Look acquainted? The RX100 VA is a delicate refresh of the RX100 V with a change of processor the one {hardware} distinction.

Sony has quietly up to date its RX100 V, bringing a few the goodies from the RX100 VI journey zoom. The up to date RX100 VA beneficial properties a brand new processor and numerous firmware tweaks however misses out on the VI’s different {hardware} enhancements.

The up to date processor brings some efficiency advantages but it surely additionally means the VA beneficial properties the newest Sony menu system, which has been restructured, has clearer indicators of the place you’re within the menu and, most importantly, has a customizable ‘My Menu’ tab. This lets you group the settings you recurrently change, fairly than having to recollect which sub-section of which tab they’re buried in.

On high of this, the digicam’s Eye AF and topic monitoring efficiency must be improved. The refresh charge of the viewfinder can also be stated to be uprated. As well as, these are among the variations we discovered:

  • Deeper buffer (233 information, up from 150)
  • Proxy film mode (captures 720p footage alongside 4K seize)
  • ‘Zone’ AF space mode
  • Variable measurement spot metering, Whole Display Common and Spotlight Spot metering
  • Add rankings to photographs (with capacity to customise which rankings can be found)
  • Three Auto WB choices (Std, Atmosphere or White)

Nevertheless, the RX100M5A doesn’t get the improved one-touch viewfinder, nor the touchscreen added within the RX100M6. Its rear display screen tilts down by 45°, not 90. Nor does the VA achieve all of the firmware enhancements from the VI: there is not any signal of Hybrid Log Gamma or the power to seize S-Log3 footage, for example.

The RX100 VA additionally loses compatibility with Sony’s in-camera ‘PlayMemories Digicam Apps.’

The up to date Sony menus are a bit of simpler to navigate and achieve a customized ‘My Menu’ tab.

There’s been no press launch from Sony of the modifications however the VA appeared on Sony’s Japanese web site final week and has changed the RX100 V should you go to the Sony US web site. That is the primary time Sony has made any replace to an RX100 mannequin, fairly than merely changing it, maybe providing hope that the corporate will proceed to develop each the long-zoom and brief, bright-zoom fashions within the lineup.

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