All New Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V with 315 AF Points

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VProduct Summary

  • Model name: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V (model DSC-RX100M5)
  • Release Date: 6th October 2016
  • Focus Type: Autofocus
  • Format : Crop Sensor
  • Color: Black
  • Availability: October 2016
  • Price: $ 1,000
  • Purchase options: Adorama | B&H | Amazon

Key features

  • 20.1MP 1″ Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • 24-70mm Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/1.8-2.8 Lens (35mm Equivalent)
  • 315 dedicated AF points covering 65% of the sensor
  • 24 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Super slow motion at up to 960 fps
  • Electronic Shutter  Speed up to 1/32000 second

Sony announced a new flagship model for their popular Cyber-shot RX100 series of compact cameras, the RX100 V (model DSC-RX100M5).

The exciting new camera brings a new level of AF performance and speed to today’s compact camera market.  It is equipped with a Fast Hybrid AF system with the world’s fastest AF acquisition1 at 0.05 seconds2 and world’s highest number of AF points on sensor1 with 315 points covering approximately 65% of the frame.  The camera can also shoot continuously at speeds of up to 24 fps3 – the world’s fastest for a compact camera1 – at full 20.1 MP (approx. effective) resolution with AF/AE tracking for up to 150 continuous shots4.

The RX100 V is equipped with a newly developed 1.0-type stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor with a DRAM chip, a ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70 mm5 F1.8 – 2.8 large aperture lens and an enhanced image processing system with a new front-end LSI chip that maximizes processing speed, expands the memory buffer and optimizes image quality, in particular at high ISO settings.  The camera also features 4K video recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning6, super slow motion recording at up to 960 fps7 with extended recording time and more.

“Featuring a level of power and performance that has never before been achieved in a compact, the new RX100 V redefines what it means to be a ‘pocket camera’,” said Neal Manowitz, Vice President of Digital Imaging at Sony Electronics.  “This camera is yet another example of Sony innovating to a level far beyond what exists in the conventional marketplace.”

Fast Focusing, Fast Shooting 

A first for Sony’s RX100 series of cameras, the new RX100 V model features a Fast Hybrid AF system that combines the respective advantages of focal-plane phase detection AF and contrast detection AF and ultimately enables the camera to lock focus in  as little as 0.05 seconds2.  This high speed focusing is a perfect complement to the 315 dedicated AF points that cover 65% of the sensor, and ensures that shooters will be able to capture their intended subject with high speed and accuracy, even if it’s moving rapidly in unpredictable directions.

Additionally, processing speed has been greatly enhanced through the addition of a front-end LSI that perfectly supports the camera’s BIONZ X® image processing engine.  These two components combined with the powerful AF system allow the camera to shoot continuously at speeds of up to 24 fps 3 at full 20.1 MP (approx. effective) resolution for up to 150 shots4 with AF/AE tracking.  Viewfinder blackout between shots has also been minimized in this high-speed shooting mode, which greatly improves  photographers’ ability to follow fast action and capture the decisive moment.  Silent shooting is also available in these high-speed modes as well8.

Other advancements to AF performance on the new RX100 V include the addition of AF-A mode, which allows the camera to automatically switch between continuous and single-shot AF modes.  Users can also manually select if they’d like the continuous AF and phase detection AF areas to be displayed live on screen while they are framing a shot.

The RX100 V also has a high speed Anti-Distortion Shutter (maximum speed of 1/32000 second) that minimizes the “rolling shutter” effect commonly experienced with fast moving subjects.   This fast shutter speed also allows  the camera to capture sharp, crystal clear images with a wide open aperture at brightness levels up to EV199.   Shooting at wide aperture with the fast shutter speed allows photographers and videographers to capture beautiful content with sharply focused subjects and defocused backgrounds under some of the most difficult, bright lighting conditions.

New on the RX100 V, users can freely select the initial magnification ratio when shooting in a mode with Focus Magnifier, and can select between “focus point” and “center of display” for the location of Focus Magnifier.

Professional Movie Functionality

The pocket-friendly RX100 V is packed with a variety of video capabilities that will satisfy even the most demanding video enthusiasts.

With Fast Hybrid AF, the focal plane phase detection AF sensor ensures accurate focusing and tracking performance, even for the severe focusing requirements of 4K movie shooting.  AF drive speed and AF tracking sensitivity can also be adjusted via the menu system, giving shooters plenty of flexibility based on their focusing preferences.

In 4K mode 6, the new RX100 V utilizes full pixel readout without pixel binning to ensure that all the finer details of 4K video are captured with minimal moire and ‘jaggies’.  These high-quality results are achieved through use of the XAVC S codec, which records video at a high data rate of up to 100 Mbps during 4K recording and 50 Mbps during full HD shooting10.

Additional professional caliber video features include Picture Profile, S-Log2/S-Gamut, 120p HD Full HD mode and more.  Users also have the ability to manually select a frame from a recorded movie and save it as a still image file of approximately 8 MP during 4K shooting or 2 MP during HD shooting.

The RX100 V is able to record super-slow motion video7 at up to 40x slower than the standard rate, and can do this for about twice as long as the RX100 IV model.  This extended time allowing users to capture a series of high-speed, fleeting moments of action with incredible detail, resolution and clarity.

Prior to shooting, users will have the ability to choose among 960fps, 480fps and 240 fps frame rates and among 60p, 30p and 24p playback formats to optimize the recording to fit the speed of the moving subject, with the option to use the movie record button as a ‘start trigger’ to begin recording once button is pressed or ‘end trigger’ to record footage up until the button is pressed.

Pocket-Friendly Design, Premium Performance

The new RX100 V maintains the convenient pocket-sized design of the remainder of the RX100 family and is equipped with a high-contrast 2.35 million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder™, ensuring true-to-life image preview and playback functionality.  The EVF conveniently retracts in and out of the camera body based on user preference, and features optics with ZEISS® T* Coating.

The new camera is also Wi-Fi® and NFC™ compatible and can access Sony’s growing range of PlayMemories Camera Applications.  Learn more at

Another convenient addition is the ability for users to freely set the leading three characters of saved file names for easier sorting and organization.

There will also be a new underwater housing (model MPK-URX100A) that will be available as a separate accessory for the RX100 V and all other RX100 series cameras.  Designed exclusively to fit the RX100 cameras, the housing features a depth level of 40m/130ft.

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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VSample Image

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Sample image

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Sample image

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Sample imageSpecification

PixelsActual: 21.0 Megapixel

Effective: 20.1 Megapixel

Sensor1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm) CMOS
File FormatsStill Images: JPEG, RAW

Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4, XAVC S

Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)

Max Resolution20 MP: 5472 x 3648
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image StabilizationOptical
Color SpacessRGB, Adobe RGB
LensCarl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar, 10 elements in 9 groups

9 Aspherical

EFL: 8.8-25.7mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-70mm)

Aperture: f/1.8 (W) – 2.8 (T)

ZoomOptical: 2.9x

Clear Image Zoom: 5.8x

Digital: 11x

Focus RangeWide: 1.97″ (5 cm) – Infinity

Telephoto: 11.81″ (30 cm) – Infinity

ISO SensitivityAuto, 125-12800 (Extended Mode: 80-12800)
ShutterType: Mechanical

Speed: 4 – 1/2000 second in  Auto Mode

Type: Mechanical

Speed: 30 – 1/2000 second in  Program Mode

Type: Mechanical

Speed: 30 – 1/2000 second in  Manual Mode

30 – 1/2000 second in  Aperture Priority Mode

Type: Mechanical

Speed: 30 – 1/2000 second in  Shutter Priority Mode

Type: Electronic

Speed: 4 – 1/32000 second in  Auto Mode

Type: Electronic

Speed: 30 – 1/32000 second in  Bulb Mode

Type: Electronic

Speed: 30 – 1/32000 second in  Program Mode

Type: Electronic

Speed: 30 – 1/32000 second in  Aperture Priority Mode

Type: Electronic

Speed: 30 – 1/32000 second in  Shutter Priority Mode

Exposure MeteringCenter-weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure ModesModes: Aperture Priority, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Memory Recall, Movie, Panorama Shot, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto
Shooting ModesAnti-motion Blur



Handheld Twilight

High Sensitivity



Night Portrait

Night Scene

Pet Mode




White Balance ModesAuto, Cloudy, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade
Continuous ShootingUp to 24 fps at 20.1 MP for up to 148 frames in JPEG format

Up to 24 fps at 20.1 MP for up to 71 frames in raw format

Self Timer10 Sec, 5 Sec, 2 Sec
Remote ControlRM-VPR1 (Optional)
Flash ModesAuto

Flash On


Rear Sync

Red-eye Reduction

Slow Sync

Built-in FlashYes
Maximum Effective Flash RangeWide: 1.31 – 33.46′ (0.4 – 10.2 m)

Telephoto: 1.31 – 21.33′ (0.4 – 6.5 m)

External Flash ConnectionNone
Memory Card TypeMemory Stick Duo

Memory Stick Pro Duo

Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)

Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo




Video RecordingYes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution3840 x 2160p: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps

1920 x 1080p: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps

1920 x 1080i: 60 fps, 50 fps

1280 x 720p: 30 fps, 25 fps

1920 x 1080p: 240 fps, 480 fps, 960 fps

1824 x 1026p: 240 fps, 480 fps, 960 fps

1676 x 566p: 240 fps, 480 fps, 960 fps

1920 x 1080p: 250 fps, 500 fps, 1000 fps

1824 x 1026p: 250 fps, 500 fps, 1000 fps

1676 x 566p: 250 fps, 500 fps, 1000 fps

Video Clip LengthUp to 29 Min
Audio RecordingBuilt-in Mic: With Video, Stereo
Viewfinder TypeElectronic
Diopter Adjustment– 4 to +3 m
Viewfinder Coverage100%
Screen3.0″ LCD Rear Screen Tilt (1,228,800 pixels)
ConnectivityHDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0
Wi-FiYes, 802.11b/g/n built-in
Battery1x NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 3.6 VDC, 1240 mAh
AC Power AdapterAC-UB10C (Included)
Dimensions (WxHxD)4.0 x 2.3 x 1.6″ / 101.6 x 58.1 x 41.0 mm
Weight10.55 oz / 299 g with battery and memory card