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Sony RX0 II firmware update v3.00 with live streaming available

You can now use Sony’s rugged action cam as a high quality webcam for streaming

Sony RX0 II
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Sony has just released firmware update v3.00 for the Sony RX0 II transforming the action camera into a high-quality webcam for streaming.

Firmware v3.00 update allows video creators to easily utilize its high-quality video and audio for livestreaming by simply connecting the camera directly to a PC or a Sony Xperia smartphone. 

From rugged action cam to high-quality webcam 

Supported smartphones include Sony Xperia 1 II or Xperia 5 II upgraded to Android 11.

Furthermore, just like the firmware update for the Sony ZV-1, which was released back in February, this update for the RX0 II will support UVC/UAC.

Moreover, users can easily connect the Sony RX0 II to a PC or a Sony Xperia via USB cable 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.


Not compatible with Apple Silicon M1 Macs

It should be noted however that this firmware update is compatible with Windows 10, and MacOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 running on Intel Macs only. Strangely enough, this firmware update is not available for the latest Macs running M1 Apple Silicon chips.

Sony RX0 II Firmware Update v3.00 Details:

  • New Features added:
    • NEW – USB Streaming function to allow connection using a USB cable to a PC or Xperia smartphone for live streaming and online communication with the high video and audio quality.
  • Firmware notes:
    • This applies to Xperia 1 II or Xperia 5 II smartphones that have been upgraded to Android 11. 
    • When connecting to a device with a USB Type-C port, use a commercially available USB cable or terminal conversion adaptor.
    • Improves the overall stability and performance of the camera

You can get the latest deals on the Sony RX0 II on B&H here.

Do download firmware v3.00 for Windows or MacOS head over to Sony’s dedicated support page here.

via Sony Alpha Universe


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