Sony has announced the Cyber-shot RX100 VI – price tag $1,200 / £1,150 – a new premium compact camera boasting a 1-inch sensor and a 24-200mm f/2.8-4.5 lens with a July release date.

The Sony RX100 VI is an update to the RX100 V that was launched late in 2016. Inside the RX100 VI is a stacked 20.1-megapixel 1-inch Exmor RS CMOS sensor, and it’s powered by Sony’s Bionz X processing engine.

Lens

The big update, however, is the lens, which more than doubles from a 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 focal length on the RX100 V to 24-200mm.

The new RX100VI’s lens is constructed of 15 elements in 12 groups. This includes two Extra-low Dispersion aspherical glass elements and eight aspherical lens elements, including four advanced aspherical lenses.

The increased focal range should make the RX100 VI a powerful tool with plenty of reach. The 8x zoom, of course, means a slower aperture compared to the RX100 V, so we’re eager to put the camera through its paces.

What’s more, Sony says the RX100 VI lens has built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation providing the equivalent to a 4.0-stop faster shutter speed.

Autofocus

The new Sony RX100 VI’s Fast Hybrid AF system promises the world’s fastest AF acquisition time for a 1-inch sensor camera at 0.03 sec, Sony says.

The AF system comprises 315 phase detection autofocus points that cover some 65% of the frame and a continuous shooting rate of 24fps. This 24fps burst rate comes with full AF/AE tracking and a buffer rate of up to 233 images.

Sony says it has also improved its Eye AF in the RX100 VI. The model provides approximately 2x the tracking performance of the RX100 V.

There’s also touch focusing and touchpad focus point control that allows users to drag their fingers to ideal focus points of their choice.

Video

The Sony RX100 VI can record 4K video like you’d expect from most premium cameras these days. But it can record 4K over the full width of the sensor and supports 8-bit Hybrid Log Gamma for high dynamic range.

You’ll also find S-Log3/S-Gamut3, 120p Full HD mode, Picture Profile and proxy recording.

There’s also ultra-slow motion videos at frame rates of 1000, 500 or 250fps.

Design features

The new Sony RX100 VI also features a 2.35-million-dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF with ZEISS T* Coating. This new EVF retracts in and out of the RX100 VI body according to your preference, and can be activated by an access button.

What’s more, Sony says it has reduced the display lag on the RX100 VI’s EVF compared to the RX100 V.

Another new feature – and a first for Sony’s RX series – is touch shutter functionality, which can be activated by tapping the back LCD screen.

There’s also a new zoom lever with customisable zoom speeds and an LCD that can be rotated 180 degrees upward or 90 degrees downward different shooting angles.

You can also turn off the camera’s monitor, which Sony says boosts your number of images per charge by 30%.

Other features

The Sony 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 the electronic shutter is engaged.

The RX100 VI also offers Bluetooth, NFC and WiFi capability.

Sony RX100 VI Price & Release Date

The Sony RX100 VI price tag is £1,150 in the UK and $1,200. Meanwhile Sony says the RX100 VI release date will be July for customers in Europe.

At the time of writing we don’t yet have information on a Sony RX100 VI release date in the United States.

Sony RX100 VI Specs

Sensor Type
1.0"-type (0.52" x 0.35") Exmor RS® CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Number of Pixels (Effective)
Approx. 20.1 Megapixels
Lens type
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 15 elements in 12 groups (8 aspheric elements including AA [advanced aspherical] lens)
F-number (Maximum Aperture)
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 15 elements in 12 groups (8 aspheric elements including AA [advanced aspherical] lens)
ND Filter
-
Focal length (f=)
f=9.0–72 mm, Still Image 3:2 f=24–200 mm*, Still Image 4:3 f=25–220 mm*, Still Image 16:9 f=24–210 mm*, Still Image1:1 f=30–260 mm* *35 mm format equivalent
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)
AF (W: Approx. 0.27 ft [8 cm] to Infinity, T: Approx. 3.29 ft [100 cm] to Infinity)
Optical Zoom
8.0x
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image)
20 M Approx. 16x/10 M Approx. 22x/5.0 M Approx. 32x/VGA Approx. 121x
Clear Image Zoom (Movie)
4K: Approx. 12x, HD: Approx. 16x
Digital Zoom (Still Image)
20 M Approx. 32x/10 M Approx. 44x/5.0 M Approx. 64x/VGA Approx. 121x
Digital Zoom (Movie)
Approx. 32x
Filter Diameter
Approx. 32x
Screen Type
3.0-type (7.5cm) (4:3)/921,600 dots/Xtra Fine/TFT LCD
Adjustable Angle
Up by approx. 180 degrees, down by approx. 90 degrees
Display Selector (Finder/Lcd)
Auto/EVF (Manual)/Monitor (Manual)
MS Assist Magnification
5.3x, 10.7x
Touch Panel
Yes
Screen Type/Number of Dots
0.39-type electronic viewfinder (OLED), 2,359,296dots
Field Coverage
1
Magnification
Approx. 0.59x with 50-mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 (diopter) (35 mm equiv.)
Eye Point
Approx. 20 mm from the eyepiece, 19.8 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1(diopter) (CIPA standard)
Diopter Adjustment
-4.0 to +3.0m-1
Brightness Control
Auto, Manual (5 steps)
Image Processing Engine
Yes (BIONZ X)
Steadyshot
Optical, Yes (Intelligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation, Anti Rolling type)
Focus Type
Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus Mode
Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF, DMF, Manual Focus
Focus Area
Wide (315 points [phase-detection AF], 25 points [contrast-detection AF]), Zone, Center, Flexible Spot [S/M/L], Expanded Flexible Spot, Lock on AF Wide/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot [S/M/L]/Expanded Flexible Spot)
LOCK ON AF
Wide (315 points [phase-detection AF], 25 points [contrast-detection AF]), Zone, Center, Flexible Spot [S/M/L], Expanded Flexible Spot, Lock on AF Wide/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot [S/M/L]/Expanded Flexible Spot)
Light Metering Mode
Multi Pattern, Center Weighted, Spot, Entire Screen Avg, Highlight
Exposure Compensation
+/- 3.0EV, 1/3EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index)
Auto (ISO125–12800, selectable with upper/lower limit), 125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800 (Extendable to ISO80/100), Multi-Frame NR: Auto (ISO125–12800), 200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/25600 12
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)
Auto:(ISO125Level-ISO12800Level, selectable with upper / lower limit), 125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800
Minimum Illumination (Movie)
Auto: 2.9 lux (Shutter Speed 1/30")
White Balance Modes
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, Underwater Auto, C. Temp./Filter, Custom
WB Micro Adjustment
Yes(G7 to M7,57-step)(A7 to B7,29-step)
Shutter Speed
Yes(G7 to M7,57-step)(A7 to B7,29-step)
Electronic Shutter
iAuto (4" - 1/32000)/Program Auto (30" - 1/32000)/Manual (30" - 1/32000)/Aperture Priority (30" - 1/32000)/Shutter Priority (30" - 1/32000)
Aperture
iAuto (F2.8/F11 [W])/Program Auto (F2.8/F11 [W])/Manual (F2.8/F11 [W])/Shutter Priority (F2.8/F11 [W])/Aperture Priority (F2.8/F11 [W])
Image Control
Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Creative Style, Color Space (sRGB/Adobe RGB), Quality (RAW/RAW&JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard)/JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard)
Noise Reduction
Long exposure NR: On/Off, available of shutter speeds longer than 1/3 sec., high ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off, Multi Frame NR: Auto, ISO 200-25600
Dynamic Range Functions
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1.0–6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step))
Shooting Mode
AUTO (Intelligent Auto/Superior Auto), Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall) [body 3 sets/memory card 4 sets], Movie Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), HFR Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), Panorama, Scene Selection
Scene Selection
Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Fireworks, High Sensitivity
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels)
Continuous Shooting Hi: approx. 24fps, Continuous Shooting Mid: approx. 10fps, Continuous Shooting: approx. 3.0fps 345
Self-Timer
10 s / 5 s / 2 s / 3 or 5 consecutive shots with 10 s 5 s or 2 s delay selectable/Bracketing shots with 10 s 5 s or 2 s delay selectable
Drive Modes
Single, Continuous shooting (Hi/Mid/Lo), Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.), Cont.-bracketing 6 , Single-bracketing 6 , White balance bracketing 6 , DRO bracketing 6
Panorama (Shooting)
Sweep Panorama
Picture Effect
Still Image: Toy camera, Still Image: Pop Color, Still Image: Posterization, Still Image: Retro Photo, Still Image: Soft High-key, Still Image: Partial Color, Still Image: High Contrast Mono., Still Image: Soft Focus, Still Image: HDR Painting, Still Image: Richtone Monochrome, Still Image: Miniature, Still Image: Watercolor, Still Image: Illustration, Movie: Toy camera, Movie: Pop Color, Movie: Posterization, Movie: Retro Photo, Movie: Soft High-key, Movie: Partial Color, Movie: High Contrast Mono.
Creative Style
Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box
Picture Profile
off/PP1-PP10 (Black Level, Gamma(Movie, Still, Cine1-2, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-log3, HLG, HLG1, HLG2, HLG3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset)
Number of Recognized Scenes
off/PP1-PP10 (Black Level, Gamma(Movie, Still, Cine1-2, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-log3, HLG, HLG1, HLG2, HLG3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset)
Flash Mode
Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync / Flash Off
Flash Type
Built-in, manual pop-up
AF Illuminator
Auto / Off
Bracketing
Yes
Flash Range
ISO Auto: Approx. 1.31 ft to 19.35 ft (0.4 m to 5.9 m) (W)/Approx. 3.28 ft to 10.17 ft (1.0 m to 3.1 m) (T), ISO12800: up to Approx. 40.68 ft (12.4 m) (W)/Approx. 22.96 ft (7.0 m) (T)
Compatible Recording Media
Memory Stick Duo 7 , Memory Stick PRO Duo 7 , Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed) 7 , Memory Stick PROHG Duo 7 , Memory Stick Micro 87 , Memory Stick Micro (Mark2) 87 , SD Memory Card 7 , SDHC Memory Card (UHS-I) 7 , SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I) 7 , microSD Memory Card 87 , microSDHC Memory Card 87 , microSDXC Memory Card 87
Recording Format
Still Image: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), Movie: XAVC S9, Movie: AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compatible
Recording Format (Movie Audio)
Still Image: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), Movie: XAVC S, Movie: AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compatible
Color Space (Still)
sRGB, Adobe® RGB
DCF/DPOF
DCF/DPOF/EXIF/MPF
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size)
3:2 mode: 20M (5,472 x 3,648)/10M (3,888 x 2,592)/5M (2,736 x 1,824),4:3 mode:18M (4,864 x 3,648)/10M (3,648 x 2,736)/5M (2,592 x 1,944)/VGA,16:9 mode:17M (5,472 x 3,080)/7.5M (3,648 x 2,056)/4.2M (2,720 x 1,528),1:1 mode: 13M (3,648 x 3,648)/6.5M (2,544 x 2,544)/3.7M (1,920 x 1,920), Sweep Panorama: Wide (12,416 x 1,856/5,536 x 2,160), Standard (8,192 x 1,856/3,872 x 2,160)
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC)
NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode AVCHD: 24 M FX (1,920x1,080/50i)/17 M FH (1,920x1,080/50i), XAVC S 4K: 25p 100 M (3,840x2,160/25p)/25p 60 M (3,840x2,160/25p), XAVC S HD: 50p 50 M (1,920x1,080/50p)/50p 25 M (1,920x1,080/50p)/25p 50 M (1,920x1,080/25p)/25p 16 M (1,920x1,080/25p)/100p 100 M (1,920x1,080/100p)/100p 60 M (1,920x1,080/100p), NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] AVCHD: 24 M FX (1,920x1,080/60i)/17 M FH (1,920x1,080/60i), XAVC S 4K: 30p 100 M (3,840x2,160/30p)/30p 60 M (3,840x2,160/30p)/24p 100 M (3,840x2,160/24p)/24p 60 M (3,840x2,160/24p), XAVC S HD: 60p 50 M (1,920x1,080/60p)/60p 25 M (1,920x1,080/60p)/30p 50 M (1,920x1,080/30p)/30p 16 M (1,920x1,080/30p)/24p 50 M (1,920x1,080/24p)/120p 100 M (1,920x1,080/120p)/120p 60 M (1,920x1,080/120p)
HFR
RecordingNTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode XAVC S HD: 50p 50M(1920x1080/250fps), 50p 50M(1920x1080/500fps), 50p 50M(1920x1080/1000fps)/25p 50M(1920x1080/250fps), 25p 50M(1920x1080/500fps), 25p 50M(1920x1080/1000fps), NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] mode XAVC S HD:60p 50M(1920x1080/240fps), 60p 50M(1920x1080/480fps), 60p 50M(1920x1080/960fps)/30p 50M(1920x1080/240fps), 30p 50M(1920x1080/480fps), 30p 50M(1920x1080/960fps)/24p 50M(1920x1080/240fps), 24p 50M(1920x1080/480fps), 24p 50M(1920x1080/960fps)Sensor Readout Number of effective pixelsQuality Priority: 240fps/250fps (1824x1026), 480fps/500fps (1824x616), 960fps/1000fps (1244x420)/Shoot Time Priority: 240fps/250fps (1824x616), 480fps/500fps (1292x436), 960fps/1000fps (912x308)
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size) during Movie
16:9 mode: 17M (5472×3080)/7.5M (3648×2056)/4.2M (2720×1528)
Proxy Recording
RecordingNTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode XAVC S HD: 50p 50M(1920x1080/250fps), 50p 50M(1920x1080/500fps), 50p 50M(1920x1080/1000fps)/25p 50M(1920x1080/250fps), 25p 50M(1920x1080/500fps), 25p 50M(1920x1080/1000fps), NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] mode XAVC S HD:60p 50M(1920x1080/240fps), 60p 50M(1920x1080/480fps), 60p 50M(1920x1080/960fps)/30p 50M(1920x1080/240fps), 30p 50M(1920x1080/480fps), 30p 50M(1920x1080/960fps)/24p 50M(1920x1080/240fps), 24p 50M(1920x1080/480fps), 24p 50M(1920x1080/960fps)Sensor Readout Number of effective pixelsQuality Priority: 240fps/250fps (1824x1026), 480fps/500fps (1824x616), 960fps/1000fps (1244x420)/Shoot Time Priority: 240fps/250fps (1824x616), 480fps/500fps (1292x436), 960fps/1000fps (912x308)
Input and Output Terminals
Multi/Micro USB Terminal10, High-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI
NFC
NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
WI-FI
Yes(IEEE802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band))
Interfaces
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4 GHz band))
Power Source
DC 3.6 V (supplied battery)/DC 5.0 V (supplied AC Adapter)
Battery System
Rechargeable battery pack NP-BX1
Power Consumption (Camera Mode)
Approx. 2.3 W with LCD monitor and approx. 2.5 W with viewfinder (CIPA standard)
USB Charge/USB Power Supply
Yes (Shooting, Playback)
Battery Life(Still Images)
Monitor:Approx. 240/Approx. 120 min., Monitor (When Auto Monitor off is set to 2 sec.): Approx. 310/Approx. 155 min., ViewFinder: Approx. 220/Approx. 110 min.11
Battery Life(Movies actual shooting)
Monitor:Approx. 40 min., ViewFinder: Approx. 40 min. 121314
Battery Life(Movies continuous shooting)
Monitor:Approx. 75 min., ViewFinder: Approx. 70 min. 1213
PlayMemories Camera Apps
-
-
Shooting Functions
Eye AF, Face Detection, Face Registration, Still Image Recording (during movie recording), Smile shutter, Grid Line, Quick Navi, Digital Level Gauge (pitch and roll), WB Bracket, DRO Bracketing, MF Assist, Peaking, Zebra, Marker Display, Micref Level, Step Zoom/Quick Zoom, Self-portrait timer, TC/UB, Photographer Name & Copyright, ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed, PC Remote Control, Gamma Disp. Assist, [Mov] AF Track Sensitivity, [Mov] AF Drive Speed, Set File Name, Touch Shutter, My Menu
Playback Functions
Eye AF, Face Detection, Face Registration, Still Image Recording (during movie recording), Smile shutter, Grid Line, Quick Navi, Digital Level Gauge (pitch and roll), WB Bracket, DRO Bracketing, MF Assist, Peaking, Zebra, Marker Display, Micref Level, Step Zoom/Quick Zoom, Self-portrait timer, TC/UB, Photographer Name & Copyright, ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed, PC Remote Control, Gamma Disp. Assist, [Mov] AF Track Sensitivity, [Mov] AF Drive Speed, Set File Name, Touch Shutter, My Menu
TRILUMINOS Color
Yes15
4K image output
Yes
Operating Temperature
0 degrees C. - +40 degrees C. / 32 degrees F. - 104 degrees F.
Print
Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4" x 2 3/8" x 1 11/16" (101.6 x 58.1 × 42.8 mm)
WEIGHT (CIPA COMPLIANT)
Approx. 10.7 oz (301 g) (Battery and Memory Card are included)/Approx. 9.7 oz (274 g) (Body Only)
Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC Adaptor, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, strap adapter, Instruction Manual
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Sony RX100 VI: price, specs, release date officially announced
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Sony RX100 VI: price, specs, release date officially announced
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Sony has announced the Cyber-shot RZ100 VI - price tag $1,200 / £1,000 - a new premium compact camera boasting a 1-inch sensor and a 24-200mm f/2.8-4.5 lens with a July release date.
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