Sony claims the camera can focus in as little as 0.03sec, while Fast Hybrid AF is on hand when shooting videos for smooth performance while recording. These are complemented by many customisations too.
The stacked 20.1MP sensor has its own DRAM chip, which allows for high-speed image and video capture; you can shoot footage at up to 960fps for slow-motion output.
Burst shooting is the same as on the Mark V, with autofocus and auto-exposure during burst shooting at up to 24fps, although the buffer depth now stands at up to 223 frames.
Video options include S-Log3 and S-Log2 gamma curves and a Hybrid Log Gamma option for compatibility with HDR televisions. Video itself is oversampled to begin with for better definition and fewer artefacts.
This feature, which wasn’t present on the previous Mark V option, allows the camera to be connected to a smart device to enable the Location Information Link option, in lieu of a built-in GPS system.
You can use the touchscreen to focus on a subject, or focus and capture the image in one single action. As on many other models, you can also move the focusing point around with your thumb when using the viewfinder.