Battery life
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Battery life

All the advancements under the hood appear to have taken a toll on battery life: the RX100 V's battery is CIPA-rated to 220 shots compared to the RX100 IV's 280 shots. Most users will of course get much better performance than that in real world use (since the testing makes more use of flash and image review than most photographers). And there is good news – the RX100 V we've been using for initial shooting has performed way over the CIPA rating. Continuously shooting at Sony's recent event, we shot 2,000 stills and a bunch of HFR video before requiring a battery change.

Still, a spare battery wouldn't be the worst idea with an RX100 V purchase, considering that in most real-world shooting, you'll have a lot more battery-draining time between shots, meaning it's unlikely you'll get the 2,000+ shots we were getting at the Sony event.