Sony India has expanded its line of RX camera with the release of the RX0, which is an ultra-compact, shockproof and waterproof digital camera. To maximise the potential of the camera, Sony is also providing a host of accessories that will provide greater flexibility and operability. The company has also launched the SEL18135 lens which is designed to work with APS-C sensor cameras.
Sony RX0 camera: Specifications and Features
The Sony RX0 packs a large 1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS image sensor with support for sensitivity up to ISO 12800. It is powered by a BIONZ X processor and DRAM chip which is claimed to enable faster large-volume output The camera also provides a fixed wide-angle ZEISS Tessar T 24mm lens coupled with an f/4 aperture. It features Sony’s Anti Distortion shutter feature that will be capable of offering fast shutter time of 1/32,000 per second that is said to rolling shutter effect experienced with fast-moving subjects. It also offers maximum burst shooting capability at up to 16 fps and is capable of recording super slow motion videos at a frame rate of up to 960/1000fps.
The Sony RX0 is IP68 certified and will be able to withstand a depth of 10 meters underwater for up to 60 minutes. The depth can be further increased to 100 meters by attaching the camera to the MPK-HSR1 housing. The camera is also shockproof when dropped from up to 2 meters and crushproof to withstand a pressure of up to 200kg. Accessories other than the MPK-HSR1 housing include the VCT-CGR1 Cage for increased system flexibility, the CPT-R1 Cable Protector, VF-SPR1 Spare Lens Protector, VFA-305R1 Filter Adaptor Kit which includes filter adaptor, lens hood and MC protector, NP-BJ1 Rechargeable Battery Pack and ACC-TRDCJ Accessory Kit.
Sony SEL18135 lens: Specifications and Features
Sony announced the release of the SEL18135 lens just last month. It is a new APS-C E-mount lens especially suited to Sony’s A6500, A6300 and A6000 cameras. The 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS zoom lens features a versatile 27-202.5mm focal length range on APS-C camera bodies. It offers a fast, precise, and quiet autofocus (AF) performance, making it especially suitable for high-speed shooting. The 67.2mm x 88mm measuring lens weighs in at just 325g and has a maximum aperture of f/3.5 and a minimum aperture of f/36. It even has built-in OIS and can give a magnification ratio of 0.29x.
Sony RX0 camera and Sony SEL18135 lens: Price and Availability
Both the Sony RX0 camera and the SEL18135 lens are available for purchase through all Sony Centre, Alpha Flagship Stores, and Sony authorised dealers in India. The Sony RX0 camera comes at a price of Rs. 64,990, while the Sony SEL18135 lens is priced at Rs. 49,990.