Sony Introduces New RX100 VI Camera with World’s Fastest AF Speed

By: DT NEWS NETWORK
July, 04, 2018

Expanding the popular Cyber-shot RX100 series of compact cameras, Sony India introduced the all new RX100 VI (model DSC-RX100M6).

The innovative new RX100 VI camera is the first of all the RX100 models to include a high magnification zoom lens, as it packs in an impressive ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm1 F2.8 – F4.5 lens yet doesn’t sacrifice the pocket-size portability, fast responsiveness and high image quality that has become the hallmark of Sony’s RX100 line-up.  It’s extensive zoom, impressive image quality and versatility for both still images and video make it an ideal choice for capturing daily life, cityscapes, portraiture, sports, wildlife and everything in between. 

Maintains compact body size of acclaimed RX100 series while adding a ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm F2.8 – F4.5 Large Aperture High Magnification Zoom Lens

A first for Sony’s RX100 series of cameras, the new ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mmi F2.8 – F4.5 lens packs the power of both 24-70mm and 70-200mm focal lengths into a singular compact design. This is achieved thanks to its unique design featuring two ED (extra-low dispersion) aspherical glass elements and eight aspherical lens elements including four AA (advanced aspherical) lenses. All pieces work together seamlessly to deliver outstanding sharpness from corner-to-corner at all focal lengths, maintaining the acclaimed image quality of the RX100 series.

The impressive new lens on the RX100 VI is designed to maintain large aperture throughout the entire zoom range, ensuring portraits can be created with beautiful background defocus, fast moving subjects can be captured with crisp focus and no blurring, and much more.

World’s Fastest 0.03 seconds AF speed combined with 315 focal-plane phase-detection AF points covering approximately 65% of frame

The new RX100 VI model features a Fast Hybrid AF system that ultimately allows the camera to lock focus in as little as 0.03 seconds. This innovative AF system combines the respective advantages of 315-point focal-plane phase-detection AF points that cover approximately 65% of the sensor and contrast-detection AF. This high speed focusing complements the versatile 24-200mm range of the lens, ensuring all subjects can be captured with precise detail and clarity.

High-precision Eye AF, combined with high-performance AF tracking

A first for the RX100 series of cameras, the RX100 VI includes Sony’s advanced High-density Tracking AF technology, which concentrates AF points around a subject to improve tracking and focus accuracy.  The popular Eye AF technology is also available with approximately 2x the tracking performance of the current RX100 series model[6].  The camera features sophisticated Eye AF system with excellent tracking performance as it accurately focuses on your subject's eyes to facilitate better portrait shots.  

Easy, natural Touch Focus and Touch Pad AF

Further, the camera has LCD touch focusing and touchpad focus point control for users that would like to drag their fingers to ideal focus points of their choice.The Touch Focus feature allows you to set the focus simply by touching the monitor, while Touch Pad AF lets you drag your finger to intuitively position the focus when you're using the viewfinder. Just install a Play Memories Mobile app via Wi-Fi to an NFC-enabled Android device, and then touch the device to the camera to connect them. QR code compatibility allows connection with non-NFC smartphones.

High Resolution 4K Movie Shooting with full pixel readout and no pixel binning plus 4K HDR for instant HDR workflow

Keeping up with the inspiration, the new RX100 VI is equipped with a variety of video capabilities to satisfy all the demands of photo enthusiasts, enabling users to record every moment of their experiences as it happens.

With Fast Hybrid AF, the focal-plane phase-detection AF points ensures accurate focusing and tracking performance, even for the severe focusing requirements of 4K movie shooting.  AF drive speed and AF tracking sensitivity can also be adjusted via the menu system, giving shooters plenty of flexibility based on their focusing preferences.

In 4K mode, the new RX100 VI utilizes full pixel readout without pixel binning to ensure that all the finer details of 4Kvii video are captured with minimal moire and ‘jaggies’. 

For the first time in a Cyber-shot camera, the RX100 VI features 4K HDR compatibility thanks to its new HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) picture profile that offers an instant HDR workflow solution.  Additional professional calibre video features include S-Log3/S-Gamut3, 120p Full HD mode, Picture Profile, proxy recording and more.  The RX100 VI is able to record super slow motion video at 240 fps, 480 fps or 960 fps. Shooting at 200mm 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.

High-speed continuous shooting at up to 24 fps[7] with full AF/AE tracking

An ideal complement to the AF system, the RX100 VI offers continuous high-speed shooting at up to 24 fps with full AF/AE tracking, with an impressive buffer limit of up to 233 images.  The display lag of the EVF has been substantially reduced compared to prior models, allowing shooters to capture the decisive moment with ultimate confidence. Also, for convenience during image playback, continuously shot images can be displayed in groups instead of individual shots.

Excellent for capturing daily life to sports and wildlife photography, the new RX100 VI also has a high speed Anti-Distortion Shutter (maximum shutter speed of up to 1/32000 second) that reduces the “rolling shutter” effect commonly experienced with fast moving subjects, and can shoot completely silently in all modes, including continuous high speed shooting, when electronic shutter is engaged. A mechanical shutter mode is also available as well if required by the user. You can mute the camera's shutter sound in noise-sensitive settings, such as gatherings in quiet restaurants/cafes/ church etc. The shutter sound can be muted even during continuous shooting.

1.0-type stacked 20.1 MP Exmor RS™ CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip and upgraded BIONZ X™ image processor and Front-end LSI

The new model is equipped with a 20.1 MP 1.0-type stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip and an upgraded BIONZ X™ image processing system with a front-end LSI that maximizes processing speed and optimizes image quality in all shooting environments.  Additionally, the RX100 VI features an incredibly efficient Fast Hybrid AF system with 315-point phase-detection AF points on the sensor that can acquire focus in as little as 0.03 seconds, the world’s fastest AF acquisition time for 1.0-type sensor cameras.  It can also shoot at up to 24 fps[8] at full resolution with continuous AF/AE tracking and produces beautiful 4K video with full pixel readout and no pixel binning.  

Optical image stabilization equivalent to a 4.0-stop[9]faster shutter speed

Employing a built-in Optical SteadyShotTM image stabilization that is equivalent to a 4.0-stop faster shutter speed, the impressive new lens on the RX100 VI helps to prevent camera shake or blurry images even in a low-light condition or at telephoto zoom range. 

Convenient one-push access to the electronic viewfinder

Readily accessible at the touch of a button, the retractable viewfinder is an approx. 2.35-million-dot resolution organic electroluminescent display that provides both fine subject detail and faithful tonal reproduction.      

Super slow motion20 up to 40x slower

The stacked CMOS sensor enables an extra-high frame rate of up to 960fps. Shooting at 200mm 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.

Silent Shooting

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

One touch sharing

Just install a Play Memories 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.

RX100 VI will be available across all Sony Center, Sony authorized dealers and major electronic stores across India.

Model

MRP

Availability

RX100 VI

INR 99,990/-

6th July, 2018


Specification

Particular

RX100M6

RX100M5

Sensor type

1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS Sensor

(Stacked structure w/DRAM)

1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS Sensor

(Stacked structure w/DRAM)

Number of effective pixels

Approx. 20.1 Megapixels

 



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