Sony’s New RX100 VI Combines Versatile 24-200mm Large Aperture, High Magnification Zoom Lens with World’s Fastest AF Speed
Extending its popular Cyber-shot RX100 series of compact cameras, Japanese imaging major Sony India today introduced an all new RX100 VI (model DSC-RX100M6) which is also the first of all the RX100 models to include a high magnification zoom lens.
The new ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mmi F2.8 – F4.5 lens packs the power of both 24-70mm and 70-200mm focal lengths into a singular compact design. This is made possible by using two ED (extra-low dispersion) aspherical glass elements and eight aspherical lens elements including four AA (advanced aspherical) lenses.
The AF system combines the respective advantages of 315-point focal-plane phase-detection AF points that cover approximately 65 per cent of the sensor and contrast-detection AF.
The popular eye AF technology is also available with approximately 2x the tracking performance of the current RX100 series model, Sony said. Further, the camera has LCD touch focusing and touchpad focus point control for users that would like to drag their fingers to ideal focus points of their choice. The Touch Focus feature allows you to set the focus simply by touching the monitor, while Touch Pad AF lets you drag your finger to intuitively position the focus when you're using the viewfinder.
Again for the first time in a Cyber-shot camera, the RX100 VI features 4K HDR compatibility thanks to its new HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) picture profile that offers an instant HDR workflow solution. Additional professional calibre video features include S-Log3/S-Gamut3, 120p Full HD mode, Picture Profile, proxy recording and more. The RX100 VI is able to record super slow motion video at 240 fps, 480 fps or 960 fps.
To complement the AF system, the RX100 VI offers continuous high-speed shooting at up to 24 fps with full AF/AE tracking, with a buffer limit of up to 233 images. 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 electronic shutter is engaged. A mechanical shutter mode is also available as well if required by the user. You can mute the camera's shutter sound in noise-sensitive settings, such as gatherings in quiet restaurants/cafes/ church etc. The shutter sound can be muted even during continuous shooting.
The RX100 VI 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 that maximises processing speed and optimises image quality in all shooting environments.
Priced at Rs 99,990, the RX100 VI will be available across all Sony Centres, Sony authorised dealers and major electronic stores across India, starting July 6.