Verdict

The Sony RX0 is a new breed of camera. It looks like an action camera and can happily compete against the best when it comes to Full HD footage.

However without an external recorder it can’t shoot 4K and the controls are all a little too fiddly to worry about when out on the trail.

The Sony RX0 supports a new way of shooting that is just emerging, and is one of a hive of cameras that can work together to capture footage in a manner that was previously impossible.

Video options are aimed at pro users seeking plenty of video formats, from the web ready MP4 through to XAVC S with S-Log2 for broadcast.

PlayMemories enables more than one RX0 to be linked enabling fast multi-caming and creative shooting techniques that are as yet unrealised.

HFR might be limited to a couple of seconds but at this size and price there is no competition.

The Sony RX0 is the ultimate video camera sat in a genre that has yet to be named, bridging the gap between action camera and video camera.

It is one of the most exciting cameras to have ever been launched but it’s also difficult at the moment to see how it will be used. One thing’s for sure: there has never been a camera launched that has anything like the RX0’s potential.

Overall Score:

4 out of 5 stars

Features:
4 out of 5 stars

Build and Handling:
4.5 out of 5 stars

Performance:
4 out of 5 stars

Image Quality:
4.5 out of 5 stars

GoPro vs DSLR: which is best for video

Summary
Review Date
Reviewed Item
Sony RX0
Author Rating
41star1star1star1stargray