New from Sony! The RX100 VI, The Ultimate Compact Camera?

Sony has released a new, super compact camera powerhouse! The latest generation of their very successful RX100 line, the VI.

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The RX100 VI takes a leap forward in versatility with all new (35mm equiv) 24-200mm f/2.8-4.5 Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens, the longest seen so far in the RX100 family. Remarkably, despite this new, much longer lens Sony have managed to retain the same physical dimensions as the RX100 V!

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The pop up viewfinder remains, along with the variable angle LCD that is now touch screen. The rest of the button layout is very familiar too.

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As ever, the RX100 VI is a decidedly high-end model, aimed at serious enthusiasts as well as professionals looking for a small compact to add to their system. Featuring very impressive specs including 4K video, 1000fps slow motion video, continuous eye-AF and a native ISO range reaching 12,800.

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The sensor from the RX100 V is carried over to the VI, which means a 20.1 megapixel 1” Exmor RS stacked sensor paired to the BIONZ X processor with front side LSI. This translates to high quality, crisp images and a camera that can keep up with the action.

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The auto focus system is as strong as ever with 315 phase detect auto focus points covering 65% of the image sensor. AF speed is now down to a frankly nuts 0.03 sec and Eye-AF is included which is a much-loved feature on the A7III and A9.

 

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Video wise, as previously mentioned this is a 4K shooter, producing footage at 30p (no 60p unfortunately) using the XAVC S codec. The camera also supports HDR movie recording and professional gamma curves S-Log 2 and S-Log 3 for serious postproduction colour work. Zebras, Timecode, Marker Functions and Proxy recording also feature making this an awesome B-roll camera.

 

The standard set of connectivity is present; WiFi and NFC along with the more recently adopted Bluetooth. Shooting tethered to a PC is also now a possibility with Sony’s Imaging Edge desktop software.

 

Pricing and Availability

Available to pre-order today. Units will ship from 19th June at £1150

 

 

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