Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) Review

Overall Score

64

Main Features

  • 20 MP 1 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-70 mm (2.9x) F1.8-2.8 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 24 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 102 x 58 x 41 mm, 299g.
  • Price Category:

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) Overview


First introduced in July, 2018, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) is a 20 MP Compact with a 1 (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.

Sony RX100 VA Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII Sony RX100 VII 2019 20MP 125 - 12800 302g 102 x 58 x 43mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) Sony RX100 VA 2018 20MP 125 - 12800 299g 102 x 58 x 41mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI Sony RX100 VI 2018 20MP 125 - 12800 301g 102 x 58 x 43mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V Sony RX100 V 2016 20MP 125 - 12800 299g 102 x 58 x 41mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Sony RX100 IV 2015 20MP 125 - 12800 298g 102 x 58 x 41mm

Proc and Cons of Sony RX100 VA


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) with competitors in large sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Image Stabilization
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
RAW Support
12800 Max Native ISO
24.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
315 Focus Points
Selfie Friendly Screen
Remote Control with a Smartphone
NFC Connectivity
Tilting Screen
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
1229k dots Screen Resolution
Manual Focus
1.8 Lens at Wide
2359k dot Viewfinder Resolution
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F2.8
No Articulating Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Wide: F1.8
Low Battery Life: 220 shots
Type Scores

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) has an Overall Score of 64/100 and ranked #42 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #234 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Sony RX100 VA Scores
Imaging score
51
Features score
67
Value for money score
78
Portability score
93
Overall score
64
Average Scores in Large Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
49
Features Score
57
Value For Money Score
70
Portability Score
85
Overall score
58

Physical Dimensions of Sony RX100 VA


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) weighs 299g and has external dimensions of 102 x 58 x 41mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.61"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Compact cameras is 382g, Sony RX100 VA is 83 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony RX100 VA is less by 14mm more than the average length in Large Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Sony RX100 VA
299g
Average weight
382g
Min weight
206g
Max weight
800g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Sony RX100 VA
41mm
Average Thickness
53mm
Min Thickness
31mm
Max Thickness
95mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A)

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A)


General
Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A)
Announced July, 2018
Body Type Large sensor compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 5
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 1229k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2359
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 315
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 24.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 10.20
Flash Modes Auto, Flash On, Slow Synchro, Rear Sync, Flash Off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 25600
Min Boosted ISO 80
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Battery
Battery Life 220 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-BX1
Physical
Weight 299 g
Physical Dimensions 102 x 58 x 41 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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