Sony has revealed the next generation RX0 ultra-compact camera that features — wait for it — a flip up screen.
The RX0 II chassis is waterproof up to 10 meters deep, shockproof up to 2 meters, and crushproof up to 440 pounds (200 kilograms) of force. It measures 2.32 x 1.59 x 1.37 inches (59 x 40.5 x 35 millimeters) and weighs 4.65 ounces (132 grams). As mentioned, the waterproof LCD panel is now 180-degrees tiltable upwards making vlog-style movie recording and selfie photos much easier to compose and monitor, as well as 90 degrees tiltable downwards.
Inside, the Sony RX0 II features a 1-inch stacked 15.3-megapixel Exmor RS image sensor and BIONZ X image processor that is now capable of 4K30 internal recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning. The RX0 II can also record Super Slow Motion up to 1,000 fps. The fixed wide-angle lens featured on the Mark II design is a Zeiss 24mm f/4 and is capable of close focusing up to 7.87 inches (20 centimeters). The ISO sensitivity range runs from 80 to 12,800.
New to the RX0 II is in-body image stabilization, although it is only electronic rather than optical. The anti-distortion shutter is capable of 1/32,000 second exposures up to 16 fps.
The Sony RX0 II is priced at $698 and will begin shipping next month in April 2019. Preorders begin on B&H at 10 a.m. ET, Thursday, March 28.