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Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100 VI review: Digital Photography Review

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100 VI is the newest pocketable compact digicam to characteristic a 1″-type picture sensor. Not like present RX100 fashions, the RX100 M6 ventures into the do-everything/journey digicam house, with the addition of a 24-200mm equal F2.8-4.5 lens.

Like its instant predecessor, the Mark VI gives fast and correct on-sensor section detection autofocus, the power to shoot at as much as 24 frames per second and extremely detailed 4K video taken from the complete width of its sensor. It turns into the primary RX100-series digicam to supply a touchscreen and has a redesigned digital viewfinder that may be activated or stowed-away with a single push.

Key options:

  • 20.1MP 1″-type stacked CMOS sensor
  • F2.8-4.5, 24-200mm equiv. zoom lens
  • Retractable 2.36M-dot EVF with 0.59x equiv. magnification
  • 24 fps burst taking pictures (with steady autofocus)
  • UHD 4K video at 30p and 24p, 1080p slow-motion seize
  • 5-axis picture stabilization
  • 3″ touchscreen LCD
  • On-sensor phase-detection autofocus
  • Wi-Fi with NFC for fast picture switch to cellular gadgets
  • USB charging

Regardless of the considerably elevated lens vary, the RX100 VI is lower than 2mm (5/64″) thicker than the Mark V. The result’s a digicam that may lend itself to a wider vary of photographic conditions (making it a stable touring companion) however with a much less shiny lens meaning sacrificing a few of the low-light functionality of its sister fashions.

The RX100 VI has a really useful promoting value of round $1,200 earlier than gross sales tax, or £1,150/€1,299 in Europe, together with VAT.


What’s new and the way it compares

The RX100 VI is extra of a journey zoom than an fanatic compact. We see the way it compares with Panasonic’s TZ / ZS fashions, in addition to its instant predecessor.

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Physique and design

The RX100 VI incorprorates a touchscreen nevertheless it’s nonetheless most satisfying when you do not attempt to get too concerned.

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What’s it like to make use of

The RX100 VI is a really highly effective journey digicam and extremely succesful for household pictures, nevertheless it’s not nearly as good in low mild as a few of its friends.

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Autofocus

Autofocus could be very spectacular: delivering a really excessive hit-rate even while you shoot 24 instances per second. Eye AF can also be massively helpful. The design of the autofocus system is just a little convoluted, although.

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Video

The RX100 VI can shoot some very enticing, detailed video and has an intensive characteristic set to help this. There are additionally important limitations by way of time and absent options.

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Picture high quality

The RX100 VI produces a few of Sony’s nicest JPEGs but and, on our pattern not less than, the lens appears to be like wonderful.

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Conclusion

The RX100 VI is a massively succesful digicam. It trades a few of its predecessors’ low mild efficiency for larger daytime flexibility, although the worth tag is steep.

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