The broad zoom range is highly useful for applications such as travel photography. It’s also a natural mate to the Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS. And unlike Sony’s full format lenses, the Sony E 18-105mm f/4 G OSS is also surprisingly affordable (600US$/500EUR). So all in all we haven’t seen greatness in this lens but it is an attractive package nonetheless.
Reminder: Once again I ask Sony engineers and marketing guys to also focus on the development of new APS-C E-mount lenses. Thanks!
The Sony RX100 V builds on a camera that was already class-leading in many respects and crams 24fps burst shooting, oversampled 4K video and a 315-point autofocus system into this new pocket-sized companion. But there are no updates to its design, ergonomics or user interface that would ease direct control of its immense feature set. It’s the most expensive pocket zoom camera on the market today, and there are other models that we find nicer to use in practice, but the RX100 V remains the highest-specced and most capable camera in its class.
“Sony not only hangs with the Nikon and Canon big boys, it does so while enabling many more selectable AF points, wider AF coverage, doubling the resolution, and all within a smaller lighter body that uses comparatively much less expensive standard SD cards. It’s astonishing.”
There is also a new review by Cinema5D. Of course being a video blog site their focus is on the video performance of the camera:
In my opinion, the Sony RX100 V remains a camera with a split identity. On the one hand, it is a technological wonder which integrates the same engine as Sony’s a99II flagship camera in a tiny space. Additionally, it offers a feature-rich video manual control options including some that are hard to find in even more expensive and advanced devices from other respected manufacturers. Also, the improved autofocus in video mode is a pleasure to work with. On the other hand, many functions are “almost there”. A body with a mic interface but no headphone jack, HFR with almost HD quality and continuous shooting mode that might be great for photographers but almost useful to videographers. I’m fully aware that this is not a professional shooting device, and for now it can serve as a great family companion and second camera to just throw in the bag and keep handy for any production. But with a little extra attention and open ear to video enthusiasts, (especially when sales graphs are proving that video professionals would like to use that type of equipment), this camera could have become a real gem!
With a fast card we were able to capture 65 RAW and JPEG images before filling the buffer, which is something many larger cameras can’t do. It was ridiculously fast in testing, although we do wonder what’s the necessity of all this firepower in such a small camera, since ultimately image quality will be limited due to the sensor size and lens.
Hello, anybody having any issues downloading the OMT app onto their a6500? Followed the instructions to a T. Went into applications>USB>MTP and connected the camera to the USB port on the computer. Camera will not connect to the internet using IE or Safari.
As a newbie who has owned an A6000 for two years, I am amazed to find out by chance that Sony offer dozens of apps for my camera (some free, some paid for). BUT having downloaded and run their 'downloader' tool, I am still unable to pay for, or download the apps I want....... Every […]
I've just made the switch from a 5D3 to an A7R2. I'm using a Metabones MkIV adapter so that I can use my Canon glass. I'm really struggling to understand how to achieve a true preview of the exposed image. On my 5D3 I could hold down the DoF button and view the […]
Dear Forum, Its with great pleasure I can inform you that Capture One Pro is now live at www.captureone.com Support is included for the RX100M5 and A6500 of course. Don’t get you can upgrade your existing licence, subscribe or buy a licence outright! Capture One Express 10 (for Sony) is still […]
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