Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 Mark V


Just when we thought Sony might be slowing down for a while they released two interesting cameras. The RX100 Mark V improves over the previous generation in autofocus and speed.  Some key features include:

  • 315 phase-detection AF points with coverage of over 65% of the frame
  • Burst shooting at 24FPS with AF
  • Eye-AF
  • 1/32,000 max shutter speed
  • 150 frame buffer
  • $1000 Price

The usual 5 minute limit for 4K video remains, unfortunately.  Still, this is a powerhouse for its size.

Sony Announces the A6500 Digital Camera


Sony has announced the A6500 digital camera which appears to be the A6300 with the following additions:

  • IBIS
  • Touchscreen
  • Enhanced zebra functionality
  • New front end-LSI which claims to enhance still and video quality
  • $1400
  • No headphone jack

The outstanding questions remain:

  • Has rolling shutter improved (likely not as the sensor appears the same as does the sensor readout)?
  • Has the overheating improved?