Color accuracy remains a strong suit. This time Sony earned an Excellent rating with an average Delta E of 7.8. Our cutoff for top honors is an 8 in this test where, as in the noise test, lower numbers are better. And while this is a nice result to see, it's hardly unusual. Most cameras earn an Excellent rating in this test.
Even at its lowest sensitivity, where little to no noise reduction should be needed, the RX100 V couldn't eke out enough resolving power for the top rating in our resolution test. Instead this Sony nabbed an Extremely High rating, capturing 2360 lines per picture height. It holds enough of that resolution to retain the Extremely High rating through ISO 400, where the camera still was able to resolve 2340 lines. From there, sensitivity rises, so resolution starts to drop off sharply. At ISO 800 it dips to 2200 lines, at ISO 3200 to 2080 lines, and at ISO 12,800—the camera's top sensitivity—it captured 1925 lines. While we haven't tested many compact cameras recently, that's a solid result for a camera with a 1-inch sensor.