K recording, advanced image processing and electronic stabilization into "the world's smallest and lightest premium compact camera". This device is also fit for outdoors videography, and it comes with water, dust and shock resistance.

Sony has released its latest compact camera. It is the second-generation RX0, known as the DSC-RX0M2 - or more simply as the RX0 II. The Japanese electronics giant crams 4K, electronic stabilization, advanced image processing and impressive ruggedness into this camera, which it describes as the "world's smallest and lightest premium compact camera".

The RX0 II outdoes its predecessor in that its dimensions have been refined down to 5.9cm x 4.05cm x 3.5cm, and its weight down to just 132 grams. More importantly, however, this new model has an in-built LCD screen, which can be flipped upwards through 180 degrees, or through 90 degrees downwards. Unlike the original RX0, it also supports internal 4K recording.

This function works at 4K/30p, with a full-pixel readout and without pixel binning. This allows the RX0 II to gather the data necessary to correct for juddering or shakiness while recording, or while processing the video in question. This camera also boasts IP68 water- and dust-resistance, so that it could be used either under-water or on desert trails (within reason). Sony claims that it also offers shock-resistance that applies to a 2-meter or less drop, and also resists up to 200 kilograms of force.

The RX0 II has a stacked 1.0-type, 15.3-megapixel Exmor RS CMOS sensor. It also includes a Zeiss lens, an "anti-distortion shutter" and 16fps shooting. It will be sold at a price of US$700, and will start shipping from Qpirl 2019.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-03-28 (Update: 2019-03-29)