Sony RX0 for $700.00 looks way better than GoPro

The new Sony looks way more Pro than GoPro

The New Sony RX0 looks like a really Superior camera for our use.

Probably too much to ask to make it work in our old Solos, but maybe with a Cube - who knows.

1" image sensor and high speed HD and shutter and zero to infinity focus and  pretty much distortionless.

Also has uncompressed 4K output.

My guess is this will totally take over from the GoPro in the Pro and Semi Pro applications.

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Comment by b garcia on September 1, 2017 at 8:14am

this camera is not meant for the same uses as a gopro. they intend for it to be used in stationary, multicam setups - VR/motion tracking.

it only has 5 min of onboard recording, and no mention of battery capacity.

Comment by Hein du Plessis on September 1, 2017 at 8:40am

it might be the perfect mapping camera - if it's sensor is 1" or larger? Can't get any stats on it?

Comment by Pascal P. on September 1, 2017 at 9:24am

110 gr, 15.3 Mpx, 850 €

Comment by Hein du Plessis on September 1, 2017 at 9:27am

Sensor size?

Comment by Pascal P. on September 1, 2017 at 10:27am

1" image sensor, same size as RX100 or P4P, just lower definition

Comment by benbojangles on September 1, 2017 at 10:57am

Still, wishing for an updated Sony QX1 with usb triggering/pause/record/video out ,ho-hum

Comment by Gary McCray on September 1, 2017 at 11:26am

@ B Garcia,

I think you can stick in quite large SD card and get way more recording time than 5 minutes.

And it is designed for very heavy duty use.

It should work fine in a gimbal, I see absolutely no indication at all it is designed for stationary use.

To the contrary of Sony's own media seems to indicate high activity, high motion sports cam type use with very good shock resistance and shallow water proofness.

The biggest unknown/problem for use with a Solo or any other GoPro carrying copter really seems to be WiFi, long range WiFi and control format compatibility which I expect at the moment is zero.

Hopefully Ardupilot can help us out with that, maybe even on the Cube for the Solo.

This was really made to compete directly with the GoPro just for Pro and Semi Pro applications or people who actually want undistorted top quality results.

Basically it looks like what the GoPro should have evolved into 2 years ago.

Comment by John Arne Birkeland on September 1, 2017 at 1:42pm

Looks very promising. But Sony semi-pro products has a tendency to include some weird limitations to avoid competing with their own more expensive pro range of products. This time it's internal video recording resolution being limited to 1080p.

Comment by Marc Dornan on September 1, 2017 at 3:42pm
Takes nice pics by the looks of it. Video only 1080 but it does output uncompressed 4k video that can be recorded externally, So not much good. Maybe they can improve that with firmware updates.
Comment by Kevin Klemens on September 1, 2017 at 3:47pm

"This time it's internal video recording resolution being limited to 1080p."

Well, that's disappointing then for $700. I was thinking it may have been a better GoPro substitute for my ROV camera.


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