The RX100 is already a very good compact camera from Sony and the company is taking things one step further today with the announcement of the RX100 Mark V. The new camera is bringing some serious improvements to Sony’s compact offering, it brings an even faster autofocus system as well as additional improvements which fans of Sony’s compact lineup are likely to appreciate.
Sony RX100 Mark V features a 1 inch stacked Exmor RS CMOS image sensor that provides 20.1 megapixels of resolution, it’s hooked up to a 24-70mm equivalent f/1.8-2.8 aperture zoom lens as well as Sony’s latest Fast Hybrid AF autofocus system.
As far as the design is concerned, this new compact camera doesn’t look all that different from its predecessor. It can easily fit inside a jacket pocket and features the same LCD display and pop-up viewfinder as the old camera.
The new sensor brings on-sensor phase detection which according to the company enables this camera to provide DSLR-like autofocus performance. It has 315 phase detection points which cover 65 percent of the image sensor.
Sony’s new camera is capable of shooting 24 frames per second at full resolution for up to 150 frames in both RAW and JPEG formats. It’s also able to record video in 4K resolution with autofocus tracking.
All of this and more isn’t exactly cheap. Sony is going to start selling the new RX100 Mark V later this month for a cool $1,000.
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