One of the most advanced compact cameras we’ve ever seen, the Sony RX100 V goes way beyond what we'd normally expect from a pocket camera.
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So what do your pennies get you? The sensor is the star of the show, with 20.1MP spread across a 1in chip, and a stacked architecture with a separate DRAM chip for high performance. Among other things, this allows the camera to fire at 24fps with autofocus and auto-exposure maintained throughout, as well as reduced rolling shutter in video recording.
Video itself is also a highlight, with 4K recording heading a list of impressive specs that include various slow-motion options, zebra patterning and Log shooting. You can also pop up a high-quality 2.36million-dot electronic viewfinder on demand, and tilt the touchscreen to face various positions.
The 24-70mm equiv. f/1.8-2.8 lens, meanwhile, draws in plenty of light to let you use lower ISOs in low-light conditions, with that wide maximum aperture also helping to separate subjects from their surroundings. On top of all of the above, you get a 315-point AF system and a variety of focusing options, as well as an built-in ND filter that lets you record videos easier in bright light (and long exposures, of course).
So what's not to like? Well, the 220-shot battery life is somewhat average, and handling could be improved. Even so, this remains a camera where you get what you pay for: a solid imaging pipeline, masses of features and a stellar performance across both stills and movie capture.