By Jakub Han
Ribcage RX0 is a modified Sony RX0 with passive micro four thirds (MFT) lens mount and removable IR-cut filter. Suitable for manual MFT and (via enclosed adapter) C-Mount lenses. Available for pre-order now, it should start shipping during the beginning of March.
Ribcage RX0 Modification. Source: Back-Bone Gear
Back-Bone Gear is a Canadian company that specializes in producing modifications for action cameras. They are offering modified models of GoPro cameras or Yi action cameras as well, where they take out the original fisheye lens and add a lens mount for small M12 or C-Mount lenses. Recently they added the Sony RX0 modification to their portfolio, which they simply call Ribcage RX0. The modification adds a Micro four thirds (MFT) lens mount to this compact camera.
Here is a quick roundup of the Sony RX0 specs:
- 1” 15,3 MPx CMOS sensor
- 4K UHD over HDMI out for uncompressed external recording
- internally 1080p 24/25/30/50/60fps, 720p/120fps
- Ultra slow motion up to 1000fps
- ISO 80 – 12.800
- Up to 1/32000 sec. Anti-Distortion Shutter
- S-Log 2
- 24mm (35mm equivalent) f/4 fixed aperture lens
If you are interested in seeing how the Sony RX0 performs under “documentary style shooting conditions”, head to our review by clicking here.
The added MFT lens mount is passive, which means it does not supply any power to the lens and does not allow any electronical camera-lens communication. Therefore the mount is designed for manual MFT lenses only. There is a C-Mount mounting ring included in the packaging. The lens mount can therefore be re-configured to C-Mount lenses at any time. Other adapters are not included, but the manufacturer claims it is possible to use other lenses too, with a proper adapter.
Ribcage RX0 also includes removable IR-cut filter, which allows capturing footage in certain wavelengths only (suitable for custom imaging and scientific applications).