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Sony Updates RX100 V (Model RX100M5A): New BIONZ X Image Processing Engine, Increased Buffer Size to 233 JPEG Images, Improved High Frame Rate, Focus Area Registration, Enhanced Peaking Function, Proxy Recording, New White Balance and AF Area Modes, New Light Metering Modes; Loses In-camera ‘PlayMemories Camera Apps’

Sony RX100 V
Sony RX100 V

The following video presents Sony | Cyber-shot | RX100 V – 4K movie:
The RX100 V with Fast Hybrid AF for shooting movies as well as stills features a focal plane phase-detection AF sensor for focusing and tracking accurate enough even for the rigors of 4K movie shooting*¹*². And record movies in 4K(QFHD: 3840 x 2160) with full pixel readout without pixel binning. Such 4K movies contain approx. 1.7 times as much information as is minimally required for 4K movie output. This gives 4K movie images even more outstanding resolution that complements reduced moire and jaggies.

*¹ A Class 10 or higher SDHC/ SDXC memory card is required to record movies in the XAVC format. UHS-I (U3) is also required for recording at 100Mbps.
*² Continuous recording is available for approx. 5 minutes. The duration available for the shooting may change according to shooting conditions.

This is an update to these previous blogs:

Sony RX100 VI

Sony RX100 VI

Sony has quietly refreshed the RX100 V (model RX100M5A) by updating the previous model (DSC-RX100M5) with some of the features introduced in the RX100 VI. [Unfortunately, owners of existing RX100 V will not get a corresponding firmware/model upgrade.] New highlights/changes of Sony’s updated model RX100M5A include:

  • Updated BIONZ X Image Processing Engine – Higher Speed
  • Increased Buffer Size to 233 JPEG Images
  • Improved High Frame Rate Recording Times
  • Focus Area Registration
  • Enhanced Peaking Function
  • Proxy Recording (1280 x 720 [Approx. 9 Mbps])
  • New White Balance Mode – Underwater Auto
  • New Light Metering Modes: Entire Screen Avg., Highlight
  • New AF Area Mode – Zone
  • No in-camera ‘PlayMemories Camera Apps’
Sony RX100 V

Sony RX100 V

If you are debating whether to purchase the Sony RX100 V or Sony RX100 VI, remember that one of the big differences between the two models is that the RX100 V has only 2.9x optical zoom but a faster lens (24-70mm F1.8-2.8) while the RX100 VI has a longer zoom but a smaller max aperture (24-200mm F2.8-4.5).

Note that though B&H lists the updated model as RX100 VA, you will however not find a RX100 VA listed on Sony’s website. Instead, to ensure that you are purchasing the updated model, look for the model number: the “old” Sony RX100 V is model number DSC-RX100M5 while the updated one, Sony RX100 V, has model number DSC-RX100M5A.


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