The power of a pro camera in a neat compact design

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100V is the ideal camera to jump into the world of photography

Enjoy photography? If you love taking photos on your smartphone you’ll start to feel some limitations in attempting professional-level photographs and videos, like getting the camera to autofocus (AF) quickly on moving subjects. However, professional photography equipment is bulky and expensive - you’ll need a camera body, lens and something to carry them all in. It’s hard to commit, especially if you’re just starting out.

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100V puts the power of a DSLR into a portable little camera. Yes, you get the quality of a professional-level camera in a 4in wide, and just over 2in tall camera. If you’re starting to take photography seriously, you’re going to find that there’s no better alternative than the Sony Cyber-shot RX100V as your first camera.

Never miss a memorable moment

When it comes to photographing your kids running about, or capturing a thrilling sports event on camera, you’ll find it difficult to get a focused, clear shot of your subjects on a smartphone camera. Worse, it’s frustrating when you miss a great shot that happened just a second ago.

These subjects are no longer a blurry preposition with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100V. With 315-AF-point coverage across the camera’s sensor, you’ll be able to track even the smallest subjects and keep them in focus, something even many older professional cameras find hard to do. Combine this with the camera’s blazing fast 0.05sec AF speed and you’ll get crisp, sharp images of moving subjects the moment you click the shutter button. This Fast Hybrid AF system means you’ll never miss a decisive moment with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100V in hand. One click is all it takes to land your shot.

High speed continuous shooting and brilliant 4K movies

Like our smartphones, we naturally expect our cameras to shoot great video as well. The Sony Cyber-shot RX100V excels at both, with the ability to record up to 4K high resolution video. But wait, there’s more. The camera records beyond the basic requirements of 4K video, capturing 1.7 times more data for even clearer movie output so your amateur home videos look like something out of Wes Anderson’s head. And yes, before you ask, the Sony Cyber-shot RX100V can also record super slow motion video up to 960fps. Epic pool party home videos to be expected.

Want to continuously shoot moving subjects instead? The Sony Cyber-shot RX100V is able to continuously shoot 24 fps of photos, working together with its blazingly fast 0.05sec AF and 315-AF-point coverage for high speed shooting without any drop in resolution. Perfect for popular shooting techniques like Cinemagraphy.

Rich, clear and sharp images in every shot

Your new camera needs to shoot photos better than the best smartphone cameras in the market. Fortunately, that’s not a problem with the Sony Cyber-shot RX100V. Sony has built an advanced image processing system in the Sony Cyber-shot RX100V, offering 20-megapixels of outstanding image quality that is sharp from end to end of every photo. Even when shooting at 24fps with its high speed Fast Hybrid AF system, you’ll notice next to no drop in image quality in each photograph. That means it will turn out great images with minimal effort.

Add to that a in-built 24-70mm ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar® T* lens and you can capture a variety of shots, from wide angle landscapes to clear zoomed-in shots at telephoto length. Plus it has a wide f/1.8 aperture for brighter photos even in low-light areas and beautiful background bokeh.

Versatile functions to frame the perfect shot

Professional DSLR and mirrorless cameras offer a level of flexibility that smartphone cameras lack. Don’t knock its small size, the Sony Cyber-shot RX100V is armed with a host of functions to help you nail the right shot. The best feature is its OLED electronic viewfinder with an anti-reflective ZEISS® T* Coating to clearly see your subjects without glare, even on the sunniest of days. It’s also retractable for easy portability when you’re done shooting.

The 180-degree tiltable LCD screen is not only great for selfies, but for helping you frame overhead or low-angled shots otherwise impossible for you to see through the viewfinder.

The best kit for photographers starting out

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100V packs heaps of professional shooting power into a portable package. If you're getting serious about photography, especially budding travel and street shooters, you'll appreciate the features it will offer.

As most street photography legends can tell you, you’ll need to be confident and quick on the shutter when getting the perfect shot , making the Sony Cyber-shot RX100V your perfect companion.