Sony - RX100 VI 21.0-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black
RX100 VI — broad zoom range and super-fast AF
A pocket-sized camera with full zoom rangeThe 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 designNew 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 expressionSmall 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.  SteadyShot OFF  SteadyShot ON.
Exmor RS™ 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor for speedThe 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 engineWith 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 sec2Fast 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 AFThe 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.  AF points that appear on actual screen  AF algorithm (not shown on actual screen).
Real-time Eye AF with excellent tracking performanceHigh-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 modesIn 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 AFWith 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.
Upgraded continuous shooting operabilityContinuously 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.
Fast Hybrid AF for moviesFast 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 readoutWhen 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 productionThe 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 slowerThe 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 workflowsFor 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.
XGA OLED Tru-Finder™The retractable Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder's sharp resolution (2.35-million-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 interfaceA 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.
Location Information Link via Bluetooth®12Location Information Link makes the most of the RX100 VI. The camera can be paired with the Imaging Edge Mobile app13 on a compatible mobile device to acquire location data, record it on still images and correct camera date/time and location.
One-touch remote/One-touch sharingWith one-touch remote, a smartphone or tablet functions as a viewfinder/remote control. One-touch sharing transfers photos/videos to the device. Just install the Imaging Edge Mobile app13 via Wi-Fi® on 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 sortingRatings 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 traveling.
Imaging Edge™ Remote, Viewer, and EditElevate your photography with Imaging Edge desktop applications. Use "Remote" to control and monitor shooting live on your PC screen; "Viewer" to quickly preview, rate, and select photos from large image libraries; and "Edit" to develop RAW data into high-quality photos for delivery. Get the best from Sony RAW files and manage your productions more efficiently.14.
Capture One (for Sony)16Capture One Express (for Sony) is a free award-winning image editing software that provides high-end image quality RAW development, easy management of your image files, and powerful editing tools. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for even more editing tools and tethered shooting capability.
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|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 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)|
|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)|
|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 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|
|Screen Type/Number of Dots||0.39-type electronic viewfinder (OLED), 2,359,296dots|
|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)|
|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 Mode||Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync / Flash Off|
|Flash Type||Built-in, manual pop-up|
|AF Illuminator||Auto / Off|
|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)|
|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|
|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)|
|Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size) during Movie||16:9 mode: 17M (5472×3080)/7.5M (3648×2056)/4.2M (2720×1528)|
|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|
|Bluetooth||Yes (Bluetooth Standard Ver. 4.1 (2.4 GHz band))|
|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|
|PlayMemories Camera Apps||-|
|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|
|4K image output||Yes|
|Operating Temperature||0 degrees C. - +40 degrees C. / 32 degrees F. - 104 degrees F.|
|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)|
- Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1, AC Adaptor, Micro USB cable, Wrist Strap, strap adapter, Instruction Manual
The RX100 VI introduces broad zoom range with beautiful image quality to a high-performance pocket-sized camera. With 24-200 mm zoom, 1.0-type CMOS sensor, phase-detection AF, ultra-fast 0.03-sec. AF, tenacious AF/AE tracking, 24fps continuous shots and 4K HDR (HLG)-compatible movies, it's ready to tackle any situation.
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