At IFA in Berlin, Sony announced its newest premium action camera, the RX0.
Sony claims the action camera can achieve a similar level of quality to its existing RX line of cameras. It features a 1.0-inch 15.6MP stacked image sensor and has a fixed Zeiss 24mm F4 wide-angle lens.
Shipping in October, the $700 camera is also lightweight (3.9 ounces), tiny (2.38 x 1.63 x 1.19 inches) and durable (withstanding 6.5-foot drops, underwater depths of 33 feet and 440 pounds of force).
But, the most interesting news for the VR and 360 market is that Sony has made it known that it sees this camera as a competitor for multi-camera rigs.
Not only can users already pair and control five RX0s from Sony’s Play Memories app, but Sony also announced it was working on a control box to preview, control and sync more RX0 cameras. They haven’t yet announced how many cameras you’ll be able to connect, but said more news will be on its way before CES 2018.
Sony also showed off a 360 camera rig for multiple RX0s, but wouldn’t elaborate on any further details–like whether or not it just holds the cameras or if it will have additional functionality like GoPro’s Omni rig–stating it’s just a concept at this time to show users what’s possible with the RX0.