Sony today launched a Europe-wide competition[i], challenging aspiring film-makers and enthusiasts to channel their creativity into stimulating projects utilising Sony’s compact RX0 camera. All entries are in with a chance to win high-quality Sony camera equipment with a value of up to 5000 EUR, including Sony’s highly acclaimed full-frame camera, the α7SII and SELP28135G lens as the top prize.
Weighing just 110g,[ii] the RX0 is an ultra-compact, robust and waterproof camera in a form factor that enables content creators to produce video in ways that have not previously been possible. At its heart is a powerful 1.0-type stacked 15.3MP[iii] Exmor RS™CMOS image sensor and it offers a slew of creative video options including 40x Super Slow motion[iv] recording, Picture Profile (S-Log2), and 4K[v] Clean HDMI Output. Multi-camera control for multi-view shooting can be part of either a wireless or a wired set-up, freeing up the user to realise their creative vision.
Applicants can enter the competition on the Sony Community site, by pitching their video idea and outlining their approach on how to want to make videos utilising the creative possibilities offered by the RX0. Successful applicants are able to borrow multiple units[vi] to execute their project and upload their videos on YouTube[vii] and the Sony Community site.
In addition to the main prize, all entries are automatically entered into a monthly competition, won by the video with the most unique views that month which will be rewarded by a prize of an RX0[viii].
The competition runs until 12am CET on the 31st of May 2018, with last applications accepted on April 30th, 2018. The winners of the competition will be assessed by a panel of judges, consisting of high-profile industry experts and videographers and will be announced on Friday, June 22nd 2018.
For more information on the competition, please check the competition homepage.
[i]The competition is only open to residents from the following countries: United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Italy, Spain and Portugal. Applications from other regions will not be accepted.
[ii] Approximate weight with battery and media included
[iii]Approximate effective megapixels
[iv] Up to 1000fps super slow motion can be recorded. Image quality approaches Full HD quality at 250fps in Quality Priority mode. Sound cannot be recorded when shooting slow motion and setting conditions of focus, exposure, focus area, frame rate and other settings are fixed when start shooting. Micro SDHC/ Micro SDXC memory card of Class 10 or higher is required
[vi]Special T&Cs apply and can be found on the competition homepage.
[vii]YouTube is the only accepted platform for this competition. Videos uploaded on to other platforms will not be accepted.
[viii]Contestants can only win one monthly prize throughout the competition. Winners will be picked by Sony according to most unique viewer numbers between first and last day of each month.
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