Today, Sony announced their latest camera for professionals and amateurs alike.
The RX100 VI features a Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with a focal range of 24–200mm. The cost of the 8x zoom focal range of the Mark VI is a slower aperture compared to the Mark V, now f/2.8–4.5. Inside, we find 15 elements in 12 groups, and Sony promises high image quality edge to edge.
The EVF, an XGA OLED TruFinder with 2.35 million dots, has received a welcome update, now using a one-touch system to pop out and extend. The backside 3-inch LCD now features a touch-to-focus and touch-shutter screen. Additionally, the LCD does the same 180-degree upward swing as well as now a 90-degree downward swing.
One of the biggest changes is to the autofocus system. Sony said the RX100 VI has the same processing system and algorithm as their sports-oriented a9 camera. The new pocket camera features 315 focus points with a 0.03 s focusing speed. Eye AF tracking performance has improved two times over the previous model, and face detection has also greatly improved. The camera can also fire an astounding 24 still frames per second.
The Sony RX100 VI will cost $1,198 and is available for preorder now with units beginning to ship in early July.