RX100 VI — broad zoom range and super-fast AF

RX100 VI — broad zoom range and super-fast AF

The RX100 VI introduces broad zoom range with beautiful image quality to a high-performance pocket-sized camera. With 24–200 mm1 zoom, 1.0-type CMOS sensor, phase-detection AF, ultra-fast 0.03-sec.2 AF, tenacious AF/AE tracking, 24fps3 continuous shots and 4K HDR (HLG)-compatible movies4, 5, it's ready to tackle any situation.
RX100 VI — broad zoom range and super-fast AF

A pocket-sized camera with full zoom range

The camera's no-compromise, 24–200 mm1 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 center of the image digitally up to twice as much (400 mm1 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 mm1, 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-stop6 faster shutter speed at 200 mm1, compensating for camera shake during handheld 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 960fps7 super-slow-motion shooting8 - 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 minimized time lag on the viewfinder display.

High-speed AF at 0.03 sec2

Fast Hybrid AF responds in a super-fast 0.03-sec2, 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).

Real-time Eye AF with excellent tracking performance

High-precision Real-time 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 24fps3 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. 24fps3 for up to 2339 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; now there is 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 sound10 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 movies4. 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 movies4 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 moiré 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 color grading in post-production, and with HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) recording capability, the RX100 VI makes it easy to immediately enjoy, without extra processing, HDR images, simply by connecting the camera to a HLG-compatible Sony TV via a USB cable.

Super slow motion8 up to 40x slower

The stacked CMOS sensor enables an extra-high frame rate of up to 960fps7. Shooting at 200 mm1 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.

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Specifications

Sensor
Sensor Type 1.0"-type (0.52" x 0.35") Exmor RS® CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Number of Pixels (Effective) Approx. 20.1 Megapixels
Lens
Lens type ZEISS 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 (35 MM FORMAT EQUIVALENT) 84 deg-12 deg 30 min (24-200 mm17)18
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens) AF (W: Approx. 0.27 ft [8 cm] to Infinity, T: Approx. 3.29 ft [100 cm] to Infinity)
Optical Zoom 8.0x
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 Diameter Approx. 32x
Screen
Screen Type 3.0-type (7.5cm) (4:3)/921,600 dots/Xtra Fine/TFT LCD
Adjustable Angle Up by approx. 180 degrees, down by approx. 90 degrees
Display Selector (Finder/Lcd) Auto/EVF (Manual)/Monitor (Manual)
MS Assist Magnification 5.3x, 10.7x
Touch Panel Yes
Viewfinder
Screen Type/Number of Dots 0.39-type electronic viewfinder (OLED), 2,359,296dots
Field Coverage 100%
Magnification Approx. 0.59x with 50 mm lens at infinity, -1m-1(diopter) (35 mm equiv.)
Eye Point Approx. 20 mm from the eyepiece, 19.8 mm from the eyepiece frame at -1 m-1 (diopter) (CIPA standard)
Diopter Adjustment -4.0 to +3.0 m-1
Brightness Control Auto, Manual (5 steps)
Camera
Image Processing Engine Yes (BIONZ X)
STEADYSHOT (STILL IMAGE) Optical, Yes (Intelligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation, Anti Rolling type)
Focus Type Fast Hybrid AF (phase-detection AF/contrast-detection AF)
Focus Mode Single-shot AF, Automatic AF, Continuous AF, DMF, Manual Focus
Focus Area Wide (315 points [phase-detection AF], 25 points [contrast-detection AF]), Zone, Center, Flexible Spot [S/M/L], Expanded Flexible Spot, Lock on AF Wide/Zone/Center/Flexible Spot [S/M/L]/Expanded Flexible Spot)
LOCK ON AF Yes
Light Metering Mode Multi Pattern, Center 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), 200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/2560019, 20
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 Modes Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, Underwater Auto, C. Temp./Filter, Custom
WB Micro Adjustment Yes(G7 to M7,57-step)(A7 to B7,29-step)
Shutter Speed iAuto (4" - 1/2000)/Program Auto (30" - 1/2000)/Manual (Bulb, 30" - 1/2000)/Aperture Priority (30" - 1/2000)/Shutter Priority (30" - 1/2000)
Electronic Shutter iAuto (4" - 1/32000)/Program Auto (30" - 1/32000)/Manual (30" - 1/32000)/Aperture Priority (30" - 1/32000)/Shutter Priority (30" - 1/32000)
Aperture iAuto (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 Control Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Creative Style, Color Space (sRGB/Adobe RGB), Quality (RAW/RAW&JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard)/JPEG (Extra fine, Fine, Standard)
Noise Reduction Long 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 Functions Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1.0–6.0 EV, 1.0 EV step))
Shooting Mode AUTO (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 Selection Portrait, 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: approx. 3.0fps21, 22, 23
Self-Timer 10 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 Modes Single, Continuous shooting (Hi/Mid/Lo), Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.), Cont.-bracketing24, Single-bracketing24, White balance bracketing24, DRO bracketing24
Panorama (Shooting) Sweep Panorama
Picture Effect Still Image: Toy camera, Still Image: Pop Color, Still Image: Posterization, Still Image: Retro Photo, Still Image: Soft High-key, Still Image: Partial Color, Still Image: High Contrast Mono., Still Image: Soft Focus, Still Image: HDR Painting, Still Image: Richtone Monochrome, Still Image: Miniature, Still Image: Watercolor, Still Image: Illustration, Movie: Toy camera, Movie: Pop Color, Movie: Posterization, Movie: Retro Photo, Movie: Soft High-key, Movie: Partial Color, Movie: High Contrast Mono.
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box
Picture Profile off/PP1-PP10 (Black Level, Gamma(Movie, Still, Cine1-2, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-log3, HLG, HLG1, HLG2, HLG3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset)
Number of Recognized Scenes Still Image: Superior Auto: 44/iAuto: 33, Movie: 44
Flash
Flash Mode Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync / Flash Off
Flash Type Built-in, manual pop-up
AF Illuminator Auto / Off
Bracketing Yes
Flash Range ISO Auto: Approx. 1.31 ft to 19.35 ft (0.4 m to 5.9 m) (W)/Approx. 3.28 ft to 10.17 ft (1.0 m to 3.1 m) (T), ISO12800: up to Approx. 40.68 ft (12.4 m) (W)/Approx. 22.96 ft (7.0 m) (T)
Recording
Compatible Recording Media Memory Stick Duo25, Memory Stick PRO Duo25, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)25, Memory Stick PROHG Duo25, Memory Stick Micro26, 25, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)26, 25, SD Memory Card25, SDHC Memory Card (UHS-I)25, SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I)25, microSD Memory Card26, 25, microSDHC Memory Card26, 25, microSDXC Memory Card26, 25
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver. 2.31, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), Movie: XAVC S27, 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)
Color Space (Still) sRGB, Adobe® RGB
DCF/DPOF DCF/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)/17 M 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)
HFR NTSC/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(1,920x1,080/240fps), 60p 50M(1,920x1,080/480fps), 60p 50M(1,920x1,080/960fps)/30p 50M(1,920x1,080/240fps), 30p 50M(1,920x1,080/480fps), 30p 50M(1,920x1,080/960fps)/24p 50M(1,920x1,080/240fps), 24p 50M(1,920x1,080/480fps), 24p 50M(1,920x1,080/960fps) Quality Priority: 240fps/250fps (1,824x1,026), 480fps/500fps (1,824x616), 960fps/1000fp s(1,244x420)/Shoot Time Priority: 240fps/250fps (1,824x616), 480fps/500fps (1,292x436), 960fps/1000fps (912x308)
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size) during Movie 16:9 mode: 17M (5472×3080)/7.5M (3648×2056)/4.2M (2720×1528)
Proxy Recording Yes
Interface
Input and Output Terminals Multi/Micro USB Terminal28, High-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI
NFC NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
WI-FI Yes(IEEE802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band))
Interfaces Yes
Bluetooth Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4 GHz band))
Power
Power Source DC 3.6 V (supplied battery)/DC 5.0 V (supplied AC Adapter)
Battery System Rechargeable 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 Supply Yes (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.29
BATTERY LIFE(MOVIES ACTUAL SHOOTING)(CIPA) Monitor:Approx. 40 min., ViewFinder: Approx. 40 min.30, 31, 32
BATTERY LIFE(MOVIES CONTINUOUS SHOOTING)(CIPA) Monitor:Approx. 75 min., ViewFinder: Approx. 70 min.30, 31
Others
PlayMemories Camera Apps -
cShotShootingPhotoCreativity -
Shooting Functions Eye 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 & 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 Functions BRAVIA® 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 Color Yes33
4K image output Yes
Operating Temperature 0 degrees C. - +40 degrees C. / 32 degrees F. - 104 degrees F.
Print
Print Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)
Size & Weight
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) (APPROX.) 4" x 2 3/8" x 1 11/16" (101.6 x 58.1 × 42.8 mm)
WEIGHT (CIPA COMPLIANT) Approx. 10.7 oz (301 g) (Battery and Memory Card are included)/Approx. 9.7 oz (274 g) (Body Only)

What's in the Box

  • Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC Adaptor, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, strap adapter, Instruction Manual