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Sony RX100 VI Camera, camera for rich travelers
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  • ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm[i] F2.8 – F4.5 Large Aperture

    Compact body size of acclaimed RX100 series

    World’s Fastest[ii] 0.03 seconds[iii] AF speed

    315 focal-plane phase-detection AF points covering approximately 65% of frame 1.0-type stacked 20.1 MP[iv] Exmor RS™ CMOS image sensor with DRAM chipand upgraded BIONZ X™ image processor and Front-end LSI

    High-speed continuous shooting at up to 24 fps[v] with full AF/AE tracking

    Optical image stabilisation equivalent to a 4.0-stop[vi] faster shutter speed

    High Resolution 4K[vii] Movie Shooting with full pixel readout and no pixel binning plus 4K HDR[viii] for instant HDR workflow

    Sony today 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 the RX100 models to include a high magnification zoom lens, as it packs in an impressive ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mmi 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 line-up. It’s 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 maximises processing speed and optimises 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 secondsiii, the world’s fastestii AF acquisition time for 1.0-type sensor cameras. It can also shoot at up to 24 fpsv at full resolution with continuous AF/AE tracking and produces beautiful 4Kvii SARvideo with full pixel readout and no pixel binning.

    New High-Magnification 24-200mm Zoom Lens Plus Outstanding Image Quality

    A first for Sony’s RX100 series of cameras, the new ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mmi F2.8 – F4.5 lens packs the power of both 24-70mm and 70-200mmi focal lengths into a singular compact design. This is achieved thanks to its unique design featuring two ED (extra-low dispersion) aspherical glass elements and eight aspherical lens elements includingfour AA (advanced aspherical) lenses. All pieces work together seamlessly to deliver outstanding sharpness from corner-to-corner at all focal lengths, maintaining the acclaimed image quality of the RX100 series.

    The impressive new lens on the RX100 VI maintains a large aperture throughout the entire zoom range, ensuring portraits can be created with beautiful bokeh, fast moving subjects can be captured with crisp focus and no blurring, and much more. Additionally, the lens has built-in Optical SteadyShotTM image stabilisation that is equivalent to a 4.0-stopvi faster shutter speed, helping to prevent blur at slower shutter speed while shooting in low light conditions or at telephoto zoom range.

    Lightning-Fast AF Performance and Shooting Speeds

    The new RX100 VI model features a Fast Hybrid AF system that ultimately allows the camera to acquire focus in as little as 0.03 seconds.iii This innovative AF system combines the respective advantages of 315-pointfocal-plane phase-detection AF points that cover approximately 65% of the sensor and contrast-detection AF. This high speed focusing system complements the versatile 24-200mmirange of the lens, ensuring all subjects can be captured with precise detail and clarity.

    Additionally, a first for the RX100 series of cameras,the RX100 VI includes Sony’s advanced High-density Tracking AF technology, whichconcentrates AF points around a subject to improve tracking and focus accuracy. Thepopular Eye AF technologyis also available with approximately 2x the tracking performance of the current RX100 series model.[ix] Furthermore, the camera has LCD touch focusing and touchpad focus point control for users that would like to drag their fingers to ideal focus points of their choice.

    An ideal complement to the AF system, the RX100 VI offers continuous high-speed shooting at up to 24 fpsv with full AF/AE tracking, with an impressive buffer limit of up to 233 images[x]. The display lag of the EVF has been substantially reduced compared to prior models, allowing shooters to capture the decisive moment with ultimate confidence. Also, continuously shot images can now be played back in group on display instead of individually making it more convenient to review.

    The RX100 VI also has a high speed Anti-Distortion Shutter (maximum shutter speed of up to 1/32000 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 mode is also available as well if required by the user.

    Advanced Movie Capabilities Including 4K HDR

    The pocket-friendly RX100 VI is packed with a variety of video capabilities that will satisfy even the most demanding video enthusiasts.

    With Fast Hybrid AF, the focal-plane phase-detection AF points ensures accurate focusing and tracking performance, even for the severe focusing requirements of 4Kvii movie shooting. AF drive speed and AF tracking sensitivity can also be adjusted via the menu system, giving shooters plenty of flexibility based on their focusing preferences.

    In 4Kvii mode, the new RX100 VI utilises full pixel readout without pixel binning to ensure that all the finer details of 4Kvii video are captured with minimal moire and ‘jaggies’.

    For the first time in a Cyber-shot camera, the RX100 VI features 4K HDRviii compatibility thanks to its new HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) picture profile that offers an instant HDR workflow solution. Additional professional calibre video features include S-Log3/S-Gamut3, 120p Full HD mode, Picture Profile, proxy recording and more. The RX100 VI is able to record superslow motion[xi] video at either 250 fps, 500 fps or 1000 fps[xii].

    Premium Design, Control and Convenience

    The new RX100 VI is equipped with a high-contrast 2.35 million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ with ZEISS® T* Coating, ensuring true-to-life image preview and playback functionality. The EVF itself retracts in and out of the camera body based on user preference, and can be activated instantly by a single One-push Access button.

    A first for Sony’s RX series, RX100 VI has a touch shutter that can be activated by tapping the back LCD screen, a zoom lever with customisable 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.

    Pricing and Availability

    The new Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI compact camera will ship in Europe in July priced approximately £1,150.

    [i] 35mm format equivalent

    [ii] Along with the RX10 IV. Among fixed lens digital cameras with 1.0-type sensor. As of June 2018 press release, based on Sony research

    [iii] CIPA standard, internal measurement, at f=9.0mm (wide-end), EV6.9, Program Auto, Focus mode: AF-A, Focus area: Centre

    [iv] Approximate effective megapixels

    [v] With “Continuous shooting mode: Hi”

    [vi] CIPA standard, pitch/yaw directions, at 200mm (35mm format equivalent)

    [vii] QFHD: 3840×2160

    [viii] Connect to an HDR (HLG) compatible Sony TV via a USB cable to view HDR (HLG) movies

    [ix] Compared to the DSC-RX100M5. Sony test conditions

    [x] With “Continuous shooting mode: Hi” and “Image quality: Fine”

    [xi] Audio recording is not available. A Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC memory card is required

    [xii] In PAL mode. Menu allows switching between NTSC and PAL modes

  • I really love the RX100 Mark V. If this accomplishes nothing more than "doesn't overheat after about 8 minutes of recording," I am prepared to be a fan.

    (A microphone input would have been nice too)

  • PR

    Sony's New RX100 VI Combines Versatile 24-200mm Large Aperture, High Magnification Zoom Lens with World's Fastest AF Speed

    • Maintains compact body size of acclaimed RX100 series while adding a ZEISS^®^Vario-Sonnar T 24-200mm F2.8 -- F4.5 Large Aperture High Magnification Zoom Lens*
    • World's Fastest 0.03 seconds AF speed combined with 315 focal-plane phase-detection AF points covering approximately 65% of frame
    • 1.0-type stacked 20.1 MP Exmor RS™ CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip *and upgraded BIONZ X™ image processor** and Front-end LSI*
    • High-speed continuous shooting at up to 24 fps with full AF/AE tracking
    • Optical image stabilization equivalent to a 4.0-stop faster shutter speed
    • High Resolution 4K Movie Shooting with full pixel readout and no pixel binningplus 4K HDRfor instant HDR workflow

    NEW YORK, Jun.5, 2018 -- Sony -- a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world's largest image sensor manufacturer -- has today 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 the 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. It's 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.

    "We're continuing to innovate our RX camera lineup, providing our customers new and different ways to capture what they've never been able to capture before," said Neal Manowitz, Vice President of Digital Imaging for Sony Electronics. "The new RX100 VI is the latest example, delivering extensive reach, extremely advanced autofocus, high-speed shooting and more, while still being able to slip easily into your pocket. It's the ultimate pocket travel camera."

    New High-Magnification 24-200mm Zoom Lens plus Outstanding Image Quality

    A first for Sony's RX100 series of cameras, the new ZEISS^®^ Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm F2.8 -- F4.5 lens packs the power of both 24-70mm and 70-200mm focal lengths into a singular compact design. This is achieved thanks to its unique design featuring two ED (extra-low dispersion) aspherical glass elements and eight aspherical lens elements including four AA (advanced aspherical) lenses. All pieces work together seamlessly to deliver outstanding sharpness from corner-to-corner at all focal lengths, maintaining the acclaimed image quality of the RX100 series.

    The impressive new lens on the RX100 VI maintains a large aperture throughout the entire zoom range, ensuring portraits can be created with beautiful background defocus, fast moving subjects can be captured with crisp focus and no blurring, and much more. Additionally, the lens has built-in Optical SteadyShot^TM^ image stabilization that is equivalent to a 4.0-stop^vi^faster shutter speed, helping to prevent camera shake or blurry imageseven in a low-light condition or at telephoto zoom range.

    Lightning-Fast AF Performance and Shooting Speeds

    The new RX100 VI model features a Fast Hybrid AF system that ultimately allows the camera to lock focus in as little as 0.03 seconds. This innovative AF system combines the respective advantages of 315-point focal-plane phase-detection AF points that cover approximately 65% of the sensor and contrast-detection AF. This high speed focusing complements the versatile 24-200mm range of the lens, ensuring all subjects can be captured with precise detail and clarity.

    Additionally, a first for the RX100 series of cameras, the RX100 VI includes Sony's advanced High-density Tracking AF technology, which concentrates AF points around a subject to improve tracking and focus accuracy. The popular Eye AF technology is also available with approximately 2x the tracking performance of the current RX100 series model[ix]. Further, the camera has LCD touch focusing and touchpad focus point control for users that would like to drag their fingers to ideal focus points of their choice.

    An ideal complement to the AF system, the RX100 VI offers continuous high-speed shooting at up to 24 fps with full AF/AE tracking, with an impressive buffer limit of up to 233 images. The display lag of the EVF has been substantially reduced compared to prior models, allowing shooters to capture the decisive moment with ultimate confidence. Also, for convenience during image playback, continuously shot images can be displayed in groups instead of individual shots.

    The RX100 VI also has a high speed Anti-Distortion Shutter (maximum shutter speed of up to 1/32000 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 mode is also available as well if required by the user.

    Advanced Movie Capabilities Including 4K HDR

    The pocket-friendly RX100 VI is packed with a variety of video capabilities that will satisfy even the most demanding video enthusiasts.

    With Fast Hybrid AF, the focal-plane phase-detection AF points ensures accurate focusing and tracking performance, even for the severe focusing requirements of 4K movie shooting. AF drive speed and AF tracking sensitivity can also be adjusted via the menu system, giving shooters plenty of flexibility based on their focusing preferences.

    In 4K mode, the new RX100 VI utilizes full pixel readout without pixel binning to ensure that all the finer details of 4K video are captured with minimal moire and 'jaggies'.

    For the first time in a Cyber-shot camera, the RX100 VI features 4K HDR compatibility thanks to its new HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) picture profile that offers an instant HDR workflow solution. Additional professional caliber video features include S-Log3/S-Gamut3, 120p Full HD mode, Picture Profile, proxy recording and more. The RX100 VI is able to record super slow motion video at either 240fps, 480 fps or 960 fps.

    Premium Design, Control and Convenience

    The new RX100 VI is equipped with a high-contrast 2.35 million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder™ with ZEISS^®^T* Coating, ensuring true-to-life image preview and playback functionality. The EVF itself retracts in and out of the camera body based on user preference, and can be activated instantly by a single One-push Access button.

    A first for Sony's RX series, RX100 VI has a touch shutter that can be activated by tapping the back LCD screen, a zoom lever 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.

    Pricing and Availability

    The new Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI compact camera will ship next month for about $1,200 US and $1,600 CA.

  • What's really new, if it is not clear, over the RX100 V:

    1. The extended zoom (but of course slower (narrower aperture) at every common focal length).

    2. Touch screen (seems unambiguously better) with added flexibility.

    3. Slightly higher speed PDAF (.03 vs. .05).

    4. Slog3 and HLG PP's added (perhaps worthless for 8bit).

    5. Pop-up viewfinder requires one step rather than two.

    6. Bluetooth.

  • I really love the RX100 Mark V. If this accomplishes nothing more than "doesn't overheat after about 8 minutes of recording," I am prepared to be a fan

    If you are a fan from the start then it wouldn't overheat ;-)

    (A microphone input would have been nice too)

    Would be the best casual vlogging camera if only it had this.

  • It would appear that other than the touch screen, the VI is not a replacement of the V (like the V was for the IV in important ways) but an alternative - one can choose a fast lens with limited zoom or an extended zoom that has a less wide aperture at every overlapping focal length for the same form factor and image quality. Same video quality, essentially the same AF performance, same LCD/viewfinder quality.

    Now, the new (for RX) PP's could be added to the V by a firmware upgrade. Sony added HLG as a firmware upgrade for the FS5, for example, so we know that this is possible. Why not provide this capability for the V too? Not that I think that HLG is that important (one can make HLG videos based on Slog2 in post).

  • If the VI doesn't overheat, it will be a "replacement" of the V for me for many use cases. :)

    I haven't seen any mention of the battery either, so it's likely still using the same one which is unfortunate. I'd be OK with an extra 1-3mm of camera size and a few ounces of weight in exchange for a battery lasting longer than 60 minutes.

  • It is the same battery. The full specs are here:

    https://www.sony.com/electronics/cyber-shot-compact-cameras/dsc-rx100m6/specifications#features

    The battery life has improved over the V somewhat if you compare the specs; but it will be around what the IV gets - not a dramatic change. maybe at best 10 minutes improvement.

    I do not see why "overheating' will be any less, and there is no claim about heat (but maybe Sony is always in denial about this issue).

    It is obvious that the longer zoom permits additional use cases, but the slower lens also eliminates some use cases (like dim light, indoors or getting shallow DOF in the wider end, or getting close to the subjects (check out the minimum focusing distances)).

  • Darnit about the battery!

    And no, they've made no claims about the heat. I'm just hoping that with more than 1 1/2 years between releases, Sony's engineers have been able to make some improvements. Even with the very very similar specs, there's plenty of room for internal improvement.

    (Though I may be hoping in vain and Sony might just be pulling a Canon)

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  • Why no built-in ND filter, as on the IV and V? No threaded lens either. How can this be the serious video camera that it pretends to be (Slog3, no less)?

  • @markr041

    I think it is being repositioned as rich guys travel camera.

  • Pretentious, nerdy rich guys: "My camera shoots Slog3 and HLG HDR just like the Pro's, does yours?" "My AF takes just .03 seconds, what does yours do?" And, of course, "Look how long my lens is when it is extended." Totally clueless rich guys buy gold-plated Leicas, making sure the red badge is not plated over.

  • differences from the V that caught my interest in 24 fps continuous 233 images vs 150 jpegs. ? vs 75 raw. if the VI can do 233 raw it would hard for me not to buy it. af in 24 fps continuous. touch shutter great for street photography. touch focus great for video rack focusing. s-log3, so what, maybe. hlg, have to wait and see. no in camera nd filter

  • Two comments on the above videos:

    1. If they sold the camera in the transparent case I might buy it. Or pink.

    2. The Venice video is from yet another "reviewer" who got early access to the camera. He fails to mention the absence of an ND filter and, in the video, the sound is removed, replaced by some silly song. Thus, we are not able to discern if the motorized zoom is noisy (there is a full zoom in the video), as it is in previous models. This, like the absence ND filters, is an important issue for assessing the RX100 VI as a video camera.

  • Wow. Lack of an in-camera ND filter is a horrible idea. The whole appeal of the current one is that it's a tiny portable camera that can shoot decent video in a bunch of conditions without extra accessories. I frequently use it as a tiny b-cam or to shoot in places where using a bigger camera would draw too much of the wrong kind of attention.

    If I now need to start carrying around some sort of push-on ND filter which I need to keep putting on and taking off all day, the appeal of the camera is greatly reduced. The current one is a little bit too weak (f/11 + nd on a sunny day is just about right for video), but it's one of the big selling points. Without it, I doubt I'll be spending $1200 on this camera.