The Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 V is an advanced, compact point & shoot camera, with its direct replacement being the Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 VA. Key features include:
20.2MP 1" BSI stacked sensor; improved ISO performance
Integrated Zeiss 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 Vario-Sonnar T* lens
Internal 4K video capture
Integrated pop-up EVF and tiltable LCD
What’s Changed. The RX100 V is like a RX100 IV with a supercharger inside. It uses Sony’s BIONZ X processor with front-end LSI to greatly increase continuous shooting frame and buffer, high frame rate video capture, and even faster continuous focus performance with stills and video. Additionally, it gains a fantastic on-sensor phase-detection autofocus system that offers 315 AF-points that cover 65% of the frame.
20.2MP 1.0-Inch BSI Stacked Sensor. The imaging aspect of the sensor is unchanged from the RX100 IV, using the same 1.0-inch BSI CMOS sensor with integrated DRAM chip. However, Sony’s also crammed the intricate phase-detection autofocus system mentioned above on the chip as well. The new processor adds substantial gains in speed across the board. The camera tops out at 24 fps continuous shooting with autofocus for bursts up to 148 JPG/71 RAW before hitting the buffer wall. The processor also boasts improved high ISO performance.
Fast-Aperture Zoom Lens. Unchanged for two generations now, the same great Carl Zeiss 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 Vario-Sonnar T* (equivalent) lens finds its way into the RX100 V.
Integrated Pop-Up EVF and Tiltable LCD. Also unchanged from the RX100 IV are the EVF and LCD. The 0.39-inch 2,359k-dot SVGA OLED pop-up electronic viewfinder provides users a pleasant traditional shooting experience, and the 3.0-inch 1,229k-dot Xtra Fine tilting rear LCD offers 180° up/45° down of tilt, giving tripod and arm’s length shooters plenty of options.
Internal 4K Video (Burst). The RX100 V shoots UHD 4K video at 24/30 fps in XAVC S format for up to five minutes, using full pixel readout with no line skipping or pixel binning. The increased data throughput from the integrated DRAM chip also enables extremely fast Full HD 1080p capture at up to 960 fps. For advanced users, S-Log2 gamma is accessible, providing 8-bit, 4:2:0 sampling internally recorded. For more demanding shoots, the RX100 V offers a Micro-HDMI output for 4:2:2 uncompressed video to an external recorder.
Advanced Controls. Like the other models in Sony’s RX-series, it offers manual control options for advanced users, as well as iAUTO mode for those who just want to pick up and shoot. There’s a dedicated function button and manual control ring that can be programmed to offer quick adjustments of several different functions, allowing users to forego menu diving.
Built-In Wi-Fi. Allows wireless transmission of images as well as camera control with compatible smartphones and tablets.
User Flexibility. The RX100 V records images/video to SDHC/XC memory cards (not included) and is powered by the same NP-BX1 rechargeable lithium battery rated for 220 shots per charge. Please note that 4K video capture in S-Log2 requires a UHS-I Class 3 or faster memory card.