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Sony RX100 V officially announced with 315 phase-detection AF points

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Along with the A6500 mirrorless camera, Sony has unveiled the RX100 V premium compact model.

It maintains a 20.1-megapixel 1-inch Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor and 24-70mm equiv. F1.8-2.8 lens, but adds phase-detection AF to achieve focus speeds as fast as 0.05 sec.

The new Sony RX100 V employs a Fast Hybrid AF technology with 315 focus points with a frame coverage of about 65%. The 315 points and 0.05 AF speed set a new bar for compact cameras.

The pocket-sized compact model will be available starting in October 2016 with a price tag of $1,000.

Sony RX100 V officially announced with 315 phase-detection AF points

Sony RX100 V: World’s Quickest Focus, Fastest Shooting, and Most AF Points

The new Sony RX100 V boasts the world’s fastest autofocusing system, world’s fastest continuous shooting mode, and world’s highest number of focus points in a compact camera.

Powered by a BIONZ X processor and front-end LSI, the 20.1-megapixel 1-inch-type stacked Exmor RS CMOS image sensor with a DRAM chip is capable of delivering a continuous shooting mode of up to 24fps for up to 150 frames.


The specs list includes a built-in Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with a full-frame focal length equivalent of 24-70mm. There’s a native ISO range of 125 to 12800, and it’s expandable to 80 to 12800.

Sony RX100 V key features

  • 20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • Internal UHD 4K Video & S-Log2 Gamma
  • Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8-2.8 Lens
  • 24-70mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Fast Hybrid AF System with 315 Points
  • HFR Mode for Full HD Video up to 960 fps
  • 0.39″ 2.36m-Dot OLED Pop-Up EVF
  • 3.0″ 1.23m-Dot 180° Tilting LCD
  • ISO 12800 and 24 fps Continuous Shooting

On the video side, the premium compact can shoot internal UHD 4K video with full pixel readout without pixel binning. Other pro features are the Picture Profile, S-Log2 /S-Gamut, 1000fps super slow-mo recording, and the extraction of 8MP stills from the frames of a 4K movie.



This camera has an Anti-Distortion Shutter, which is actually an electronic shutter with a maximum speed of 1/32000th of a second. Other features of the camera include Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity, a pop-up flash, an AF-A mode that lets the camera automatically switch between single-shot and continuous AF.

Check the camera stores for availability
Sony RX100 V $1000 Amazon | B&H | Adorama