Last Updated on 06/06/2018 by Mark Beckenbach
Sony’s best in class premium compact camera gets a serious upgrade
Sony has been leading the pack for some time now in the premium compact camera world with their RX100 series of cameras, and that trend seems to be continuing today with their announcement of the next installment in that series, the brand new RX100 MK VI. This generation will make use of some new technologies Sony is dripping down from their larger cameras, bringing the RX100 series in line as the perfect companion camera to any Sony shooter.
The Sony RX100 Mk VI features a 20.1MP Exmor RS CMOS sensor with a DRAM chip along with a BIONZ X image processor, and altogether this pairing is combined with a 24-200mm f2.8-f4.5 zoom lens to make this new camera possibly the most powerful camera you can comfortably fit in your pocket. Add to that some other incredible features like up to 24 FPS continuous shooting with AF/AE, 0.03 second AF response with 315 phase detection AF points that cover a majority of the sensor and a new ‘one-touch’ EVF that should make the process of shooting quickly even better and we are looking at an excellent option for those needing a solid camera they can fit in their pocket.
One area the RX100 series of cameras have really shined in is with the vlogging community on social networking sites like Youtube. So naturally, Sony has loaded the RX100 MK VI with some killer video features including S-Log3, 120p Full HD Mode, and super slow motion recording at an insane 240FPS, 480FPS, and 960FPS. Oh, it also supports Sony’s HLG picture profile now for HDR video production.
Sony is launching the RX100 Mk VI at $1,200 in the US and $1,600 in Canada, The company says that it should start shipping at some point next month, though no exact date was given. Stay tuned and we will let you know once preorders are available.