Sony RX100 VI Broad Zoom Range And Super-Fast AF - DSCRX100M6/B
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A pocket-sized camera with full zoom range

The camera's no-compromise, 24–200 mm optics deliver superb image quality, which combined with high speed and pocket-sized portability makes it ideal for travel shooting or flexible professional work by even the most demanding users. In addition, Clear Image Zoom lets you further enlarge the centre of the image digitally up to twice as much (400 mm equivalent) with almost no image degradation.

High-resolution, compact optical design

New optics for the RX100 VI include eight aspherical lens elements with 13 aspherical surfaces for high resolution to the edge of the image, across the zoom range. Four AA (advanced aspherical) lenses correct spherical and coma aberrations, and two ED glass elements suppress aberration for high resolution even in the higher zoom range.

Large apertures, great range of expression

Small F-numbers throughout the zoom range make it easy to achieve fast shutter speeds and large amounts of bokeh. Even at a focal length of 100 mm, the maximum aperture stays at F4. This can reduce blurring in shots of fast-moving subjects, and it can also help portrait shots where the subject will stand out against a high degree of background bokeh.

Optical SteadyShot

Advances in image stabilization deliver the equivalent of a 4.0-stop faster shutter speed at 200 mm, compensating for camera shake during hand-held shooting even in telephoto or low-light conditions. Combined with the highly sophisticated optics design and advanced image processing engine, this contributes to the camera's excellent image quality. [1] SteadyShot OFF [2] SteadyShot ON

Exmor RS 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor for speed

The 315-point focal-plane phase-detection AF provides extraordinarily fast, precise autofocus and tracking. Furthermore, the 20.1-MP (effective) 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip enables up to 960fps super-slow-motion shooting "" and an up to 1/32000 sec. super high speed anti-distortion shutter.

High-speed BIONZ X image processing engine

With faster processing speed than its predecessor, the advanced BIONZ X image processing engine contributes to the camera's high image quality, supporting improved AF/AE detection, processing speed, face and eye detection, speed and accuracy, and minimised time lag on the viewfinder display.

High-speed AF at 0.03 sec

Fast Hybrid AF responds in a super-fast 0.03-sec, seamlessly integrating the superlative speed and tracking of focal-plane phase-detection AF with high-accuracy contrast AF. It boosts the camera's abilities to focus, track and capture sharp, clear, still images of subjects in all situations, even in the middle of fast dynamic action.

Steadfast tracking with wide and dense AF

The RX100 VI's 315 focal-plane phase-detection AF points cover approx. 65% of the image area, for coverage that quickly captures even small or fast-moving subjects. This works in conjunction with High-density AF Tracking Technology, densely concentrating AF points around the subject to significantly boost tracking performance of moving subjects. [1] AF points that appear on actual screen [2] AF algorithm (not shown on actual screen)

Eye AF with excellent tracking performance

High-precision Eye AF, combined with high-performance AF tracking, provides helpful assistance with portrait shooting. It's effective even when the subject is looking down and away, or when faces are backlit or in partial darkness, and it keeps the focus on moving subjects' eyes when using the AF-C setting.

AF-A automatically switches focus modes

In AF-A mode, according to such changes as sudden subject movement and brightness as detected throughout the shooting frame, the camera automatically switches between AF-S mode (Single AF: locks focus while the shutter button is pressed halfway) and AF-C mode (Continuous AF: keeps focusing on subjects while the shutter button is pressed halfway).

Easy, natural Touch Focus and Touch Pad AF

With Touch Focus you can simply touch the LCD at the point of the image you want to focus on, so you can intuitively focus on subjects even at the edge of the frame, without reframing, for both still shots and movies. When using the viewfinder, use Touch Pad AF to shift focus smoothly and easily, simply by sliding your finger across the LCD screen.

Shoot at 24fps with AF/AE tracking

The powerful combination of the Exmor RS 1.0-type image sensor and the BIONZ X image processing engine enables continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking at up to approx. 24fps for up to 233 frames. Key moments and fast action can be reliably captured.

Upgraded continuous shooting operability

Continuously shot images can be displayed in the groups in which they were shot, and shots can be deleted or protected with one quick operation. Camera operability while data is being written to the memory card has also been improved; There is now full access to the Fn Menu and the menu button, and settings can be changed.

Silent shooting for sensitive situations

You can mute the camera's shutter sound in noise-sensitive settings, such as gatherings in quiet restaurants or cafes. The shutter sound can be muted even during continuous shooting.

Anti-distortion shutter

Fast data readout from the Exmor RS image sensor noticeably reduces distortion in images of fast-moving subjects such as a golf club being swung quickly. The Anti-distortion electronic shutter achieves shutter speeds as fast as 1/32000 sec.

Fast Hybrid AF for movies

Fast Hybrid AF also delivers precision tracking when shooting 4K movies. Phase-detection AF is effective over the same wide area as with still images, contributing to smoother focusing. AF drive speed and AF tracking sensitivity are also adjustable, so focus transitions can be tuned to match the scene and your creative intention.

4K movies recorded at full pixel readout

When shooting 4K (QFHD resolution: 3840 x 2160) movies with full pixel readout without pixel binning, the camera collects approx. 1.7 times as much information as is required for basic 4K movie output. This oversampling effect results in images of outstanding resolution with reduced moir and jaggies.

Supports the needs of HDR movie production

The RX100 VI serves a wide range of HDR production needs, with S-Log3, as well as S-Log2 gamma curves for colour grading in post-production, and a new HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) profile for instant HDR workflow. Movies played on an HDR (HLG) compatible TV need no colour grading to appear true to life, with no blocked shadows or blown highlights.

Super slow motion up to 40x slower

The stacked CMOS sensor enables an extra-high frame rate of up to 960fps. Shooting at 200 mm telephoto, it's possible to record impressive close-up super slow motion footage. Shooting frame rate and recording setting can be set independently for 4x to 40x super slow motion footage.

Movie support for professional workflows

For more advanced shooting and production, the RX100 VI supports and is compatible with various movie functions typically found in equipment for professional use, including Picture Profile, Gamma Display Assist, Zebra, clean HDMI output, TC/UB, Rec Control, Marker functions and Proxy recording for simple net-based sharing and transferring to smartphones.

Touch Shutter feature for easy shooting

For the first time in the RX series, the shutter can be operated by touching the LCD monitor, which now swings up 180° and down around 90°. Operation is intuitive and convenient, especially when shooting scenes from high or low angles.

Extend still-frame capacity up to 30%

With the camera body power switched ON, the LCD monitor can be automatically switched OFF (either 2, 5 or 10 seconds after its last operation) to save power. Using this function can boost the maximum number of still frames that can be shot by up to about 30%.

One-push Access EVF

Depressing the viewfinder pop-up switch on the side of the body makes the viewfinder instantly available with just a single action, and the viewfinder can be instantly retracted when not in use.

XGA OLED Tru-Finder

The retractable Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder's sharp resolution (2.35-milliion-dot-equivalent), bright self-illumination and high contrast are excellent for previewing shots and adjusting settings accordingly. EVF eyepiece optics are treated with ZEISS T Coating to reduce unwanted reflections and ensure corner-to-corner visibility.

Tactile and smooth control interface

A lens-mounted control ring permits pro-style manual controls such as selection of shutter speed, aperture and more for added creative control. Additionally, the zoom lever has been redesigned for maximum operability of the zoom lens, which is now controlled in two steps by the inclination of the zoom lever.

My Menu your way

With My Menu, you can register menu items for instant recall and customize menus. The menu screen has been redesigned and you can make button assignments for up to 30 functions to retool the camera interface according to your shooting preferences.

Location Information Link via Bluetooth

Location Information Link makes the most of the RX100 VI. The camera can be paired with the PlayMemories Mobile app on a compatible mobile device to acquire location data, record it on still images and correct camera date/time and location. The PlayMemories Home app can be used on a personal computer to organize imported still images on a map.

One-touch remote/One-touch sharing

With one-touch remote, a smartphone or tablet functions as a viewfinder/remote control. One-touch sharing transfers photos/videos to the device. Just install a PlayMemories Mobile app via Wi-Fi to an NFC-enabled Android device, then touch the device to the camera to connect them. QR code compatibility allows connection with non-NFC smartphones.

Convenient on-location rating and sorting

Ratings from 1 to 5 stars can be retained when images are imported into PlayMemories Home or the new Sony imaging software suite running on a PC, and this function and an image protect function can be assigned to a custom button. In-camera ratings and protection can be applied, reviewed and changed while you're on location or travelling.

Imaging Edge software suite from Sony

Imaging Edge software suite can maximize image quality, improve production efficiency and help you finely adjust RAW-based images. Use its " Remote" to remotely control shooting while monitoring scenes via live-view PC screen; "Edit" to develop RAW data into high-quality photos; and "Viewer" to view, rate and select photos from a list of shots.

Sensor
Sensor Type1.0"-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Number of Pixels (Effective)Approx. 20.1 Megapixels
Lens
Lens typeZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* Lens, 15 elements in 12 groups (8 aspheric elements including AA [advanced aspherical] lens)
F-number (Maximum Aperture)F2.8(W)-4.5(T)
ND Filter-
Focal length (f=)f = 9.0-72 mm
ANGLE OF VIEW (35MM FORMAT EQUIVALENT) (STILL IMAGE)84 deg-12 deg 30 min (24-200 mm)
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)AF (W: Approx. 8 cm [0.27 ft] to Infinity, T: Approx. 100 cm [3.29 ft] to Infinity)
Optical Zoom8.0x
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image)20 M Approx. 16x/10 M Approx. 22x/5.0 M Approx. 32x/VGA Approx. 121x
Clear Image Zoom (Movie)4K: Approx. 12x, HD: Approx. 16x
Digital Zoom (Still Image)20 M Approx. 32x/10 M Approx. 44x/5.0 M Approx. 64x/VGA Approx. 121x
Digital Zoom (Movie)Approx. 32x
Filter DiameterApprox. 32x
Screen
Screen Type7.5 cm (3.0-type) (4:3)/921,600 dots/Xtra Fine/TFT LCD
Adjustable AngleUp by approx. 180 degrees, down by approx. 90 degrees
Display Selector (Finder/Lcd)Auto/EVF (Manual)/Monitor (Manual)
MS Assist Magnification5.3x, 10.7x
Touch PanelYes
Viewfinder
Screen Type/Number of Dots0.39-type electronic viewfinder(OLED), 2,359,296 dots
Field Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.59x with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m-1(diopter) (35 mm equiv.)
Eye PointApprox. 20 mm from the eyepiece, 19.8 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 m-1(diopter) (CIPA standard)
Dioptre Adjustment-4.0 to +3.0m-1
Brightness ControlAuto, Manual (5 steps)
Camera
Image Processing EngineYes (BIONZ X)
SteadyshotOptical, Yes (Intelligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation, Anti Rolling type)
Focus TypeFast Hybrid AF(phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus ModeSingle-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF, DMF, Manual Focus
Focus AreaWide (315 points [phase-detection AF], 25 points [contrast-detection AF]), Zone, Centre, Flexible Spot [S/M/L], Expanded Flexible Spot, Lock on AF Wide/Zone/Centre/Flexible Spot [S/M/L]/Expanded Flexible Spot)
LOCK ON AFYes
Light Metering ModeMulti Pattern, Centre Weighted, Spot, Entire Screen Avg, Highlight
Exposure Compensation+/- 3.0EV, 1/3EV step
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)(Recommended Exposure Index)Auto (ISO125-12800, selectable with upper/lower limit), 125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800 (Extendable to ISO80/100), Multi-Frame NR: Auto (ISO125-12800), 200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/25600
ISO Sensitivity (Movie)Auto:(ISO125Level-ISO12800Level, selectable with upper / lower limit), 125/160/200/250/320/400/500/640/800/1000/1250/1600/2000/2500/3200/4000/5000/6400/8000/10000/12800
Minimum Illumination (Movie)Auto: 2.9 lux (Shutter Speed 1/30")
White Balance ModesAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, Underwater Auto, C. Temp./Filter, Custom
WB Micro AdjustmentYes (G7 to M7,57-step) (A7 to B7,29-step)
Shutter SpeediAuto (4"-1/2000)/Program Auto(30"-1/2000)/Manual (Bulb, 30"-1/2000)/Aperture Priority (30"-1/2000)/Shutter Priority (30"-1/2000)
Electronic ShutteriAuto (4" - 1/32000)/Program Auto (30" - 1/32000)/Manual (30" - 1/32000)/Aperture Priority (30" - 1/32000)/Shutter Priority (30" - 1/32000)
ApertureiAuto (F2.8/F11 [W])/Program Auto (F2.8/F11 [W])/Manual (F2.8/F11 [W])/Shutter Priority (F2.8/F11 [W])/Aperture Priority (F2.8/F11[W])
Image ControlContrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Creative Style, Colour Space (sRGB/Adobe RGB), Quality (RAW/RAW and JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard)/JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard)
Noise ReductionLong exposure NR: On/Off, available of shutter speeds longer than 1/3 sec., high ISO NR: Normal/Low/Off, Multi Frame NR: Auto, ISO 200-25600
Dynamic Range FunctionsOff, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0EV step))
Shooting ModeAUTO (Intelligent Auto/Superior Auto), Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall) [body 3 sets/memory card 4 sets], Movie Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), HFR Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), Panorama, Scene Selection
Scene SelectionPortrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Fireworks, High Sensitivity
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum) (with max. recording pixels)Continuous Shooting Hi: approx. 24fps, Continuous Shooting Mid: approx. 10fps, Continuous Shooting Low: approx. 3.0fps
Self-Timer10 s. / 5 s / 2 s / 3 or 5 consecutive shots with 10 s 5 s or 2 s delay selectable / Bracketing shots with 10 s 5 s or 2 s delay selectable
Drive ModesSingle, Continuous shooting (Hi/Mid/Lo), Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.), Cont.-bracketing, Single-bracketing, White balance bracketing, DRO bracketing
Panorama (Shooting)Sweep Panorama
Picture EffectStill Image: Toy camera, Still Image: Pop Color, Still Image: Posterization, Still Image: Retro Photo, Still Image: Soft High-key, Still Image: Partial Colour, Still Image: High Contrast Mono., Still Image: Soft Focus, Still Image: HDR Painting, Still Image: Richtone Monochrome, Still Image: Miniature, Still Image: Watercolour, Still Image: Illustration, Movie: Toy camera, Movie: Pop Colour, Movie: Posterization, Movie: Retro Photo, Movie: Soft High-key, Movie: Partial Colour, Movie: High Contrast Mono.
Creative StyleStandard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box
Picture Profileoff/PP1-PP10 (Black Level, Gamma(Movie, Still, Cine1-2, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-log3, HLG, HLG1, HLG2, HLG3), Black Gamma, Knee, Colour Mode, Saturation, Colour Phase, Colour Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset)
Number of Recognized ScenesStill Image: Superior Auto: 44/iAuto: 33, Movie:44
Flash
Flash ModeAuto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync / Flash Off
Flash TypeBuilt-in, manual pop-up
AF IlluminatorAuto / Off
BracketingYes
Flash RangeISO Auto: Approx. 0.4 m to 5.9 m (1.31 ft to 19.35 ft) (W)/Approx. 1.0 m to 3.1 m (3.28 ft to 10.17 ft) (T), ISO12800: up to Approx. 12.4 m (40.68 ft) (W)/Approx. 7.0 m (22.96 ft) (T)
Recording
Compatible Recording MediaMemory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PROHG Duo, Memory Stick Micro, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2), SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card (UHS-I), SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I), microSD Memory Card, microSDHC Memory Card, microSDXC Memory Card
Recording FormatStill Image: JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0, Exif Ver.2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), Movie: XAVC S, Movie: AVCHD format Ver. 2.0 compatible
Recording Format (Movie Audio)XAVC S: LPCM 2ch, AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator)
Colour Space (Still)sRGB, Adobe RGB
DCF/DPOFDCF/DPOF/EXIF/MPF
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size)3:2 mode: 20M (5,472 x 3,648)/10M (3,888 x 2,592)/5M (2,736 x 1,824), 4:3 mode: 18M (4,864 x 3,648)/10M (3,648 x 2,736)/5M (2,592 x 1,944)/VGA,16:9 mode: 17M (5,472 x 3,080)/7.5M (3,648 x 2,056)/4.2M (2,720 x 1,528),1:1 mode: 13M (3,648 x 3,648)/6.5M (2,544 x 2,544)/3.7M (1,920 x 1,920), Sweep Panorama: Wide (12,416 x 1,856/5,536 x 2,160), Standard (8,192 x 1,856/3,872 x 2,160)
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC)NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] AVCHD: 24 M FX (1,920x1,080/60i)/17M FH (1,920x1,080/60i), XAVC S 4K: 30p 100 M (3,840x2,160/30p)/30p 60 M (3,840x2,160/30p)/24p 100 M (3,840x2,160/24p)/24p 60 M (3,840x2,160/24p), XAVC S HD: 60p 50 M (1,920x1,080/60p)/60p 25 M (1,920x1,080/60p)/30p 50 M (1,920x1,080/30p)/30p 16 M (1,920x1,080/30p)/24p 50 M (1,920x1,080/24p)/120p 100 M (1,920x1,080/120p)/120p 60 M (1,920x1,080/120p)
Movie Recording Mode (PAL)NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode AVCHD: 24 M FX (1,920 x 1,080/50i)/17 M FH (1,920 x 1,080/50i), XAVC S 4K: 25p 100 M (3,840 x 2,160/25p)/25p 60 M(3,840 x 2,160/25p), XAVC S HD:50p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/50p)/50p 25 M (1,920 x 1,080/50p)/25p 50 M (1,920 x 1,080/25p)/25p 16 M (1,920 x 1,080/25p)/100p 100 M (1,920 x 1,080/100p)/100p 60 M (1,920 x 1,080/100p)
HFRRecordingNTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode XAVC S HD: 50p 50M (1920x1080/250fps), 50p 50M (1920x1080/500fps), 50p 50M (1920x1080/1000fps)/25p 50M (1920x1080/250fps), 25p 50M (1920x1080/500fps), 25p 50M (1920x1080/1000fps), NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] mode XAVC S HD: 60p 50M (1920x1080/240fps), 60p 50M (1920x1080/480fps), 60p 50M (1920x1080/960fps)/30p 50M (1920x1080/240fps), 30p 50M (1920x1080/480fps), 30p 50M (1920x1080/960fps)/24p 50M (1920x1080/240fps), 24p 50M (1920x1080/480fps), 24p 50M (1920x1080/960fps)Sensor Readout Number of effective pixelsQuality Priority: 240fps/250fps (1824x1026), 480fps/500fps (1824x616),960fps/1000fps (1244x420)/Shoot Time Priority: 240fps/250fps (1824x616), 480fps/500fps (1292x436), 960fps/1000fps (912x308)
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size) during Movie16:9 mode: 17M (5472×3080)/7.5M (3648×2056)/4.2M (2720×1528)
Proxy RecordingYes
Interface
Input and Output TerminalsMulti/Micro USB Terminal, Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), Micro HDMI
NFCNFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
WI-FIYes(IEEE802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band))
InterfacesYes
BluetoothYes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4 GHz band))
POWER
Power SourceDC 3.6 V (supplied battery) / DC 5.0 V (supplied AC Adaptor)
Battery SystemRechargeable battery pack NP-BX1
Power Consumption (Camera Mode)Approx. 2.3 W with LCD monitor and approx. 2.5 W with viewfinder (CIPA standard)
USB Charge/USB Power SupplyYes (Shooting, Playback)
BATTERY LIFE(STILL IMAGES)(CIPA)Monitor: Approx. 240/Approx. 120 min., Monitor (When Auto Monitor off is set to 2 sec): Approx. 310/Approx. 155 min., ViewFinder: Approx. 220/Approx. 110 min.
BATTERY LIFE(MOVIES ACTUAL SHOOTING)(CIPA)Monitor: Approx. 40 min., ViewFinder: Approx. 40 min.
BATTERY LIFE(MOVIES CONTINUOUS SHOOTING)(CIPA)Monitor: Approx. 75 min., ViewFinder: Approx. 70 min.
Others
PlayMemories Camera Apps-
Shooting FunctionsEye AF, Face Detection, Face Registration, Still Image Recording (during movie recording), Smile shutter, Grid Line, Quick Navi, Digital Level Gauge (pitch and roll), WB Bracket, DRO Bracketing, MF Assist, Peaking, Zebra, Marker Display, Micref Level, Step Zoom/Quick Zoom, Self-portrait timer, TC/UB, Photographer Name and Copyright, ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed, PC Remote Control, Gamma Disp. Assist, [Mov] AF Track Sensitivity, [Mov] AF Drive Speed, Set File Name, Touch Shutter, My Menu
Playback FunctionsBRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI), 9/25-frame index view, Auto Orientation, Slide Show, Forward/Rewind (Movie), Delete, Protect, Motion Shot Video, Beauty Effect, Photo Capture, Rating, Automatic Image Rotation, Cont Shoot Grouping
TRILUMINOS ColorYes
4K image outputYes
Operating Temperature0 degrees C. - +40 degrees C. / 32 degrees F. - 104 degrees F.
Print
PrintExif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)
Size & Weight
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) (APPROX.)101.6 x 58.1 x 42.8 mm (4 inches x 2 3/8 inches × 1 11/16 inches)
WEIGHT (CIPA COMPLIANT)Approx. 301 g (10.7 oz) (Battery and Memory Card are included)/Approx. 274 g (9.7 oz) (Body Only)