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Sony RX100 Mark V, fast little guy
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    Specs

    • 1" 20.1MP stacked CMOS sensor with embedded DRAM
    • 24-70 mm f/1.8 – 2.8 lens
    • 4K video without any cropping (up to 5 minutes!)
    • S-Log2 gamma with Gamma Display Assist that shows normal image
    • Timecode, zebras, peaking.
    • 315 phase-detection AF points over 65% of the frame
    • AF speed at 0.05 seconds.
    • Burst - 24 fps at 20.1MP and all this with AF
    • Silent shutter option at up to 24fps
    • 150 frames buffer
    • New BIONZ X LSI
    • Eye-AF in AF-C mode
    • 3" LCD 180-degree up and 45-degree down, 1,229kdot
    • 1/32,000 shutter mode
    • 960 fps slow motion at low res
    • XGA OLED Tru-Finder with Carl Zeiss optics, same 2.4Mp as all top cameras
    • WiFi / NFC, lacks Bluetooth
    • Available November 2016
    • $987 at https://www.amazon.com/Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-RX100-Digital-Camera/dp/B01MCRBY4X/
    • Ripping EU customers - 1200 EUR price. And CA$1,250.

    Official page - http://www.sony.com/electronics/cyber-shot-compact-cameras/dsc-rx100m5

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  • PR

    Sony - a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world's largest image sensor manufacturer - has today announced a new flagship model for their popular Cyber-shot RX100 series of compact cameras, the RX100 V (model DSC-RX100M5).

    The exciting new camera brings a new level of AF performance and speed to today's compact camera market. It is equipped with a Fast Hybrid AF system with the world's fastest AF acquisition1 at 0.05 seconds2 and world's highest number of AF points on sensor1 with 315 points covering approximately 65% of the frame. The camera can also shoot continuously at speeds of up to 24 fps3 - the world's fastest for a compact camera1 - at full 20.1 MP (approx. effective) resolution with AF/AE tracking for up to 150 continuous shots4.

    The RX100 V is equipped with a newly developed 1.0-type stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor with a DRAM chip, a ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70 mm5 F1.8 - 2.8 large aperture lens and an enhanced image processing system with a new front-end LSI chip that maximizes processing speed, expands the memory buffer and optimizes image quality, in particular at high ISO settings. The camera also features 4K video recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning6, super slow motion recording at up to 960 fps7 with extended recording time and more.

    "Featuring a level of power and performance that has never before been achieved in a compact, the new RX100 V redefines what it means to be a 'pocket camera'," said Neal Manowitz, Vice President of Digital Imaging at Sony Electronics. "This camera is yet another example of Sony innovating to a level far beyond what exists in the conventional marketplace."

    Fast Focusing, Fast Shooting

    A first for Sony's RX100 series of cameras, the new RX100 V model features a Fast Hybrid AF system that combines the respective advantages of focal-plane phase detection AF and contrast detection AF and ultimately enables the camera to lock focus in as little as 0.05 seconds2. This high speed focusing is a perfect complement to the 315 dedicated AF points that cover 65% of the sensor, and ensures that shooters will be able to capture their intended subject with high speed and accuracy, even if it's moving rapidly in unpredictable directions.

    Additionally, processing speed has been greatly enhanced through the addition of a front-end LSI that perfectly supports the camera's BIONZ X® image processing engine. These two components combined with the powerful AF system allow the camera to shoot continuously at speeds of up to 24 fps 3 at full 20.1 MP (approx. effective) resolution for up to 150 shots4 with AF/AE tracking. Viewfinder blackout between shots has also been minimized in this high-speed shooting mode, which greatly improves photographers' ability to follow fast action and capture the decisive moment. Silent shooting is also available in these high-speed modes as well8.

    Other advancements to AF performance on the new RX100 V include the addition of AF-A mode, which allows the camera to automatically switch between continuous and single-shot AF modes. Users can also manually select if they'd like the continuous AF and phase detection AF areas to be displayed live on screen while they are framing a shot.

    The RX100 V also has a high speed Anti-Distortion Shutter (maximum speed of 1/32000 second) that minimizes the "rolling shutter" effect commonly experienced with fast moving subjects. This fast shutter speed also allows the camera to capture sharp, crystal clear images with a wide open aperture at brightness levels up to EV199. Shooting at wide aperture with the fast shutter speed allows photographers and videographers to capture beautiful content with sharply focused subjects and defocused backgrounds under some of the most difficult, bright lighting conditions.

    New on the RX100 V, users can freely select the initial magnification ratio when shooting in a mode with Focus Magnifier, and can select between "focus point" and "center of display" for the location of Focus Magnifier.

    Professional Movie Functionality

    The pocket-friendly RX100 V is packed with a variety of video capabilities that will satisfy even the most demanding video enthusiasts.

    With Fast Hybrid AF, the focal plane phase detection AF sensor ensures accurate focusing and tracking performance, even for the severe focusing requirements of 4K movie shooting. AF drive speed and AF tracking sensitivity can also be adjusted via the menu system, giving shooters plenty of flexibility based on their focusing preferences.

    In 4K mode 6, the new RX100 V utilizes full pixel readout without pixel binning to ensure that all the finer details of 4K video are captured with minimal moire and 'jaggies'. These high-quality results are achieved through use of the XAVC S codec, which records video at a high data rate of up to 100 Mbps during 4K recording and 50 Mbps during full HD shooting10.

    Additional professional caliber video features include Picture Profile, S-Log2/S-Gamut, 120p HD Full HD mode and more. Users also have the ability to manually select a frame from a recorded movie and save it as a still image file of approximately 8 MP during 4K shooting or 2 MP during HD shooting.

    The RX100 V is able to record super-slow motion video7 at up to 40x slower than the standard rate, and can do this for about twice as long as the RX100 IV model. This extended time allowing users to capture a series of high-speed, fleeting moments of action with incredible detail, resolution and clarity.

    Prior to shooting, users will have the ability to choose among 960fps, 480fps and 240 fps frame rates and among 60p, 30p and 24p playback formats to optimize the recording to fit the speed of the moving subject, with the option to use the movie record button as a 'start trigger' to begin recording once button is pressed or 'end trigger' to record footage up until the button is pressed.

    Pocket-Friendly Design, Premium Performance

    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™, ensuring true-to-life image preview and playback functionality. The EVF conveniently retracts in and out of the camera body based on user preference, and features optics with ZEISS® T* Coating.

    The new camera is also Wi-Fi® and NFC™ compatible and can access Sony's growing range of PlayMemories Camera Applications. Learn more at www.sony.net/pmca.

    Another convenient addition is the ability for users to freely set the leading three characters of saved file names for easier sorting and organization.

    There will also be a new underwater housing (model MPK-URX100A) that will be available as a separate accessory for the RX100 V and all other RX100 series cameras. Designed exclusively to fit the RX100 cameras, the housing features a depth level of 40m/130ft.

    Pricing and Availability

    The new Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (model DSC-RX100M5) compact camera will ship this month for about $1,000 US and $1,250 CA.


  • Is the slo mo improved from the previous version ? I cannot make out - seems like same sensor, same compression but greater buffer and faster AF. Would that be your opinion as well ?

  • Unless there's a significant improvement in slow motion resolution and/or low light performance, I don't see much in the list of specs to make me think it's worth upgrading from my RX100 Mk IV.

    Edit: Just clicked through to the specs. Looks like slow motion is the same as before, but with maybe a little more buffer. ISO range looks similar too. I see no reason to upgrade.

  • @zcream

    Their last iterations are very fast. Sony wanted to make same as their smartphone departments. Release cameras each 6 months and increase margin with each, with falling sales at same time.

  • Samples

    France. Aristocrats daughter on the way to replace unusable and outdated RX100 Mk IV to amazing new camera.

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  • @Vitaliy_Kisilev Funniest line ever. I am actually considering buying one of these cameras to take while cycling. Indeed, there doesn't seem to be much difference from mark iii to mark v, though I will take a deep breath now and study this a bit more closely. Or, alternatively just buy a Panasonic GM5.

  • They now have full lineup. From RX100 at $400 to this one.

  • More samples

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  • Testing full res burst speed

    Issue with it that Sony did not told you whole truth, and this is that stacked sensor speed is not so high to transfer data in half of fps time and even in longer time. To allow sensor to transfer all data you need to use short shutter speeds. Actually it needs around 85-90% of frame time only for readout and transfer.

  • Rolling shutter

  • Worth highlighting is the electronic shutter that allows you to shoot up to 1/32000s. Thanks to the DRAM memory, the camera has an anti-distortion shutter that eliminates rolling shutter completely for stills (for video it is still somewhat present). So far these are the only cameras that don’t have any rolling shutter issues when using the electronic shutter.

    This one is interesting, but sounds wrong.

    http://www.mirrorlessons.com/2016/10/16/sony-rx100-mark-v-hands-first-impressions/

  • So, correct information instead of bullshit written above

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    Sony PR can put anything into poor stupid heads.

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  • @MikeLinn

    Thanks for posting.

    1/250 sec is a little high for 24fps to look good. But at least it works.