Product Comparison: Sony DSC-RX0 vs GoPro Hero5 Black

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General Specifications
About the Product
This ultra-compact camera is a brilliant marriage of highly sophisticated imaging technology, including a 1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor and wide-angle 24mm13 ZEISS lens, and a tough, rigid body that is waterproof down to 10m/33ft, shockproof when dropped up to 2.0m/6.5ft above ground, and crushproof under up to 200kgf/440lbf/2000N. High-speed continuous shooting, super slow motion and other features uniquely integrated in such smart form make for more creative production of images.
HERO5 Black is a balance of performance and convenience thanks to its 4K video, voice control, easy-to-use touch display and waterproof design. Now with QuikStories, HERO5 Black automatically sends your footage to your phone where it transforms into an awesome edited video (1). Combined with stabilized video, pro-quality photos and auto upload to the cloud with GoPro Plus (2), HERO5 Black gives you the power to tell your story.
Key Specs
Effective Megapixels
15.3 MP
12 MP
Video Resolution
1080 p
2160 p
Maximum Depth Of Water Resistance
33 feet
33 feet
Size & Weight
1.2 in.
1.26 in.
1.625 in.
2.44 in.
2.375 in.
1.75 in.
3.9 oz.
4.16 oz.

Sony DSC-RX0

GoPro Hero5 Black

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony DSC-RX0 1.0-type Sensor Ultra-Compact Camera with Waterproof and Shockproof Design
  • Small compact shouts raw file i love this sony.
  • The RX0's ultra compact form factor and rugged waterproof design allow for unusual placement options in challenging environments that are prohibitive with traditional production cameras.
  • It is waterproof to 33 feet and the body is very rugged.
  • One of the most shocking things to me about this camera is its tiny size. I can mount this virtually anywhere and I can also toss it in the pocket of my shooting vest and forget its there.
  • It is a very nice camera, but the size makes it cumbersome to handle.
GoPro Hero5 Black Action Camera
  • Great camera for its size, very high quality and great size to travel.
  • The product is great for travel due to small size.
  • This GoPro is a must for a traveller. So compact and versatile.
  • Really just wanted a quality camera that is small and light enough to attach to my motorcycle, RC cars or, dog to make some fun videos.
  • Can't believe it's so small, i carry it with me all the time in the car. purchased a Feiyu F5 to go with it. Perfectly stable video.
Display Type
Screen Size
1.5 in.
2 in.
What customers say about "Display"
Sony DSC-RX0 1.0-type Sensor Ultra-Compact Camera with Waterproof and Shockproof Design
  • The screen is very small & is hard to see in sunlight.
  • Screen is very small.
  • The screen itself is about the size of a normal camera’s memory card to give you an idea how small it is.
GoPro Hero5 Black Action Camera
  • Love this new GoPro! The LCD screen on the back and the capability to link it to my phone or tablet for a better view is fabulous!
  • This updated version is awesome because the LCD screen is built in.
  • Great camera, am glad I went with a model with the display screen on the back.
  • The new go pro has added great features such as the touch screen and voice.
  • The thought screen is really nice but I think that the menus are sometimes a little tough to navigate because it's such a small screen, I don't really let that bother me because it's so simple to connect tablet or phone to it navigating the menus on the mobile is very fast and easy to change.
Video Formats
MP4 (H.264)
Image Stabilization
What customers say about "Video"
Sony DSC-RX0 1.0-type Sensor Ultra-Compact Camera with Waterproof and Shockproof Design
  • What this camera does & it does it well is shoots high-quality footage where other cameras can’t.
  • It shoots slow motion bursts at up to 1000 frames per second – that is impressive.
  • The quality of the video is very good but it does take some fiddling to compose shots.
  • Video quality in a medium lit room at night was smooth and crisp with life-like colors.
  • No in-camera 4K video. 4K video is only available when outputted to an external recorder.
GoPro Hero5 Black Action Camera
  • The settings for video formats are great. There are many options.
  • The video was crisp and clear, the new generation of this GoPro is getting better.
  • My son has taken the GoPro on several skiing trips, videos are very clear. Easy to use, love it!
  • Nice camera, easy to use. Image stabilization works fine - cant complain.
  • Takes fantastic slow motion video. Image stabilization works very well in canceling small vibrations out.
  • Video quality degrades at night.
Wi-Fi Enabled
Water Resistant
Memory Card Compatibility
Micro SD
microSD Class 10
ZEISS® Tessar T* lens, Remote control via smartphones and tablets, Clean HDMI output for 4K movies, Shock resistant to drops from heights up to 2.0m/6.5ft, Super slow motion, 440 lbf/2,000 N (200 kgf) crushproof
Voice Control, Touch Display, GPS, Touch Zoom
What customers say about "Features"
Sony DSC-RX0 1.0-type Sensor Ultra-Compact Camera with Waterproof and Shockproof Design
  • Large 1” (1.0-Type) stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor with DRAM Chip provides impressive image quality.
  • Wireless multi-control function can control multiple RX0 cameras with a smartphone.
  • Picture Profile and S-Log2 gamma settings enable movie shooters to create the visual appearance of movie footage in-camera, thus saving valuable time in post production editing.
  • Limited operating temperatures of approximately 0℃ to 40℃ (32 ℉ to 104 ℉). Being so ruggedized I would have expected to be able to use the RX0 in much harsher conditions. Even in North America we routinely encounter temperatures way outside the camera's usable range
  • It does not have image stabilization which is a must-have in an action cam.
GoPro Hero5 Black Action Camera
  • Great for vacations and it comes water resistant now. I've been using it in for snowboarding lately and the picture quality comes out great.
  • Durable easy to operate and awesome picture...great for family its small design and water resistance.
  • Much better than the previous model. Water resistant without a case to a certain depth.
  • Very user friendly and the voice control features is awesome!
  • Great Action camera, love the GPS setup and all the software that can be used with it.
  • In order to use the app, it appears I must use my data as connecting the GoPro unit disconnects the wi-fi.
  • Good product. Be careful when purchasing the SD card. The camera does not support all types and some SD cards will say they work with GoPro cameras but they do not.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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