Sony is updating its popular RX100 compact camera series with the RX100 Mark V. The preceding Mark IV was an immensely popular shooter that was packed with features like internal 4K and high frame rate recording. Now, Sony aims to further refine the RX100 with improved high frame rate buffer and phase-detection autofocus on the Mark V.
The RX100 Mark V features a new 1-inch, stacked Exmor RS CMOS with a resolution of 20.1-megapixels. The sensor packs 315 phase-detection AF points over 65% of the frame and Sony claims its AF speed of 0.05 is the fastest in the world. A new processor in the Mark V also enables it to shoot 24fps stills at full resolution up to 150 frames in both JPEG and RAW formats.
In terms of video, the RX100 Mark V now uses full pixel readout without pixel binning for a sharper and more detailed image for 4K recording. It’s new phase-detection AF can also play a part in video recording for faster and more accurate autofocus, along with improved slow motion recording of up to 960 fps.
On the outside the Mark V looks similar to its predecessors: the tilting LCD screen and pop-up viewfinder are as before, the 24-70mm equivalent f/1.8-2.8 aperture zoom lens is also maintained. Although, there is now a new underwater case available that allows the camera to be submerged underwater up to 40 meters.