Sony has announced a follow-up to its tiny rugged camera from 2017, the RX0, and it's just as tough and handy. The RX0 II has a 15.3-megapixel sensor and a Zeiss Tessar T 24mm F4 fixed wide-angle lens with a 20-cm minimum focus distance for scenic shots. It's very similar in size to its predecessor, with a 2.3in x 1.59in x 1.38in body that weighs just 132 grams. However, it's a lot more selfie-friendly, thanks to an adjustable LCD screen that can flip 180 degrees upward and 90 degrees down.
This is an incredibly powerful camera that is capable of generating really beautiful images for its size, but ultimately it’s sandbagged by a couple bad decisions. It’s too limited to recommend it at its current $700 price tag. If you’re an aspiring vlogger I’d be way more inclined to recommend the Sony RX100 line. It has the same image sensor, but it will take much better photos (with optical zoom), be stronger in low light, and yes, it has continuous autofocus and a larger, more useful screen. It isn’t waterproof, but it will fit in your pocket. The latest RX100 VI goes for $1,200, which is a lot, but you can probably find a used Mark V or even a Mark IV for about the same or less than the RX0 II, and you’ll still get more bang for your buck. If it’s a true action camera you’re wanting, the best I’ve used is the GoPro Hero7 Black.
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