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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 V 20.1 MP Digital Still Camera with 3" OLED, flip Screen, WiFi, and 1” Sensor DSCRX100M5/B

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  • ELECTRONIC VIEW FINDER: retractable Tru-Finder EVF provides sharp resolution, bright self-illumination, and high contrast to view shots and adjust settings through a ZEISS T* coated eyepiece.
  • AUTO FOCUS: World’s fastest (0.05 sec.) hybrid AF system (contrast + phase) which is great for action and wildlife photography
  • AF DETECTION: The most comprehensive phase detection coverage in a compact camera utilizing 315 Auto Focus points
  • SHOOTING SPEED: World’s fastest continuous shooting speed at 24fps3 w/ autofocus and auto exposure tracking to ensure exceptional high-speed photography
  • IMAGE SENSOR: 20.1 megapixel 1" Exmor RS stacked back illuminated CMOS sensor w/ DRAM for outstanding image quality and continuous shooting.Battery life(still images)(CIPA):Up to 330 shots / 165 minutes
  • 4K VIDEO: 4K movie w/ direct pixel readout, no pixel binning and fast hybrid AF make the RX100V one of the best cameras for vlogging
  • SUPER SLOW MOTION VIDEO: Up to 960 fps super slow motion movies
  • OPTICAL ZOOM: 3.6x zoom to get the most out of your compact camera
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H0.26 x W1.18 x D1.68 - - 1 7/16 × 4 3/8 × 1 3/16" - - 3 1/4× 4 5/8
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Screen Size 3 inches 3 inches 3 inches 3 inches 3 inches 3 inches
Has Image Stabilization Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Includes External Memory No No No No No No
Item Dimensions 4 x 2.38 x 1.63 inches 4.02 x 1.61 x 2.28 inches 4 x 1.68 x 2.38 inches 4 x 1.7 x 2.29 inches 1.62 x 4.4 x 2.64 inches 1.65 x 4.15 x 2.36 inches
Item Weight 0.60 lbs 0.64 lbs 0.61 lbs 0.66 lbs 0.71 lbs 0.68 lbs
Optical Sensor Resolution 20.1 megapixels 20.1 megapixels 21 megapixels 20.1 megapixels 20.3 megapixels 20.1 megapixels
Optical Zoom 3.6x 2.9000000953674316 8x 2.9x 30x 3x
Video Capture Resolution 1080i 1080p 2160p 2160p 2160p 2160p
Viewfinder Type Electronic Electronic Electronic Electronic Electronic flexible LCD

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Introducing a new level of AF performance and speed to today’s compact camera market. The RX100 V boasts the world’s fastest AF speed 0.05 sec., world’s fastest continuous shooting speed 24fps with world’s most AF points 315 for a compact camera. LCD: Screen type 7.5 cm 3.0-type 4:3 / 1,228,800 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD, Brightness Control Manual 5 steps / Sunny Weather, Adjustable Angle Up by approx. 180 degrees, down by approx. 45 degrees

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Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ultralight Backpacking Camera.
By Daniel on November 9, 2017
This camera deserves a in depth review, so here it is. Having 10 months w/the camera.

(Maybe I should also preface this w/: this my 1st mirrorless camera, I'm a DSLR shooter, primarily photo's)

(My quality comparisons are coming from having a Canon 70D w/Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8)

My most used time with this: most footage ever recorded was from my 3 day trip on the Timberline Trail in Oregon. I came home with - 1hr 34min 44's of video. Total of 33.6GB of data. 175 video clips and about 15 photo's. Ran through the 3 batteries I took multiple times and only drained my 10,000 mah Anker to 50%, that is fantastic. Shooting only 1080p @30p 50mbps. Take that into consideration when looking at the battery life section.

I purchased this camera back in February of this year, specifically for backpacking vloggitty stuff, this camera is absolutely a winner. My review is mostly based on the video side of this camera, which IMO, is this camera primary use. (Note: I do not color grade the footage, I prefer the image SOOC, with manual controls, manual white balance.) First off this camera has the ability to shoot 4K at up to 30p 100mbps. The 4K image is stellar, sharp, very detailed and color is great. This camera does have the ability to shoot S-log which has pretty incredible dynamic range. 4K does have a 5 min limit, but personally with the way I film this is a non issue. Backpacking videos require video/clips no longer than a minute. I mainly shoot 1080p at 30p 50mbps, this footage is the easiest for me personally to work with. Even the 1080p image is very clear, I like the contrast this camera produces in video. No noticeable aliasing, very apparent w/my 70D. Again I'm a photographer 1st.

Full manual controls:
I can control every setting I need to, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, WB and the ND filter, excellent.

Video image quality:
It's great, want an ex. Youtube: Backpacking the Timberline Trail: 40.4 Miles

Build quality:
This camera is mostly metal, built like a tank, protruding/telescoping lens is very delicate. 1 drop, game over.

Battery life:
Is a big one, not really sure which category this should go under. Really is goes under both. For me, this is not an issue.You can maybe get 20-30 min of total 1080p record time out of 1 battery. This is pretty close to what I've come to expect, which for how I use it, is excellent. On trail I would only go through about 2-3 batteries day. If i'm just going hiking I'm taking my full set-up, 10,000 mah Anker battery, 3 camera batteries (1 in the camera, 1 in my charger and 1 on standby ready to swap. Throw the battery in my camera into the charger, fresh battery in my camera, boom shooting again.)

Size/Form factor:
I love the size, it fits in my pa'lante packs shoulder strap pocket, will fit nicely in a coat pocket.

The JPEG's:
(I am a photographer who shoots RAW and edits every image. "This hurts to say I can't access these RAW files") I shoot with a Canon 70D, Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 ART and 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II and Nikon D810 w/35mm & 85mm. My version of lightroom does not open them, 10 months later this is an issue, solely on my part, I do not use CC. Will be going to CC in the near future. With that all taken in to consideration, I have the jpg's, I edit the jpg's and they look pretty good, I guess, for a jpg. I do shoot this camera RAW+JPEG so when I figure out the problem, problem determined, I can unleash the full potential of the RAW files. (NOTE: all attached images are jpg's SOOC,that I then edited in lightroom.)

The screen:
The screen itself is wonderful, ex. when vlogging w/ this camera, over time though the screen has developed a scratch line, horizontally, across the entire screen where a piece of metal sticks out. Doesn't affect camera usage but, the piece of metal serves zero function other than housing the release of the pop-up flash. Something to be aware of.

The bottom of the camera:
All plastic. One of the most, if not THE most, important parts of the camera, the battery door, is extremely thin, cheap and frankly crap quality. It has some play once opened, if it was in your pocket and not shut properly could snap off with ease. Take extreme caution w/ the battery door. The weight of the camera alone could snap it off.

The EVF, again, personally I do not use it, but could be better. The refresh rate inside in not very good, in real world use though, you will not really notice. Unless you use/coming from a higher end mirrorless.

Battery life:
Here's where battery life is laughable and really disappointing. If you shoot slo-mo, you shoot 4k or 1080p @120p the battery life in absolutely atrocious. You can expect a full, fresh battery to get you just maybe 10 min total record time of 4K, maybe 5-6 min of slo-mo (240p or 480p.) And 1080p @120p is much better but still probably less than 20 min.

Build quality:
I only mention this here, due to the delicate nature of the lens. When the lens is out, if you drop this camera, you just lost/wasted $999. Cannot stress this enough. When camera is off, folding screen tucked in and you drop it, it may survive.........once. Never dropped, I take extra care of this camera, but the potential in there

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4.0 out of 5 stars I will keep it...
By Anthony F on March 30, 2017
I am a working professional photographer for over 25 years. I have had many digital cameras through out the last two decades. Most of my cameras are large, heavy and they have many parts. I also teach several workshops and classes throughout the week. One of those workshops deals with street photography. For street photography you should have a small unassuming camera. One that is quiet and non-threathening. If you don't you will miss the "decisive moment" shot. Replacing my Nikon P7800, I hope will be the RX 100 MK5. The P7800 is a small camera from the "Coolpix" collection. Its been good for the past few years. However, it is not as responsive as I would like. Slow to focus, only 12MP. limited ISO and FPS.

As soon as I received the RX100 MK 5 from Amazon. Well I thought this will not work for me. Too small and the menu options were too complicated and difficult to navigate through. Its so small that I can't barely hold it for long. The on board camera buttons too small for my medium size hands.
The on and off buttons are tiny. I miss turning it on many times. Well anyway you get my drift. I thought this will not work out for me. I am not going to keep it. But then I started taking photos indoor and outdoors, and the images are quite good. Sharp with good natural color tones.

I took some time customizing the menu for my taste. I still have to say the menu is not intuitive for a new Sony user. There has got to be a least a 1000 pieces of content in that thing. Well it did not take long and I was a bit happier with it. Did I mention that the images are good, real good.
That is what keeps bringing me back to keep it.

The size is an issue. Not because its dimensions and weight but its hard to hold. Not ergonomically suited for man hands. I can easily "palm" it and hide it in my hands. I can slip it into my jacket pocket, pants, brief case. I have ordered the additional grip and more batteries. I will mentioned the negatives in a moment.

In terms of use, it is fairly easy to take photos. You can use the EVF or LCD screen. I turned off all sound. Take a moment and read how to disable some of the default features which are annoying. Like the EVF, once you use it and you push back into place, well it will turn the camera off.
Nonsense! Also read on how to use MR, memory recall. Its a good feature for your favorite settings. You can have several MR's.

Believe it or not I will not be using the video so much. Well one reason is that it eats memory cards fast. The 4K video is limited to only 5 minutes.
The other reason is that I shoot video with the Canon G40 camcorder. So I don't need the video coming out of this pocket camera. BTW, you need a SDXC card for the 4K video. Or you can shoot in MP4 video format, with almost any SD memory card.

I really need this camera for street photography. I need it to focus quickly. Take a lot of FPS. It takes 24 FPS. It has one of the fastest shutters around at 1/32,000. That is not a typo 32000. That in itself is incredible. I want to quickly switch to B&W mode with one click. (that is the MR mode)
A workable ISO of 12,500. Ability to switch to the optical viewfinder. Taking 20MP photos is also good for post production cropping and editing.
a Zeiss-24-70mm 1.8-2.8 through out the focal length. 315 AF points for quick focus and tracking. Did I mention beautiful imagery.

1. Poor battery life. Buy at least 5 batteries.
2. I won't blame the menu system anymore, but be warned
3. Hard to hold in your hands for a longer time.
4. No separate battery charger supplied. Charges battery while inside RX 100 V-USB-chord supplied
Difficult to connect charging chord to camera. Opening is very small. (Need Patience) I don't have it.
5. High cost, should be priced at least $150 lower.
6. For the beginners, its a short-paged, owners manual.
7. Go to Youtube for camera & accessory explanations
8. Don't upgrade from RX100 IV version, small difference $200 more.
9. Camera shoulder strap?- I will use the lightweight Black Rapid sling strap for smaller DSLR's.
It screws to the tripod screw. Which then presents another issue. The sling strap which is attached to the tripod screw
is in the way of the SD card and battery compartment. So you have unscrew the sling strap to replace SD and or batteries.
10. Lastly, why can't Sony the innovator of all things technical for DSLR come up with a longer lasting battery. These Sony batteries
are $40 each. They last about 250 shots, 10-15 minutes in video use. I am sure that they will sell more batteries, but come on its
2017, lets work on a better battery folks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing camera for pros and amateurs alike.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excelente cámara a muy buen precio.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still the best in its class
Reviewed in Canada on September 6, 2018
The Sony RX100 has been around for almost 6 years and apart from small to medium updates and improvements from revision to revision, it's remained largely unchanged in form factor. There are countless in-depth reviews on the RX100 mark 5 out there already, so I'm not going bore you by going over all the specs in detail. With more modern offerings being released by Sony's competitors, namely Canon and Panasonic, the RX100 series is one of the more dated and still the most expensive option in its category. And with the new RX100 mark 6 being announced, the question is, is it still worth buying the mark 5, or should you look at other alternatives?

When the original RX100 came out in 2012 it was almost in a class of its own. There weren't any other companies offering such a compact camera with a 1 inch sensor and image quality that rivaled that of the leading micro four thirds cameras at the time. Now it has some tough competition with Canon's G7X mark 2 and Panasonic's LX10 and each provides advantages and disadvantages over the Sony. So how does the RX100 mark 5 stack up?

The body is pretty solid but it doesn't quite have the build quality of the G7X mark 2. It squeaks and creaks a little bit when you squeeze it or press some of the buttons and the finish is smooth and slippery with no finger grip. Sony sells a rubberised grip as an add-on, which I think is an essential purchase, but after 5 iterations of this camera it kinda sucks that they still haven't put this on the camera body as standard or at least include it in the box.

External controls are a bit more limited than you find on DSLRs and most mirrorless cameras, with a single dial wheel on the back that I set to control aperture and shutter speed, and a notch-free control ring around the lens - mine is set for ISO.

There's a built in pop up flash and it can be bounced, which is the only way I ever use pop up flashes. The screen flips up 180 degrees for selfies and vlogging but it's not a touch-screen. And contrary to the majority opinion, I love that it isn't a touchscreen. My previous camera, the Canon EOS M3 had one and I was always consciously trying not to touch it, for fear of unwittingly changing the settings. Plus, with a non-touch screen you can wipe away those constant finger marks without messing anything up.

What put me off the RX100 mark 5 initially, was the menu. Everyone complains about the unintuitive menu design and I have to agree; I wish Sony would give it a major overhaul. But, once you get everything set up the way you want it, it gets easier after a few weeks and it only takes about 7 years to start making sense of it.

The video quality is truly excellent but it's the vast wealth of professional features and customisation that sets this camera apart from its competitors. Frame rates of 24, 30, 60 and even 120 can all be used with full manual control of all settings and there are lots of customisable picture profiles for professional grading. It's amazing how much control this camera gives the user for video work, which is why I bought it. If 120 fps isn't enough, there's a mode that makes this camera a total outlier in its class - a mode so special , it gets its own place on the mode dial. HFR or High Frame Rate lets you record at 240, 480 and 960 frames per second. And it's not just a gimmick. While the 960fps mode is pretty grainy, the lower frame rates are certainly useable, and even the 960 can be used to get some interesting effects if you can live with the softer look.

The pop up viewfinder is useful in bright sunlight. I rarely use it but on those occasional days when I just can't see the main display, I'm glad to have it.

The lens is a fast F1.8 to f2.8 24 to 70mm that give 2.9 times zoom. It's better than no zoom but I find the range to often leave me wanting more. If only it was 24-100mm it would be a bit more useful. The new RX100 mark 6 comes with a 24 to 200mm lens which is a huge step up in zoom but it comes at the cost of a slower lens.

As a stills camera the RX100 mark 5 isn't going to give your 5Dmk4 a run for its money in terms of image quality, but for a compact camera it's at the top of its class. And it's fast, Really fast. That goes for autofocus too - just ridiculously fast.
The one inch sensor might seem large for a compact camera if your previous camera is more than a few years old, but compared to APSC or full frame sensors it's tiny. And still, the RX100 mark 5 manages to capture sharp, detailed, beautiful 20 megapixel images.

For me though, it's all about the video. I've had more expensive cameras with much larger sensors and none of them could give me the video features that the RX100 mark V can. When I watch back some of the clips I'm still amazed that they came out of this tiny pocket sized black box.

So after all is said and done, is the RX100 mark 5 still worth buying in 2018? For me the answer is absolutely yes. To have this many features and this much quality in such a portable package is kind of a dream come true. Does it match the quality of a full frame DSLR? No. But it's a camera I always have with me, wherever I go. And that means when something magical happens in the environment around me, I have a way to capture it, while my DSLR is perched on a shelf at home.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very compact, hefty biest
Reviewed in Canada on January 16, 2020
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gran resolución y enfoque super rapido
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