LCD and Viewfinder
Sony RX100 V has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,229k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Sony RX100 V will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
RX100 V has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,359kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Sony RX100 V can shoot continuously at max speed of 24.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec. RX100 V also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/32000 sec. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
Unfortunately RX100 V doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
One neat feature that we like about RX100 V's built-in flash has is that the flash head can be tilted upwards manually using your finger, which can be used to bounce the flash light and create a more pleasing lighting on your subject. It is not a very strong flash so the ceiling/wall or the surface you use for bouncing must be relatively close to the camera.
Sony RX100 V features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 315 points to choose from.
Sony RX100 V also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Sony RX100 V, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p,25p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and XAVC S formats. This means that Sony RX100 V provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.
RX100 V also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 960 fps for ultra slow motion videos. RX100 V has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Sony RX100 V doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Fujifilm X100T or Fujifilm XF10 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Sony RX100 V features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC feature, RX100 V can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our RX100 V. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect RX100 V to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Sony RX100 V is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 220 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 305 shots, Sony RX100 V has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend RX100 V owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Large Sensor Compact Cameras
Leica X Vario with its 450shots is the model with longest battery life among Large Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Sony RX100 V vs Leica X Vario or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Sony RX100 V Features Compared to Main Competitors