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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 640 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed views about the zoom. Some have doubts about the memory and battery.

size, performance, usability, screen, portability

battery, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V review

 

If there's ever been a point-and-shoot that deserves a high price tag, it's Sony's RX100 Mark V.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

 

Though its price is tough to swallow, the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V is Sony's most advanced pocket camera yet.

1-inch image sensor. Wide-aperture zoom lens. Strong low-light performance. Quick autofocus. 24fps burst shooting. Raw shooting support. Customizable controls. Tilting LCD. Pop-up OLED EVF. Wi-Fi with NFC. Super slow-motion HD video. 4K recording.

Very expensive. Competing models have longer zoom lenses. Omits hot shoe. Lacks touch screen. Long times to clear buffer and render HFR video.

Sony has pulled no punches in designing the RX100 V. The pocket compact has more tech than you'll find in many SLRs. It can shoot 20MP Raw images at 24fps while keeping moving subjects in focus, rolls both 4K footage and 1080p slow motion, and puts...

Jan, 2017

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V Review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V is the fifth generation of Sony's popular premium compact camera, introducing a number of improvements that focus on speed. At the heart of the RX100 V is a newly developed 20.1 megapixel 1.0-type stacked Exmor RS CMOS...

It might look exactly the same as its 10-month-old predecessor, but the new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V is a much faster and more precise camera under the hood. The innovative CMOS sensor with a DRAM chip allows the RX100 V to shoot at speeds...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Sony RX100 V Review

 

Sony's RX100-series created the large-sensor compact camera category. Now, the Sony RX100 V takes it to the next level with performance that can blow away most interchangeable-lens cameras, yet in a package that can slip almost unnoticed into your...

Pocket-friendly design; Unbelievably fast burst capture; Generous buffer depth, even for raw; Fast and confident autofocus; Very high resolution gives lots of detail in good light; High ISO noise levels much better than most pocket camera rivals;...

Very pricey for a compact camera; Still no touch screen; Slow buffer clearing; JPEGs can look over-processed at higher ISOs; Lens doesn't offer much telephoto reach; Battery life is very modest; 4K movies are limited to five minute clips

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May, 2017

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Expert review by: Gordon Laing (cameralabs.com)

Sony RX100 V review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V is a high-end compact aimed at enthusiasts. Announced in October 2016, it's the fifth in the RX100 series, which has deservedly become one of Sony's most successful product lines, packing a larger than average sensor and...

Pocket body with good quality 1in sensor ; Bright 24-70mm f1.8-2.8 lens range with ND filter ; Great quality viewfinder which folds into body ; 4k video and fantastic slow motion modes from 4 to 40x ; Confident photo and movie focusing with embedded...

No touch-screen. No grip to speak of ; Too many button presses to reposition AF area ; Limited control over autofocus in movies ; No GPS logging in smartphone app ; Duplicate menus for downloaded apps ; 4k video clips limited to five minutes ; High...

Sony's Cyber-shot RX100 Mark V is arguably the most powerful premium compact camera to date, packing unparalleled speed and high-end features into a pocketable body. It's the first fixed-lens camera in its class to sport embedded phase-detect AF points...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Sony’s RX100 V Raises the Bar . . . Again

 

When the compact camera market was spiraling out of control toward rock bottom, Sony unveiled a premium pocket camera that was more expensive than the rest of the competition. While Canon, Nikon, Olympus and the rest were struggling to unload pocket...

The Sony RX100 V should ship later this month for just under $1,000. Check it out here at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Oct, 2016

Techradar Recommended 2017

Expert review by: Phil Hall (techradar.com)

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V review

 

Compact performance redefined

Built-in EVF ; 24fps burst shooting ; 315-point AF system ; Excellent image quality ; Advanced 4K video

Some handling issues ; No touchscreen ; Pricey compared to rivals

Bristling with high-end features that are matched by impressive performance, the RX100 V is a great premium compact that's only let down by some frustrating handling quirks.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Sony RX100 V review: Impressive, but resting on its laurels

 

Sony has completely owned the high-end compact camera market since the launch of the original RX100 back in 2012 . From the third-gen model , it tore up what a palm-sized compact could do by introducing a built-in electronic viewfinder and faster lens....

Great lens and image quality, palm-sized portability, built-in viewfinder, tilt-angle LCD screen, fast burst mode and notable autofocus improvement

Still no touchscreen control, movie button position, autofocus still basic in some modes, no aperture ring, finder assembly per use, huge expense

There's no doubting that the Sony RX100 V is a brilliant compact camera. It's small, it's powerful, its continuous autofocus is notably improved, the images it can enable you to capture are great… but it's not that different to its RX100 IV...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Amy Davies (trustedreviews.com)

Sony RX100 V

 

Sony has enjoyed huge success with its premium range of RX100-series cameras, breaking the mould for high-end compact cameras when it launched the first version way back in 2012.

Dec, 2016

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Ben Pitt (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony RX100 V review: The fastest shooter in the West

 

A technical triumph, The Sony RX100 V is the ultimate compact camera for those who can afford it.

Outstanding image and video quality ; Genuinely pocket-sized ; Record-breaking performance

Relatively small zoom range ; No touchscreen ; High price

The blistering performance is overkill for most situations but it’s great to have a camera that will always keep up with you. The slow-motion video modes are another highlight, and the extended running time in these modes is welcome. The Sony RX100 IV...

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AC3, LPCM
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Noise reduction: Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):320
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:3.6
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Built-in processor: Yes
Camera file system:DCF, DPOF, Exif, MPF
Contrast adjustment: Yes
Histogram: Yes
Multi burst mode: Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid
Saturation adjustment: Yes
Scene modes:Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Landscape, Night portrait, Pet, Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Twilight
Self-timer delay:2,10
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:TFT
Display aspect ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):1228800

Flash

Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):15.7 - 255.9
Flash range (wide):15.7 - 401.6

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:11
Focal length range (f-f):0.346 - 1.01
Lens structure:10/9
Lens structure (elements/groups):10/9
Maximum aperture number:11
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.87
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):0.984
Number of aspheric elements:9
Number of diaphragm blades:7
Optical Zoom:2.9

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity (max):25600
ISO sensitivity (min):125
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO Duo, MS PRO Duo HS, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image formats supported:JPG
Image Sensor Size:1
Image sensor size (W x H):0.52 x 0.346
Image Stabilizer: No
Maximum image resolution:5472 x 3648
Megapixel:20.1
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):5472 x 3648, 3888 x 2592, 2736 x 1824, 4864 x 3648, 3648 x 2736, 2592 x 1944, 5472 x 3080, 3648 x 2056, 2720 x 1528, 3648 x 3648, 2544 x 2544, 1920 x 1920, 12416 x 1856, 5536 x 2160, 8192 x 1856, 3872 x 2160
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Total megapixels:20.9

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: No
USB connector:Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/2000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:AVCHD, MP4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MP4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:640 x 480,1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder:Electronic
Magnification:0.59
Viewfinder type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.61
Height:2.29
Weight:9.28
Weight (including battery):10.2
Width:4