Sony RX100 VI Review

July 24, 2018 | Mark Goldstein |

Sony RX100 VI Specifications

Sensor

Sensor Type
1.0-type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) 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=9.0-72mm,Still Image3:2 f=24-200mm*,Still Image4:3 f=25-220mm*,Still Image16:9 f=24-210mm*,Still Image1:1 f=30-260mm* *35mm format equivalent
Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)
AF (W: Approx. 8cm (0.27 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 100cm (3.29 ft.) to Infinity)
Optical Zoom
8.0x
Clear Image Zoom (Still Image)
20M Approx. 16x / 10M Approx. 22x / 5.0M Approx. 32x / VGA Approx. 121x
Clear Image Zoom (Movie)
4K: Approx. 12x,HD: Approx. 16x
Digital Zoom (Still Image)
20M Approx.32x / 10M Approx.44x / 5.0M Approx.64x / VGA Approx.121x
Digital Zoom (Movie)
Approx.32x
Filter Diameter
Approx.32x

Screen

Screen Type
7.5cm(3.0-type)(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)
MF 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 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1(diopter) (35mm equiv.)
Eye Point
Approx.20mm from the eyepiece, 19.8mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1(diopter) (CIPA standard)
Dioptre Adjustment
-4.0 to +3.0m-1
Brightness Control
Auto, Manual(5steps)

Camera

Image Processing Engine
Yes (BIONZ X)
Steadyshot
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
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)
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), 200/400/800/1600/3200/6400/12800/25600
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:2.9lux(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
Yes(G7 to M7,57-step)(A7 to B7,29-step)
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, ISO200-25600
Dynamic Range Functions
Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0EV 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. 24 fps, Continuous Shooting Mid: approx. 10 fps, Continuous Shooting Low: approx. 3.0 fps
Self-Timer
10sec. / 5sec. / 2sec. / 3 or 5 consecutive shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selectable / Bracketing shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selectable
Drive Modes
Single,Continuous shooting(Hi/Mid/Lo),Self-timer,Self-timer(cont.),Cont.-bracketing,Single-bracketing,White balance bracketing,DRO bracketing
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 Recognised Scenes
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)

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.0.4m to 5.9m (1.31 ft. to 19.35 ft.) (W) / Approx. 1.0m to 3.1m (3.28 ft. to 10.17 ft.) (T), ISO12800: up to Approx. 12.4m (40.68 ft.) (W) / Approx. 7.0m (22.96 ft.) (T)

Recording

Compatible Recording Media
Memory 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 Format
Still 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)
Still 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
Colour Space (Still)
sRGB, Adobe RGB
DCF/DPOF
DCF/DPOF/EXIF/MPF
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size)
3:2mode:20M(5,472×3,648) / 10M(3,888×2,592) / 5M(2,736×1,824),4:3mode:18M(4,864×3,648) / 10M(3,648×2,736) / 5M(2,592×1,944) / VGA,16:9mode:17M(5,472×3,080) / 7.5M(3,648×2,056) / 4.2M(2,720×1,528),1:1mode:13M(3,648×3,648) / 6.5M(2,544×2,544) / 3.7M(1,920×1,920) ,Sweep Panorama:Wide(12,416×1,856/5,536×2,160),Standard(8,192×1,856/3,872×2,160)
Movie Recording Mode (NTSC)
NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode AVCHD: 24M FX(1,920x1,080/50i) / 17M FH(1,920x1,080/50i), XAVC S 4K: 25p 100M(3,840x2,160/25p) / 25p 60M(3,840x2,160/25p), XAVC S HD:50p 50M(1,920x1,080/50p) / 50p 25M(1,920x1,080/50p) / 25p 50M(1,920x1,080/25p) / 25p 16M(1,920x1,080/25p) / 100p 100M(1,920x1,080/100p) / 100p 60M(1,920x1,080/100p), NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] AVCHD: 24M FX(1,920x1,080/60i) / 17M FH(1,920x1,080/60i), XAVC S 4K: 30p 100M(3,840x2,160/30p) / 30p 60M(3,840x2,160/30p) / 24p 100M(3,840x2,160/24p) / 24p 60M(3,840x2,160/24p), XAVC S HD:60p 50M(1,920x1,080/60p) / 60p 25M(1,920x1,080/60p) / 30p 50M(1,920x1,080/30p) / 30p 16M(1,920x1,080/30p) / 24p 50M(1,920x1,080/24p) / 120p 100M(1,920x1,080/120p) / 120p 60M(1,920x1,080/120p)
HFR
Recording NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode XAVC S HD:50p 50M(1,920x1,080/250fps), 50p 50M(1,920x1,080/500fps), 50p 50M(1,920x1,080/1000fps) / 25p 50M(1,920x1,080/250fps), 25p 50M(1,920x1,080/500fps), 25p 50M(1,920x1,080/1000fps), 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) Sensor Readout Number of effective pixels Quality Priority:240fps/250fps(1,824x1,026),480fps/500fps(1,824x616),960fps/1000fps(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
16:9mode:17M(5,472×3,080) / 7.5M(3,648×2,056) / 4.2M(2,720×1,528)
Proxy Recording
Recording NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode XAVC S HD:50p 50M(1,920x1,080/250fps), 50p 50M(1,920x1,080/500fps), 50p 50M(1,920x1,080/1000fps) / 25p 50M(1,920x1,080/250fps), 25p 50M(1,920x1,080/500fps), 25p 50M(1,920x1,080/1000fps), 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) Sensor Readout Number of effective pixels Quality Priority:240fps/250fps(1,824x1,026),480fps/500fps(1,824x616),960fps/1000fps(1,244x420)/Shoot Time Priority:240fps/250fps(1,824x616),480fps/500fps(1,292x436),960fps/1000fps(912x308)

Interface

Input and Output Terminals
Multi/Micro USB Terminal, Hi-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 (2.4GHz band))

Power

Power Source
DC3.6V(supplied battery) / DC5.0V(supplied AC Adaptor)
Battery System
Rechargeable battery pack NP-BX1
Power Consumption (Camera Mode)
Approx. 2.3W with LCD monitor and approx. 2.5W with viewfinder(CIPA standard)
USB Charge/USB Power Supply
Yes (Shooting, Playback)
BATTERY LIFE(STILL IMAGES)(CIPA)
Monitor:Approx. 240 / Approx. 120min., Monitor (When Auto Monitor off is set to 2sec):Approx. 310 / Approx. 155min., ViewFinder:Approx. 220 / Approx. 110min.
BATTERY LIFE(MOVIES ACTUAL SHOOTING)(CIPA)
Monitor:Approx. 40min., ViewFinder:Approx. 40min.
BATTERY LIFE(MOVIES CONTINUOUS SHOOTING)(CIPA)
Monitor:Approx. 75min., ViewFinder:Approx. 70min.

Others

Playmemories Camera Apps
-
Photo Creativity
-
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,Beatuty Effect,Photo Capture,Rating,Automatic Image Rotation,Cont Shoot Grouping
TRILUMINOS Color
Yes
4K image output
Yes
Operating Temprature
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)
101.6x58.1x42.8 mm(4 in. × 2 3/8 in. × 1 11/16 in.)
WEIGHT (CIPA COMPLIANT)
Approx. 301g (10.7oz.)(Battery and Memory Card are included) / Approx. 274g (9.7oz.)(Body Only)

Colour Options

black

What's In The Box

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