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Sony RX0 II 1" Action Camera (2019)

MSRP 799 EURNeoscore 60%NEX score 60%

Product Overview

Sony RX0 II is the world's smallest and lightest premium compact camera. Introduced by Sony in 2019, it comes with a 1" sensor with 15 MP (4800 x 3200) resolution.
The camera has a poor battery life, and a second or third battery may be needed to get you through the day. One should note that the DSC-RX0 II has a 200 base ISO, which is not conducive to getting the cleanest images. The camera's 16.0 fps burst rate can serve professionals and enthusiasts equally well.
The RX0 II comes with 25 autofocus points.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 60% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • High 16.0 fps burst rate
  • Exceptionally compact
  • Very light
  • Weather-sealed
  • Supports both WiFi and Bluetooth
Cons
  • Menu not touch-enabled
  • Poor battery life
  • 200 base ISO
  • Low 15 MP resolution

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 60% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Fantastic image quality
  • Excellent sharpness and dynamic range
  • Excellent video quality
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Limited image stabilization
  • No touch screen
  • Short battery life
  • No optical stabilisation
  • No fisheye lens
  • Limited exposure durations
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
HDMI + Microphone + Remote Control + USB 2.0
Wireless Connectivity
802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.1 LE

Construction

Form Factor
Compact camera with prime lens
Image Size
1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Lens
Zeiss Tessar T*
Microphone
Stereo
Optical Formula | Elements
6 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
6 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
all aspheric groups
Sensor | Resolution
15 MP (4800 x 3200)
Sensor | Type
BSI-CMOS
Speakers
None

Dimensions

Size | Depth
35 mm / 1.38 in
Size | Height
41 mm / 1.61 in
Size | Width
59 mm / 2.32 in
Weight
132 g / 4.66 oz

Display

Display Diagonal
1.5 inch
Display Type
Tilting TFT LCD
Resolution
230,400 dots
Viewfinder | Type
None

Function

Angle Of View
84.1° Diagonal | 73.7° Horizontal | 53.1° Vertical
Aperture
f/4
Autofocus
25 focus points
Crop Factor
2.7
Exposure Compensation
±3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Mode
Auto / Manual
Focal Length
8.9 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
24 mm
GPS
No
Image Stabilization
Digital only
Intervalometer
Yes
ISO Range
200 ~ 25600
Processor
BIONZ X
Touch Screen
No
Video Codecs
MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Video Recording
4K 30fps
Weather Resistance
Yes
Zoom
Digital zoom available

Performance

Battery Life
240 shots
Max Burst Rate
16.0 fps
Min Focus Distance
200 mm / 7.87 in
Shutter Speed
1/32000 s (electronic) / 1/32000 s (mechanical) ~ 1/4 s
Storage
microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC + Memory Stick Micro

Production

Battery
NP-BJ1 lithium-ion battery & charger
Debut
2019-03-26
Model Name
DSC-RX0M2

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

t3[1]

Sentiment Score 69%
Reviewers from t3 have found the following***:
Sony's new ‘tiny tough’ also features electronic image stabilisation, which it's calling SteadyShot. It's a welcome upgrade to the earlier model, but performance isn't a patch on its competitors. The Sony is much more at home mounted to a tripod or sat on a fixed surface. In terms of cost, you're looking at an eye-watering £729.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic image quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent video quality
Cons
  • No fisheye lens
  • Short battery life

tomsguide[2]

Sentiment Score 70%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following***:
Sony's interface is cumbersome, filled with almost 30 pages of menus. Changing shutter speed, ISO, aperture and white balance are relatively easy. For a less-proficient user, there are fully automatic and intelligent automatic settings. Like the GoPro Hero7, the Sony RX0 II has built-in electronic image stabilization.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Great image quality
  • Good battery life
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • No touch screen
  • Limited image stabilization

trustedreviews[3]

Sentiment Score 42%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
The Sony RX0 II has a 1-inch sensor and a 24mm lens. Sharpness and dynamic range are excellent, but some may find its colour a little too flat. It has autofocus, but you can’t refocus in the middle of shooting a video. It can also shoot slo-mo footage at up to 960fps, a great feature for well-lit action scenes.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent sharpness and dynamic range
  • Good image stabilisation
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Limited exposure durations
  • No optical stabilisation

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Sony RX0 II review: a lot more vlogging, a little less action. [t3]. https://www.t3.com/reviews/sony-rx0-ii-review. 2019-06-29. Retrieved 2021-10-20.
2. ^ Sony RX0 II Action Camera Review: Twice the Price, Half as Good. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/us/sony-rx0-ii-action-camera,review-6543.html. 2019-06-06. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Sony RX0 II Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/sony-rx0-ii. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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