To advance its RX100 series of Cybershot cameras, Sony has launched the Sony RX 100 VI (model DSC-RX100M6). This camera which is being praised for its high magnification prowess will take ahead the Cybershot line up which is known for their compact form and high image quality. The Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T 24-200mm f2.8 – f4.5 lens on the camera is going to boast of high magnifying power. As per Sony’s claims, the camera is “an ideal choice for capturing daily life, cityscapes, portraiture, sports, wildlife, and everything in between.” The price of the camera has been pegged at $1,200 (approx. Rs 80,400), and it is bound to hit the shelves next month.
The RX100 VI camera comes with a 20.1MP 1.0-type stacked Exmor RS CMOS image sensor paired with DRAM chip and an upgraded Bionz X image processing system along with a front-end LSI that will work to maximise the processing speed and optimise image quality according to the company’s claims. The company claims that the RX100 VI is also going to come with the Fast Hybrid AF system with 315-point phase-detection AF points on the sensor that will focus in just 0.03 seconds. This timing, which the Sony RX 100 VI has been touted to deliver is the fastest AF time for 1.0-type sensor cameras. The camera is also capable of recording 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning, besides being able to shoot at up to 24fps at full resolution with continuous AF/ AE tracking.
It is Sony’s statement that the Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T 24-200mm f2.8 – f4.5 lens is going to deliver the power of both 24-70mm and 70-200mmi focal lengths. Sony says this is because the camera features two ED (extra-low dispersion) aspherical glass elements paired with eight aspherical lens elements and also four AA (advanced aspherical) lenses. Apart from that, the lens comes with built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation which is the same as 4.0-stop faster shutter speed. This feature helps the camera in preventing shake or blurry images in low-light conditions or at telephoto zoom range.
Not only this, the RX100 VI sports the Anti-Distortion Shutter with a shutter speed which can go as high as 1/32000 second. The company claims that his feature is going to reduce the “rolling shutter” effect and enable the camera to shoot silently, no matter what mode it is in.
Lastly, for photo enthusiasts, the viewfinder on the camera comprises a retractable 2.35 million-dot OLED. There is also a rear screen that flips all the way up or tilts 90-degrees. The screen is a touchscreen once which facilitates easy controls on the camera. The camera also features a Monitor Auto Off function that increases the maximum number of still images by up to 30%, as claimed by the company. There are also Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth connectivity options.
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