Sony has announced the latest iteration of their popular RX compact camera line, the new RX100 VI. The new RX100 VI camera is being touted to be the first among RX100 models to come with a high magnification zoom lens. If any of this interests you, the Sony RX100 VI will be available in the U.S. and Europe from July for $1,200 and £1,150, respectively.
The RX100 VI is equipped with a 1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor with a built in DRAM chip to maximize speed.
Sony claims that the RX100 VI has the World's fastest autofocus system, able to detect focus in 0.03 seconds.
The new camera can also shoot at up to 24 fps at full resolution with continuous AF/AE tracking and record 4K (3840 x 2160) video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning. There's also a 4K HDR feature for an "instant HDR workflow" that uses the camera's Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) picture profile.
It can also do 1080p video with 240/480/960fps slow motion and 24fps burst capture.
An optical image stabilization system helps keeps the camera steadier in low light and at the long end of that zoom, with a stabilization rated to raise the shutter speed by up to four stops.
The RX 100 VI also boasts a 0.03-second autofocus lock; faster compared to the 0.05-second in the RX 100 V. It's also the first RX100 camera to use High-Density Tracking AF, which concentrates AF points around a subject to improve both tracking and accuracy. The screen is a touchscreen once which facilitates easy controls on the camera. The EVF can be retracted into the camera body and is activated instantly by a single One-push Access button. This is achieved thanks to its unique design featuring two ED (extra-low dispersion) aspherical glass elements and eight aspherical lens elements includingfour AA (advanced aspherical) lenses. Compatible with the RX100 and RX0 cameras, it uses a short cable to connect to the camera to provide remote functionality of the photo shutter, movie start/stop and zoom rocker. The new Sony RX100 VI will ship in Europe in July priced approximately £1,150.