Sony RX100 V

Sony RX100 V hands-on: Swift shooting and agile focusing but sluggish saving

Like the A6500 that was announced at the same time, the update to the Sony RX100 IV gets new internals for faster shooting, but the difference between the RX100 IV and RX100 V is far more noticeable -- because the performance bar set by the RX100 IV isn't very high. The updated autofocus system is a huge jump over the RX100 IV, though the specsmanship-level 24fps continuous shooting means Sony now needs more than ever to improve the speed of writing files to the card.

The RX100 V will be available this month for $1,000 -- I'd watch for price drops on previous models, because the RX100 IV is currently the same price. It's slated to ship in Europe in November for €1,200, which directly converts to about £885. While it's on the Sony Australia site, I can't find price or availability details; the US price directly converts to about AU$1,320.

The RX100M5 has the same body, internals and features as its predecessor: same 20.1-megapixel resolution and image processor, same popup viewfinder, same extensive set of 4K video capabilities and high frame rate (HFR) shooting modes.

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