Sony RX0 II VS GoPro Hero 7 Black | Killing the Action Camera?!

  • Published on Apr 20, 2019
  • The video you requested! The Sony RX0 II VS the GoPro Hero 7 Black! Two tiny cameras that pack a whole lot of punch into very small bodies.
    Both cameras do 4k, both cameras have stabilization, but there are some very striking differences between the two and they don't make for such a clean 1 for 1 comparison as we usually get here.
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Comments • 240

  • AndretheDias
    AndretheDias 4 days ago

    pls explain the af on the sony i want to use it instaed of a g7x but what does single shot mean

  • YangBestari
    YangBestari 12 days ago

    Hoping for a insta360 1 inch vs rx0 ii showdown.

  • JibaroTech
    JibaroTech 18 days ago

    Rx0 2 vs the insta 360 one R with the 1"? Ummmmmm

  • Operations Computer

    i'm sick of illiterate morons saying it has a 1 inch sensor - from sonys own website it has a type 1.0 - SENSOR TYPE
    1.0-type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) Exmor RS CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2

  • Oh Snap!!!
    Oh Snap!!! Month ago

    Does the RX0 II have a removable battery or is it internal?

  • Oh Snap!!!
    Oh Snap!!! Month ago

    The Gopro does indeed have a 1/2.3 sensor. It's amazing what the engine room in that thing does considering the size of the sensor, but they've just about maxed out its capabilities, so any future Gopros won't get much of a bump up from it without going to a bigger sensor. The RX0 II would have to sport a really big lens in order to compete with the Gopro's Superwide field of view, but I would take a larger action-esque camera if it gave me a fisheye.

  • Gaston Lee
    Gaston Lee Month ago

    You missed 960fps seems like I got paid by GoPro

  • MorrisonFam
    MorrisonFam Month ago

    cool vid

  • Eddy Jaegerjaquez
    Eddy Jaegerjaquez 2 months ago

    I will go for RX0 ll

  • Edge of David
    Edge of David 2 months ago +3

    Why is this compared to a gopro in every video? I want to see it compared to the sony x3000 as at 24mm its NOT a gopro competitor.

  • Jimmy a Geek
    Jimmy a Geek 2 months ago

    Your video bit rate is bad

  • Grizzle Gear
    Grizzle Gear 3 months ago

    If sony would come out with an fdr x3000 2... It would crush all competitors camera was amazing. Blew gopros image stabilization out of the water.

  • Damir Regoč
    Damir Regoč 3 months ago

    I used 3 go pros 7, and they all were extremely glitchy and buggy, unusable! And one of them died after 2 minutes in shallow water. They freeze every 5 minutes, and I didn't even put them to real, hard work. I was shooting vlogs, in my style, that means making 30-50 short clips, 30 seconds long. And I had to take out the battery every 3, 4 shots, to make it work again. DO NOT BUY THE GO PRO 7!!!

  • Billyboy Bisdak Channel

    Go pro win.

  • DolphinDivingChamp
    DolphinDivingChamp 3 months ago

    So the GoPro has like an axis sensor that allows hypersmooth to work and also aftermarket software can smooth instead, does the Sony have this feature?

  • Ben
    Ben 3 months ago

    Sorta underwhelmed by the video quality of the rxo ii

  • czondag
    czondag 3 months ago

    This sucks because when you have seen the Sony image quality, gopro is really bad in image quality, but the sony sucks in function stability, so both are not what you want... we want a one inch sensor gopro... and with the crapy upgrades gopro makes, we have to wait 10 years for that or more...

  • Jeff Bourke
    Jeff Bourke 4 months ago

    the gopro is so bad in lowlight. the sensor is so small. i wish the sony would put a wider focal length.

  • Crusader General
    Crusader General 4 months ago

    I wanna know what one of these down-voting idiots looks like

  • B Thunder
    B Thunder 4 months ago +1

    Having to stop recording to regain focus kills the sony :(

  • Johannes Xavier
    Johannes Xavier 4 months ago

    Nice one

  • Kenzo Va
    Kenzo Va 4 months ago

    What about the night record?? Good or not ?

  • Tendy Media
    Tendy Media 4 months ago +1

    Excellent presentation. Does RX0 II overheat when recording 1920x1080?

  • chase garcia jr.
    chase garcia jr. 4 months ago +1

    Maybe I’ll wait for the go pro hero 8 hopefully this year.

  • kip dokken
    kip dokken 5 months ago +1

    I dont vlog, but i like taking video and i want a camera that everything in focus, ill go for hero 7 but the sony rx0 mk2 video quality is fantastic.

  • George Senda
    George Senda 5 months ago +1

    How will the Sony work if you do videos and use a Mac ?

    • Chris B
      Chris B 4 months ago

      perfectly, shoots on memory cards which show up on a macs desktop when the camera is plugged into a mac or you can remove the cards and put into a card redit, edit in iMovie or Final Cut Pro x. Great camera.

  • Muhammad Kharismawan
    Muhammad Kharismawan 5 months ago +1

    Yeah, the Sony is rated for 200kg pressure, one motorcycle on top of it should be fine.

  • ExpertChess
    ExpertChess 5 months ago

    I see that the GoPro Hero 7 has a sharper background video quality but RXO has a better more natural front clarity in face. Is this correct?

    • NOFOOD?
      NOFOOD? 5 months ago

      Yes because Gopro keeps everything in focus

  • Life is beautiful
    Life is beautiful 5 months ago +1

    GoPro Hero 7 Black is bad ,i have one, (overheat) .

  • Truyện Nấm
    Truyện Nấm 5 months ago +1


  • ملك الموت
    ملك الموت 5 months ago

    Go pro look as shit video not good at all

  • Silverfox
    Silverfox 5 months ago +1

    Add the ridiculously large and expensive mic adaptor to the Go-Pro and the price gets closer and the Go-Pro suddenly is an ungainly PoC

    • Silverfox
      Silverfox 3 months ago +1

      @My Drone Stories Yep, I use the Zoom H1 with ALL my cameras

    • My Drone Stories
      My Drone Stories 3 months ago

      Or get a cheap voice recorder....and save some bucks. Minus the actual sound test, a lapel mic was used (at least that's what it looked like to me)

  • Nara sh
    Nara sh 5 months ago +3

    I go with Sony RX0 II the video for sure 100 % much better than Gopro.

  • Nicholas Too
    Nicholas Too 5 months ago

    Can I use a GoPro drone gimbal on the RX0 ii? If you google “gopro drone gimbals”, there’s a website called “topgimbals” which lists the best GoPro drone gimbals, need to know which I can use on the RX0 ii.

  • ZenGeekDad
    ZenGeekDad 6 months ago +1

    Your test footage around 5:50 looks ungraded, which is good: shows what each camera gives to start with. But that does mean the GoPro looks more contrasty and with pushed saturation, which is their trademark pitch for mass appeal, whereas the RX0II looks flat, but this is completely adjustable in post, if you do any video editing at all. The graded image from the RX0II should seriously beat the GPH7. To my eye, your GPH7 looks mushy as usual; just like my GPH5. GoPro may record at 1440, 2.7K, and 4K, but that doesn't mean the IMAGE actually carries that amount of visual information. Without question, the teeny sensor and optics of the GPH7 bottlenecks image density. Your shot looks more like an effective 720 resolution. In fairness though, I've tested pushing in post with my GPH5 at 4K & 2.7K a lot, and I think I get more than 1080, but less than 2.7K.

  • Eye Vlog
    Eye Vlog 6 months ago

    If u need stabli video for vlog i think go pro is hero

  • Kandice Mahey
    Kandice Mahey 6 months ago

    I need a recommendation for which to take travelling? More photos, won’t really video. And does the Sony zoom?

    RAKAN ALTASSAN 6 months ago +1

    Your review is Sponsored by go Pro, you never speak about the GoPro problems such as overheating, freezing, poor battery life!

    • Lucius
      Lucius 6 months ago

      RAKAN ALTASSAN he refused to compare them in low light...

  • Jason Dorset Mamil Cycling

    Hi chap, you say the go pro is the best action camera. I want am action camera got vlogs whilst cycling so Osmo action or 7 black?

  • Bryan Keller
    Bryan Keller 6 months ago +1

    BOTH are waaaaaaay OVERPRICED...

  • Ab vlog
    Ab vlog 6 months ago

    Im confused now...for me gopro 7 is a top action camera and sony ii is top vlogging camera small n lightweight😷🙏👍

  • Liaw Jia Yong
    Liaw Jia Yong 7 months ago

    Why don't u wanna film the hero 7 in 4k but film rxo ii in 4k?

  • Daryl Villaescusa
    Daryl Villaescusa 7 months ago

    Why is rx0 looks over expose and looks soft and not sharp?

  • j5
    j5 7 months ago

    Overheating after 15 minutes is a deal breaker

  • rocus80m
    rocus80m 7 months ago

    Where was the low light comparison? Did I miss it?

  • Gustavo Carvajal
    Gustavo Carvajal 7 months ago

    Wow! That good video!!
    Thank you for reporting clearly! What objective did you use to record your video?

  • Alfred Jodokus Kwak
    Alfred Jodokus Kwak 7 months ago +2

    The GopPro footage in the side by side vlogging test is just a smudgy mess. Almost all textures are lost, especially on the blue jacket and on his face, the colors have absolutely no dynamic range. I'd consider this unusable.

    • My Drone Stories
      My Drone Stories 3 months ago

      I thought the exact opposite. I thought the Sony was worse. Different perspectives I guess.

  • Mathewmartialart
    Mathewmartialart 7 months ago +1

    Why use gopro 6 for stabilizer example or was that suppose to be the sony clip?

  • Mathewmartialart
    Mathewmartialart 7 months ago +1

    The sony is where the gopro 5 was with some features. I bet the next model with firmware updates ie v3 will be better than any gopro. Ie better stabilizer, being able to record at 2.4k or 4k ar 60fps and focus, plus dealing with the heat issue

  • Luke, I'm your father!
    Luke, I'm your father! 7 months ago

    Look at that first scene the go peo is not clear at all

  • GoldenBoy
    GoldenBoy 7 months ago

    Sony wins for only one reason-NO Chaptering-anyone know of an action camera with NO CHAPTERING or max file size of 4gb ? only one i ever saw was the sony action camera

  • Ryan Ellerbe
    Ryan Ellerbe 7 months ago

    Need your opinion.
    Looking to get the rx0ii to record ice hockey game play. I really want to beat quality video I can get. The GoPro 7 has me wanting better quality video. Do you think everything will be out of focus if I place it on the glass like I usually do the GoPro? Can I put the rx0 at the longer range focus and it will work?

    • Capt Canada
      Capt Canada 7 months ago +1

      Set it to the far focus mode and it should be fine. Near focus is good for arms length or 50cm ish. It can also be manually adjusted while recording from 20cm to its far focus.

  • José Reyes
    José Reyes 8 months ago

    Gopro 7 is the winn!!!!

  • David Rutledge
    David Rutledge 8 months ago +1

    Another great video that keeps me laughing. À propos--for me, anyway--since I've thought about both cameras.

    ARON KC 8 months ago +3

    Video - GoPro H7 ✔️
    Foto - RX0II ✔️

  • anonymous anonymous
    anonymous anonymous 8 months ago

    Are u a dad?looks young 😉

  • TIMagicProd
    TIMagicProd 8 months ago

    There are too many issues IMO about the GoPro Hero 7 Black as far as its usability as a vlogging camera. For starters, not having a flip-up screen can make vlogging much more difficult when you film more subjects than just yourself and it's a major pain to have to use another accessory (i.e. smartphone) just to be able to properly frame your shot and not take your chances by guessing. The other major pain is that in order to connect an external mic, you need the proprietary mic adapter which takes away simultaneous in-camera charging for longer shoots. Also, by not having a built-in tripod mount, you will need to carry around another accessory (more things to carry and possibly lose). Then there is the fisheye lens that not everyone likes. Yes, it covers a wider field of view, but it's at the expense of distortion. As a vlogging camera, the Sony is a step closer in the right direction, but could still use some improvements like a continuous autofocus, an improved internal stabilizer, and an optional date/time display.

  • Pretty Vegas
    Pretty Vegas 8 months ago

    I have to say, the last few videos we have done have been recorded on the GoPro and I have to say, the low light for that kind of live music shot is really not as bad as I think everyone says. Got to use use Exposure Lock though, otherwise the highlights (from the stage lighting) blow it out big time, which is something I only really got onto after a few times using it. Compared to the other shots with the iPhoneXS Max, I think the video quality looks amazing, and whilst there are only a few examples up, the other videos I am doing do show what a great bit of kit they are.

    The biggest disappointment for me though is the audio, it's just not good, and really needs to done with an external mic rather than the in-built. If the Sony nailed the sound, and the bigger sensor dealt with the dynamic range of a gig better, then I would definitely pay more and get the Sony, or at least add one to the arsenal and use the GoPro's for other angles.

    Anyway, great video as always.

  • Zap Cage
    Zap Cage 8 months ago

    Just got the gopro 7 as I'm using it to record my trip and it would be annoying if there's a group shot and the back faces are all blur only the one in focus is sharp. This happened to all the handphone now.

  • Allan Delos Reyes
    Allan Delos Reyes 8 months ago +2

    I’ll wait for the DJI Osmo action camera.