Sony have announced that their new RX0 action cam won't just compress the the image quality of the Sony RX series into a more robust and ultra-compact form-facotr, it'll also be coming to Australian customers sooner rather than later.
According to them, "RX0 is equally adept at shooting still images, filming video or can be used as part of a multi-camera set-up to create an inspiring series of images, videos and super slow motion footage from a multitude of different perspectives. Its miniature dimensions and all-around versatility maximise freedom to tackle photographic and videographic challenges in new ways, always with the assurance of high quality results."
"Weighing just 110g and measuring 59mm x 40.5mm x 29.8mm (WxHxD) , RX0 redefines how small 10 11
and light a premium compact camera can be. It can be used as a standalone camera for capturing
photos or videos in any shooting conditions including the rain, underwater, or in sandy or dusty
environments and is equally adept as a part of a multi-camera setup to shoot subjects from a variety
of different viewpoints."
The new camera is packed full of advanced Sony tech, including a 1.0-type stacked 15.3-megapixel Exmor RS CMOS image sensor, BIONZ X processor and wide-angle ZEISS Tessar T 24mm F4 fixed lens. It also boasts an anti-distortion shutter capable of to 1/32000 a second.
Built to take a hit, the RX0 is also waterproof at depth of up to 10 meters, shock-proof against drops of up to 2 meters and crush-proof up to 200kgf.
In order to help customers get the most out of the camera, Sony are readying a suite of accessories to go with it. The VCT-CGR1 Cage offers increased system flexibility and the MPK-HSR1 Housing enables the camera to operate in depths of up to 100 meters below the surface.
There's also the CPT-R1 cable protector, VF-SPR1 Spare Lens Protector, VGA-305R1 Filter Adapter Kit, NP-BJ1 Rechargeable Battery Pack and ACC-TRDCJ Accessory Kit.
The new Sony RX0 will be available from early October 2017 for a recommended retail price of AUD $1049.
The full range of accessories for will become available from around the same time, with local pricing still TBC.