Sony launches RX0 II in the UAE

The RXO II comes with 4K internal video recording and new image stabilisation feature

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Sony launches RX0 II in the UAE
By  Kevin Sebastian Published  May 8, 2019

Sony Middle East & Africa introduced in the UAE an addition to its popular compact camera line-up with the launch of the world's smallest and lightest premium compact camera, the RX0 II.

Building upon the original design qualities of the original RX0, the new model now offers internal 4K recording, up to 180-degree and down to 90-degree tiltable LCD screen that even works underwater, and new image stabilization solutions for video recording.

At the heart of the RX0 II sits a 1.0-type stacked 15.3-megapixel Exmor RS CMOS image sensor and an advanced BIONZ X image processing engine that offer enhanced colour reproduction.

Thiscombination has been optimised to deliver fast performance and image quality for both stills and movie shooting across a wide sensitivity range of ISO 80 -12800. The ZEISS Tessar T* 24mm F4.0 fixed wide-angle lens has a shortened minimum focusing distance of 20cm, making it perfect for selfies or table-top photos.

Measuring just 59mm x 40.5mm x 35mm and weighing just 132g, the RX0 II fits easily into a pocket and is waterproof2 up to 10 metres deep, dustproof2, shockproof7 up to 2-metres and crushproof8 up to 200KG force.

The RX0 II offers 4K 30p internal movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning to collect approximately 1.7 times the amount of data required for 4K video. This oversampling reduces the appearance of moiré and jaggies and delivers smooth, high quality 4K footage with exceptional detail and depth. Using the recently introduced Sony “Imaging Edge” mobile applications, the footage can be transferred to a smartphone, edited and shared across social media.

The RX0 II introduces in-body electronic stabilisation for steady footage, even when shot handheld. This can be enhanced even further when footage is exported to a smartphone or tablet running the ‘Movie Edit add-on’ application where the additional information captured during filming can be processed to produce a video with gimbal-like smoothness.

An additional new feature that can be accessed via Sony ‘Movie Edit add-on’ is ‘Intelligent Framing’ where the selected subject is kept in the centre of the frame and image distortion is corrected in a final edit. Depending on where the video will be shared, the required aspect ratio can then be selected.

Up to 5 RX0 II cameras can be controlled wirelessly using Sony ‘Imaging Edge Mobile’ application and between 6 to 50 cameras can be controlled via an access point. The RX0 II is also compatible with the Camera Control Box CCB-WD1 which enables up to 100 cameras to be connected and controlled in a wired multi-camera setup. Both of these multi-camera solutions unlock a whole new world of shooting opportunities and free video expression from any viewpoint that the user wishes to pursue.

The new RX0 II with the VCT-SGR1 Shooting Grip will be available for pre booking at Sony Boutique store in The Dubai Mall, Kansas store in Mall of The Emirates and Jumbo Electronics stores across the UAE from today with a launch bundle offer of AED 2,499.

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