Sony RX100 V vs Nikon DL18-50

sony-rx100-v-nikon-dl18-50Will Nikon DL18-50 outperform the Sony RX100 V in overall comparison? Nikon DL18-50 also has massive AF system, but Sony RX100 V looks vastly superior due to its precious 315 AF points (one of the fastest AF system in any compact camera). Anyway, let’s compare the two cameras from two different manufacturers Sony and Nikon.

Features / Models Sony RX100 V
Nikon DL18-50
Megapixel 20 megapixels 21 megapixels
Sensor size / type 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm) 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Image processor Bionz X Expeed 6A
Image stabilization Optical Optical
AF System Contrast + Phase Detect sensor Contrast Detect +Phase detect (sensor)
AF points 315 points 171 points
ISO 125-25600 125-25600
Shutter Min/Max 30 sec 1/32000 sec 30 sec 1/16000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 24fps 60fps
Video 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p) UHD 4K Video Recording at 30p
Display 3.0″ 1.23m-Dot 180° Tilting LCD 3.0″ 1037k-Dot Tilting OLED Touchscreen
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic (Optional)
Battery Life (CIPA) 220 shots 290 shots
Wireless connectivity Built-In Built-In, Snapbridge
Dimensions  102 x 58 x 41 mm 106 x 63 x 58 mm
Weight 299 g 365g

Sony RX100 V vs Nikon DL18-50

Though, Nikon employs a bit more resolution than Sony RX100 V, but the imaging performance of Sony will surely win the heart of the photographers. You should know that Sony RX100 V is equipped with 1.0-type stacked CMOS sensor with DRAM chip, assuring us that cutting-edge sharpness in the images with rich details are highly possible, even when a photographer  shoots at lowlight conditions.

AF points– Both the cameras feature a Fast Hybrid AF system, but we will give more grades to Sony RX100 V, since the camera has 315 dedicated AF points for high-speed focusing of the intended subjects, even at dark situation plus the camera can also cover 65% of the sensor. On the other hand, Nikon DL has only 171-point contrast-detect AF.

ISO– Other than best AF system, Sony also offers highest ISO level of 25600 that elevates the photographers to get lesser noise images, even at lowlight situations. Nikon DL extends its ISO level to only 12800.

Shutter speed– Distortion is quite natural while shooting fast moving subjects due to the rolling shutter of the camera, but we will praise Sony RX100 V for its high speed Anti-Distortion Shutter (maximum speed of 1/32000 second) speed. The advantage of shutter speed is that it suppresses the minus impact of rolling shutter and provides sharp, crystal clear images with a wide open aperture. On the other side, Nikon DL 18-50 offers maximum shutter speed of 1/16000 seconds only.

Continuous shooting speed– Nikon DL 18-50 offers you continuous shooting speeds up to approximately 20 fps with full AF performance and up to 60 fps with fixed focus, which clearly means that Nikon DL 18-50mm will be able to capture shots with incredible speed and precision. But the continuous shooting speed of Sony RX100 V is 24 fps only.

Battery– Nikon DL 18-50mm allows you to take around 290 shots at a time, whereas Sony RX100 V will let you take 220 shots only at a single time charge.

Verdict- Sony RX100 V will obviously be our recommended camera all due to its extraordinary features.


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