Sony RX0 Mark II
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15.3MP 1" Exmor RS Stacked CMOS Sensor & BIONZ X Image Processor
Squeezed into that pocketable and rugged frame is a large 15.3MP 1" Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor with dedicated DRAM chip. By integrating the DRAM so tightly with the sensor, Sony was able to dramatically speed up read times, allowing an anti-distortion shutter at up to 1/32000 second, a wide dynamic range, and sensitivities that range from ISO 80-12800. Working with this sensor is the BIONZ X image processor which ensures images are captured with a wide dynamic range, reduced noise, and natural-looking colors. Eye AF is supported now, and the RX0 II can shoot full-resolution stills continuously at up to 16 fps. The contrast-detect AF system will operate in single-shot AF, preset focus, or manual focus.
ZEISS Tessar T* 24mm f/4 Lens
Integrated into the body of the RX0 II is a ZEISS Tessar T* 24mm equivalent f/4 lens. These optics are optimized to capture high-resolution images with minimal distortion and high sharpness. It also sports a minimum focus distance of 7.9" for versatility and can work with Clear Image Zoom to provide a 2x digital zoom with a minor loss in quality. Additionally, ghosting and flare is well controlled and a coating on the front of the body makes it easy to clean water drops and dust.
UHD 4K Video Recording & S-Log2 Gamma
Another benefit of upgraded processing in the RX0 II is the ability to record UHD 4K30 video internally to a memory card and Full HD at up to 120 fps. These videos are recorded with full pixel readout of the sensor and no pixel binning, meaning that about 1.7x the data required for 4K resolution is captured and down sampled to produce higher-quality footage. It will record footage in the high-quality XAVC S format at up to 100 Mb/s for ensuring excellent detail in your final recordings.
For advanced filmmaking, the RX0 II offers shooters Picture Profiles, including the S-Log2 gamma, for additional control over the look of your final images and the ability to capture video with a wide dynamic range to be edited in post. Electronic SteadyShot image stabilization is available as well for steady handheld operation. Another function supported by the system's advanced processing is an HFR or High Frame Rate Mode. This will allow users to capture extreme slow motion at up to 960 or 1000 fps for NTSC or PAL, respectively. Quality Priority Mode can be used when resolution is critical to record up to HD at 240 or 250 fps. A helpful option for HFR is an end trigger function so you can record the 2-4 seconds prior to the shutter being pressed so you don't miss the shot.
Users looking to integrate the RX0 II into a professional workflow can benefit from the camera's uncompressed and clean HDMI output via a micro-HDMI port and the 3.5mm microphone input for connecting audio equipment. The camera is also equipped with MF Assist and Peaking functions to help make sure your subject is in focus. And interval recording is available for creating time-lapse movies.
Rugged, Pocketable Body Design and Connectivity
Core to the RX0 II's identity is a durable extra-super-duralumin body with a sleek exterior. Measuring just 2.4 x 1.6 x 1.4" and weighing just 4.7 oz, this camera is extremely portable and can be used in the tightest locations. Added in this model is a 1.5" 230k-dot 180° tilting LCD, allowing for easier selfies and vlogging. The screen can tilt downward 90° for additional flexibility when shooting at different angles. In terms of toughness, the RX0 II is waterproof to 33', shock resistant to drops from up to 6.5', and crushproof to 400 lbf, as well as dustproof.