Sony, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has announced another exciting model for their popular Cyber-shot RX100 series of compact cameras, the RX100 VI (model DSC-RX100M6).
The innovative new RX100 VI camera is the first of all RX100 models to include a high magnification zoom lens, as it packs in an impressive ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T 24-200mm F2.8-F4.5 lens yet doesn’t sacrifice the pocket-size portability, fast responsiveness and high image quality that has become the hallmark of Sony’s RX100 lineup.
Its extensive zoom, impressive image quality and versatility for both still images and video make it an ideal choice for capturing daily life, cityscapes, portraiture, sports, wildlife and everything in between.
The new model is equipped with a 20.1 MP 1.0-type stacked Exmor RS CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip and an upgraded BIONZ X image processing system with a front-end LSI that maximizes processing speed and optimizes image quality in all shooting environments.
Additionally, the RX100 VI features an incredibly efficient Fast Hybrid AF system with 315-point phase-detection AF points on the sensor that can acquire focus in as little as 0.03 seconds, the world’s fastest AF acquisition time for 1.0-type sensor cameras. It can also shoot at up to 24 fps at full resolution with continuous AF/AE tracking and produces beautiful 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning.
The RX100 VI also has a high-speed Anti-Distortion Shutter (maximum shutter speed of up to 1/3200 second) that reduces the “rolling shutter” effect commonly experienced with fast moving subjects, and can shoot completely silently in all modes, including continuous high speed shooting, when electronic shutter is engaged. A mechanical shutter is also available as well if required by the user.
A first for Sony’s RX series, RX100 VI has a touch sensor that can be activated by tapping the back LCD screen, a zoom level with customizable zoom speeds, and an LCD that can be rotated 180 degrees upward or 90 degrees downward for a variety of shooting angles for the creator. There is also a Monitor Auto OFF function that boosts max number of still images by up to 30% and the camera is also Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth compatible.
The new Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI compact camera will ship in July of 2018 for about $1,200 US and $1,600 CA.