Sony Unveils World's Smallest, Lightest Ultra-Compact Camera

Last update: 04/04/2019

By Nur Hazirah Samsudar

KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 (Bernama) – Sony has introduced a new addition to its popular compact camera line-up with the launch of the world's smallest and lightest premium compact camera, the RX0 II.

Building upon the waterproof/dustproof, shockproof, crushproof and ultra-compact qualities of the original RX0, the new model now offers internal 4K recording, a up to 180-degree and down to 90-degree tiltable LCD screen that even works underwater and new image stabilisation solutions for video recording.

At the heart of the RX0 II sits a 1.0-type stacked 15.3- megapixel1 Exmor RSCMOS image sensor and an advanced BIONZ Ximage processing engine that offer enhanced colour reproduction including beautiful skin tones.

“The development goal of the original RX0 was to build a camera that enabled new forms of creative expression through its form factor and technical capabilities,” said Director, Digital Imaging Division, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific, Dai Tanaka said in a statement.

Measuring just 59mm x 40.5mm x 35mm and weighing just 132g, the RX0 II fits easily into a pocket. It is waterproof up to 10 metres deep, dustproof, and shockproof up to 2 metres and crushproof up to 200KG force.

INTERNAL MOVIE RECORDING

The RX0 II offers 4K 30p internal movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning to collect approximately 1.7 times the amount of data required for 4K video. Using the recently introduced Sony “Imaging Edge" mobile applications, this footage can be transferred to a smartphone, edited and shared.

RX0 II boasts an Anti-distortion Shutter of up to 1/32000 seconds and can shoot at up to 16 fps to capture any fleeting moment of emotion that passes across the subject’s face. Not only that, colour reproduction has been enhanced to reproduce natural and vivid colour of human skin and the optional ‘Soft Skin Effect’.

The speed, accuracy and operation of the Eye AF has been improved to make it even easier to capture a stunning portrait. The focused eye can be selected left or right or auto in the menu or assigned to a custom button.

The RX0 II is also compatible with the Camera Control Box CCB-WD1 which enables up to 100 cameras to be connected and controlled in a wired multi-camera setup. For more information, visit https://www.sony-asia.com/electronics/cyber-shot-compact-cameras/dsc-rx0m2
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