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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V

We compare the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 to the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V: Which digital camera has the better sensor? Which has the better viewfinder or monitor? Which is faster?

Both cameras belong to the Enthusiast Compact category.

Here are both models side by side. The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 is on the left, the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V on the right:

Cyber-shot RX100 vs Cyber-shot RX100 V - Side by side

For a more detailed size comparison, see the section further down below.

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 vs Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V: Specifications at a glance

Cyber-shot RX100

  • Introduced in June 2012
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 160 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 28-100mm (4x), f1.8-4.9
  • No WiFi
  • 101.6 x 58.1 x 36mm³ (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.4")
  • 240g (7.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX100

Cyber-shot RX100 V

  • Introduced in October 2016
  • Enthusiast Compact
  • Sensor: 1"
  • 20 megapixel
  • 24 frames/second
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 24-70mm (3x), f1.8-2.8
  • WiFi built-in
  • 101.6 x 58.1 x 41mm³ (4.0" x 2.3" x 1.6")
  • 299g (9.6 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot RX100 V

Our advice: From our own experience, we recommend SanDisk memory cards. The SanDisk Extreme Pro is fast enough for high-speed image sequences and 4K video:

Memory card for Cyber-shot RX100 and Cyber-shot RX100 V

The 64 GB Extreme will take up to 90 minutes of super high-res 4K video. For Full HD video we recommend the SanDisk Ultra.

Cyber-shot RX100 vs Cyber-shot RX100 V: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format: 1". This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Info graphic: Cyber-shot RX100 an Cyber-shot RX100 V sensor comparison

Note: 1-Euro coin for scale; the coin at 23.25mm diameter is slightly smaller than a US quarter.

The 1" sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 116mm² (4.6 sq.in.).

Comparing features and further specs of both cameras, data for the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 on the left, the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V in the right column:

Advantage Sony Cyber-shot RX100...

(Point weight and unit, if applicable, in parentheses)

Cyber-shot RX100

Cyber-shot RX100 V

Longer battery life (3, photos)330220
Weighs less (2)240g
(7.7 oz.)
299g
(9.6 oz.)
More portable (2)213cm³
(13 cu.in.)
242cm³
(15 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 are that the battery has more stamina, the lower weight than the Cyber-shot RX100 V and the more compact size.

The Cyber-shot RX100 scores 7 points.

...and here's where the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V has an edge...

(Point weight and unit, if applicable, in parentheses)

Cyber-shot RX100

Cyber-shot RX100 V

Faster (4, frames/second)1024
More AF points (4)25315
Sensitivity (4)160 - 12800 ISO125 - 12800 ISO
Articulated monitor (2)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot RX100 V are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the articulated display, the superior video recording and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

Yields 18 points for the Cyber-shot RX100 V.

...and here's what both have in common

Cyber-shot RX100

Cyber-shot RX100 V

Sensor format1"1"
Resolution (megapixel)20.1020.10
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Monitor resolution (megapixel)1.201.20

Comparing the dimensions of both cameras; Sony Cyber-shot RX100 again on the left, Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V on the right:

Front view of the Cyber-shot RX100 and the Cyber-shot RX100 V...

Cyber-shot RX100 und Cyber-shot RX100 V, front viewCyber-shot RX100 und Cyber-shot RX100 V, front view

...and here we have both Sonys from above:

Cyber-shot RX100 und Cyber-shot RX100 V, view from aboveCyber-shot RX100 und Cyber-shot RX100 V, view from above

Our recommendation

Comparing features and specifications of both cameras yields the following score:

Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V

7
18

CameraCreativ recommends the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V.

Our rating of the Sony Cyber-shot RX100

Sony's RX100, introduced in 2012, offers a lot in a small package: a 1" sensor with 20 megapixel resolution, a nice 4x Zeiss zoom, built-in support for panoramas plus reasonable speed and responsiveness. Today (2017), no less than five generations of RX100s are available. The latest model (Cyber-shot RX100 V ) offers all the latest bells and whistles you'd expect from an current enthusiast compact, but one pays for that with much higher price and mediocre battery life.

As a compact and portable travel camera, the original RX100 still gets our recommendation, especially when on sale.

Our rating of the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V

When Sony introduced the first RX100 in 2012 it was one of a kind: 1" sensor, Zeiss 4x zoom and 20 megapixel resolution in a compact and nicely laid out package. Five years later, the fifth generation packs even more into a camera that still has the same size like the first generation, give or take a few millimeters. However, 4K video, 1000 frames per second super slow motion and an electronic viewfinder take their toll on price and battery life. Sony's refusal to add a touch screen to the mix is puzzling, especially when considering the overworked autofocus. AF point selection by button is cumbersome, to say the least.

If you don't need the latest generation, last year's Cyber-shot RX100 IV is still the better offer. Considerably cheaper, especially when on sale, you don't lose much but save a lot.

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