Sony - Cyber-shot RX100 V 21.0-Megapixel Digital Camera

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Shoot up to 24 frames per second so you never miss the action with this Sony RX100 camera, featuring an automatic point-and-shoot setup for easy photography. The 20.1-inch megapixel camera takes professional images in high or low light. With 4K video capabilities, this Sony RX100 camera does dual duty for photography and videography.

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What's Included


  • AC Adaptor AC-UUD12
  • Micro USB cable
  • Owner's manual
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1
  • Sony RX100 V 21.0-Megapixel Digital Camera
  • Strap adapter
  • Wrist Strap

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Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (177 out of 186)

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Features


Additional shooting modes

Include program auto mode, aperture prioritymode, shutter speed priority mode, manual exposure mode, mr(memory recall) mode, movie mode, hfr mode, panorama, and scene selection.

Auto, custom and preset white balance controls

Help achieve natural tones under different lighting conditions.

2.95" color TFT LCD display

For clear viewing and easy navigation.

2.9x optical/11x digital zoom

Through an ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar® T* lens for precise zooming and accuracy.

Multicard slot supports Secure Digital and Memory Stick Duo

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0.05 sec hybrid autofocus system

315 AF points cover 65% of the sensor, ensure you will be able to capture subject with high speed and accuracy.

Built-in Wi-Fi

Makes it easy to share stored files across devices. NFC (near-field communication) technology simplifies pairing with select devices.

Built-in pop-up flash

With red-eye reduction for natural-looking eyes in portraits.

Records 4K movie clips

At up to 30 fps with audio. With direct pixel readout, no pixel binning and fast hybrid AF.

21.0-megapixel Exmor RS® CMOS sensor

Captures high-resolution images.

My set, night scene, portrait and 14 scene modes

Allow you to choose preset adjustments for your desired picture type.

BIONZ X image processor

Delivers vibrant colors, subtle contrast, razor-sharp images and fine picture detail while minimizing noise for true-to-life pictures.


Overall customer rating

4.7
96%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

4.2

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect companion to...

    Posted
    AlaskaJaxx
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    ...either your DSLR ...or your iPhone/S7 or smartphone, and it's camera, of choice! I owned the first and second version of the RX100 and they're still working well and never an issue or repairs needed. It's a special camera to be sure. I'm fine with the menu system and the way Sony has laid their options out for many years. That said, a camera like this and with the 'power' and potential available... I'd happily take a 30-50% increase in mass to allow a more functional 'rear end' - with the addition of another control wheel or joystick and possibly another option for quick access to common settings to change while shooting. I've missed a few shots because of this but I blame me. I'm aware of the 'cons' (the extremely few that exist) and I should've anticipated, set up and would've been able to get the shot. I own a 5d mk4 as well, the original 5D before that as well as the first Canon 7D and recent upgrade to the mkII My wife, son and I love the outdoors and photography/videography is the perfect compliment to a day or a week in the woods of Alaska! We all enjoy photography and video capture as hobbies and have recently learned to fly drones for a ver y cool perspective. As owners of smartphones (we're an Apple family and prefer iPhones) we often shoot with them and using or carrying the RX is nearly as convenient as throwing a smartphone in the pocket - but it's shots and it's abilities with both still and motion capture are as extensive as any DSLR. They're just tough to access at the right time sometimes. I've owned the model long enough to realize those special shots are best 'grabbed' using 'auto' or program as the intelligence of the ISP is phenomenal!! Awesome captures from auto mode and easily one of, if not, THE fastest camera I've ever shot! In some of the fastest modes - you'll sacrifice resolution but not at the silly speeds advertised. They're REAL!! I'm floored sometimes with the speeds and tend to shoot with a lower setting as just a ½ second click'll net ya a dozen shots! Lastly the video capture is unbelievable quality for this small a package. The one inch sensor is massive in comparison to the current smartphone offerings and most small point and shoot cameras. Hence the expense. It's not cheap and if it's great photos you're after the V2-v4 models are still exceptional. And available at a LOT less cash. But I'm seriously impressed with the upgrades and continued bright lens and ability awesome files I'm continually getting from the camera and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to a beginner or professional alike as it's a lot lighter than the 5d4 w/70-200 and associated gear - yet the right conditions allow for 90-95% of the quality of the $5,000 DSLR -- and it fits in any pocket!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great pocket camera

    Posted
    JustMyView
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    Overall, I am very pleased with the camera. Pictures are clear and it is so small it really does fit in my pocket. I take it out on walks or when heading some place with the kids. It works great for landscapes, flowers, sunsets etc. The focus system is great and it has lots of options, so the little bit of portrait and street shooting I have done has been easy. Using it for kids sports, the very fast frame rates makes it easy to "spray and pray" and end up with decent shots. And I am only using the medium setting. Of course, with a camera this size there are limitations. I have used it for photos of soccer and fencing, but the short reach on the lens is limiting. Same with wildlife - good pictures of deer in back yard or birds sitting still, but you can't get birds in flight or a rabbit at distance. The small size also means the controls are close together. Finally, it is not great in darker settings due to the one inch sensor. ISO pushes up high in those settings. The pictures you get in those darker situations are OK for a social media post or Christmas card small pic, but not outstanding. Shooting in RAW and post processing helps some, but it won't replace a much bigger, more expensive multi-lens camera. Despite the limitations, it is way easier to take along and I end up getting a lot more pics from it then from a bigger set up. And as my wife has said, the pictures blow away what we were getting from our Iphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent camera for novice or pro

    Posted
    Mangino
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    I wanted something less bulky than my current DSLR but yet is very capable. So I decided on a compact. Compacts have come a long way over the last few years and the Mark V is a great example of an extremely capable compact camera. The picture quality is superb and has a plethora of features you normally only find on high end DSLR cameras. What really distinquishes the Mark V from all other current compacts is the 1" sensor with phase detection autofocus. It's currently the fastest and most accurate autofocus on the market for a compact (as of this review) and competes with high end DSLR cameras. If you're a pro currently using a DSLR and looking for an excellent compact to supplement or even replace your DSLR you should definitely give this camera a good hard look. And for the novice or experienced photographer that wants a camera that's less bulky yet easy to handle and operate but are not willing to sacrifice picture quality (like me) then this just might be the camera for you if it fits into your budget. I'm very happy with my purchase and look forward to many years of enjoyment with my Mark V.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This little thing is beast!

    Posted
    ZEUStheDJ
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    First I use this mostly for vlogging so for this it is near perfect. Only gripe is that the mount hole on the bottom makes it impossible to put any type of mounting plate on it because it is directly next to the hinge of the battery door. There is a slight crop when using more than the standard (active and active+) stabilization in 1080p mode. You can only get basic stabilization in 4k but there is no crop which is good. Over heating is definitely an issue when shooting in 4k. Indicator light comes on around the 3 minute mark, and cap limit on 4k shooting is 5 minutes. Battery in 4k is bad too, so get an extra battery or two. Slow motion on this is dope, when used in the lower settings like 240fps or 480fps which looks ok in 1080p. Above that you are entering 480p-like video quality. Low light video quality surprised me for being a 1"sensor! For picture taking, the camera has good dynamic range but I'm not a photographer so don't take my word for it. I come from using the Sony A6300 and bought this for its compactness. Hope this helps!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Small Camera with a lot of power!

    Posted
    js1980
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    There's no denying that this camera is very expensive! You aren't going to get around it. No matter where you shop, the price isn't going to change. That said, with an expensive price comes a camera that's built with so many great features! From awesome photo quality to amazing video (4K). A few things I would mention to anyone considering getting this: - It's a great camera! Hands down the best small camera out there right now. - I'm giving this four stars because it doesn't come with a user manual really and so you really need to learn a lot on your own. It's built with sooo many features that you really need to take some time to learn everything. I definitely recommend going online and watching videos on youtube and such. There's great stuff up there with expert photographer guidance. - Shooting video in 4K will only give you about 5 minutes. Other video is as much time as you want, but with 4K you can only get about 5 minutes. It looks incredible though - Definitely buy an extra battery or two especially if you are traveling!! I bought this before going to Asia and it was so helpful! It's a great camera and will totally capture great moments and memories! Also, great for blogging!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice size, fast AF, but not intuitive to use.

    Posted
    Kodachrome
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    I am mainly a film photographer so appreciate simplicity in cameras as the tool you are using should not get in the way of your work. I do still shoot some digital and bought this camera as a light and small carry alternative to a larger full frame digital Leica I have been using for years. What I like about the RX100V: Very fast and accurate AF, exceptional image considering sensor size, versatile viewing screen plus popup viewfinder, size, available lens lengths and lens speed. What I do not like: Very unintuitive interface and menu system. I like to have control at times when using this camera even though I bought it mainly as a nice point and shoot - however when I do want control the poor interface gets in the way. If this was my one and only camera I am sure it would become second nature in time, but having used both Leica and Nikon digital before I retired from the photography profession, I know you can still have a wide range of capabilities with an intuitive interface. Also why the weird RAW file???? It does not work with PS 6 on my Mac, had to find and use a ARW to DNG convertor. Not worth my time so just shoot JPG with this thing now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent compact camera

    Posted
    MikeM
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    Decided to upgrade our 5 year old compact camera which is mostly used by my wife. She does not care to use any of the multiple DSLR cameras we own, but I wanted a compact with many features found on a DSLR: - 1' sensor - many auto focus modes plus 24fps - exposure comp. and AE bracketing - 4K video - high ISO plus auto ISO as well as produces decent quality 800 ISO pictures - viewfinder - 24-70 mm which can be used well with viewfinder Excellent choice for my wife with mostly automatic settings including auto ISO covering most of her needs, but I have many other features which I have come to expect from DSLRs. Similar to other reviewers I would suggest a spare battery as well as the Sony - BC-TRX Battery Charger. Here is the first picture taken with the camera just using the factory default auto settings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Exchanged for an iPhone X

    Posted
    Jimmy
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    Don't get me wrong, this is a great little point and shoot camera, it just wasn't as good as I was hoping. After reading all of the reviews and hype surrounding this camera my expectations were too high. Upon comparing side by side images to my full frame Sony mirrorless cameras, the lack of clarity and increase in chromatic aberration was extremely obvious. Many people probably wouldn't notice but as an advanced hobbyist who already owns good equipment, this left me wanting. I ended up trading in in on an iPhone X and I'm happy I did. The iPhone's camera is VERY GOOD. The sensor and glass are not as good as this Sony but the trade-off of having it in my pocket all the time, plus the availability of built in editing features, is well worth its limitations in my opinion. Is summary, this is probably the best point and shoot camera on the market, just have reasonable expectations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about exposure, flash, color and contrast. Editors are less positive about memory and battery and have mixed opinions about price. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 92/100 = Excellent quality.
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