Sony surprised the photo world in 2017 when the brand pulled the covers off the original RXO, which could be best described as an action camera that could be linked together with other RXOs for some creative video effects.
The tiny Sony RXO II tips the scales at just 132g.
Well, fast forward two years and Sony is back with the new version – named the RXO II. However, this time around, there seems to be a much clearer target audience for the camera thanks to some pleasing new features that could see Vloggers adding the RXO II to their wish list.
Introducing the RXO II…
First up on the RXO II, which packs a 1.0-type stacked 15.3MP image sensor, is a very cool adjustable LCD screen. Although small, the LCD tilts upward 180 degrees and downward 90 degrees and even works underwater, should you want to vlog from the swimming pool. In fact the RXO II is pretty rugged; along with being waterproof to 10 metres, the RXO is also shockproof to 2 metres and crushproof to 200kg.
The RXO II features eye AF technology – perfect for selfies.
Although the camera’s footprint is a little deeper than the original RXO, the new version still measures just 59mm x 40.5mm x 35mm and tips the scales at only 132g, so it’s genuinely pocketable. What’s more, the RXO II now features in-body electronic stabilisation to help keep stills and video sharp.
Sony shared a video showing off the RXO II’s slow motion capabilities…
Talking of video Vloggers will be pleased to hear that, while the the older RXO could only record 4K externally, the new RXO II can capture 4K at 30p internally, seriously boosting its video credentials. In fact, other video specs include include Super Slow Motion recording at up to 1,000 fps, uncompressed 4K HDMI output and Sony’s Picture Profile and S-Log2 functions. The RXO II even features Sony’s Eye AF autofocus technology, which will prove incredibly useful when selfie-shooting.
The RXO II is compatible with many Sony accessories that can help with Vlogging.
Other features on the RXO II include a burst rate of 16 frames per second, a ZEISS Tessar T 24mm f/4.0 fixed wide-angle lens (which gives a closest focusing distance of 20cm) and an external microphone port. Available from April, the RXO II will cost $700/£730/800 Euros.
Featuring a 1.0-type stacked 15.3MP sensor, the RXO II can capture impressive stills.