Sony RX100 V summary
Sony RX100 V is Sony's Large Sensor Compact camera first released on October of 2016. It features a 20 MegaPixel, BSI-CMOS 1" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 5472 x 3648.
The RX100 V is rated #19 out of 62 in Large Sensor Compact cameras and overall #214 out of 1428 for digital cameras in our collection. Please try our Advanced camera search to find camera ratings based on your personal factors.
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Sony RX100 V family
The Sony RX100 V comes with a history of related digital cameras. Listed below, you can look at all earlier and new models alongside main specs.
Sony RX100 V Gallery
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Sony RX100 V Pros and Cons
Below is a list of upsides and downsides of the Sony RX100 V based on things which are generally regarded as important in a camera.
Sony RX100 V Sensor specifications
The Sony RX100 V is run by the Bionz X processor. The size of the sensor on the Sony RX100 V is 13.2mm x 8.8mm (1"). The 116 mm² sensor is able to capture 5472 x 3648 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Optical). Optical stabilization is superior than digital stabilization since the latter can easily cause cropping.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 20MP and includes a native ISO range of 125 to 12800. This ISO can also be increased digitally to 80 to 25600. RAW files are saved which means that the user has wider room to maneuver in post.
The image underneath shows the RX100 V's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The RX100 V sensor comes with a crop factor of 2.7 and is presented in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you should refer to the visual below.
Sony RX100 V dimensions
Sony RX100 V weighs about 0.66 lb (299 gr or 10.55 oz) and the sizing of the camera is 102mm x 58mm x 41mm (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.6"). The weight of average Large Sensor Compact camera is 394 gr and the Sony RX100 V is less heavy when compared with various competitors.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
Underneath is a image of the Sony RX100 V beside a softdrink so you can have a sense of its scale.
The top view just below will highlight the button design on the RX100 V.
Sony RX100 V Lens specifications
The RX100 V houses a built-in lens providing a focal range of 24-70mm making it a 2.9 x zoom which may not be significant nevertheless it could be helpful in some cases.
At the widest 24mm, it offers an aperture of f1.8 which will be great in low light occasions and getting good bokeh. It is going to also let you use a much lower ISO to produce cleaner files. At the tele end, 70mm comes at f2.8 which is really decent and lets you maintain high shutter speeds.
Sony RX100 V Connectivity
The RX100 V has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- NFC Yes
- HDMI Yes
Digital cameras that incorporate NFC and / or Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily copy pictures and sometimes change settings without the hassle of connecting straight to the camera.
Some applications even allow a Liveview and release the shutter when you are not near the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI out, it can easily be connected to an external display. Almost all cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Sony RX100 V Video specifications
The highest possible video resolution on the Sony RX100 V is 3840 x 2160 and it can capture in MPEG-4, AVCHD and XAVC S format. 2160p offers an exceptional resolution for video recording. You can easily crop to 1080p to get clearer results. Be wary of the large file sizes and make sure you get decent SD cards that have fast write speed. The camera does not offer a mic and / or headphone jack which means you have no control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to shop for another model in case you need decent audio in your video clips.
Sony RX100 V Weather Sealing
Sony RX100 V does not include environment sealing so wet conditions can easily ruin the camera.
Sony RX100 V Display and Viewfinder
The Sony RX100 V features a 3" tilting screen boasting a resolution of 1,229k dots.
The display is selfie friendly to shoot self portraits as well as group photos if necessary. Sadly the screen is not a touch screen.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The View Finder specs regarding Sony RX100 V are as follows:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 2,359k dots
- Coverage 100 percent
- Magnification 0.59x
In those sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and hard to view, viewfinders can be pretty helpful.
Sony RX100 V Shutter specifications
Sony RX100 V is able to shoot continuously at 24.0 frames per second. The maximum shutter speed is 1/2000 sec. The camera also includes silent electronic shutter of 1/32000 sec. Keep in mind that the electronic shutter may result in "rolling shutter" in certain conditions.
Sony RX100 V Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Sony RX100 V includes only in-built flash with missing external flash support. The maximum flash sync is 1/2000 sec.
Sony RX100 V Autofocus specifications
Sony RX100 V includes both Phase Detect Auto Focus along with Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more faster and precise when compared with Contrast Detect focusing. The camera features Face detect making it helpful for portraits.
It features 315 focus points to choose from. It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Sony RX100 V has the ability to use manual focus when required during low light or you want more precise focus control.
Sony RX100 V Battery life
The battery life (NP-BX1) on the Sony RX100 V is built to last for 220 photographs based on the CIPA measurements which is lower compared to its competitors. The average Large Sensor Compact camera battery life is 300. Leica X-U has got the best (450) battery life within this category of cameras.
Listed below is a number of Large Sensor Compact cameras that come with the highest battery life:
Sony RX100 V for different styles of photography
The following graph presents a rundown of the Sony RX100 V for different styles of photography. To check out more, check out the specific section underneath.
Sony RX100 V as a Portrait photography camera
The Sony RX100 V receives a points total of 67 which is very good, meaning that it is a respectable option to use for portrait photography. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor resolution, support for RAW photos along with the ability to work with off-camera flash.
Street photography with Sony RX100 V
Having a awesome score of 86, the Sony RX100 V is a superb option for street photography. A good street photography camera gives a good balance of image quality plus portability.
Sony RX100 V Sports photography information
A very good sports photography points tally of 71 means the Sony RX100 V is a good fit for photographing sports. A camera should have good focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.
Sony RX100 V Travel photography features
Size is extremely critical when selecting a travel camera. All round, the Sony RX100 V gets a excellent 80 as a travelling camera which is a brilliant fit to buy for your vacations.
Sony RX100 V Landscape photography features
For anyone who is planning to pick a digital camera for landscape photography, the most critical factor will be image quality. The Sony RX100 V and it's very good grade of 70 as a landscape camera is a respectable pick in the current marketplace.
Sony RX100 V Vlogging highlights
A camera for vlogging really should offer a moving display, mic input and preferably IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Sony RX100 V is a excellent choice as a vlog camera as it gets a superb rating of 81.
Sony RX100 V Alternatives
If you are shopping for replacements to the RX100 V, below is a collection of the highest rated cameras which fall in to the category of Large Sensor Compact.
The diagram underneath shows you a summary of the RX100 V compared to it's highest scored competitors mentioned previously.
These are some more cameras you might look at as alternative options. To review a thorough comparison, go to the "compare" link.