Sony updates RX100 with Mark V
Sony has upgraded its high-end point-and-shoot RX100 with the release of the Mark V model.
The RX100 Mark V’s standout feature is the addition of a 315-point phase-detection Auto Focus system, claimed to make it the fastest-focusing 1" sensor camera, boasting AF speeds of just 0.05 seconds and 24 fps continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking.
The new RX100 also an updated 20.1MP 1" Exmor RS CMOS sensor in addition to a BIONZ X image processor and a front-end LSI. The buffer has been upgraded to allow up to 150 JPEGs to be recorded at once. An AF-A mode also allows the camera to switch seamlessly between AF-S and AF-C modes.
The RX100 Mark V uses the same 24-70mm equivalent f/1.8-2.8 Zeiss lens as its predecessors. It also retains the 4K-shooting ability of the Mark IV, but adds Fast Hybrid AF and a new Photo Capture setting that lets users pull 8.3MP stills from their movies.
The High Frame Rate mode that is able to record up to 960 fps also gets a substantial boost with the ability to record for twice as long.
The camera’s body remains very similar to its predecessors, including a 2.36m-dot pop-up XGA OLED electronic viewfinder, a 180-degree tilting 1.23m-dot LCD screen, a lens control ring, and more. It also features a silent shutter mode, Anti-Distortion Shutter up to 1/32,000 of a second, a built-in ND filter, Eye AF, Wi-Fi with NFC, and the ability to connect via QR code.
A new MPK-URX100A Underwater Housing is also set to be released and will be compatible with every RX100 series camera from the Mark I to the Mark V.
No news yet as to when the RX100 MkV will be available in Australia.