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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V 20.1 MP Digital Still Camera w/ 3" OLED
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- World’s fastest1 (0.05 sec.) hybrid AF system (contrast + phase)
- World’s most - 315 phase detection - AF points on a compact camera
- World’s fastest continuous shooting speed1 at 24fps3 w/ AF/AE tracking
- 20.1MP 1" Exmor RS stacked back illuminated CMOS sensor w/ DRAM
- 4K movie w/ direct pixel readout, no pixel binning and fast hybrid AF
- Optical Zoom: 3.6x
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Sony RX100 V Cyber-shot Digital Camera
Introducing a new level of AF performance and speed to today’s compact camera market. The RX100 V boasts the world’s fastest AF speed1 (0.05 sec.)2, world’s fastest continuous shooting1 speed (24fps)3 with world’s most AF points1 315 for a compact camera.
World’s fastest1 (0.05 sec.)2 hybrid AF system (contrast + phase)
The RX100 V brings a new level of AF performance and speed to compact cameras. It is equipped with a fast hybrid autofocus system – the world’s fastest1 - that combines the respective advantages of focal-plane phase detection AF and contrast detection AF that ultimately enables the camera to lock focus in as fast as 0.05 seconds2.
World’s most - 315 phase detection - AF points on a compact camera
High speed focusing is a perfect complement to the world’s highest number of dedicated focal plane phase detection AF points on a compact camera. The 315 AF points - that cover 65% of the RX100 V’s 1” sensor - ensure that shooters will be able to capture their intended subject with high speed and accuracy, even if it’s moving rapidly in unpredictable directions.
20.1MP 1" Exmor RS stacked back illuminated CMOS sensor w/ DRAM
This large 1” (1.0-type) stacked back illuminated Exmor RS image sensor with DRAM chip not only enhances efficiency and speed of A/D conversion through its stacked structure with more circuit sections; it also realizes super-fast readout speed - thanks to a DRAM chip integrated into the sensor structure. Together with the BIONZ X processing engine and front-end LSI, it allows for stunning 20.1-megapixels at up to 24fps3 continuous shooting, blazingly fast shutter speed of up to 1/32000 sec., breathtaking 4k movie and super slow-motion HFR (High Frame Rate) movie clip recording of up to 960fps (40x), not to mention remarkable low-light low-noise capability.
Retractable OLED w/ EVF benefits and optical viewfinder immediacy
The new RX100 V maintains the convenient pocket-sized design of the remainder of the RX100 family and is equipped with a high-contrast 2.35 million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder, ensuring true-to-life image preview and playback functionality. The EVF conveniently retracts in and out of the camera body and features optics with ZEISS T* coating that greatly reduces reflections. It has the ability to deliver continuous live shooting at up to 8fps - making it easy to track fast moving subjects. This offers photographers a shooting experience with the immediacy of an optical viewfinder, while still offering all of the benefits of an electronic viewfinder including a live preview of exposure, white balance and several other camera settings.
Photo capture from video
High-quality 8-megapixels stills can be extracted from 4K video6 and 2-megapixels from Full HD video in camera during playback and stored as separate file son the media card.
Selfie-ready multi-angle 3 Xtra Fine LCD studying
Selfies have never been easier with a beautiful 3” (1,229k dots) Xtra Fine LCD Display that rotates in multiple angles. This also makes it easy to photograph over crowds or low to capture pets eye to eye by swinging up approx. 180° and down approx. 45°. Easily scroll through menus and preview life thanks to WhiteMagic technology that dramatically increases visibility in bright daylight. The large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while enabling easy focusing operation.
Notes & Legal
MPK-URX100A Underwater Housing available for RX100-series cameras
Underwater Housing available for RX100 series compact cameras, enabling high-image quality underwater shooting at depths of up to 130 ft. / 40 meters. Rotary lens-ring dial, large lever shutter button, zoom lever. Allows use of camera's built-in flash. Comes with detachable diffuser for minimizing vignetting. 67 mm filter thread for lens and filters color correction. SOLD SEPARATELY
1 Among fixed lens digital cameras with 1” (1.0-type) sensor. As of October 2016 press release, based on Sony research.
2 CIPA standard, internal measurement, at f=8.8mm (wide telephoto), EV4.7, Program Auto, Focus mode: AF-A, AF area: Wide.
3 With "Continuous shooting mode: Hi".
4 With "Continuous shooting mode: Hi" and "Image quality: Fine".
5 35mm equivalent
6 4K continuous recording is available for approx. 5 minutes. The duration available for the shooting may change according to shooting conditions. SDHC/SDXC memory card of Class 10 or higher is required for movie recording in XAVC S format. UHS-I (U3) SDHC/SDXC card is required for 100Mbps recording.
7 Sound cannot be recorded when shooting slow motion. An SDHC/SDXC memory card of Class 10 or higher is required
2016 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, BIONZ X, Exmor, SteadyShot and the Sony logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Features and specifications subject to change without notice.
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Display Resolution Maximum||2359296|
|Display Size||3 inches|
|External Memory Included||No|
|File Format||JPEG; RAW|
|Flash Memory Type||Memory Stick;Micro SD;;|
|Image Aspect Ratio||unknown_aspect_ratio|
|Item Dimensions||1.63 x 2.38 x 4 inches|
|Item Weight||0.6 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Energy Content||4.5 Watt Hours|
|Lithium Battery Weight||0.85 grams|
|Maximum Focal Length||70 mm|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||20.1 MP|
|Optical Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Photo Sensor Technology||CMOS|
|Shipping Weight||1.26 pounds|
|Supported Battery Types||Sony NP-BX1|
|Video Capture Resolution||Full HD 1080i|
|Viewfinder Type||flexible LCD|
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|Screen Size||3 in||3 in||3 in||3 in||3 in||3 in|
|Item Dimensions||2.38 x 4 x 1.63 in||1.6 x 4 x 2.8 in||1.41 x 4 x 2.29 in||1.61 x 4.02 x 2.28 in||1.57 x 4.06 x 2.36 in||2.4 x 1.65 x 4.15 in|
|Item Weight||0.6 lb||1.5 lbs||0.53 lb||0.64 lb||0.67 lb||1.4 lbs|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||20.1 megapixels||20.1 megapixels||20.2 megapixels||20.1 megapixels||20.2 megapixels||20.1 megapixels|
|Video Capture Resolution||Full HD 1080i||other||1920 x 1080 (60 fps), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)||1920 x 1080 (60p/60i/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p/24p/120p), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)||1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (30p), 640 x 480 (30p)||1920 x 1080|
|Viewfinder||flexible LCD||electronic viewfinder||None||LCD||None||flexible LCD|
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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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.
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.
Let's talk about the good parts. The autofocus is amazing (except I guess for the comic book lover with no lampshade who wrote a review too...) It has a great pop up EVF that no other tiny camera has (that I know of). I just took it to Ireland for a week and it performed perfectly. The RAW update from Adobe isn't out yet (not Sony's fault... yell at Adobe) so I used Sony's RAW processor. It's not great but it works until Adobe and PhaseOne gets its act together.
This is a pro camera in a tiny body that really performs. Take a minute, learn the menu, set up your own custom buttons and make some killer photos and videos. Or, I guess you could try to photograph your wall in your undecorated bedroom...)
- Taking a picture, it understands the depth of where your main point (or person) is, which makes taking a picture quicker than most of its competitors.
- 24 fps with AF and AE makes taking any picture enough to be a short 5.k resolution movie clip.
- Videos come out as Ultra HD ( 5028 X 2929 pixel)
- Phase detection is a great asset as its autofocus makes sure that the target on screen doesn’t get missed out when taking 4k videos.
- The screen becomes very effective with its 180-degree flip and its 45-degree downward tilt option.
- Almost identical to its last two or three versions in size and built.
- Noise reduction and sharpening are still best in the market.
- I was able to immediately playback 24 fps round without waiting for time to load (kickass processor). There will be no waiting time when you want to view your photos.
- Can run off USB power if your battery is low (good for those who want to use this as a time-lapse).
- There are so many options regarding different forms of autofocus as the sensors are programmed to automatically target those about to be shot. The whole point of this camera is for it to do all the work and for you to just snap the photo.
- Flash and Popup viewfinder are always a benefit to have.
- You will be able to fit this in your pocket.
- One of the smallest devices out there regarding shooting in 4k.
- There is no loading phase when turning it on or off. The moment you turn it on its ready to go.
- Its mobile app allows you to use your phone as a remote control as well as transfer your photos and videos freely to your smartphone (The time of transfer depends on a number of images and how long your videos are, especially in 4k).
- The Face Detection option is able to adjust focus, distinguish between children and adults, and overall one of many options this camera has regarding auto focusing.
- HDMI Outlet
- Overall great advance options for professionals.
Cons and Oks:__________
- No Touchscreen
- Lock on auto focus is not 100% accurate.
- Lack of touchscreen makes autofocus such a pain in the ass because you need to start pressing more buttons to find the autofocus program you want, causing your camera to shake.
- Lack of customization of the buttons and dials, what you buy, basically, you can’t change.
- Compare to its competitors (Canon and Panasonic) the battery life is poor for those who want to use this in your professional work. I took 1600 raw / jpegs and a couple of 4k 60 sec videos and I needed to replace it.
- Want to save battery life, you need to physically remove the battery from the camera, (it will drain even when it’s off).
- No grip, very smooth and slippery like the iPhone 7. You always feel like you’re about to drop it.
- The LCD panel is the same as the first RX100 version.
- No control ring as, like many others, there is a click and unclick when switching lenses.
- Lack of customization you most likely always have to dig into the menu to find what you need.
- When the buffer is clearing on your card you can’t go back and review your picture.
- Still, the RX100 doesn’t have an in-camera raw processing before you want to transfer them over.
- Five minutes on 4k will lead to the camera to overheat or gets close to it.
- Lens reach is not that great, enough to put it up on this list.
- Comes with a cable and wall adapter but no external charger. Just makes it more difficult in finding a place to charge the camera.
- Some, not all, autofocus programs are almost identical to one another.
- Getting a case for this will not fit in my pocket, sucks knowing you have to put a $1000 in your pocket without protection.
- Only shoot videos you’ll probably get around 20 minutes of battery life (maybe 30 if their short videos).
- 4k is limited to 5 minutes.
- No microphone jack.
- No interchangeable lens, you stick what you get.
This is not going to be your everyday camera. It’s going to be a birthday, wedding, family moment camera. The RX100 is one of the smallest cameras to produce 4k video and that’s something even its competitors can’t do. It’s obvious, with the price, you're getting top of the line quality but the price also needs to take into account the experience of using it.
The design is relatively the same size in dimension from its predecessors and the big red marks on this is the low battery life and no touchscreen. You will need to buy extra batteries if you want film clips and take pictures in 4k as the battery will die quickly. A touchscreen, from my experience, makes autofocuing so much easier as all you need to do is touch where you want it to be. The Autofocusing programs on this device have a setting for everyone, it will indeed take some time to get used to the button layout.
Overall, from my testing, I’m giving it 4 out of 5 stars. You’re getting one of the best in image quality and 4k filming that you can fit in your pocket but this is definitely not for everyone. For me cameras like the Canon’s G7 X Mark 2 (And some Panasonic cameras) have touchscreens and have great battery life. The lens is not great for those in sports or looking for longer distant shots. Yes, nothing on the market right now can shoot 24fps nor 4k but you got to take the good and the bad. Verdict: special events will work perfectly but other than that, bring extra batteries.
Hopefully, I was helpful to you all
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