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Product Highlights
  • 15.3MP Exmor RS® CMOS sensor
  • 4K UHD (3840x2160) at 24/30p
  • HD (720x1280) Up to 120p
  • Waterproof to 10m
  • Shockproof to 2m
  • Crushproof to 200kgf
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Overview

Legendary qualities packed into minimal form

Miniature dimensions and all-around versatility maximize your freedom to take and use the RX0 effortlessly anywhere in creative ways — even with other RX0 cameras spread around to shoot from various perspectives. Respective optical axes of multiple RX0 cameras used together can be properly aligned for flexible setups, thanks to the cameras’ minimal symmetric design. On its own or as part of a full-scale multi-camera system, the RX0 can extend imaginations and open eyes to unprecedented recording possibilities. 

Quality and compactness uncompromised

High technology for high quality imaging inherited from the RX series is packed into the uniquely solid, rigid, compact body. Along with the Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor and BIONZ X™ image processor, this camera's robust quality and unobtrusive, go-anywhere design assure that you'll be ready to shoot with more creative freedom at every opportunity.

Key Features:

  • Unique performance and compactness for extraordinary applications
  • 1” (1.0-type) Stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS Sensor with DRAM chip
  • 24mm F4 ZEISS® Tessar T* lens delivers high-resolution images
  • Matchbox sized durable duralumin, water/shock/crush proof body
  • Wireless or Wired multi camera control for multi-view applications
  • 15.3MP RAW up to 16fps continuous shooting
  • Anti-distortion shutter up to 1/32,000 sec minimizes rolling shutter
  • Full 1080/60p HD, 720/120p HD and 4K (3840x2160) via HDMI Output
  • High frame rate up to 40x Super Slow motion recording

Imaging of infinite possibility

Packing legendary qualities into minimal form and pushing limits to get to the origin of ingenuity. The never-ending challenge to tap into infinite imagination and put it into the picture starts at zero. Look at the world in a new way. All you need is in your hands. Nothing will stop you from achieving your vision.

Concentrating qualities of unlimited creative expression in minimalist form, this is the shape of cameras to come. Shoot freely. View the results as you like. The RX0 has the flexibility to join a comprehensive system that opens up imaging to infinite possibilities.

Enter a dimension where you're free to get the atmosphere, timing, and everything about the shot just right from your unique perspective. A new world of imaging opportunity awaits your exploration, regardless of the shooting situation.

Key technology for infinite imaging potential

The RX0 seamlessly integrates a cutting-edge lens, image sensor and image processor within extraordinarily compact dimensions. Delivering tremendous quality under any conditions. Maximizing performance and flexibility with minimal fuss. Advancing all aspects of what makes every shot so special.

Meticulously crafted in 0.1 mm detail

Unleash your imagination and feel free to explore fresh perspectives. With internal mechanisms designed with clearances down to 0.1 mm, the ultra-compact RX0 efficiently packs advanced capabilities that make it a perfect fit for more flexible shooting in any environment, on its own or as part of a multi-camera system.

Made rigid for more flexible shooting

The high rigidity of the extra super duralumin chassis enhances the reliability of the RX0, especially under tough conditions. The camera underwent rigorous, repeated testing to ensure that its superior performance is consistent, especially when shooting scenes of land, sea and air that ideally reveal what true freedom looks and feels like.

Fuller-scale systems made easy

The minimalist design of the chassis makes it easy to use the RX0 on its own or as part of an integrated system in combination with accessories and even multiple cameras. However you choose to shoot with it, this is a camera capable of providing as much flexibility as you need to fulfil your quest for shooting perfection.

Additional Features:

  • 24mm1 F4 ZEISS® Tessar T* lens 

    The 24mm1 F4 ZEISS® Tessar T* lens delivers high-resolution images with less image distortion in peripheral areas, despite its wide-angle lens design. Employing 6 elements in 6 groups including 6 aspheric elements - this ZEISS® lens intensifies recordings’ contrast and sharpness. Furthermore, you can capture improved images and suppress occurrence of ghosts and flare by using an optional hood.
  • 1” Stacked back illuminated Exmor RS™ CMOS Sensor

    This large 1” (1.0-type) stacked back illuminated Exmor RS® image sensor with DRAM chip not only enhances efficiency and speed of A/D conversion through its stacked structure with more circuit sections; it also realizes super-fast readout speed - thanks to a DRAM chip integrated into the sensor structure. Additionally, the back illumination technology increases light collection efficiency and reduce noise in shots taken at up to ISO 12,800.
  • BIONZ X® image processor

    The RX0’s premium lens and sensor are complimented by the high-speed Sony BIONZ X® image processing engine that powers conversion of light captured by the sensor, rendering photos and movies with natural details, realism, richer tonal gradations and low noise.
  • Robust, mobile design for extended shooting

    The RX0’s extra rigid super duralumin body and ultra-compact dimensions make great shots easier to take even in the toughest situations. Waterproof down to 33 ft (10m) without underwater housing and shockproof to impact of drops to the ground from heights up to 6.5 ft. (2m), the highly reliable, robust RX0 is also crushproof under weights up to 200kgf / 440 lbf / 2000N.
  • Super Slow Motion

    Super slow motion at frame rates of up to 960/1000fps is available to transform even the most mundane moment into something spectacular. Slow motion shooting at 480/500fps and 240/250fps 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.
  • Advanced video features

    Desirable filmic looks are available with Picture Profiles which determine the character of movies by changing basic parameters like chromogenic effects and gradation adjustment. 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. Time code is also included which greatly aids in synchronizing cameras in multi-camera shooting 
  • Up to 16fps continuous shooting

    Despite its 15.3MP 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 in an instant.
  • Anti-distortion shutter of up to 1/32000 sec.

    Thanks to the Exmor RS® sensor’s extremely fast readout, the anti-distortion shutter is capable of speeds up to 1/32000 sec. which minimizes image distortion caused by the rolling shutter phenomenon that can otherwise distort shots of swiftly moving subjects.
  • Internal HD ith 4k via HDMI output

    The RX0 can capture Full 1080 up to 60p and 720 up to 120p internally while 4K (3840x2160) is supported via HDMI Output. 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 un-compressed 4K (3840x2160) movie. You also enjoy full pixel readout from the Exmor RS® sensor delivering stunning high-precision 4K images with suppressed moiré and jaggies without pixel binning or line skipping. Video recording is not limited to 30 minutes like other compact cameras.
  • Wireless multi-control function

    Thanks to built-in Wi-Fi, up to five 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. Bluetooth is also available and allows remote power on/off operation from your mobile device.  Wireless control of more than five cameras through an access point and wired Ethernet control of multiple cameras is under development.
  • Easy exposure and drive mode control

    Select the best mode for your creative needs with exposure modes that include: Program Auto, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall), Movie Mode (Intelligent Auto), Movie Mode (Program Auto), Movie Mode (Manual Exposure), HFR Mode (Program Auto, Manual Exposure), Intelligent Auto, Superior Auto as well as and drive modes that include: Single, Continuous shooting, Speed priority continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.), Cont.-bracketing*, Single-bracketing*, White balance bracketing*, DRO bracketing* (*self-timer is available).
  • Various accessories for diverse use

    The RX0 is minimal in physical dimensions and design, yet so tremendously versatile that it is wonderfully ingenious in every sense. Yet, the more accessories and other cameras you use it with, the more you can appreciate how thoughtfully every aspect of such a multi-camera system is integrated to accommodate a range of shooting needs and creative ambitions.
  • Preset Focus

    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. 3’ (1m). Also, while the RX0 is in PF mode, if you activate “NEAR” focusing range, the camera automatically focuses on a nearby subject (within approx. 3’ (1m) range).
  • 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 color to help determine whether further focusing adjustment is required.
  • LCD monitor and intuitive interface

    The LCD monitor on the back of the compact body lets you easily check settings, angles and composition for shooting, and check images after they are recorded. Operation is intuitive, thanks to the clear, sensible operation menu scheme that this camera shares with RX series cameras.
  • 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.
  • Picture Effect for advanced image processing

    Create personalized art by applying your choice of Picture Effect modes that adjust camera parameters and apply advanced image processing with real-time previews for most effects. You can choose from 12 modes, including Pop Color, Posterization, and Retro Photo.
  • Creative Style

    Bring out the character of your scene with any of 13 Creative Style settings. The camera adjusts color and other parameters of movie and still images while letting you manually fine-tune the contrast, saturation, and sharpness to achieve the look you desire. Saturation settings are not available when B/W or Sepia mode is selected.

What's Included

RX0 Ultra-Compact Waterproof and Shockproof Camera
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BJ1
AC Adaptor AC-UUD12
Micro USB cable
Wrist Strap
Memory card protector
Instruction Manual

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Product Specifications

RX0

Sensor

 
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

 
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 FRONT OF LENS)
Approx. 50 cm (1.7 ft.) to Infinity
OPTICAL ZOOM  - 
CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM (STILL IMAGE)  - 
CLEAR IMAGE ZOOM (MOVIE)  -

Screen

 
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

Camera

 
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), 200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/256002
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

Recording

 
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  - 

Interface

 
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

 
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.

Others

 
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

 
PRINT Exif Print; PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)

Physical Specs

 
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) 59 x 40.5 x 30 mm (2 3/8 × 1 5/8 × 1 3/16")
WEIGHT Approx. 110 g (3.9 oz.)(Battery and microSD Memory Card are included)
Approx. 95 g (3.4 oz.)(Body Only)

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