Sony parades the new RX100 VI, a compact camera that boasts a remarkable 24-200mm zoom lens and supposedly flaunts the world's fastest autofocus speed.
A Closer Look At The Subject
A quick glance at the premium device, and consumers will immediately notice one of its notable features. It sports a Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm zoom lens with ZEISS optics, which comes with an f/2.8-4.5 lens aperture. Moreover, it offers a 4-stop optical image stabilization for steady shots. To compare, the outgoing RX100 V model only carries a 24-70mm zoom lens, which makes the new model a substantial upgrade over its predecessor.
The Power Behind The Lens
The Sony RX100 VI captures images with its 20.1-megapixel Exmor RS CMOS sensor alongside an updated BIONZ X image processor. Users can take advantage of its 24 frames per second continuous shooting speed complete with auto focus and auto exposure tracking
The compact camera relies on a 315 focal-plane phase detection system to lock onto subjects within 0.03 seconds, which allows it to rightfully earn the title of the world' fastest autofocus speed. The company reveals that it is the first RX100 model that uses High-Density Tracking, which positions AF points around a subject to quickly track and improve accuracy.
Not only is the RX100 VI a very capable camera for taking still images. It likewise performs great when it comes to videos shot in 4K. Users can maximize their recording with features such as 120p Full HD Mode, proxy recording, S-Log3/S-Gamut3, 240/480/960fps slow motion, and Picture Profile.
Framing The Perfect Shot
In order to frame their shots appropriately, the Sony RX 100 VI touts an LCD touchscreen that can tilt 180 degrees up and 90 degrees down. The touch panel can be used to focus on a specific area of the shot and to take the photo as well with a single tap.
Those who prefer a more traditional approach can use its pop-up electronic viewfinder. The device's Tru-Finder uses 2.35-million-dot XGA OLED display with a reduced display lag system.
Owners can take full control over its Zoom lens with a zoom lever that offers customizable zoom speeds for that extra precision. To keep everything discreet, the camera can take shots in a special silent mode that removes the familiar mechanical shutter sound. Moreover, its Anti-Distortion Shutter option handles maximum speeds of 1/32000s with ease alongside reduced rolling shutter.
Sony made sure to include several connectivity options such as NFC, WiFi, and Bluetooth. The new model is slated to come out in July with a $1,200 price tag.