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Gear Review: A new action cam from Sony

Stephen Regenold

Sony this month launched the RX0 II, a camera the brand touts is the “world’s smallest and lightest premium ultra-compact camera.”

It’s an arguable statement, but the Sony does stack up well with its competition from GoPro and other action-cam companies.

The tiny cam shoots 4K video at 30 frames per second and has a 15.3-megapixel image sensor. A new processor gives enhanced color reproduction and image stabilization, keeping footage smooth.

Sony touts a wide ISO range — from 80 to 12,800 — and for glass the unit has a Zeiss 24mm f-4 fixed lens. Its minimum focusing distance is 20 cm.

But a killer feature is the LCD screen. It can unfold and tilt, offering framing-up options for shooters from multiple angles.

Now the burn: the Sony RX0 II retails for $700. For that price, you can almost buy two of GoPro’s top-end cameras.

It hit the market in early April. Check it out if you need new angles, and new features that only Sony can provide.

Stephen Regenold writes about outdoors gear at

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