Sony has recently announced a new addition to its Cyber-shot RX100 series of compact cameras, the RX100 VI (model DSC-RX100M6). This camera is the first in the series to include a high magnification zoom lens as it features a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T 24-200mm F2.8-F4.5 lens in a pocketable form factor. The lens has built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization that is equivalent to a 4.0-stop faster shutter speed, helping to prevent camera shake or blurry images even in a low-light condition or at telephoto zoom range.
The new model is equipped with a 20.1 MP 1.0-type stacked Exmor RS CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip and an upgraded BIONZ X image processing system with a front-end LSI. Additionally, the RX100 VI features a Fast Hybrid AF system with 315-point phase-detection AF points on the sensor that can acquire focus in as little as 0.03 seconds. Sony claims that this is the fastest AF acquisition time for 1.0-type sensor cameras. . It can also shoot at up to 24 fps at full resolution with continuous AF/AE tracking and produces 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning.
The RX100 VI also has a high-speed Anti-Distortion Shutter (maximum shutter speed of up to 1/32000 second) that reduces the "rolling shutter" effect commonly experienced with fast-moving subjects and can shoot completely silently in all modes, including continuous high-speed shooting, when the electronic shutter is engaged. A mechanical shutter mode is also available as well if required by the user.
The camera features 4K HDR compatibility thanks to its new HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) picture profile that offers an HDR workflow solution. Additional video features include S-Log3/ S-Gamut3, 120p Full HD mode, Picture Profile, proxy recording and more. Also, The RX100 VI is able to record super slow motion video at 240 fps, 480 fps or 960 fps.
The Sony RX 100 VI is available in India for Rs 99,990....