Sony announces Camera Control Box CCB-WD1 for wired RX0 control

The wired control accessory that Sony promised for the RX0 has arrived, as well as PlayMemories Mobile app update to enable more wireless control options. The CCB-WD1 Camera Control Box allows for more precise synchronization of multi-camera setups ideal for VR capture, and can be used to create effects like ‘bullet time.’

The Camera Control Box offers Video Sync for frame-by-frame synchronization between cameras, as well as Time Code sync. Computers running Windows 7/8.1/10 and Macs running OS X 10.11/10.12-10.13 can connect to the Control Box via a web browser where cameras can be named and monitored, and settings can be adjusted. Filenames can be modified to include the camera name which should help streamline post-processing workflow and avoid overwritten files. Multiple pairs of RX0 cameras and Camera Control Boxes allow for up to 100 units in total.

The PlayMemories Mobile v6.2 update allows ‘up to 50’ RX0 units to be controlled wirelessly by way of a router. The new app version also provides a list view of all connected cameras, the ability to simultaneously turn all cameras on and off via Bluetooth, and the ability to control cameras by group.

PlayMemories Mobile 6.2 will be released on January 30th. Camera Control Box pre-sales start January 9th at 11am PT, and it will sell for $700.

Press Release

Sony Announces New Expanded Multi-View Shooting Capabilities for the Compact RX0 Camera

New Wired and Wireless Multi-Camera Solutions Enable More Flexibility and Creativity

LAS VEGAS, Jan 8, 2018 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today announced new wired and wireless multi-camera solutions for the versatile RX0 that enable more flexibility, creativity and operability for today’s creators.

The RX0, introduced late this past fall, brings the advanced imaging quality of Sony’s acclaimed RX camera → continue…

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Season’s Greetings from DPReview.com

As DPReview celebrates its nineteenth anniversary, I’d like to wish each and every one of our visitors a very Merry Christmas (something I couldn’t have said last year, apparently) from all of us here in sunny Seattle, and to thank DPR’s amazing staff and contributors for all their hard work over the last twelve months.

In many ways 2017 has been another challenging year for the photo industry, with sales of cameras and lenses still sluggish and flagship phones from Apple and Samsung proving that if you put enough clever tricks in the image processing pipeline it’s possible to overcome many of the disadvantages inherent in such small sensors and to offer photo quality in a phone that is more than good enough for most casual users.

Of course, as Sony has shown recently with its Alpha and RX cameras, there’s still plenty of room for innovation in the traditional camera market, and – as I say pretty much every year – there’s never been a better time to be an enthusiast photographer. There may be fewer cameras launched every year, but anyone shopping for a new body, lens or premium compact is spoilt for choice, and there’s been an explosion of creativity in the accessory market, in part fueled by crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarte, giving us even more opportunities to feed our photography obsession.

DPReview had a very busy 2017 – we published over 2300 articles (the highest ever, and almost 70% higher than 2016), including 75+ product reviews, more than 100 standalone sample galleries, dozens of videos and a small number of our ever-popular ‘sponsored articles’ to help pay the bills.

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Meanwhile, our engineers were beavering away behind the scenes on new features you’ll see appearing on the site in 2018, and in early autumn → continue…

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