Undeterred by the new dimensions the smartphones have taken in the optics department, Sony has kept its momentum going in the launch of new cameras. At IFA 2017 it announced its latest release, the RXO camera, a compact looking device quite similar in appearance and size to Go Pro.
The RXO has measurements that read 59mmx40.5mmx29.8mm and its weight is just 110 grams. In terms of the functionality also, like Go Pro, Sony would like the customers to view the RXO camera as an adventure accessory, since it comes with a waterproof certification and is tough in its build.
Without a casing, the camera can function up to 10metres under water and when encased in the customized MPK-HSR1 housing, this camera can go up to 100 metres deep in water without being damaged in any manner.
Similarly, the new Sony RXO camera has been built with the resistance to survive a drop from around six feet and being crushed under 200kg.
The main sensor inside the camera is the 15.3MP ExMor RS-CMOS and the image processor Bionz X. A wide-angle Zeiss TessarT 24mm F4 fixed lens, with a 1/32,000 second anti-distortion shutter, adorns the front of the camera. The camera has been designed to capture images even in low light conditions.
The speed in 16 images per second and both RAW and JPEG images can be captured. HD Video recording at 60fps and at super slow motion at 1000fps are also capabilities possessed by this Sony RXO camera.
The LCD display fitted in the rear is 1.5 inches in size and has Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. A micro HDMI port has also been provided to enable an external recorder to be connected to the camera. The Sony RXO camera can be used in a multi camera setup also, when required. Sony’s wireless radio commander technology is capable of operating up to 15 RXOs in one go.
There is also the PlayMemories app, which, when fully developed, can also be utilized to control up to five cameras simultaneously from a mobile device with the app.
The current announcement indicates that the Sony RXO 15 will be made available to buyers in Europe from October at around $700. Other markets may see the product being gradually launched thereafter.