Sony Previews Flagship Cyber-shot RX10 IV & RX0 Action Cam

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Earlier this week, Sony announced the latest flagship model in its Cyber-shot RX10 series -- the RX10 IV. To help mark the unveiling, the company held a special press event at its New York City headquarters, giving eager journalists a chance to get up close and personal with the new lightning-quick camera. Likewise, the presentation also highlighted the RX10's newest ultra-compact sibling -- the upcoming RX0.

After some remarks from Sony's Neal Manowitz, Tsutomu Hamaguchi, and Mark Weir detailing the new devices' specs and features, along with insights into the company's growing place within the digital camera market, attendees were escorted into a separate demo room where we were allowed to go hands-on with both cameras.

While the small press room wasn't exactly an ideal setting to test out the cameras' unique features, the demonstration still offered a solid preview of what photographers and digital imaging enthusiasts can expect from Sony's latest efforts. 

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RX10 IV

Here's a rundown of key specs  for the RX10 IV, per Sony:

  • ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T24-600 mm F2.4-4 large-aperture high-resolution speed zoom lens
  • 20.1MP 1.0-type stacked phase-detection AF Exmor RS CMOS sensor with DRAM chip
  • BIONZ X image processing engine for superior detail reproduction and noise reduction
  • 0.03 s AF response with 315 focal-plane phase-detection AF points
  • Up to 24fps continuous shooting with AF/AE for up to 249 shots
  • 3.0-type (7.5 cm) (4:3)/1,440,000 dots/Xtra Fine/TFT LCD
  • 0.39-type electronic viewfinder (XGA OLED)

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RX0

In addition to the new RX10 IV, Sony also demoed its ridiculously compact RX0 camera. Aimed at squeezing premium capture features usually reserved for much larger RX units into a super-tiny action cam body, this miniature model really is quite striking.  

Here's a rundown of key specs, per Sony:

  • ZEISS Tessar T 24mm lens with F4.0 aperture
  • 1.0-type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) Exmor RS CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
  • Anti-Distortion Shutter -- 1/32000 super-high-speed shutter
  • Up to 16fps continuous shooting without blackout
  • Up to 960fps/1000fps super slow motion
  • S-log2 gamma setting
  • 4K Clean HDMI output
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