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Sony is known for its high-end imaging equipment and the latest to join the list of company's products is RX100 V. The new model in RX100 Cyber-shot series claims to bring the world's fastest auto-focus (AF) technology in the compact form factor.
The pocket sized compact camera packs in all the elements of a high-end shooter and is aimed at professional photographers or anyone who keeps photography in his/her highest regard.
The premium camera is priced at Rs. 79,990 in the Indian market and will be available at all Sony Centres, Alpha flagship stores and major electronic stores across India.
Let's find out what it brings to the table.
First in RX100 series with 0.05-sec AF speed
The RX100 V is equipped with a new focus system that offers fast hybrid focus with speed of 0.05 seconds. Sony claims that the new auto focus technology makes RX100 V the world's fastest camera in terms of focus speed. This means that the camera sensor can lock onto and capture moving subjects in merely 0.05 seconds.
Built out of aluminium, Sony RX100 is fairly rugged and weighs 299 grams.
3-inch LCD and Widest Frame Coverage
Sony RX100 V features a 3-inch LCD display that can flip upwards or downwards.
The camera employs 315 densely arrayed phase-detection AF points to offer the widest coverage- 65% of new image sensor's image area. This results in consistent AF and tracking the object you are shooting.
20.1 Megapixel EXMOR RS CMOS Sensor
The RX100 V's camera sensor offers shooting speed of up to 24 frames per second (fps) at full 20.1MP resolution with auto-focus/automatic exposure tracking for up to 150 continuous shots. The high 24fps rate is achieved due to the front-end LSI chips that works alongside the Bionz X image processor.
Sony is using a 1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) Exmor RS CMOS sensor with an aspect ratio of 3:2. The camera utilizes ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T 24-70 mm, F1.8 to 2.8 large aperture lens.
4K and Slow Motion Video Recording
Sony RX100 V can shoot 4K video recording and is also able to record super-slow motion video at up to 40x slower than the standard rate. This means the camera can record super slow videos at up to 960 frames per second and can do this for about twice as long as the RX100 IV model.
The camera also features a high-speed Anti-Distortion Shutter (maximum speed of 1/32000 second) that allows the camera to capture sharp, crystal clear images with a wide-open aperture at brightness levels.