Sony has just introduced the RX0 as a new member of its RX camera series -- it is a 60 x 41 x 30mm actioncam-shrunk version (60 x 41 x 30mm) of the compact cameras popular among filmers, offering a BIONZ X processor and a stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor "Type 1", but with a slightly lower resolution (15.3 MP). A ZEISS Tessar T* F4 lens with a fixed focal length of 24mm (Kb-equivalent value) is placed in front of it. A small 1.5" display is built into the rear panel.
The robust and up to 10m deep waterproof camera films in 4K and offers a wide range of possibilities for filming. Image profiles including S-Log2, MF Assist and Peaking. The video signal can also be sent to an external recorder via HDMI. Super slow motion up to 960fps can be recorded (in FullHD, but presumably zT. with line skipping as with the RX100V, see our test.
The camera is obviously also aimed at use in VR/360° rigs, as up to five RX0 cameras can be controlled synchronously via a play memory app; if you use a setup with the wireless radio control FA-WRC1M, even multicam rotations with up to 15 RX0 models are supported. Time Code / User Bit are also on board as a function for this purpose.
The Sony RX0 is due to be launched in October for 850 euros.