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Sony DSC RX100 VA Digital Camera

Sony DSC RX100 VA Digital Camera

Product Code: 7014109K


The 2019-20 best product award rightfully acknowledges the Mark 5 Sony Disc RX100 Vacompact camera with its blazing fast autofocus, stunning 4K movies and 20.1MP stills all at high speed 24fps shooting.

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  • Fast hybrid AF system
  • Super-slow motion 4K footage up to 1000fps
  • 24fps shooting at full resolution 20.1MP
  • Zeiss 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 large aperture lens
  • Anti-distortion shutter and new front-end LSI chip for smooth and quick shooting
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Sony RX100 Va Compact Digital Camera Summary

  • Fast Hybrid AF system
  • World's fastest AF acquisition speed of 0.05 seconds
  • World's highest number of AF points on a sensor 315 points covering approx. 65% surface area
  • Shoots continuously at 24 fps the World's fastest for a compact camera
  • Shoots 24 fps at full 20.1MP with AF/AE tracking for up to 150 continuous shots
  • Newly developed 1.0-tye stacked Exmor RS CMOS 20.1MP sensor with DRAM chip
  • Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 large aperture lens
  • New front-end LSI chip for maximum processing speed for expanded memory buffer, processing speed, image quality and high ISO settings
  • 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning
  • Super slow-mo at up to 1000 fps with extended recording time

Sony RX100 V Features in Detail

Fast focus system for action

Fast focusing

The RX100 V features the same super fast auto focus system as it's big brother, the a6500, which means it has the World's fastest autofocus system enabling it to lock focus as quick as 0.05 seconds thanks to a hybrid focal-plane phase detection AF and contrast detection AF. This is complimented by 315 dedicated AF points over 65% of the sensor's surface area, which gives the camera amazingly accurate and quick focusing, letting you capture the action even in unpredictable situations.

A new AF-A mode also now allows the camera to switch automatically between continuous and single-shot AF modes, and users can now manually select if they'd like the continuous AF and phase detection AF areas to be displayed live on screen while framing a shot.

Up to 24fps

Fast Shooting

Making full use of the 20.1MP 1.0-type CMOS sensor, the RX100 V features a new front-end LSI chip that supports the excellent BIONZ X processor to enable the camera to shoot at up to 24fps at full resolution for up to 150 shots with AF/AE tracking.

To make best use of this high-speed shooting mode, viewfinder blackout between shots has been minimised and silent shooting is also available.

Anti distortion shutter

Anti-Distortion Shutter

In order to minimise the effect of  rolling shutter that is commonly experienced when shooting fast moving subjects, the RX100 V comes with a high speed Anti-Distortion Shutter up to a maximum speed of 1/32000 second. This means the camera can capture sharp, clear images at a wide open aperture and brightness levels up to EV19, allowing both photographers and videographers to capture gorgeous imagery that's sharply focussed even in challenging lighting conditions.

4K movies

Professional Movie Functionality

Built for both photographer and film makers, the RX100 V is great for even the most demanding video enthusiasts. With plenty of shooting flexibility thanks to the ability to adjust AF drive speed and AF tracking in the menu system, the focal plane phase detection AF sensor ensure accurate tracking and focusing even at the requirements of 4K footage.

Pro video settings and slow motion

4K Movie Mode

Shooting in 4K, the RX100 V utilises full pixel readout without pixel binning for amazingly high quality footage thanks to the XAVC S codec recorded with minimal moire and jaggiesm at a high data rate of up to 100mbps at 4K and 50mbps at Full 1080p HD shooting.

With the option to choose from frame rates of 1000fps, 500fps and 250fps, the RX100 V is able to shoot super-slow motion footage at 4K, for twice as long as its predecessor, the RX100 IV.

Compact, Pocket-Sized Design

Maintaining the standard set by its predecessor RX100 family, the RX100 V is a convenient pocket-sized design measuring only 101.6mm x 58.1mm x 41mm and weighing only 299g.

Connected Performance

The RX100 is not only Wi-Fi and NFC compatible but is also equipped with a high-contrast 2.35 million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder viewfinder which ensures true-to-life image previews and playback functionality. The EVF conveniently retracts in and out of the camera body to ensure the camera is as compact as possible when not in use.

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Offer Category: Digital Cameras
Offer Product Type: Compact Cameras
Model: Sony DSC RX100
AE Bracketing: 3 stops
Autofocus Modes: Face Detection
Articulated Screen: Tilting
Aperture priority: Yes
Battery: Battery Pack
Built-in flash: Yes
Battery Life (CIPA): 220
Camera CIPA image stabilization rating: N/A
Colour: N/A
Continuous drive (fps): 24.0
Custom white balance: Yes
Digital zoom: Yes
Effective pixels (megapixels): 20
Environmental Sealing: N/A
Exposure compensation: 3 stops
External flash: N/A
Flash range (metres): 10.20 m (Auto ISO)
Focal length (equiv.): 24 - 70 mm
Focal length multiplier: N/A
Flash modes: N/A
GPS: None
HDMI Port: N/A
Headphone port: N/A
Height (mm): 58
Length (mm): 41
Width (mm): 102
Weight (g): N/A
Weight (inc. batteries) (g): 299
Image ratio w:h: 16:09
Camera Image stabilization: Optical
ISO: Auto, 125 - 12800
JPEG quality levels: Extra fine, fine, standard
Live view: Yes
Camera Lens mount: N/A
Manual exposure mode: Yes
Maximum shutter speed (electronic): 1/32000 sec
Maximum ISO: 12800
Maximum ISO (boosted): 25600
Max resolution: 5472 x 3648
Maximum shutter speed (seconds): 1/2000
Maximum aperture: 1.80
Manual focus: Yes
Microphone: Stereo
Microphone port: N/A
Camera Minimum focus distance (cm): 5
Minimum ISO: 125
Minimum ISO (boosted): 80
Minimum macro focus distance (cm): 5
Minimum shutter speed (seconds): 30
Metering modes: Multi
Number of focus points: 315
Number of white balance presets: 9
Optical zoom multiplier: 2.9
Orientation sensor: Yes
Other resolutions: 4864 x 3648
Processor: BIONZ X
Remote control: N/A
Screen dots: 1228800
Screen size: 3″
Screen type: LCD
Self-timer: Yes
Shutter priority: Yes
Speaker: Mono
Sensor photo detectors (megapixels): 21.00
Sensor size: 1"
Sensor type: BSI-CMOS
Storage types: Memory Stick
Subject / scene modes: Yes
Timelapse recording: N/A
Touchscreen: N/A
Camera Type: Compact
Uncompressed format: RAW
Camera USB: USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
USB charging: N/A
Viewfinder coverage: 100%
Viewfinder magnification: 0.59
Viewfinder resolution: 2359296
Viewfinder type: Electronic
Video formats: AVCHD
Video Mode Categories: 4K UHD
Video Modes: 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 24 Mbps, AVCHD, MTS, H.264, Dolby Digital
WB Bracketing: Yes
Wireless: Built-in
Notes: N/A

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Our Verdict

The RX100 V follows on the RX100 family tradition of packing a lot of features into a very compact form factor.

With a 1.0-type 20MP sensor, the World's fastest AF acquisition speed of 0.05 seconds, and a shooting speed of 24fps at full resolution, the RX100 V boasts outstanding shooting performance for such a compact camera, but it's not just great at shooting stills.

Thanks to the fast Hybrid AF system, it will also shoot smooth 4K footage and will even do super-slow motion at up to 1000fps.

The range of features available means this camera is a great compact camera that can challenge larger cameras in terms of image quality, speed and performance.

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    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
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    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

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