Forum Thread: Make Video Using Sony DSC-RX100 V

I want to share with you how to making good video using Sony DSC-RX100V in video below. Before that lets take a look what is features of Sony DSC-RX100 V the Light-strong lens and the large image sensor camera.

The RX100 is a compact camera with a fixed zoom lens with a range of 28-100 mm. In wide-angle mode, the glass is very light-resistant, with a maximum aperture of f/1.8. As soon as you zoom in, the maximum aperture drops quickly, up to f/4.9 in the farthest telephoto mode.

The heart of the RX-100 is an Exmor CMOS sensor ' type 1.0 '. This is a Sony-designed format that is four times larger than the sensor in ordinary compact cameras. The sensor is the same size as the one in the Nikon 1 (read the test). The only compact camera with an even larger sensor is the Canon PowerShot G1 X (analysis).

Despite the large image sensor and the light-strong lens, the RX100 is not more extensive or more substantial than a typical compact camera. It fits smoothly in the shirt pocket. Until you start the camera at least: then the lens slides out and becomes much thicker. You can read detail specification of this camera in this article.

The Operation

The RX100 and the Nikon 1 may contain an equally large sensor, in action, there is a world of difference. Nikon chose to keep the Nikon 1 series as simple as possible, especially with automatic shooting modes where the camera thinks.

The RX100 makes it much easier to choose the recording settings. The camera menu is taken from the Alpha series and offers all possible options for setting up the camera. Not that you have to dive for each setting in that menu: Most parameters are controlled by a button or wheel, or a combination of both.

At the top of the RX100 is a wheel with which you select the recording mode. There are two automatic modes, the usual ' car ' and a more advanced ' auto Plus.' The latter, according to Sony, reduces motion blur and noise. In practice, we notice little advantage of this Plus mode, which inexperienced users will only confuse.

Fortunately, there are also the simple program stand, aperture and shutter priority, and a fully manual mode. Setting aperture and shutter speed is very easy, using the wheel on the back of the camera. For example, in A method, set the aperture. By clicking on that wheel, you set the display options, flash setting, exposure compensation, and transport mode.

Around the lens sits a thin control ring. When you turn on it, set one of eight parameters selected by yourself: exposure compensation, sensitivity, white balance, creative style, photo effect, zoom, shutter speed or aperture. I use this control ring only to set exposure compensation. That goes smoothly, actually something too smooth: Because the ring does not resist, it often happens that I turn too far and so too much or too little compensation setting.

And there are even more possibilities to control the RX100 to your hand. At the back is a function (Fn) button to which you can assign seven desired settings from a list of eighteen options. You will see it on the 3 inches large LCD screen, and set it up via the dial and the control ring.

Filming can be the RX100 too, both in the efficient AVCHD format as well as in the more comfortable to edit MP4 format. You can start a recording in any recording mode by pressing the Record button. If you first set the camera to video mode, you will get faster access to the various video options.


Like most Sony cameras, the RX100 has an automatic panorama mode. If you use it, you only need to swivel the camera around to capture a panorama.

The RX100 makes several recordings and sticks them together. In landscapes, this gives an acceptable result, although Panorama purists will shudder it. Sea views often go wrong: because there are few reference points that the RX100 can use to stick the photos together, the horizon is quite up and down. I use the panorama mode on a regular basis, precisely because it is so easy to operate.

The view of your photo can be changed via ' creative Styles.' You can choose from standard, Vivid, portrait. Landscape, sunset and black and white. Also, thirteen effects are immediately applied to the recording, such as toy camera, retro photo or watercolor.

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