#IFA2017 – When it comes rugged action cameras that are small and compact, it’s hard not to think of GoPro, but this does not mean that other companies aren’t trying to steal some of GoPro’s market share. In fact it seems that Sony wants in on the action as the company has recently taken the wraps off the RX0.

The RX0 is part of Sony’s RX lineup of cameras, but as you can see in the photo above this is a camera clearly designed to be an action camera, where it is small enough to be brought with you on trips, and also small enough for it to be mounted on helmets or worn on your gear without adding too much weight and bulk.

However don’t let its small size fool you because according to Sony, the RX0 will pack a 1.0-type stacked 15.3MP Exmor RS CMOS image sensor. It will also feature a ZEISS Tessar T* 24mm f/4 wide-angle lens, allowing users to capture more of the action. It will also have a maximum shutter speed of 1/32,000 and will also be able to shoot at speeds of up to 16 fps.

In terms of its measurements, the RX0 is pretty compact at 3.9 oz and measures 2.38 x 1.63 x 1.19 inches. It is also rugged where it can be waterproof up to depths of 10m, shockproof from heights of up to 2m, and crushproof up to 200kg. The RX0 is priced at $700 and is expected to be released this coming October.

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