Sony has announced availability later this month of the latest iteration of its Cyber-shot RX100 series, the RX100 V (model DSC-RX100M5). US recommended price is US$1000 – so maybe $1500 here.
Sony claims its Fast Hybrid AF system offers the world’s fastest compact camera AF at 0.05 seconds, and the world’s highest number of AF points on sensor, with 315 points covering approximately 65 percent of the frame.
The camera can also shoot continuously at speeds of up to 24fps at full 20-megapixel resolution with AF/AE tracking for up to 150 continuous shots.
The RX100 V is equipped with a newly developed 1-inch stacked Exmor RS CMOS sensor with a DRAM chip and a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70 mm F1.8 – 2.8 lens. It has an enhanced image processing system with a new front-end LSI chip that maximises processing speed, expands the memory buffer and optimises image quality, in particular at high ISO settings.
The camera also features 4K video recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning, and super slow motion recording at up to 1000 fps with extended recording time.
The RX100 V has a high speed anti-distortion shutter (maximum speed of 1/32,000 second) that minimises the ‘rolling shutter’ effect commonly experienced with fast moving subjects.
Sony says users can ‘select the initial magnification ratio when shooting in a mode with Focus Magnifier, and can select between ‘focus point’ and ‘centre of display’ for the location of Focus Magnifier.’ (I don’t know what this means neither!)
The RX100 V has advanced 4K video capabilities and features, which the press release expands on. To read more sony-rx100v-camera
Sony also announced an underwater housing for the RX100 series.