Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V Digital Camera

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Amazing AF Speed, Compact Design

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V Digital Camera

Taking an astounding pocket-sized camera series and further enhancing it, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V Digital Camera moves the compact RX100 line up a notch by including a Fast Hybrid AF system with 315 focal plane phase detection points. Consolidating a reliable and proven 20.1MP 1" Exmor RS BSI CMOS image sensor, the RX100 V can make exceptionally detailed pictures at sensitivities up to ISO 12800 effortlessly. Likewise, joining this current sensor's power and speed with the BIONZ X processor and a recently created front-end LSI, shooters can appreciate considerably quicker execution, including continous shooting of up to 24 frames per second with up to a 148 JPEG frames buffer, enhanced High Frame Rate recording times, and quick continous AF with stills keeping in mind recording UHD 4K video.

The hallmark components are the advanced autofocus system which can now lock on in only 0.05 seconds and function amid the camera's maximum continuous shooting rate of 24 frames per second. The High Frame Rate mode, which can achieve a mind boggling 960 fps now can record for twice as long. Other enhancements made to the RX100 V incorporate the expansion of new capacities and modes, for example, a Gamma Display Assist which gives a more contrasty picture while utilizing a level S-Log2 gamma and a Photo Capture mode for subtracting 8.29MP stills from your motion pictures

The front of the camera offers a proverbial Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens equal to 24-70mm and with a quick f/1.8-2.8 maximum aperture. This lens gives exceptional adaptability to working in an extensive variety of conditions. As far as design, the RX100 V keeps the clean, flexible design as its antecedents, including a lens control ring, on board ND filter, and an assortment of adaptable buttons. For monitoring, this camera provides both a pop-up 0.39" 2.36m-dot OLED Tru-Finder EVF along with a 3.0" 1.23m-dot LCD which can tilt up 180° for selfies and also down 45° for low-angle shooting. It additionally has Wi-Fi built-in with NFC for associating with a mobile device.

20.1MP 1" Exmor RS CMOS Sensor togetner with BIONZ X Image Processor

Using an advanced stacked structure along with an integrated DRAM chip, the 20.1 megapixel 1" Exmor RS CMOS image sensor of the RX100 V can convey extraordinary picture quality at up to ISO 12800 with unimaginably quick execution. This sensor stacks the pixel area, a fast signal processing circuit, and memory as a way to expand information throughput by more than five times and provide features like an Anti-Distortion shutter, 40x super slow motion, UHD 4K video, and that's just the beginning. This is additionally the initial 1" sensor to feature focal plane phase detection AF points for quicker, more exact focusing.

This sensor is combined with the BIONZ X image processor and a recently created front-end LSI that significantly enhances the speed and throughput of the whole imaging system, empowering nonstop shooting using AF/AE at up to 24 frames per second. An extended buffer makes nonstop shooting workable for longer bursts, with as many as 148 JPEGs or 71 raw files. Additionally, the front-end LSI able to enhance overall image quality, particularly at higher sensitivities. Furthermore, another benefit of this setup is raw output which gives extraordinary picture quality and color fidelity.

Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens

Equal to a 24-70mm, the Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens built into the RX100 V will help shooters catch an extensive variety of subjects in an inconceivable assortment of circumstances. The wide angle to short telephoto extent is a tremendously cherished option for expert photographers and it is further benefited by a quick maximum aperture scope of f/1.8-2.8, enhancing execution in low-light situations and empowering shallow depth-of-field effects.

As far as optics, this lens utilizes a ten elements within a nine group design, which highlights nine aspherical elements, including a pair of advanced aspherical (AA) lenses. This minimizes chromatic aberrations and assures sharp, clear pictures. The lens additionally uses Zeiss' T* anti-reflective covering to battle flare and ghosting for enhanced color and contrast. Moreover, Optical SteadyShot stabilization will diminish camera shake while a 3-stop neutral density (ND) filter is built-in to empower working in bright light with more extensive aperture settings.

Quick Hybrid AF System with 315 Phase-Detection Points

The RX100 V is furnished with an on-sensor phase-detection autofocus system that will drastically enhance autofocus speed for both stills and movies. The camera utilizes a hybrid system with 315 phase-detection points that offers around 65% frame coverage alongside a contrast detection system to give quick, precise focusing in an array of circumstances. The RX100 V can lock onto subjects rapidly, in only 0.05 seconds, and it can utilize AF tracking when shooting at 24 fps.

Keeping in mind the end goal to make operation consistent, the RX100 V benefits by reduced blackout for less demanding tracking when utilizing the EVF or LCD. Moreover, an AF-A mode is currently available, which will permit the camera to ly change from AF-S and AF-C mode automatically as the circumstance warrants. Shooters can likewise show the phase-detection area to help concentrate on their subject.

UHD 4K Video Recording

Ready to capture UHD 4K video at 30/24 frames per second as long as 5 minutes, the RX100 V is a pocket-sized implement, conveying motion pictures with extraordinary clarity. By utilizing a full pixel readout without binning, the camera gathers around 1.7x the data required for 4K output. This oversampling expands clarity while lessening the effect of moire and jaggies. Quick Hybrid AF is accessible amid film shooting for guaranteeing accurate, fast tracking utilizing phase detection AF points. The camera additionally offers Sony's advanced XAVC S format for capturing high bit rates up to 100 Mbps.

For more advanced shooters, picture profiles and picture controls are accessible, including the S-Log2 gamma that can grow the dynamic range by capturing a flat image. Gamma Display Assist helps shooters see a more natural picture when shooting with S-Log2. Other choices, for example, peaking, timecode, zebras, and more are available for making shooting and editing less demanding. At the point when recording internally, clients will record video with a 4:2:0 sampling using 8-bit, be that as it may, to considerably improves picture quality the RX100 V has clean HDMI yield for use with an external recorder. This permits clients to acquire 4:2:2 uncompressed video and save in an edit-ready configuration.

A Photo Capture function is incorporated in the camera, permitting shooters to rapidly spare a 8.29MP still from their UHD 4K films. Full HD can likewise profit by this feature, where clients will have the capacity to pull a 2MP still. Also, the camera is NTSC/PAL switchable, allowing it to be usable around the globe.

High Frame Rate and Slow Motion Shooting

High Speed is an immense advantage of the RX100 V, and in video clients will profit by the cutting edge High Frame Rate shooting and the super slow motion. Using Full HD, shooters will have entry to a standard 120 frames per secnd setting that will empower remarkable slow motion when set in editing software. Notwithstanding this, the camera additionally offers a dedicated HFR mode which will increase the cameras frame rate as much as 960 fps. Videographers will have the choice of recording in Quality Priority along with Shoot Time Priority modes for around twice as long with the RX100 V compared with its antecedent. This results in around 7 seconds of recording in Shoot Time Priority using the 240 fps setting. The camera will yield a Full HD file from somewhat lower resolutions keeping in mind the end goal to deliver brilliant pictures at all frame rates. Also, an end trigger mode empowers clients to record 4 or 6 seconds prior to the record button being squeezed.

Body Design and Connection to Wi-Fi

Pop-up 0.39" XGA OLED electronic viewfinder offers a 2.36m dot resolution for fresh, clear images. The EVF additionally utilizes a Zeiss T* covering to assure clarity from corner to corner.

The back 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD monitor can tilt up 180° and down 45° for shooting at various angles or for forming the ideal selfie. The screen offers a resolution of around 1.23m dots while WhiteMagic technology has been added to the LCD's design to increment brightness for less demanding review in bright lighting.

A manual control ring encompasses the lens and offers a smooth, click-less design for brisk and near silent changing of settings. The ring can be assigned out to control an assortment of features, at various qualities, for example, zoom, aperture, and Picture Effects. Customized button and other programmable buttons can be set to one of more than 40 modes for fast access to most often utilized settings.

A 3-stop neutral density (ND) channel is built-in to empower working in brilliant light using more extensive aperture settings.

Pop-up flash will illuminate subjects in poorly lit scenes.

Wi-Fi connectivity is built-in for instant exchanging of images to cell phones for direct sharing online to social networking by means of email, and cloud storage sites. NFC (Near Field Communication) is likewise available, which provides for one-touch sharing between the camera and compatible devices, with no mind boggling set-up necessary. Once connected the linked cell phone can likewise show a live view picture on its screen and, utilizing Smart Remote Control, remotely control the camera's shutter. Also, the RX100 V can now link to a cell phone utilizing a QR code for quicker access.

Additional Camera Features

Anti Distortion electronic shutter can empower totally quiet shooting and also the capacity to work at shutter speeds as quick as 1/32000 second. This screen likewise prevents rolling shutter to an absolute minimum least and empowers picture takers to work in brilliant light with wider apertures.

Record name setting permits clients to change the initial three characters of the document name from DSC to three characters they decide on.

PlayMemories Camera Apps are accessible for download over Wi-Fi, and permit you to customize the camera's modes depending upon particular shooting styles. Apps are available to suit making pictures, detailed close-ups, time lapse, sports, motion shot, and other specific image types.

Step Zoom lets you rapidly change between five normal focal lengths (24, 28, 35, 50, and 70mm) by simply rotating the control ring.

Clear Image Zoom permits clients to enlarge the center of the still or film frame being shot by as mujch as 5.8x equivalent when utilizing optical zoom too.

Eye AF in AF-C mode can lock on and track a subject's eye, even as the face moves.

Shooters can set a minimum speed when utilizing ISO AUTO to minimize shutter blur.

Inventive Style settings: Deep, Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Sunset Black and White, and Sepia (all with +/ - 3 stage differentiation, immersion, and sharpness conformity).

Picture Effect modes: Pop Color, Posterization (Color, B&W), Retro Photo, Partial Color (R/G/B/Y), Toy Camera, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft High-Key, HDR Painting, Rich-Tone Monochrome, Soft Focus, Miniature, Watercolor, and Illustration.

Flexible Picture Profile parameters: Black Gamma. Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Knee. Cine1-2, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Color Mode (Movie, Still, Cinema, Pro, ITU709 Matrix, Black & White, S-Gamut), Color Phase, Color Depth, Saturation Detail, Copy, and Reset.

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