Yesterday’s press event at Sony’s European headquarters was very informative. We were given the possibility to record with the new RX100V but not with the a6500 as this camera was not yet ready for primetime, although we did get a A6500 Hands-On too.
Here are, in short, the new features that these cameras have to offer:
On both cameras:
- The Sony RX100V and Sony a6500 both share the same BIONZ X image processor and front-end LSI chip as the new Sony a99II, which allows for high volumes of data to be processed.
- The buffer has been increased, which allows for capture of more photos per second and longer slow-motion videos.
- Video image quality has been slightly improved.
- Rolling shutter effect has been greatly improved because of better processing.
- Autofocus is now faster and more accurate than before.
- Photo mode allows up to six seconds of 24fps in RAW, theoretically allowing to create short 5.5K video clips.
- New underwater housing (Marine pack MPK-URX100A, up to 40m/130ft).