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RX0 ULTRA-COMPACT SHOCKPROOF WATERPROOF DIGITAL CAMERA

Full Specifications and Features

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$899.99

Sensor Type
1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) Exmor RS® CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Number of Pixels (Effective)
15.3 MP
Number of Pixels (total)
Approx. 21.0 Megapixels
Lens type
ZEISS® Tessar T* Lens, 6 elements in 6 groups (6 aspheric elements)
F-number (Maximum Aperture)
F4.0 (Fixed)
Focal length (f=)
f=7.7 mm; Still Image 3:2 f=24 mm; Still Image 4:3 f=26 mm; Still Image 16:9 f=25.2 mm; Still Image 1:1 f=30.7 mm
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)
Approx. 50 cm (1.7 ft.) to Infinity
Optical Zoom
-
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image)
-
Clear Image Zoom (Movie)
-
Screen Type
3.8 cm (1.5 type) (4:3) / 230,400 dots / Clear Photo / TFT LCD
Brightness Control
Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather
MS Assist Magnification
8.6x
Screen Type/Number of Dots
-
Image Processing Engine
Yes (BIONZ X™)
Focus Mode
Single-shot AF; Preset Focus; Manual Focus
Focus Area
Wide (25 points (contrast-detection AF)); Centre; Flexible Spot (S/M/L); Expanded Flexible Spot
Light Metering Mode
Multi Pattern;Center Weighted;Spot
Exposure Compensation
+/- 3.0EV, 1/3EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index)
Auto (ISO125-12800, selectable with upper/lower limit), 125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800 (Extendable to ISO80/100), Multi-Frame NR: Auto (ISO125-12800), 200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/25600
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)
Auto:(ISO125Level-ISO12800Level, selectable with upper / lower limit), 125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800
Minimum Illumination (Movie)
Auto: 6 lux (Shutter Speed 1/30")
White Balance Modes
Auto; Daylight; Shade; Cloudy; Incandescent; Fluor.: Warm White; Fluor.: Cool White; Fluor.: Day White; Fluor.: Daylight; Underwater Auto; C.Temp./Filter; Custom
WB Micro Adjustment
YesG7 to M7,57-stepA7 to B7,29-step
Electronic Shutter
iAuto (1/4" - 1/32000) / Program Auto (1/4" - 1/32000) / Manual (1/4" - 1/32000)
Aperture
F4.0
Image Control
Contrast; Saturation; Sharpness; Creative Style; Colour Space (sRGB / Adobe RGB); Quality (RAW / RAW&JPEG / Extra fine / Fine / Standard)
Noise Reduction
high ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off; Multi Frame NR: Auto, ISO 200-25600
Dynamic Range Functions
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1–5), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0–6.0EV, 1.0EV step))
Shooting Mode
Program Auto; Manual Exposure; MR (Memory Recall) [body 3 sets / memory card 4 sets]; Movie Mode (Intelligent Auto); Movie Mode (Program Auto); Movie Mode (Manual Exposure); HFR Mode (Program Auto, Manual Exposure); Intelligent Auto; Superior Auto
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels)
Speed Priority Continuous Shooting: approx. 16fps, Continuous Shooting: approx. 5.5fps
Self-Timer
10 s. / 5 s / 2 s / 3 or 5 consecutive shots with 10 s 5 s or 2 s delay selectable / Bracketing shots with 10 s 5 s or 2 s delay selectable
Drive Modes
Single; Continuous shooting; Speed priority continuous shooting; Self-timer; Self-timer(cont.); Cont.-bracketing; Single-bracketing; White balance bracketing; DRO bracketing
Picture Effect
Still Image: Pop Colour; Posterization; Retro Photo; Soft High-key; Partial Colour; High Contrast Mono.; Soft Focus; HDR Painting; Richtone Monochrome; Miniature; Watercolour; Illustration; Movie: Pop Colour; Posterization; Retro Photo; Soft High-key; Partial Colour; High Contrast Mono.
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box
Picture Profile
Off/PP1-PP7 (Black Level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-2, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Colour Mode, Saturation, Colour Phase, Colour Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset)
Focus Type
Contrast-detection AF
Number of Recognized Scenes
Still Image: Superior Auto: 10 / iAuto: 10;10
Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick™ Micro; Memory Stick™ Micro (Mark2); microSD Memory Card; microSDHC Memory Card; microSDXC Memory Card
Recording Format
Still Image: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format); XAVC S; AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible; MP4
Recording Format (Movie Audio)
XAVC S:LPCM 2ch;AVCHD:Dolby® Digital(AC-3) 2ch(Dolby Digital Stereo Creator);MP4:MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Colour Space (Still)
sRGB, Adobe RGB
DCF/DPOF
DCF/DPOF/EXIF/MPF
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size)
Still Image: 3:2mode: 15 M(4,800 × 3,200) / 7.7 M (3,408 × 2,272) / 3.8 M (2,400 × 1,600)、4:3 mode: 14 M (4,272 × 3,200) / 6.9 M (3,024 × 2,272) / 3.4 M (2,128 × 1,600) / VGA, 16:9 mode: 13M (4,800 × 2,704) / 6.5 M (3,408 × 1,920) / 3.2 M (2,400 × 1,352), 1:1 mode: 10 M (3,200 × 3,200) / 5.2 M (2,272 × 2,272) / 2.6 M (1,600 × 1,600)
HFR
RecordingNTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode XAVC S HD:50p 50 M (1,920x1,080/250 fps), 50p 50 M (1,920x1,080/500 fps), 50p 50 M (1,920x1,080/1000 fps) / 25p 50 M (1,920x1,080/250 fps), 25p 50 M (1,920x1,080/500 fps), 25p 50 M (1,920x1,080/1000 fps), NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] mode XAVC S HD:60p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/240fps)、60p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/480fps)、60p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/960fps) / 30p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/240fps)、30p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/480fps)、30p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/960fps) / 24p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/240fps)、24p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/480fps)、24p 50 M(1,920 x 1,080/960fps)Sensor Readout Number of effective pixelsQuality Priority: 240fps/250fps (1,676 x 942), 480fps/500fps (1,676 x 566), 960fps/1000fps (1,136 x 384)/Shoot Time Priority: 240fps/250fps (1,676 x 566), 480fps/500fps (1,136 x 384), 960fps/1000fps (800 x 270)
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size) during Movie
-
Input and Output Terminals
Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI, Microphone jack (3.5 mm Stereo mini jack)
NFC
-
WI-FI
Yes(IEEE802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band))
Interfaces
-
Bluetooth
Yes (Bluetooth® Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4 GHz band))
Power Source
DC3.7 V (supplied battery) / DC5.0 V (supplied AC Adaptor)
Battery System
Rechargeable battery pack NP-BJ1
Power Consumption (Camera Mode)
Approx. 1.3 W
USB Charge/USB Power Supply
Yes (Shooting, Playback)
Battery Life(Still Images)
Approx. 240 shots / Approx. 120 min
Battery Life(Movies actual shooting)
Approx. 35 min.
Battery Life(Movies continuous shooting)
Approx. 60 min.
PlayMemories Camera Apps
-
-
Shooting Functions
Eye AF; Face Detection; Face Registration; Grid Line; WB Bracket; DRO Bracketing; MF Assist; Peaking; Zebra; Marker Display; Audio Level Display; TC/UB; Photographer Name & Copyright; ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed; PC Remote Control; Gamma Disp. Assist; Flip
Playback Functions
BRAVIA® Sync (Control for HDMI); 9/25-frame index view; Slide Show; Forward/Rewind (Movie); Delete; Protect
TRILUMINOS Color
Yes
4K image output
Yes
Operating Temperature
0 degrees C. - +40 degrees C. / 32 degrees F. - 104 degrees F.
Waterproof
Yes (IPX8 equivalent)
Shockproof
Yes (2.0 m/6.5 ft MIL-STD810G C1 Method516.7-Shock)
Crushproof
Yes (200 kgf/2000 N/440 lbf)
Print
Exif Print; PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
59.0 x 40.5 x 29.8 mm(2 3/8 in. × 1 5/8 in. × 1 3/16 in.)
Weight
Approx. 110 g (3.9 oz.)(Battery and microSD Memory Card are included) / Approx. 95 g (3.4 oz.)(Body Only)
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BJ1
  • AC Adaptor AC-UUD12
  • Micro USB cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Memory card protector
  • Instruction Manual

Features

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ZEISS® Tessar T* lens

The ZEISS® Tessar T* 24 mm F4 lens delivers high-resolution images with less image distortion in peripheral areas, despite its wide-angle lens design. This ZEISS® lens intensifies recordings’ contrast and sharpness. Furthermore, you can capture improved images and suppress occurrence of ghost and flare by using an optional hood.

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15.3 MP (effective) 1.0-type Exmor RS® CMOS sensor

1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip enables up to 960fps/1000fps super slow motion and up to 1/32000 super-high shutter speed for movement that, in real time, is beyond human perception. The extended circuit features ample signal processing capacity and high-speed signal readout.

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BIONZ X™ for superior detail and texture

The high-speed BIONZ X™ image processing engine from Sony is as important as the lens and image sensor, as it powers conversion of light captured by the sensor, so photos and movies can be recorded with more natural details, more realism, richer tonal gradations and lower noise.

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Remote control via smartphones and tablets 

Thanks to built-in Wi-Fi®, up to five RX0 cameras can be remotely controlled from a smartphone or tablet. Simply download free PlayMemories Mobile app to your mobile device for remote control of camera shutter release, movie recording start/stop, and instant receiving of captured footage. Also, Bluetooth® is available and allows remote power on/off operation.

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For more flexible shooting systems

The compact, simple, protrusion-free, rectangular body is advantageous in combination with optional accessories. Also, Upside-down Flip Capture flips the image the right way around when the camera has to be mounted upside down according to certain setting requirements.

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Adjust images with superior flexibility and precision

The S-Log2 is a proprietary gamma setting from Sony that is invaluable for professionals seeking post-production flexibility, and extends the dynamic range of recording to reduce occurrence of blown-out highlights and black crush. Picture Profile determines the character of movies by changing basic parameters like chromogenic effects and gradation adjustment. 

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For shooting as far-reaching as your imagination

The camera is tough enough for you to shoot with confidence in a range of difficult environments. It is waterproof down to 10 m/33 ft under water, shock resistant to drops to the ground from heights up to 2.0 m/6.5 ft and crushproof under weight of up to 200 kgf/440 lbf/2000 N.

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Superior integrity, handy features, compact form

The smooth extra super duralumin body is designed without protruding parts for distinctive quality, strength and sophistication. Although this high-rigidity camera is sufficiently compact to fit in a palm, it integrates such convenient features as LCD monitor and buttons with ease of use, durability and performance that you can rely on even under harsh shooting conditions.

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Up to 960fps/1000fps super slow motion

Super slow motion at frame rate of up to 960/1000fps is available to capture split-seconds of action in movies. Slow motion shooting at 480/500fps and 240/250fps especially maintains fine images at nearly HD quality with the choice of Quality Priority mode. End trigger mode lets you capture the decisive moment in super slow motion starting from two or four seconds before the REC button is pressed.

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Clean HDMI output for 4K movies

For production flexibility, you can use Clean HDMI output to record uncompressed video to an external recorder in your choice of formats and bitrates, including non-compressed 4K movie, and monitor the footage. Moreover, stunning high-precision 4K images with suppressed moiré and jaggies can be delivered via data readout without pixel binning or line skipping.

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Up to 16fps continuous shooting with reduced blackout

Despite its 15.3 MP high pixel count, the super-high-speed image sensor boosts readout speed to the extent that the camera can achieve continuous shooting up to 16fps. This lets you capture moments of fleeting beauty or facial expressions.

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Up to 1/32000 s Anti-Distortion Shutter

Thanks to the Exmor RS® sensor’s extremely fast readout, the Anti-Distortion Shutter that is capable of shutter speeds up to 1/32000 s minimizes image distortion caused by the rolling shutter phenomenon that can otherwise distort shots of swiftly moving subjects.

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Choose pro-quality XAVC S or AVCHD movie recording

Low-compression XAVC S format is excellent, especially among serious videographers, for expression of high-quality movies with minimal noise, even in scenes full of movement. The camera also features AVCHD format for easy editing and sharing.

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Custom key creative convenience

You can program preferred frequently used functions on your choice of buttons to best adapt the camera to your shooting style. You’ll gain prompt, handy fingertip access to your selection of such settings, for faster, more intuitive camera operation.

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Shoot virtually anywhere with wide ISO sensitivity

Sensitivity extends up to ISO 12800, for crisper images in extremely low light. Let Auto ISO mode determine the most appropriate setting automatically, or manually expand sensitivity as low as ISO 80. The camera also allows you to set up lower limit shutter speed at time of Auto ISO setting.

Preset Focus for simpler movie shooting

For movie shooting, you can choose MF (manual focus) or PF (preset focus) mode. If you select PF mode, the RX0 automatically focuses on a subject in the range farther than approx. 1 m. Also, while the RX0 is in PF mode, if you activate “NEAR” focusing range, the camera automatically focuses on a nearby subject (within approx. 1 m range).

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MF Assist and Peaking functions refine focus

To help you fine-tune focus, Manual Focus (MF) Assist magnifies the area you are focusing on to enable more precise adjustment, while Peaking highlights the sharpest or most in-focus area with your choice of colour to help determine whether further focusing adjustment is required.

Auto Power OFF Temperature can extend movie shooting duration

You can choose an internal temperature level at which the camera automatically powers off. For example, movie shots tend to run longer when a tripod is used, so by setting Auto Power OFF Temperature to “High,” movies can be shot for extended durations.

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Supports Remote Camera Control

When the camera is connected to a computer, you can use Remote Camera Control to take pictures or change settings on the camera from the computer connected via USB port. All you need to do is to download the Remote Camera Control application of a version that supports your PC.

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Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X

This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.