Sony RX100 V vs. Sony RX100 IV

sony-rx100-v-vs-sony-rx100If you want a little and compact camera that can give you all your desired photography results, then Sony RX100 V is the ultimate option available around. Yes, Sony RX100 V is compact yet technically and optically excellent camera features extraordinary 315 AF points with superfast 24fps continuous drive and more. Well, you may also have the same question just like other photographers that “which camera should we take out of successor and predecessor”?

Features / Models Sony RX100 V
Sony RX100 IV
Megapixel 20 megapixels 20 megapixels
Sensor size / type 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm) 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Low –Pass filter  Yes Yes
Optical zoom 2.9X 2.9X
Image stabilization Optical Optical
AF System Contrast + Phase Detect sensor Contrast Detect (sensor)
AF points 315 points 25 points
ISO 125-25600 125-25600
Shutter Min/Max 30 sec 1/32000 sec 30 sec 1/32000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 24fps 16fps
Video 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p) 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p)
Display 3.0″ 1.23m-Dot 180° Tilting LCD 3.0″ LCD Rear Screen (1,228,800 pixels)
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Battery Life (CIPA) 220 shots 280 shots
Wireless connectivity Built-In Built-In
Dimensions  102 x 58 x 41 mm 102 x 58 x 41 mm
Weight 299 g 298g

 Sony RX100 V vs. Sony RX100 IV

Ok, let us tell you that Sony RX100 V comes with improved specifications, but not a big jump at the same time. You can say that Sony has done some excellent work in RX100 V to make the AF system much incredible over its predecessor. The AF system of RX100 V is something that takes the attention of most photographers who love compact camera.

AF system- Faster shooting needs faster focusing of the subjects and that is this new camera from Sony is offering us. The new camera with 315 dedicated AF points, ensuring that the photographers will be able to capture the desired subjects with enough speed and accuracy — and moreover, the 315 AF points of RX100 V can also cover 65% of the sensor. Also, we can clearly see from the table sketched above that Sony RX100 V features a Fast Hybrid AF system that combines focal-plane phase detection AF and contrast detection AF, enables the camera to lock focus in as little as 0.05 seconds ultimately. Unfortunately, the AF system of its predecessor, Sony RX100 IV (only contrast detect AF sensor with 25 AF points) is not able to compete with its own elder sister Sony RX100 IV.

Continuous shooting drive– High speed continuous shooting speed really helps the photographers to track moving subjects on EVF/LCD screen easily. Owners of Sony RX100 V can get the benefit of tracking intended subjects comfortably on EVF or LCD since the compact camera offers continuous drive up to 24fps. Also, the camera offers you to capture 20.1 MP high-resolution images at up to 24fps high-speed continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking for up to 150 high quality JPEG shots.

One very crucial thing you should know about Sony RX100 V is that it is equipped with massive1.0-type stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor (same as Sony RX100 IV), but the implementation of new DRAM chip and an enhanced image processing system with a new front-end LSI chip actually creating differences. The advantages of DRAM and LSI chip are that even at lowlight conditions means at high ISO setting, enhance Sony RX100 V to maximize processing speed, expands the memory buffer and optimizes image quality.

Shots- Good to see Sony RX100 V arrivals with some updated specifications, but photographers may have small complaints that it won’t allow them to take maximum number of shots as Sony RX100 iv can. Yes, the photographers can take only 220 shots at a single time battery charge with Sony RX100 v, whereas Sony RX100 iv can let them to shoot 280 shots at a time.

Verdict- Sony RX100 V is actually a solid update to its predecessor, Sony RX100 iv. So without any doubt, we can recommend you to get Sony RX100 V if you desire is to get a Compact Camera that can do everything.

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