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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

1 Aut­o­fo­cus

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.

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