The original Sony RX100 was something of a landmark for compact cameras… thanks to its premium, large-sized sensor. The sixth generation of the dynasty, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI, rewrote the rules again by adding a much more powerful zoom. It is a great pocket camera – and we are here to give you details of the best buy deals available today.
This camera has now been superseded in the hierarchy by the newer Sony RX100 VII – but the Mark VI are still being manufactured and sold, with an immediate advantage being a lower price.
Several older generations of the RX100 are also still on sale, but the RX100 Mark VI has one big advantage of its predecessors in that it has a built-in zoom with the equivalent of a 24-200mm reach. That is a superzoom range, and gives you the reach to shoot much more subjects than earlier versions that had a much more modest 24-70mm zoom. The big lens thankfully has a built-in image stabilization that will cut out the camera shake when using the telephoto end of the zoom.
Today’s best Sony Cybershot deals
The ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T*24-200mm lens is not the only talking point. At the heart of the camera is the large one-inch 20 megapixel sensor. Another new feature is a touchscreen. With these Sony Cybershot deals, the user can focus on the subject and fire the shutter with a press of the LCD screen, and the display also tilts up through 180º (which is a boon for selfie shooters and bloggers), and the LCD can also tilt downwards.
Other features with Sony Cybershot deals include the hallmark 2.35million-dot pop-up electronic viewfinder and a 315-point phase-detect autofocus system.
Users also have the ability to capture images at full resolution at a blisteringly-fast 24fps, with autofocus and auto-exposure maintained throughout, while you can shoot 4K video using the full area of the sensor.
Fixed-lens design optimises image quality
Fixed-lens design maintains high resolution from centres to edges of images because the positions of the lens and imaging plane are precisely adjusted to take full advantage of the superior sensor.
BIONZ X image processing engine
The BIONZ X image processing engine handles huge volumes of data from the sensor, and reproduces texture and detail faithfully with minimal noise and diffraction.
1.0-type stacked CMOS sensor
Excellent image quality and processing efficiency
Back-illuminated technology maximise the extra-sensitive sensor’s light collection capacity, while its efficiency-enhancing stacked-circuit structure minimises processing time.
More stable — Less shake
Optical SteadyShot TM — equivalent to 4.5-steps-faster7 shutter
Image stabilisation compensates for camera shake when shooting handheld, at ultra-telephoto range or in dim light. Otherwise, such stable stills and movies are possible only with higher shutter speeds.