LCD and Viewfinder
Sony RX100 VA 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 selfies, self or group photos, Sony RX100 VA will make your life easier with its Selfie friendly
screen. Another group of users who will take advantage of RX100 VA's LCD screen is Vloggers.
RX100 VA 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. The magnification ratio of the viewfinder is 0.59x (35mm equivalent).
Max Shutter speed
Sony RX100 VA can shoot continuously at max speed of 24.0 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec
. RX100 VA also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/32000s
. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
Unfortunately RX100 VA doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
One neat feature that we like about RX100 VA'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 VA 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 VA also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Sony RX100 VA, 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 VA provides 4K (Ultra-HD)
video. Except some exotic 6K and 8K video recording cameras, 4K is the new standard in consumer video world.It is also a big step up from its predecessor
which has a max video resolution of only. If you are thinking of upgrading your and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of RX100 VA.
RX100 VA also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 960 fps for ultra slow motion videos. RX100 VA has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Sony RX100 VA doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Fujifilm X100V or Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Sony RX100 VA 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 VA 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 VA. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect RX100 VA to compatible devices via its HDMI port or NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery & USB charger port.
Sony RX100 VA 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 300 shots, Sony RX100 VA has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend RX100 VA 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 VA vs Leica X Vario or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Sony RX100 VA Features Compared to Main Competitors