Sony RX0 Detailed Review

Sony RX0

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In additional RX0 was introduced by Sony in September 2017. It belongs to the outdoor and action cams category.

Sony is well-known and shouldn't require further introduction, please see our manufacturer's page for more digital cameras by Sony.

CategoryOutdoor & Action

Sony RX0 has environmental sealing and different protection features. Let's see in the list below:

Waterproof10.00 meter
Drop from height2.00 meter
Temp. range from0.00 °C
Sensor Properties

Also RX0's image sensor has an effective resolution of around 15 megapixel. The resolution is somewhat below average but will be sufficient for most purposes. Photos with this resolution can easily be printed to A3 size.

The Sony supports taking images in RAW. RAW images are stored as they come from the sensor, without any in-camera processing or sharpening. Converting to JPEG or other formats takes place on the computer, using software like Adobe Lightroom or Sony's RAW converter. This involves one extra processing step but almost always results in superior image quality. Some filters, like converting to monochrome (black and white) will only yield decent results when used with RAW images.

Resolution15.30 Megapixel
Continuous16 FPS
RAW support
Focal length24mm

The RX0's shutter speed varies from 1/32000s to 0.25s.

Max. shutter speed1/32000s
Min. shutter speed0.25s
Sensitivity Properties

The RX0's sensitivity goes from 125 ISO und 25600 ISO, a very useful and practical range.

Min. sensitivity125 ISO
Max. sensitivity25600 ISO
Exposure Modes

The RX0 supports all general exposure modes.

The Sony allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.

Center weight
Flash Specs

The RX0 doesn't feature a built-in flash. That is not unsusual in this camera category.

A flash or a trigger for remote flashes can be attached to the Sony's hotshoe.

Hot shoe
Display Specs
RX0 display

The RX0 features a monitor with a diagonal of 38.00mm (1.5 in.) and a resolution of c. 0.23 megapixel. That rather low resolution is no longer state of the art and will make it difficult to evaluate images on the display.

Unfortunately, the RX0's monitor is not articulated. That can make it tricky to frame your subject in some situations, e.g. when taking selfies.

The RX0 does not feature a touch screen.

Display characteristics at a glance:

Size38.00mm (diagonal)
(1.5 in.)
Resolution0.23 megapixel
Touch screen
Video Specs

RX0 video supported the resolution with 1920 x 1080 pixel.

Also the camera is equipped with an external microphone.

Sony RX0 Video parameters:

Max. resolution1920 x 1080 pixel
...with frame rates25 frames/second
50 frames/second
External microphone
Connectivity & Wireless Specs

The RX0 has Wi-fi connection. You can transfer photos to a mobile or laptop using wi-fi.

For photo transferring users may use Bluetooth option.

Connect the Sony to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.

The Sony supports USB 2.0.

Connection parameters:

Remote (wired)
Remote (infrared)
HDMI (standard)
HDMI (mini)
HDMI (micro)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
USB Micro
USB Mini

The RX0 will accept Micro SD cards. The Sony does not support SD cards. Sony MemorySticks can be used, too.

Memory cards characteristics:

Memory cardsMicro SD
Memory Stick Pro Duo

The Sony RX0 works with a NP-BJ1 LiIon battery. The battery lifetime is an average 240 shots. That's on the lower side of things for a full day, consider a spare battery for the RX0.

The battery can be charged over USB while in camera. Very useful, especially on vacation when most people bring a USB charger for their smartphone anyway.

The RX0's battery battery parameters:

TypeNP-BJ1 LiIon
In-camera charging
Battery life240 photos

The Sony RX0's dimensions are 59 x 40.5 x 29.8mm³. (2.3" x 1.6" x 1.2"). This includes the lens. The camera's weight is only 110 grams (3.5 oz.), lens included.

Here is front and top view of the RX0:

Sony RX0 Dimensions (Width / Height)
Sony RX0 Dimensions (Width / Depth)
Dimensions Comparison

To put the size of the camera in context, here it is next to a typical ID card (c. 86mm x 55mm, about the size of a credit card).

The RX0 is not much bigger:

Sony RX0 size comparison

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