When it comes to action cameras, GoPro has been more or less the leader in that space. However Sony has been challenging GoPro in that space and with the company’s latest offering, the Sony RX0 II, it looks like they could make a pretty compelling argument.
The RX0 II, as its name implies, will be the successor to the Sony RX0 that was launched in 2017. It has been about 2 years since the previous launch so it was due for a refresh. What makes Sony’s offering interesting is how it actually comes with a tiny flip-up display which will be useful when trying to capture weird angles or selfies.
That has actually been one of the problems of the GoPro where the display has always sat flush against the body of the camera. This made it a bit hard to see what you were filming, but with the Sony RX0 II’s flip display, it will make things easier. It will also come equipped with a Zeiss Tessar T 24mm F4 fixed wide-angle lens, and will also come with the usual rugged features one might expect from such a device.
This includes water-resistance up to 33 feet, crush-resistance of up to 400 pounds of pressure, and can also withstand being dropped from a height of 6.5 feet. There will also be support for 4K video recording at 30fps. Unfortunately the RX0 II does not come cheap and is priced at $700 and is expected to go on sale next month.