Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX0 II Digital Camera

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX0 II Digital Camera

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX0 II Digital Camera

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Product Highlights

  • 15.3MP 1" Exmor RS Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • ZEISS Tessar T* 24mm Equivalent f/4 Lens
  • Internal UHD 4K30 Video & S-Log2 Gamma
  • HFR Mode for Slow Motion up to 1000 fps
  • 1.5" 230k-dot 180° Tilting LCD
  • Water, Dust, Shock, and Crushproof
  • Electronic SteadyShot; Clean HDMI Output
  • Interval Recording; Microphone Input
  • ISO 12800 and 16-fps Continuous Shooting
  • Wi-Fi & Bluetooth; Multi-Camera Control
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Sony DSC-RX0 II Overview

  • 1Description

Sony has worked wonders with the Cyber-shot DSC-RX0 II, creating a premium, ultra-compact, and tough camera with an outstanding feature set for both stills and video. This form factor makes it ideal for travel and everyday life while the 15.3MP 1" Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor ensure your images are of the highest quality. Also, this model offers internal UHD 4K30 video recording, electronic image stabilization for movies, and a 1.5" 230k-dot 180° tilting LCD that is perfect for selfies and vlogging. Beyond that, the RX0 II can handle adverse conditions with ease, being waterproof to 33', dustproof, crushproof to 440 lb, and shockproof to 6.5'.

Image quality is of the utmost importance, and the relatively large 1"-type sensor benefits from a stacked architecture and dedicated DRAM chip that dramatically speeds up processing and performance. Tied into this system is the BIONZ X processor, enabling outstanding low-light performance with sensitivities up to ISO 12800 as well as continuous shooting at 16 fps and support for Eye AF in select modes. The fast sensor readout also improves rolling shutter and speeds of up to 1/32000 second. Benefitting this imaging system is a ZEISS Tessar T* 24mm equivalent f/4 lens that ensures minimal distortion, excellent sharpness, and a minimum focus distance of just 7.9".

All this technology makes the RX0 II a stellar video camera, too, as it offers internal UHD 4K30 video along with Picture Profiles, including the advanced S-Log2 gamma. Users looking for the best can still output an uncompressed and clean 4:2:2 4K image over HDMI as well as benefit from the camera's 3.5mm microphone input for improved audio capture. The RX0 II has electronic image stabilization for steady handheld footage. Full HD video at up to 120 fps is available as well, though a High Frame Rate or HFR Mode will enable super slow-motion capture at up to 960 fps in NTSC or 1000 fps in PAL. Additionally, interval recording is possible for creating time-lapse movies.

Taking things a step further are the RX0 II's advanced connectivity options. Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth allow for remote control and image transfer to a mobile device via the Imaging Edge Mobile app. This setup can operate multiple RX0 II cameras at once. The camera also benefits from other optional accessories that allow the RX0 II to be integrated into advanced configurations with up to 100 cameras.

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.
Wireless Connectivity and Multi-Camera Setups
Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity can be used to access more features via a connected mobile device. The Image Edge Mobile app will support remote control of the camera and can even control multiple RX0 cameras at the same time. Bluetooth can be used for remote power on/off and recording location data. A Movie Edit add-on can also be used to transfer videos to your mobile device and will provide automatic image stabilization and reframing for various social media networks.

Various accessories will amplify the RX0 II shooting experience. Shooting grips, mounts, and imaging tools can help ensure the best handling and image quality for your setup. Also, the RX0 II is a great choice for multi-camera installations. It can be easily used in a dual-camera shooting setup with the optional VMC-MM2 Release Cable or can be combined with the separately available CCB-WD1 Camera Control Box for working with up to 100 RX0 II cameras simultaneously.
UPC: 027242917910
In the Box
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX0 II Digital Camera
  • NP-BJ1 3.7V, 700mAh Lithium-Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Wrist Strap
  • Memory Card Protector
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Sony DSC-RX0 II Specs

    Sensor 1-Chip 1.0" CMOS
    Effective Pixels 15.3 MP (3:2 Video)
    Focal Length 7.9mm
    35mm-Equivalent Focal Length 24 
    Maximum Aperture f/4
    Lens Elements 6
    Minimum Focusing Distance 7.9" / 20.0 cm
    Fixed Focus No
    Angle of View  84° (35mm Equivalent Stills)
    System NTSC/PAL
    Recording Media 1 x microSD/HC/XC
    Video Format 3840 x 2160p at 23.98/29.97 fps (100, 60 Mb/s XAVC S)
    1920 x 1080p at 23.98/29.97/60/120 fps (100, 60, 50, 25 Mb/s XAVC S)
    1920 x 1080i at 50/60 fps (24 Mb/s AVCHD)
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Slow Motion Mode 240 fps Recorded at 1676 x 942p
    480 fps Recorded at 1676 x 566p
    960 fps Recorded at 1136 x 384p
    Still Image Resolution JPEG / Raw:
    Channels 2.0-Channel Stereo
    Audio Format Dolby Digital AC3
    Display Type LCD
    Screen Size 1.5"
    Screen Resolution 230,400 Dots
    Aspect Ratio 4:3
    Status Display No
    Exposure Control
    Shutter Speed 1/32000 Second (Photo)
    Video ISO Range 80 - 12,800 (Manual)
    Exposure Metering Average, Center-Weighted, Highlight, Multi, Spot
    Exposure Modes Modes: Intelligent Auto, Manual, Memory Recall, Movie, Programmed Auto, Superior Auto
    Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
    Continuous Shooting Up to 16 fps at 15 MP for up to 129 Exposures (JPEG)
    Self-Timer 2, 5, 10 Sec
    Remote Control VCT-SGR1 Shooting Grip (Optional)
    Image Stabilization Digital
    Shockproof Rating 6.5' / 2.0 m
    Waterproof Depth Rating 33.0' / 10.0 m (Camera)
    IP Rating IP68
    Built-In Mic Yes
    Built-In Speaker No
    Built-In Light/Flash Light - No
    Flash - No
    Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
    Accessory Shoe None
    Tripod Mount 1/4" - 20
    Input/Output Connectors
    Inputs 1 x USB Micro-B 2.0
    Outputs 1 x Micro-HDMI (Type D)
    Microphone Input Yes
    Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.7 VDC, 700 mAh
    Charging Method USB
    Power Consumption Operating: 1.3 W
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.3 x 1.6 x 1.4" / 59.0 x 40.5 x 35.0 mm
    Weight 4.13 oz / 117 g Body Only
    4.66 oz / 132 g with Battery and Memory Card
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.71 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 4.6 x 2.8"

    Sony DSC-RX0 II Reviews

    Cyber-shot DSC-RX0 II Digital Camera is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Remarkable Miniature Camera! I have a bad back, which prevents me from carrying around a heavy camera all day. I have been looking for a super light-weight camera that does both great stills and video. With the new Sony DSC-RX0 II, I found it. The adjustable back screen really makes this camera work. The mic jack is an excellent addition. On the downside, the menu letters are too small and hard to navigate. The RAW format is too oddball. Bluetooth and WiFi are hard to set up. And Sonys software is confusing and NOT Mac friendly. Otherwise, this camera does the job better than any other camera this small. The image quality is excellent.
    Date published: 2019-04-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do not sleep on this camera. A must have in the toolkit. While the first RX0 was revolutionary, there were still many limitations that made it a tough sell for many hobbyist photographers. In order to get the best results, it required a pro set up (external recorder for 4K, as well as an external monitor to actually see what you were recording, and a gimbal to stabilize the footage). I know this because I shot a short film using only the RX0. Sony gave me the new RX0II to test out and heres what I think. Not only does this update address those issues for hobbyist filmmakers, it adds a flip out screen, making it IMO the ultimate camera for an entirely new sector of creators: vloggers. It literally fits in your pocket, is protected against water, dropping (even crushing), etc. If you can a dual mount and a handle that puts the mic off to the side, its still wayyyy lighter than even Sonys a6400, also great for vlogging.  If you have a main camera, and want the ultimate camera B for travel content creation or vlogging (heck, even the photos Ive taken on the RX0 are legit), this is a must have in the tool kit. Squeeze it into a tight space, hang it out the window, take it underwater, it kind of does it all, now in 4K internally. Like I said the original had some setbacks, but this one is a no brainer.
    Date published: 2019-04-17
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointing I am a pro still photographer/cinematographer with a lot of high end Sony cinema gear. Ive purchased just about every Sony POV camera that they have released and one has been better than the next. The news of the RX0II release was very exciting so I pre-ordered one and had plans to order several more after some testing.  The quality of the manufacture is wonderful. The menu system is not very intuitive and was pretty frustrating as I tried to get familiar with it the first couple of days but I worked through that.  My first test run with the RX0II was mounted on an aircraft, using the same position and mount that Ive used all of my Sony 4K POV units on, and my GoPro Hero7 Black. I went over all of the settings and had stabilization activated. Anticipating a much higher quality image from the 1 sensor and stabilization at least on a par with my several year old Sony POV cameras, we launched off for an hour of shooting. The results were beyond disappointing. If I pause the video I can see where the still image quality may be better than that on my existing units, but the video footage was completely unusable. I have not seen rolling shutter jello at this level in quite some time, just terrible. In fact, the footage was so bad that I thought that I had goofed up and not turned the stabilization on, but a quick check showed that I had.  I suppose this camera would be fine for someone who wants a larger sensor small footprint camera that is tough, waterproof and easy to carry, but if the photographer/cinematographer has any applications that approach action camera shooting, I believe they will be every bit as disappointed as I was.  I bought my first Hero 7 Black from B&H a few months back (and I have not been a GoPro fan over the years), its performance in all areas has exceeded my expectations. When the RX0II was announced I immediately thought that it would perform a level above the Hero7 due to the larger sensor, and it might in a slow or non-moving environment, but for a $700 sports camera, it is an epic fail.
    Date published: 2019-04-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful little camera I mainly purchased this to shoot videos. The 4K video quality is superb. Surprisingly I love taking photos with this camera. Really appreciate the eye-AF and stunning quality. Really pleased with this purchase. Also, thank you B&H for fast and free shipping.
    Date published: 2019-05-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great b cam This device is pricy, but the image out of the camera is the same as my A7sii.  Low light is not great for clear reasons (its tiny), but with the proper light and slog tell me which image is from this or my cant!
    Date published: 2019-05-16
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    How is the DX0 best used for snorkeling?

    How is the DX0 best used for snorkeling?
    Asked by: Mark
    It is waterproof to a depth of 33'.
    Answered by: Mark
    Date published: 2019-04-03

    is video record limited to 30 minutes per shot?

    is video record limited to 30 minutes per shot?
    Asked by: Bruce
    Answered by: SonyListens
    Date published: 2019-04-24

    What are the mounts that will be available - like ...

    What are the mounts that will be available - like helmet or chest?
    Asked by: Wes
    Sony Cap Clip for Action Cam B&H # SOAKACAP1 Sony Helmet Side Mount B&H # SOVCTHSM1 Sony Backpack Mount for Action Cam B&H # SOVCTBPM1 Xventure TwistX 360 Shoulder Mount for Select Action Cameras B&H # XV17772 Xventure TwistX 360 Wrist Mount for Select Action Cameras B&H # XV17382 Xventure TwistX 360 Clip Mount for Select Action Cameras B&H # XV17402
    Answered by: Mark
    Date published: 2019-04-03

    can it be powered by an USB battery charger?

    can it be powered by an USB battery charger?
    Asked by: Alfonso
    Yes, you can charge this camera with the USB MIcro-B 2.0 port.
    Answered by: Silas
    Date published: 2019-04-11

    As flat lens,how avialable use ND filter?

    As flat lens,how avialable use ND filter?
    Asked by: Mikhail
    Sony offers a Filter adapter kit for this camera which allows you to use 30.5mm filters. Once you have B&H # SOVFA305R1 you will very easily be able to attach an ND filter like B&H # TIND.630.5. Filter Adapter - Tiffen 30.5mm ND -
    Answered by: Joseph
    Date published: 2019-04-02

    Why is the slowest shutter still only 1/4"? Slow ...

    Why is the slowest shutter still only 1/4"? Slow aperture combined with a small-ish sensor was a huge problem for low light shooting on the first version.
    Asked by: brandon
    The SONY engineers and designers would be the the folks to question on this: 1-800-222-SONY.
    Answered by: Mark
    Date published: 2019-04-03

    Does it have a mounting system comparable to go ...

    Does it have a mounting system comparable to go pro?
    Asked by: gavin
    It does not. However it does have a 1/4"-20 thread underneath it which is a far more universal system for mounting the camera.
    Answered by: Joseph
    Date published: 2019-04-01

    What is the maximum size memory card that can be ...

    What is the maximum size memory card that can be used? B&H accessory recommendations only show up to 128GB. Is that the max?
    Asked by: Jeff
    I am using a PNY 512GB v30 I bought from B&H. Have only used a couple GB so far, but working.
    Answered by: brian
    Date published: 2019-05-13
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