The Sony RX100 DSC-RX100M6 is undoubtedly a premium model. It is a pocket-size camera and also the most powerful in the RX100-series. It is targeted at enthusiast and professional photographers as well as vloggers and other video creators. Here we will take a more in depth look to investigate a number of edges and drawbacks this model provides and see if it suits you.
• 20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
• BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
• ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* f/2.8-4.5 Lens
• 24-200mm (35mm Equivalent)
• UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
• HFR Mode for Full HD Video up to 960 fps
• 0.39″ 2.36m-Dot OLED Pop-Up EVF
• 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot 180° Tilting Touchscreen
• Fast Hybrid AF System with 315 Points
• ISO 12800 and 24 fps Continuous Shooting
The inventive new RX100 VI camera is the most importantly the RX100 models to incorporate a high amplification zoom focal point, as it packs in an amazing ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm F2.8 – F4.5 focal point yet doesn’t forfeit the pocket-size versatility, quick responsiveness and high picture quality that has turned into the sign of Sony’s RX100 lineup. It has broad zoom, amazing picture quality and flexibility for both still pictures and video, which makes it a perfect choice for catching day by day life, cityscapes, likeness, games, untamed life and everything in the middle.
The new model is outfitted with a 20.1 MP 1.0-type stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS picture sensor with DRAM chip and a redesigned BIONZ X™ picture preparing framework with a front-end LSI that boosts handling speed and advances picture quality in all shooting situations. Furthermore, this camera includes a fantastically effective Fast Hybrid AF framework with 315-point stage recognition AF focuses on the sensor that can gain center in as meager as 0.03 seconds, the world’s quickest AF execution time for 1.0-type sensor cameras.
It can likewise shoot at up to 24 fps at full determination with consistent AF/AE following and creates wonderful 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning.
The main drawback is the price tag it has for the given features. Moreover, the absence of the ND and no filter threads will be slightly irritating for shooting video, as with more light than a cloudy day you are unlucky for a 180 degree shutter (the focal point just stopping down to f/11 and EV11-12 = ISO 125, f/11, 1/50th or 1/60th; which is 4-5 stops below a bright day).
Working on a bright day with some irritation in making video than to work on an overcast day is not a very big compromise. The RX100 VI is a scaled down, pocket-size with super zoom focal point. The main clear negative up until now, and it’s a major one, is the sticker price which is for well over $1000 and a bit more expensive than it should be.