Sony packs extra energy into its compact cameras with the RX100 V and a6500


Sony packs extra energy into its compact cameras with the RX100 V and a6500

Sony has a pair of recent cameras on the market — although maybe “new” isn’t the phrase, since they’re extra like upgrades to current units. The worth is upgraded, too. You’re not getting away for below a grand, although you’ll be getting a variety of digital camera to your cash.

New to the V is a sped-up autofocus system, which at zero.05 seconds Sony claims is the world’s quickest, although these information don’t have a tendency to stay round for lengthy. 4K video is now oversampled quite than collected from binned pixels (if this doesn’t imply something to you, don’t fear), and part detection AF is maintained throughout pictures, quite than switching to distinction detection.

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An attention-grabbing addition is 24 FPS burst capturing in 20-megapixel RAW+JPEG for as much as 150 pictures. That 24 occurs to be the commonest cinematic framerate, which means this factor primarily can shoot RAW video at 24 FPS for six seconds at a time. Having that in a pocket digital camera is fairly superb — this may very well be a B digital camera on actual shoots.

The a6500 is an replace to the a6300, naturally, which was already a extremely succesful digital camera. What’s new is a equally overhauled AF system, in-camera optical picture stabilization, and a touchscreen. The 24-megapixel sensor is similar, however the picture processor has been up to date.

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These enhancements make the digital camera extra approachable than its predecessor, which was praised for its versatility however not its ergonomics and interface. Hopefully Sony put some actual work into the touchscreen UI.

You’ll be capable to decide up an RX100 V this month for a grand, and the a6500 will are available in November for round $1,400.