Sony has announced the RXO II, an ultra-compact camera that packs a lot of tech and specs into tiny device that's roughly the size of a GoPro camera.

At the heart of the second-generation device is a 1"-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor, powered by Sony's BIONZ X image processing engine that features a sensitivity range of ISO 80-12800. The camera uses a 15.3-megapixel crop from a 20MP sensor.

In front of the sensor is a ZEISS Tessar T* 24mm-equivalent F4.0 fixed wide-angle lens that has a minimum focusing distance of 20cm. The device measures 59mm x 40.5mm x 35mm and weighs just 132g. Its ruggedized frame keeps the internals waterproof down to 10m (32.7ft), shockproof up to 2m (6.5ft), crushproof up to 200KG of force and rustproof.

One of the most interesting additions is an updated LCD screen that tilts upward 180-degrees, downward 90-degrees and even works underwater. This addition will be a welcomed addition for vloggers and the selfie-obsessed, but it should also prove useful when trying to get footage in hard-to-reach situations.

The RX0 II features internal 4K/30p internal recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning. Sony says 'by oversampling this data, the appearance of moiré and jaggies is reduced to deliver smooth, high-quality 4K footage with exceptional detail and depth.' The camera also features high frame rate filming at up to 1,000 frames per second, uncompressed 4K HDMI output and simultaneous proxy movie recording. The RX0 II includes Picture Profile, S-Log2 and Time Code / User Bit functions for maximum post-production latitude.

On the photography front, the RX0 II includes an anti-distortion shutter up to 1/32,000th of a second and a maximum burst speed of 16 fps. Sony has improved the color reproduction from the original RX0 and included an optional Soft Skin Effect that can be used when taking portraits to help minimize blemishes.

Below is a sample gallery of images provided by Sony:

Sony has also improved the Eye AF functionality of the RX0 II. Like the firmware version 5.0 update for the Sony a9, the RX0 II will now lock-on to the eye of a subject when the shutter is half-pressed.

Up to five RX0 II cameras can be synced together and controlled wirelessly using Sony's Imaging Edge Mobile app. If five cameras isn't enough an upcoming access point, due for a Summer 2019 release, will be able to control between five and fifty cameras at once. The RX0 II is also compatible with the Camera Control Box CCB-WD1, which is able to control up to 100 cameras.

The RX0 II will ship in April 2019 and be available at authorized Sony retailers for $700 / CAN$900.