2018 Jun 5th
The Sony RX100 lineup have been some of the best compact cameras you can buy since it was first introduced in 2012. It received a significant upgrade when they managed to put a electronic viewfinder in the camera without increasing it's svelte overall size with the Mark III and a bump up to 4K Ultra HD video with the Mark IV. This time around, with the Mark VI, the RX100 gets a new lens, replacing the 24-70mm equivalent lens with a 24-200mm equivalent.
Inside, the RX100 Mark VI uses the same excellent 1.0"-type stacked 20.1MP EXMOR RS CMOS sensor with BIONZ X image processor. This combination enables a continuous shooting speed of up to 24 frames per second (the buffer holds 233 photos) and what Sony claims is the "world's fastest AF speed". Focus is handled by 315 focal-plane phase-detection AF points, covering 65% of the frame.
The new lens is a ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm f/2.8-4.5 lens with 4-stops of optical image stabilization. The extra range on the telephoto end not only let's you get closer with your travel photos but it might make the RX100 Mark VI better for portraits or sports.
On the back is a tilting 3.0" LCD touchscreen and a 2.36m dot OLED electronic viewfinder pops up out of the top of the camera.