Sony RX100 V Flash

Flash Test Results

Coverage, Exposure and Range
A weak flash with somewhat narrow coverage. Typical for a compact, but range is helped by the fast lens.

Coverage, Wide Angle

Coverage. Flash coverage was somewhat uneven at wide angle, leaving very dark corners and edges in our flash coverage test image. Narrow coverage at wide angle isn't unusual, though, and some of the corner darkening is likely from the lens itself. We no longer test flash coverage at telephoto, as it is invariably better, making wide angle the worst case scenario.

Normal Flash, Auto ISO 640
+0.7 EV

Exposure. Our Indoor Portrait test scene came out quite dim in our normal flash test at f/4 and Auto ISO, but with +0.7 EV flash exposure, the resulting image is well exposed however the camera had to boost ISO to 640 for that result. The shutter speed selected was 1/80s, which is good and should help avoid motion blur for most portraits.

Manufacturer-Specified Flash Range

21.3 feet
Auto ISO 1600

Manufacturer Specified Flash Range Test. The Sony RX100 V's flash range is rated 10.2m or 33.5 feet at wide angle, and 6.5m or 21.3 feet at telephoto, with ISO sensitivity set to Auto. 33.5 feet is too long for our lab but at the range specified at full telephoto above, the Sony RX100 Mark V produced a reasonably well-exposed flash target, though it boosted ISO to 1600 to achieve that result. We shoot this test shot using the manufacturer-specified camera settings, at the range the company claims for the camera, to assess the validity of the specific claims.


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