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Around 16 months after the launch of the Mark IV, Sony has released the latest iteration in its RX100 series of high-end compact cameras. The Sony RX100 V features a similar 20.1Mp 1”-type BSI-CMOS sensor and the same equivalent 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens as its predecessor, the Mark IV. So no changes there; instead, Sony has focused on some serious performance enhancements for the Mark V, including a new autofocus system and faster frame rate. The Sony RX100 V features a new 315-point phase-detection autofocus system that offers around 65% frame coverage, as well as face detection autofocus, which is particularly useful for shooting video. Continuous shooting has been significantly improved as well, up to a rapid 24fps (frames per second) for both RAW and JPEG files, with full autofocus and exposure tracking up to an impressive 150 shots.
The Leica SL was predicted in some quarters but was a surprise for others. As a mirrorless camera, it marks a move away for the company from the use of the rangefinder or an optical viewfinder. Instead, the Leica SL adopts one of the highest-resolution electronic viewfinders to date and marries this with a completely new body and lens mount. It also has a 24-Mpix full-frame CMOS sensor similar to that in the earlier Leica Q. Read on to find out how well this camera with its intriguing new system performs.
The Leica Q borrows heavily from the Leica rangefinder form, yet dispenses with tradition by adopting a fixed 28mm Summilux lens developed especially for a new full-frame 24-Mpix CMOS sensor, and features the highest-resolution electronic viewfinder to date. Read on to find out how well this new intriguing new addition to the lineup performs.
The Sony RX1R II is the successor to the popular RX1 and RX1R premium compacts. It inherits the same 35mm f2 Zeiss Sonnar lens, but features the 42-Mpix sensor of the Sony A7R II and boasts a built-in pop-up style EVF. Read on to find out how well this new update performs.