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Sony Announces Firmware Update For The RX0 II Camera

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Sony has announced a free firmware update for the RX0 II. The update will allow users to easily utilize its high-quality video and audio for livestreaming by simply connecting the camera directly to a PC1 or a Sony Xperia™ smartphone2.

Like the firmware update for the Sony ZV-1 in February, this update for the RX0 II will support UVC/UAC3. Users can easily connect the RX0 II to a PC or a Sony Xperia via USB cable4 to utilize the high-quality video stream and built-in microphone for crystal-clear audio for everyday uses from livestreaming via social media platforms to video conferencing.

This firmware update is available now and can be downloaded below:

Sony RX0 II: $698 at B&H.

Sony VCT-SGR1 Shooting Grip: $98 at B&H.

1) Windows10, Windows8.1/macOS 10.13-10.15, macOS 11.0 (except Apple silicon macs) /Android.

2) Using an Xperia 1 II or Xperia 5 II upgraded to Android™ 11. Update availability varies by region (as of April 2021).

3) UVC is a standard for communicating mainly with USB video cameras and web cameras that allows the transfer of motion-JPEG and YUV (uncompressed) data. UAC is a standard for the transfer of audio from digital sound sources. Its specifications comply with the USB standard, letting you listen to the sound source on the connected device without the need for drivers.

4) Micro USB Type-B.

Sony RX0 Mark II Key Features

  • Superb image quality delivered by 1.0-type stacked 15.3MP image sensor condensed into waterproof, rugged, highly compact body
  • Featuring ZEISS® Tessar T* 24mm F4 fixed wide-angle lens
  • Movie shooting with 4K internal recording and new image stabilization solutions
  • Advanced functionality for stills photography, including up to 1/32000 sec. Anti-distortion Shutter and up to 16fps continuous shooting
  • Diverse range of shooting scenes enabled by waterproof 180-degree tiltable LCD panel and Clear Image Zoom
  • Perfect for selfie with enhanced color reproduction, new Soft Skin Effect mode and advanced Eye AF
  • Microphone jack and optional Shooting Grip (VCT-SGR1) delivers minimal and ideal Vlog shooting solution
  • Multi-camera solution that enables creative video expression from various viewpoints

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