Sony RX100 V Image Quality Comparison: How does this mindblowingly quick compact compare to rivals?


posted Friday, December 30, 2016 at 7:59 AM EDT


Recently, I published my real-world field test of the Sony RX100 V, an incredible compact camera that's small enough to fit in a pocket, and yet can shoot full-resolution JPEG and raw images faster than a professional DSLR for several seconds at a time. When I announced the arrival of my field test, I promised that my image quality comparison would be forthcoming soon, and now it's here to bring our Sony RX100 V review one step closer to completion!

To get a feel for how things stand on the image quality front, I've pitted the Sony RX100 V against several other cameras in my image quality comparison. Of course, I've included the preceding Sony RX100 IV, to get a sense of what improvement there has been in image quality since the earlier mode. I've also included both of its nearest 1-inch sensor rivals, the Canon G7X II and Panasonic LX10. And for good measure, I've also included the Panasonic LX100 to show what's possible if you trade off pants pocket-friendliness for a larger sensor, as well as the Sony A6300 to show what you can expect of a mirrorless camera at the same price point.

Want to see how the Sony RX100 V performed against its sibling and the competition? Check out my Sony RX100 V image quality comparison now! And while you're at it, be sure to give my field test a read too, if you've not already done so...