Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100 Review

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The Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100 VI is the most recent pocketable smaller camera to include a 1"- type picture sensor. Not at all like existing RX100 models, the RX100 M6 wanders into the do-everything/travel camera space, with the expansion of a 24-200mm proportional F2.8-4.5 focal point.

Like its prompt antecedent, the Mark VI offers fast and exact on-sensor stage recognition self-adjust, the capacity to shoot at up to 24 outlines for every second and exceptionally definite 4K video taken from the full width of its sensor. It turns into the principal RX100-arrangement camera to offer a touchscreen and has an overhauled electronic viewfinder that can be enacted or stowed-away with a solitary push.

Key highlights:

20.1MP 1"- type stacked CMOS sensor

F2.8-4.5, 24-200mm equiv. zoom focal point

Retractable 2.36M-speck EVF with 0.59x equiv. amplification

24 fps burst shooting (with persistent self-adjust)

UHD 4K video at 30p and 24p, 1080p moderate movement catch

5-pivot picture adjustment

3" touchscreen LCD

On-sensor stage location self-adjust

Wi-Fi with NFC for snappy picture exchange to cell phones

USB charging

Notwithstanding the essentially expanded focal point go, the RX100 VI is under 2mm (5/64") thicker than the Mark V. The outcome is a camera that can fit a more extensive scope of photographic circumstances (making it a strong voyaging buddy) yet with a less brilliant focal point that implies yielding a portion of the low-light capacity of its sister models.

The RX100 VI has a prescribed offering cost of around $1,200 before deals charge, or £1,150/€1,299 in Europe, including VAT.

The RX100 Mark VI looks a great deal like the first Mk I yet the cameras have grown somewhat more profound with each model. It's as yet a little camera, considering the sensor size and picture quality that it's able to do.

The new focal point offers double the range of any past RX100 demonstrate, making it a considerably more adaptable camera, however to keep the general bundle estimate down, this has implied it's the slowest focal point to yet include in the arrangement. The greatest opening at the wide end of the focal point is F2.8, making it 1.3EV slower than the F1.8 focal points in past models. This implies either using longer exposures to get a similar measure of light or tolerating that your pictures will be somewhat noisier.

En route the RX100 arrangement has picked up a progression of highlights, this most recent model picking up a more advantageous viewfinder that flies up and withdraws with a solitary press, alongside a back screen that flips down and up. It additionally picks up Bluetooth availability however this is utilized exclusively to transfer area information from a keen gadget, not for speeding or facilitating the Wi-Fi association process.

In any case, it's important that the focal point doesn't race to its base opening of F4.5 when you begin zooming: it remains at F4 until a little more than 100mm proportional, can in any case give a touch of foundation obscure and run of the mill picture shooting separations, particularly if your subject is standing some separation far from that foundation. This doesn't make it aggressive with any semblance of Canon's G7X II yet it's speedier than the 28-100mm proportionate focal point on the initial two RX100 models (they bested out at F4.9). It likewise takes into consideration more foundation obscure than the two contending Panasonic models at like-for-like zoom settings.

The Mark VI's more extended zoom sets it decisively up against Panasonic's TZ/ZS arrangement cameras (with the 'TZ' naming demonstrating that they're Travel Zooms, above all else). The less expensive TZ100 is a closer counterpart for the RX100 VI as far as focal point run.

Sony RX100 M6 Panasonic ZS100 Panasonic ZS200 Sony RX100 M5

MSRP $1200 $699 $799 $1000

Zoom extend (equiv) 24-200mm 25-250mm 24-360mm 24-70mm

Max gap range 2.8-4.5 2.8-5.9 3.3-6.4 1.8-2.8

Pixel Count 20MP 20MP 20MP 20MP

Sensor tech Stacked CMOS BSI CMOS Stacked CMOS

Center type Phase detection Depth-from-defocus CDAF Depth-from-defocus CDAF Phase recognition

Burst shooting rate 24 fps 10 fps 24 fps

Viewfinder tech OLED Field-consecutive LCD Field-successive LCD OLED

Viewfinder magnification 0.59x 0.46x 0.53x 0.59x

Viewfinder resolution 2.36M dots 1.66M spot equiv 2.33M speck equiv 2.36M dabs

Video resolution UHD 4K UHD 4K

Video catch method Full-width oversampled Cropped 1:1 capture Cropped 1:1 capture Full-width oversampled

Touchscreen Capabilities Touch AF

Touchpad AF

Playback Touch AF

Touchpad AF


Capacity menu

Primary menu Touch AF

Touchpad AF


unction menu

Primary menu None

Battery life (CIPA) 240 shots per charge 300 shots per charge 370 shots per charge 220 shots per charge

Weight (inc card and battery) 301g 312g 340g 300g

Measurements (measured) 103 x 58 x 44 110 x 65 x 47 112 x 66 x 49 103 x 58 x 43

Notwithstanding its shorter yet brighter focal point, the Sony is likewise ready to shoot and, on a basic level, concentrate speedier than both Panasonics. It likewise has a considerably more pleasant viewfinder (bigger, brighter and with dynamic sweep). Truth be told, the RX100 VI eclipses the Panasonics in many respects, other than focal point extend: something we canvassed in an ongoing article.

One critical preferred standpoint of the RX100 VI is that it takes its video from the full width of the sensor. This has various advantages: for a begin, it implies that the focal point offers a comparable field-of-see range to that accessible in stills mode, which means you can in any case accomplish wide-edge catch. The second advantage is that utilizing a bigger territory of sensor implies all the more light catch and less loud film. At long last, the RX100 VI's capacity to catch video utilizing ~5400 pixels, before down-testing to the standard 3840 pixels implies its recording can be more point by point than the Panasonic's.
Body and controls

The natural looks of the RX100-arrangement are mated to a well-known control interface in the Mark VI: one that permits however doesn't precisely support getting included with the camera's settings. Maybe this will bode well as a movement and family camera, as opposed to the photography aficionado that the shorter yet brighter RX100 V appeared went for.

Key takeaways:

The RX100 VI has a little, well-assembled body, however one worth treating with mind

It has a predetermined number of control focuses in spite of its broad list of capabilities yet offers a level of customization

The touchscreen is valuable however is exclusively utilized for center position and playback mode

The menus are broad and hard to remember however have a custom 'My Menu' tab to limit your need to find the settings you need to change

By and large the RX100 VI gives the client a chance to take some control yet accept you won't change settings all the time

The RX100 VI's body looks much like those of its forerunners, in spite of offering an altogether different arrangement of capacities. This implies it's still relatively little and, beside its touchscreen, offers an indistinguishable measure of controls from past models in the arrangement.

As before the body has a metal shell however it's similarly thin, so while it feels pleasantly manufactured, it ought to be treated with mind.

Regardless of having both a control ring around the focal point and various re-configurable catches, the RX100 VI is most joyful in Auto mode or, in any event, being utilized with just intermittent client collaboration.

Control ring

The RX100 VI has a similar free-pivoting control dial around its focal point. Its default part relies upon which shooting mode you're in yet it can be redone to control various capacities. We for the most part discover it works better to control consistent settings, for example, zoom or manual concentration, than for discrete parameters, for example, opening quality or presentation pay. The absence of material input makes it hard to monitor the progressions you've made, regardless of the on-screen signs.

Fn menu

The RX100 VI has an adjustable Fn menu, got to by a devoted catch. The menu has twelve choices organizes in two lines of six. By and large we discover it works best in the event that we organize stills choices toward one side of the menu, video settings at the other and choices you need to use for both masterminded in the center.


The RX100 VI is the first in its line to incorporate a touchscreen and, as other late Sonys, this can be utilized to position the AF point, both when the back screen is being utilized to make your picture and as a touchpad when the camera's viewfinder is to your eye. The touchscreen is additionally dynamic for exploring pictures in playback mode however neither the Fn or primary menus permit any touch connection.

The Touchpad and touchscreen modes can be actuated autonomously of each other and the touchpad mode likewise lets you picked amongst relative and total situating, and in addition giving you a chance to confine the capacity to particular areas of the screen, to keep away from inadvertent task.

Catch customization

The RX100 VI gives you a chance to alter the capacity of four catches, and additionally the front dial. The catches can be reconfigured to offer distinctive capacities for stills shooting, video shooting and playback modes, so it merits acclimating yourself with the accessible alternatives, previously choosing what each ought to do. For example, Eye AF isn't accessible in video mode, so you may wish to allot a helpful video capacity to the 'Middle' catch on the four-way controller that it involves as a matter of course.

The RX100 VI has rebuilt menus, now including an adaptable 'My Menu' tab. This merits utilizing on the off chance that you routinely change settings, since it's as yet hard to recall your way around.

The little, to some degree fiddly, raise dial can't be altered. Its capacity differs relying upon which presentation mode you're in however expects you to re-position your hand on the camera to work it, and we occastionally wind up incidentally driving it in and actuating one of the four-path works as we're endeavoring to turn it.

The menus are long and complex, in spite of endeavors to enhance visual signals to enable you to orientate yourself inside them. Some portion of this many-sided quality stems from the sheer number of stills and video includes the camera offers however you may wind up needing to populate the adjustable 'My Menu' tab, in the event that you routinely end up utilizing a menu-abiding capacity or changing certain settings.

Battery life, burst shooting

The little assemblages of the RX100 arrangement have dependably implied short battery lives, and the further developed highlights of the most recent form simply aggravate that. A rating of 240 shots for every charge is low for a camera that would somehow or another make such a decent travel partner.

The RX100 VI takes a similar NP-BX1 battery as past models in the arrangement have.

As usual, the fairly streak substantial CIPA standard test rather under-states the quantity of shots you can hope to get, however they're comprehensively practically identical between cameras. We would say 240 shots for each charge is couple of enough that it merits having an extra battery or a USB battery pack to hand, in the event that you hope to shoot for an end of the week away.

Likewise remember that highlights, for example, burst shooting aren't as hard on batteries as shooting the odd photo all over: you can expect significantly over 10 seconds worth of shooting in 24fps mode.

In spite of the fact that its costly sensor enables it to shoot at 24 outlines for every second, the RX100 VI is to some degree kept down by its utilization of an UHS-I write SD card opening. This implies you'll frequently see the cushion clearing. A large number of the camera's capacities stay accessible while this happens however you can't, for example, drop out of burst mode or change to video shooting until the point when it's done.

Auto ISO

The RX100 VI's Auto ISO execution is likely the most modern presently accessible. It enables the client to pick the ISO extend the camera can utilize and the edge at which the camera will utilize a higher ISO. This limit can be determined either as a screen speed or in connection to the central length, with alternatives for quicker or slower than 1/proportional central length, in the event that you're attempting to keep away from subject development or your own particular shake.

Auto ISO can be empowered in manual presentation mode in the two stills and video, with Exposure Compensation staying accessible so you can determine the objective brilliance that the camera should endeavor to keep up while keeping your screen speed and gap steady.

What it resembles to utilize

The Sony RX100 VI offers the little camera/vast zoom blend of an exemplary travel zoom yet includes a level of video and self-adjust ability that we don't normally connect with that sort of camera. Similarly, however, this capacity accompanies a sticker price we don't generally expect of a movement zoom. Things being what they are, for this cash, do you get a do-everything camera?

We'll begin with the sorts of utilization we believe it's most appropriate to:

The RX100 VI's 24-200mm identical focal point and great self-adjust and video mean it can turn its hand to nearly anything, while you're voyaging. The constrained battery life makes it worth having a USB control pack to hand, however. The blend of the new, rangier focal point and the fundamental capacities make it a proficient all-rounder however its picture quality will endure in bring down light, contrasted and its shorter-zoom rivals.


Adaptable focal point run

Great AF

Fast and basic Wi-Fi framework

Worked in streak

USB charging


Or maybe restricted battery life

Diminished low light execution

No implicit intervalometer

Cost and question marks around sturdiness may confine its take-wherever advance

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Family and minutes

Out of camera JPEG

ISO 125 | 1/800th | F2.8 | 24mm equiv.

Photograph via Carey Rose

The RX100 VI makes an awesome family camera, offering a broad zoom extend that makes it exceedingly adaptable. Its low light execution is less great than its ancestors however regardless it does well and its video self-adjust is sufficient to make it simple to get clasps of key minutes. Eye AF and astounding self-adjust following make it less demanding to catch transitory articulations and imperative family minutes.


Broad zoom extend

Quick core interest

Simple to-utilize Eye AF framework

Genuinely easy to shoot brilliant video (however with downsides)

Flip-up screen and wide-edge focal point influence selfies and family to assemble shots less demanding


Constrained battery life

Eye AF execution drops in low light

Cost and question marks around strength may confine its take-wherever bid

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Open and road

Prepared in Adobe Camera Raw

ISO 125 | 1/200 sec | F5.6 | 68mm equiv.

The tactful, minimal nature of the RX100 VI, joined with its long focal point and quick centering make it a truly helpful camera for sincere and road photography. Its flip-up screen permits midriff level shooting, without attracting consideration regarding yourself.

What we like

Flip up touchscreen gives you a chance to shoot at midsection level

Responsive AF implies little slack when you hit the screen

What we don't care for

Constrained battery life (convey USB battery pack)

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The RX100 VI's video determinations are fantastic, similar to the recording it can deliver. And in addition shooting superb looking UHD 4K video, the RX100 VI can shoot 1080p video at up to 120p (and something near 1080 as 240p), for decent moderate movement video. Over this are a large group of highlights, for example, zebra admonitions for setting presentation and center cresting on the off chance that you would prefer not to depend on the really tried and true self-adjust. The highlights reach out to Log and High Dynamic Range TV-prepared 'HLG' modes and the capacity to see a typical see while utilizing them.

Be that as it may, you'll have to figure out how to add an unbiased thickness channel to anticipate overexposure in sunlight: not at all like past models, the new focal point does exclude one. There's likewise no mic attachment, so your sound is probably not going to coordinate the nature of the recording. There's likewise a five moment top on recording 4K video, which restricts the kind of video you can shoot, and the screen darken to an unusable degree if the camera gets too warm.


Nitty gritty 4K video

Broad list of capabilities (center cresting, HLG bolster)

Tried and true self-adjust


Five moment constrain on 4K recording

No ND channel makes it difficult to shoot in sunshine

No mic attachment makes it difficult to catch great sound

Warmth can be an issue when shooting in warm conditions

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Formal pictures

Out of camera JPEG

ISO 125 | 1/320th | F4.5 | 130mm equiv.

Not at all like the latest variations, the RX100 VI has a focal point run including the exemplary short fax (85-135mm proportionate) central lengths that are ideal for head-and-shoulders picture, and additionally the more extensive edge alternatives used to add more setting to more ecological representations.

By keeping up a sensibly quick opening, the camera gives you a chance to can get a smidgen of foundation obscure to your pictures, however it's the Eye AF include that truly enables the camera to emerge. In the event that you have the Eye AF catch held, you can be almost certain your shot will be in concentrate, so can focus on piece and associating with your subject.


Great scope of central lengths

Eye AF implies you can focus on sythesis, as opposed to center

Gap stays sufficiently quick to give a level of foundation obscure

Leaf shade enables worked in glimmer to synchronize at high screen speeds for good fill streak amid daytime


Constrained most extreme opening limits capacity to obscure foundation

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Games and untamed life

Out of camera JPEG

ISO 2000 | 1/400 sec | F4.5 | ~200mm equiv.

The RX100 VI surely has the self-adjust and drive speed required to shoot games and untamed life. The AF following is entirely noteworthy and 24 outlines for every second mean you ought to have the capacity to get the minute you're endeavoring to catch. In any case, a generally little greatest gap, joined with the short shade spans required for solidifying activity mean there's very little light for the sensor to make utilization of, which implies grainy pictures in everything except the best conditions. Since the RX100 VI keeps on utilizing a slower UHS-I memory card opening, it additionally takes a long time for the cushion to clear on the off chance that you've been shooting at 24 fps. This takes a portion of the sparkle off of the capacity to shoot at such high speeds.

What we like

Quick self-adjust with constant subject following

Capacity to shoot at up to 24 outlines for each second, even with Raw catch and AF

What we don't care for

Little most extreme opening with quick shade speeds limits picture quality

Slower UHS-I card spaces sees a few capacities inaccessible as you sit tight for the cradle to clear


The RX100 VI includes on-sensor stage location, which implies it can decipher how far away a subject is. This, joined with successful subject acknowledgment make for a quick, ground-breaking mix.

Key takeaways:

Self-adjust execution is class driving

Eye AF can be a 'can't-survive without' include for a few picture takers

Eye AF starts to flop as light levels drop

Self-adjust framework is intricate and multi-layered (and works distinctively for video)

Self-adjust control and setup

The RX100 VI offers five primary AF zone modes, in addition to 'Bolt On' variants of them on the off chance that you shoot in Continuous AF mode. Face Priority, Eye AF and Center Lock-On AF modes all overrule these zone decisions.

The RX100 VI has a multi-layered AF framework. At its most fundamental you get the opportunity to pick between single AF and ceaseless AF at the same time, dissimilar to more costly models, there are no settings to manage whether the camera ought to organize center or shooting speed when you're catching a burst of pictures.

There are additionally a progression of AF Area modes that characterize where the camera centers:




Adaptable Spot (Large, Medium, Small)

Extended Flexible Spot

Bolt On Area modes [Tracking forms of each of the above modes]

Wide mode sees the camera picking a subject in the scene, while the others let you be progressively particular about your picked subject. The Lock-on variants of every mode are just accessible in AF-C mode and endeavor to track the picked subject regardless of whether it moves around the scene.

Over these, there are a few other AF highlights that supersede the AF zone mode:

Face Priority in AF

Eye AF

Fixate Lock-On AF

Face Priority in AF is basically Face Detection mode (with a Face's impact on presentation metering now characterized independently). Fixate Lock-On AF is a marginally clumsier subject following mode. It must be locked in independently and endeavors to translate what it supposes is your subject, until the point that you expel it, and soon thereafter it'll return to your beforehand picked AF territory. We wouldn't prescribe its utilization for stills shooting.

Eye AF

It's Eye AF that is most worth focusing on. Like Face Detection mode, it will supersede your picked AF zone (or, in any event, consider its information just on the off chance that it needed to pick between which individual's eye's to center around). It's enacted by holding down the inside catch on the back of the camera, and soon thereafter it will discover and take after your subject's eye with great diligence.

This framework functions admirably enough in the a7R III to create pictures with idealize concentrate even with shallow profundity of-field inspected at pixel level of 42MP pictures, so it's nothing unexpected that it works exceptionally well for the less requesting RX100 VI. It's sufficiently dependable that you can disregard center and exclusively focus around organization and communicating with your subject.

Self-adjust execution

We develop a comprehension of AF execution in view of three tests, cross-checked against the encounters we have when shooting different subjects amid the audit procedure.

Center speed

The first is to check how rapidly the camera can react to changes in subject separation, by requesting that it refocus on a moving toward cyclist.

The RX100 VI shoots with enough profundity of-field at 200mm equiv that it's hard to evaluate whether it's superbly centered however, other than perhaps an edge or so where it's mis-judged the difference in pace of the rider, as they turn towards the camera, it's difficult to presume that it's missed a shot.

Low-light, close-up test

At last, we check how well the camera can adapt to following individuals in direct lighting conditions (a situation we know not to be very much spoken to by the more extended separations and brighter lighting states of our other testing).

We tried the camera with its 'Face Priority in AF' setting turned on and killed. When you have 'Face Priority' connected with, the camera will recognize the subject's face however then stretch out the following region to incorporate a large portion of the subject's body. The camera at that point chooses where to concentrate, frequently just picking the closest piece of the subject, instead of the face.

Here's the pictures from 'Face Priority' locked in.

Turning Face Priority off means the camera tracks the subject without endeavoring to recognize it and it appears to complete a great job, in the event that you watch the video. For a closer assessment, here are the caught out-of-camera pictures.

The best outcomes are accomplished by holding down the Eye-AF catch, however take note of that, as the light level drops, the camera sometimes battles to perceive and eye, so returns to Face Detection mode. As a result of the sheer number of pictures caught, here is a choice of pictures (one of each ten) taken amid this run.


The RX100 VI offers the majority of the video highlights and capacities that Sony has created for its buyer cameras however a portion of the equipment choices make it harder to utilize them to their maximum capacity.

Key takeaways:

The RX100 VI has a standout amongst the most entire video include sets of any camera we've tried, joined with exceedingly point by point 4K video capure

The absence of ND channel or mic attachment restrain the circumstances in which you can catch video and the nature of the sound that goes with it

4K video is constrained to around five minutes, so it's preferred for amassing short clasps over simply hoping to abandon it rolling

Self-adjust execution is truly great however works rather uniquely in contrast to stills shooting

Video control and setup

The RX100 VI's focal point gives colossal adaptability however its absence of a ND channel (or sensible method for fitting one) restricts your alternatives in brilliant light.

The RX100 VI utilizes its quick readout to offer UHD 4K at up to 30p. This recording is taken from the full ~5500 pixel width of the sensor and is then prepared and scaled down to the standard 3840 x 2160 size. This produces more detail than can be accomplished by straightforwardly examining a 3840 x 2160 pixel district. Be that as it may, it is additionally more processor concentrated which, alongside the camera's little size, is probably going to be the explanation behind the camera's moderately short 5 minute record restrict.

The camera can likewise shoot 1080p video at up to 120p or shoot short clasps at outline rates of up to 1000 fps at progressively low determination, that are played back as 1080 24, 25 or 30p.

There's additionally a broad arrangement of highlights to help video shoot, including tunable zebra admonitions, to help set introduction, center topping to feature in-center districts and stage recognition self-adjust with flexible speed and conduct, to make video shooting less demanding. Unfortunately the main following choice is the fairly questionable 'Focus Lock-On' AF mode.

Absence of mic attachment or ND channel make it harder to profit by the camera's full video potential

Over this the camera has a decision of Log modes, which endeavor to crush more powerful range into the record to give more degree for change, yet with the danger of included clamor and posterization. It likewise gives you 'a chance to revise' the review when shooting in Log modes so you're not attempting to translate a washed-out dark show.

Be that as it may, the absence of a mic attachment limits you to utilizing the inner receivers, which will dependably be in danger of wind and activity clamor, or powers you to surrender a portion of the camera's size advantages by influencing you to convey an outside sound recorder. The absence of inherent ND channel additionally makes it harder to keep up the generally long shade speeds favored by videographers. Both these variables make it harder to profit by the camera's full video potential.

The Sony tests the full width of its sensor then downsamples, giving it a progression of focal points over the Panasonics that simply catch a littler 3840 x 2160 pixel area. Right off the bat it implies it catches more noteworthy detail, furthermore it gives you a more extensive point field-of-see than a trimmed district does. At long last, utilizing a bigger locale of the sensor implies less clamor, since you have all the more light catch territory.

The 1080 video is marginally less great (the Sony a7S indicates what you do in the event that you oversample and downscale to 1080 res), however is as yet focused. It debases a tad on the off chance that you utilize the inexorably trimmed adjustment modes.

This example video was shot to demonstrate a few highlights of the camera. It incorporates cuts ceased down to the camera's base gap of F11 to get the slowest shade speed accessible. It likewise incorporates cases of Center Lock-On AF*, with AF drive speed set to Fast, to urge the camera to refocus on a moving subject. As far as we can tell it's effortlessly diverted and loses its subject. By and large we had most accomplishment by determining an AF point or trusting 'Wide' mode to pick a subject genuinely close-by and focal in the edge.

*If the camera is set to catch low-res Proxy documents close by 4K film it will mistakenly disclose to you that it's 4K keeping you from utilizing Center Lock-On AF. Kill intermediary recording and it ends up accessible.

Picture quality

The 1"- type sensor in the first RX100 spoke to a huge jump in the picture quality you could anticipate from a pocketable smaller camera and the consequent sensors and enhancements in handling have implied the outcomes are more cleaned than any time in recent memory.

Key takeaways

Picture quality in both JPEG and Raw is great

The focal point looks amazingly sharp and steady over its range

The slower greatest gap limits picture quality in low light

Studio scene

Our test scene is intended to reproduce an assortment of surfaces, hues and detail writes you'll experience in reality. It additionally has two enlightenment modes to see the impact of various lighting conditions.

Go to full screen mode


A blend of a superior focal point (or possibly, one that is more joyful at close separations) with a JPEG motor that is particularly great at accentuating fine detail implies the RX100 VI looks a ton superior to anything its Panasonic rivals. Sony says the skin tone rendering has been enhanced and that has all the earmarks of being the situation. The blue and green reaction additionally look substantially more like the by and large enjoyed Canon JPEG shading, however yellows still aren't as wonderful as those of Canon or Nikon.

Clamor lessening additionally is by all accounts entirely great, holding subtle element as long as it can, yet every one of these cameras battle when the light gets so low that you need to utilize high ISOs. What's more, obviously, the long-zoom models here have a tendency to have littler most extreme openings, with the goal that edge is achieved sooner.

A gander at the Raw pictures proposes comparable execution, nearly as though every one of them were utilizing sensors with genuinely comparable plans.

Dynamic range

To comprehend a camera's dynamic range, we complete two things. To start with we take a gander at how tolerant of being lit up the shadows of a picture are. Since our test scene just has a limited unique range, we progressively underexpose it, so it speaks to progressively profound shadows. The Sony RX100 VI's most profound shadows are conceivably somewhat noisier than its companions, yet the distinction is quite unpretentious. This distinction would is probably not going to be obvious regardless of whether you attempt to build differentiate in the profound shadow locales of a picture.

This execution gives you the alternative of shooting at ISO 200 (underexposed by 3EV), ensuring the 3 stops of feature data that would be lost on the off chance that you shot at ISO 1600

The other portion of our test is to look at a base ISO picture that has been lit up to a picture shot at higher ISO, with both given a similar measure of light. This demonstrates how much the sensor's yield profits by being increased, to defeat the commotion floor. For this situation, there's next to no contrast between shooting at ISO 125 and lighting up, contrasted and shooting at ISO 1600, and even less between ISO 200 and ISO 1600. This implies gives you the alternative of shooting Raw at ISO 125 or 200, (underexposed by 3.66 or 3 stops), at that point lighting up. This ensures the at least 3 stops of feature data that would some way or another be intensified to the point that they're too splendid to hold, in the event that you shot at ISO 1600.

We've looked at the RX100 VI against the Panasonic ZS100, since it has the most comparable zoom extend. As should be obvious, the Sony is perceptibly better at all central lengths (a distinction made more clear when shooting in JPEG, since Sony's honing is great at improving point of interest).

As usual, we anticipate that there will some example to-test variety, given the difficulties of reliably building such a mechanically and optically complex focal point outline (and after that looking at it utilizing a generally requesting sensor). Given we just have one case of the Sony, we can't know whether they'll all be this great yet this example, in any event, is both extremely noteworthy and amazingly steady all through its zoom go.

It's dependent upon you, obviously, to choose whether you discover the corner execution at wide-point to be satisfactory, given it's been subjected to huge numerical adjustment. Be that as it may, we're not seeing anything to whine about.

The more extended zoom comes at the cost of a littler most extreme gap. By including 85-135mm equiv central lengths, the Mark VI gives you more extension for shooting firmly surrounded representations without an excessive amount of unflattering point of view mutilation of your subject's face. The drawback, especially detectable in low light, is that you'll have around 1EV less light to work with, and your pictures with be noisier and subject to more commotion lessening, accordingly.

Test Gallery

Time spent in the field, behind the focal point is a critical part of DPReview camera testing. This genuine shooting certifies our discoveries in the test lab. The following are a determination of pictures we shot with the RX100 VI:

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What we like What we don't

Massively adaptable focal point go with great quality all through

JPEGs with great shading and detail

Astounding unique range

Very point by point video

Eye-AF makes representation straightforward

Class-driving self-adjust following

24 outline for every second shooting
Good viewfinder

Really little

USB charging is convenient

Complex UI

Overcomplicated and confounding self-adjust framework

Low light execution restricted by focal point

Under-used touchscreen

Absence of ND channel limits video shooting

Absence of Mic attachment undermines video

No in-camera Raw change

No outside charger included

General conclusion

The RX100 VI is something of a flight for the RX100 arrangement: offering a more broad zoom go yet surrendering a portion of its extensive sensor's low light capacity by blending it with a less splendid focal point. This makes it substantially more of a do-everything family camera and travel zoom, as opposed to an aficionado picture taker's pocket camera.

This difference in part suits the camera, to some degree. We've never felt the RX100 UI energized the hands-on, drew in style of shooting we need from a devotee reduced yet its 'trust me/just roll out periodic improvements' approach bodes well for proprietors more stressed over getting the shot than participating all the while.

The RX100 VI's focal point gives you genuine adaptability, regarding what you shoot and how you outline your subject. Out of camera JPEG.

(Left) ISO 160 |1/400th | F3.5 | 40mm equiv.

(Right) ISO 250 | 1/400th | F4.5 | ~200mm equiv.

The self-adjust sets another bar for what a reduced camera can do (it'll humiliate a reasonable few DSLRs), its video can be staggering and its focal point is amazingly predictable over its range. Each part of its particular is class-driving and, video impediments aside, its execution by and large satisfies the guarantee of that spec, making it a breathtakingly skilled travel camera.

Be that as it may, (and I presume you knew a 'yet' was coming), the RX100 VI is costly. Mid-level DSLR or mirrorless costly. Furthermore, while you can contend that it shoots speedier, most likely concentrations better and shoots video similarly also (all while fitting in your pocket), it can't coordinate them when it comes picture quality.

A fabulously fit travel camera.

Pressing such an expansive zoom extend in such a little body includes some major disadvantages. The RX100 VI's focal point lets in the middle of 2/3 and 1/3 as much light as the RX100 V's and that implies noisier pictures, particularly in low light yet additionally in case you're utilizing quick screen paces to catch activity.

Along these lines, while the RX100 VI will probably get the shot you need than its minimized companions, it won't offer the picture quality you'll get from different cameras costing a comparable measure of cash. You need to truly need this mix of ability and smallness to legitimize its blend of picture quality and cost.

What we think

Surveys Editor

Regardless of whether the RX100 VI will be a decent counterpart for you depends to a great extent on what you're searching for from a 'convey all over the place' camera. There's no precluding the interest from securing such an extraordinary zoom go, to the point that fits into an (extensive ish) stash, nor the fabulous self-adjust and burst speeds. At last, in case you're searching for extraordinary picture quality in this portion with negligible whine, the RX100 VI is an incredible fit. In any case, in case you're a photographic artist that likes to take more control over the photo taking procedure, you may observe the RX100 VI to separate to utilize and might be served better by an option with more strong controls.

Specialized Editor

For my own particular utilize, I lean toward the short, brilliant focal point of the past three RX100 cameras, yet it's hard not to be inspired by the Mark VI. The additional span on the focal point extends it out to great representation central lengths and past, making it a more adaptable camera, particularly when joined with this level of self-adjust capacity. Be that as it may, in spite of the fact that the UI is enhanced, despite everything I don't know the blend of constrained direct controls and complex capacities, (for example, the multi-layered AF framework) is a decent counterpart for some clients.

Contrasted and other top of the line compacts

Sony Cyber-shot DSC RX100 V: Yet once more, Sony's naming framework winds up gambling disarray between altogether different cameras. The more extended zoom on the RX100 VI makes it an altogether different mammoth than the shorter, significantly brighter focal point in its forerunners. The one-advance task of the viewfinder is a pleasant advantage, similar to the enhancements in both self-adjust and JPEG shading, however none of these are as noteworthy as the contrasts between the focal points. The more extended zoom implies the VI is more adaptable as far as what you can shoot yet the diminishment of low light ability from the less splendid focal point limits when you can shoot.

This more drawn out focal point additionally separates the RX100 VI from any semblance of the Panasonic Lumix LX10 and Canon Powershot G7X II, which forego the 'do-everything' interest of the 24-200mm proportionate zoom go however consequently offer brighter focal points for better low-light ability. On the off chance that you needn't bother with the full 200mm comparable achieve, at that point the Canon is justified regardless of a look. It can't shoot as quick as the Sony, nor are its self-adjust or video in a similar alliance, yet its cost isn't, either.

The RX100 VI is more adaptable as far as what you can shoot however the less splendid focal point limits when you can shoot it.

Panasonic Lumix DC ZS200: The Panasonic outguns the Sony by offering the significantly more amazing sounding 24-360mm equiv focal point. Notwithstanding, this focal point lets in still less light and we've yet to see a duplicate that is extremely awed us. No matter how you look at it the specs are lower, regardless of whether it's the field-successive viewfinder, the trimmed video or the less fit self-adjust, however it's dependent upon you to choose whether you're willing to pay about twofold for that additional capacity.

Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS100: This is likely the RX100 VI's most genuine opponent. Like its greater sibling it lingers behind the Sony in each key regard, however it costs not as much as half to such an extent. Accordingly, the Panasonic is a less competent family camera yet at the same time influences a really valid travel to sidekick.

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