Sony RX0 Mark II Review

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If you’re looking for an action cam that can double as a vlogging cam, the Sony RX0 ii is a superb choice. This camera isn’t a direct rival to action cameras like the GoPro Hero7 and the DJI Osmo, although it shared many characteristics. The RX0II offers 4K video recording, excellent image quality, and image stabilisation to smoothen out your content. It has a lot to offer and can compete with any camera on our best action camera list.

Why We Like It – Sony RX0 Mark II

The Sony RX0II is an action camera with some interesting features. The LCD screen is tiltable and can be viewed from both the front and the back. The new Sony RX0 Mark II is much better than the original RX0 and offers better 4K recording.

Pros
  • Tiltable screen
  • 4K video recording
  • Rugged construction
Cons
  • Small Screen
  • No touchscreen
  • Very expensive

Performance

No RX0 II review is complete without checking out the performance. The Zeiss Tessar lens has a maximum shutter speed of 1/32000 sec. It can record in 4K at 30 fps or 1080p at 120fps. Photos are captured at 15.3 MP. Both the video and picture quality are great and it also offers advanced modes like slo-mo and time-lapse. One of the RX0 II’s best tricks is that it has Wi-Fi and up to five cameras can be controlled through the app. Our Sony RX0II review has found it to have great performance, just like the AKASO EK7000.

Design

The Sony RX0II is a tiny black box with rounded edges and an LCD screen that can fold out and be viewed from both sides. The magnesium alloy construction is solid and is waterproof up to ten meters as well as being shockproof and crushproof. There’s no shortage of accessories and you may want to get a shooting grip to make it easier to aim. The battery is removable so you can easily do a swap if your battery life is running out. In the design review Sony’s RX0II scored high marks and can compete with the GoPro Hero 7 Black.

Value

The RX0 Mark II is undoubtedly an expensive camera, but it also has many fantastic features. It’s one of the toughest cameras in its class and is waterproof, crushproof, and shockproof. Unlike many of the competitors, the LCD screen can be viewed from both sides making it ideal for vloggers. Both the video and still shots are high quality and there are many different speeds and modes to choose from. Despite the high price, the Sony RX0 offers decent value for money. For a cheaper alternative check out the Dragon Touch 4K Action Camera.

Sony RX0 Mark II Wrap Up

The Sony RX0 Mark II is a cross between an action cam and a vlogger cam and offers the best of both worlds. It’s extremely durable and boasts good video quality and good picture quality. There’s no touchscreen, but the buttons should be sufficient to navigate the menu. This a brilliant camera if you want something different.

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