Sony RX100 Mark VI review

With its superzoom lens squeezed into its diminutive shell, the RX100 VI is a considerably different proposition to earlier RX100 compact cameras

Sony RX100 Mark VI review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

It’s stuffed with impressive features, focuses quickly and is capable of exceptional performance. It’s only really that lofty price tag and so-so handling that spoil the fun.


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    24-200mm equivalent built-in zoom

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    Robust construction


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    No hotshoe for external flash

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    No microphone socket

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    Luxury price tag

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The RX100 series has always been aimed at enthusiasts, but the Mark VI model on test seems to have a broader audience in mind. 

Externally, little appears to be different from the models it follows, with the familiar 20.1MP 1in-type stacked sensor at its heart. It also follows its forebears in arriving with a premium price tag, although its new 8x optical zoom, which stretches from 24-200mm in 35mm-equivalent terms, makes it a much more viable option for travel, while its 4K video capabilities and flip-up and down LCD mean that it should appeal to vloggers and (admittedly well-heeled) selfie aficionados too.

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Matt Golowczynski

The former editor of Digital Camera World, "Matt G" has spent the bulk of his career working in or reporting on the photographic industry. For two and a half years he worked in the trade side of the business with Jessops and Wex, serving as content marketing manager for the latter. 

Switching streams he also spent five years as a journalist, where he served as technical writer and technical editor for What Digital Camera before joining DCW, taking on assignments as a freelance writer and photographer in his own right. He currently works for SmartFrame, a specialist in image-streaming technology and protection.