The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI packs a thrilling set of specs
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LIKE the previous five instalments in the RX100 range, the sixth camera features a 20.1MP 1-inch sensor. It’s what’s on the outside that is a big deal here. For the first time, Sony has used a ‘high magnification’ Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* zoom . This works out as a 24-200mm f/2.8-4.5 equivalent lens – spanning the standard 24-70mm and telephoto 70-200mm focal lengths. The image stabilisation system is claimed to offer four stops of shake reduction.
The back of the camera houses a touchscreen, another first for the RX100 line. The display tilts up and down over 180 degrees and 90 degrees respectively; this, combined with touch-focus and touch-shutter functions, encourages shooting from creative angles. In addition to capturing stills at 24 frames per second, the RX100 VI is capable of recording 4K video using full pixel readout and no pixel binning to minimise moire and jaggies. It’s also the first Cyber-shot camera to offer 4K HDR compatibility as a result of its new HLG (Hybrid LogGamma) picture profile. www.sony.com; £1,150/$1,200
The new model has the same 315-point phase-detection AF as the RX100 V. 2 high-speed
The RX100 VI is said to offer a continuous shooting speed of 24fps with full AF.AE tracking. 3 Viewfinder There’s a familiar 2.35-million-dot pop-up EVF. 4 zeiss lens
The zoom features two ED (extra-low dispersion) aspherical glass elements and eight aspherical lens elements, including four AA (advanced aspherical) lenses.