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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI Pocket-sized Superzoom Unveiled

Postby wayno » Thu 07 Jun, 2018 5:47 am

http://www.photographybay.com/2018/06/0 ... -unveiled/

Sony continues to push boundaries with the RX100 VI, adding a 24-200mm f/2.8-4.5 zoom lens

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI Key Features

20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* f/2.8-4.5 Lens
24-200mm (35mm Equivalent)
UHD 4K30p Video with HLG & S-Log3 Gammas
HFR Mode for Full HD Video up to 960 fps
0.39″ 2.36m-Dot OLED Pop-Up EVF
3.0″ 921.6k-Dot 180° Tilting Touchscreen
Fast Hybrid AF System with 315 Points
ISO 12800 and 24 fps Continuous Shooting
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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI Pocket-sized Superzoom Unveiled

Postby GPSGuided » Thu 07 Jun, 2018 9:04 am

Saw it yesterday just as was investigating LUMIX TZ110 (or whatever its numerous model name is across the globe). But have you looked at the price?!? Pretty crazy! Is it justified?


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Re: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI Pocket-sized Superzoom Unveiled

Postby CasualNerd » Thu 07 Jun, 2018 1:43 pm

This things is going to a beast for a compact ! I have the RX100 III and in many situations it outperforms a cheapish DSLR, I guess because of the processing. Shame about the price but I think it's probably justified.

I'm hoping they announce a new a6000 series model soon too (a6700 ?)
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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI Pocket-sized Superzoom Unveiled

Postby GPSGuided » Thu 07 Jun, 2018 4:54 pm

Just saw a Camera House ad, retailing for A$1699! Better be frigging brilliant to justify that price for an 1” sensor camera.
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Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI Pocket-sized Superzoom Unveiled

Postby RonK » Thu 07 Jun, 2018 9:40 pm

Tsk, tsk. I have resisted a camera upgrade for a few years/models now, but this lens addresses the RX100’s only shortcoming. Further resistance is futile.
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Re: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI Pocket-sized Superzoom Unveiled

Postby GPSGuided » Thu 07 Jun, 2018 11:47 pm

RonK wrote:Tsk, tsk. I have resisted a camera upgrade for a few years/models now, but this lens addresses the RX100’s only shortcoming. Further resistance is futile.

I agree, that 24 wide and the 200+mm reach are fantastic for a travel/bush camera. However, there'll be a corresponding drop in max aperture and lens performance compared to the short zooms of old. The verdict isn't in yet on the final IQ at this point.
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Re: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI Pocket-sized Superzoom Unveiled

Postby wayno » Fri 08 Jun, 2018 4:17 am

superzooms all suck on image quality....
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Re: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI Pocket-sized Superzoom Unveiled

Postby GPSGuided » Fri 08 Jun, 2018 12:34 pm

wayno wrote:superzooms all suck on image quality....

Question is just how much 'suck' this lens has and can it really stand out against its competitions here. I wait while the initial photo gallery on DPReview is neither here or there.
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Re: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI Pocket-sized Superzoom Unveiled

Postby wayno » Fri 08 Jun, 2018 12:53 pm

GPSGuided wrote:
wayno wrote:superzooms all suck on image quality....

Question is just how much 'suck' this lens has and can it really stand out against its competitions here. I wait while the initial photo gallery on DPReview is neither here or there.


depends how fussy you are

samples here but i cant see any of them using the full extent of the zoom which is where the problems usually occur

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Re: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI Pocket-sized Superzoom Unveiled

Postby GPSGuided » Fri 08 Jun, 2018 1:05 pm

Right on! The long end is what’s needed to justify this major price hike.
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Re: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI Pocket-sized Superzoom Unveiled

Postby RonK » Fri 08 Jun, 2018 1:57 pm

GPSGuided wrote:
RonK wrote:Tsk, tsk. I have resisted a camera upgrade for a few years/models now, but this lens addresses the RX100’s only shortcoming. Further resistance is futile.

I agree, that 24 wide and the 200+mm reach are fantastic for a travel/bush camera. However, there'll be a corresponding drop in max aperture and lens performance compared to the short zooms of old. The verdict isn't in yet on the final IQ at this point.

Not interested in hair splitting. We all know there is a trade-off in speed with zoom lenses. I'm very confident that the lens will be plenty fast enough for my purposes.
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Re: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI Pocket-sized Superzoom Unveiled

Postby GPSGuided » Fri 08 Jun, 2018 4:19 pm

RonK wrote:Not interested in hair splitting. We all know there is a trade-off in speed with zoom lenses. I'm very confident that the lens will be plenty fast enough for my purposes.

Indeed, there'll be compromises if one's focus is on a 10x zoom range or similar. IQ loss is part and parcel of that. Then the issue of cost and value is an individual decision. At $1700 for a pocket camera, I think it's reasonable to consider the justification. For that price, one could easily have bought a compact (APS or micro 4/3) mirrorless and a decent lens to match. Is the degree of size and weight saving worth the price premium? Personal call.
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Postby GPSGuided » Sat 09 Jun, 2018 9:01 am

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Re: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI Pocket-sized Superzoom Unveiled

Postby wayno » Sat 09 Jun, 2018 9:17 am

if your prefernce is for best photo quality for the money, you'll get a larger format sensor camera, micro 4/3, or aps-c
but if your preference is for compactness it would be one of the best compact superzooms on the market..
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Re: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI Pocket-sized Superzoom Unveiled

Postby GPSGuided » Mon 25 Jun, 2018 1:06 pm

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Re: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI Pocket-sized Superzoom Unveiled

Postby GPSGuided » Mon 17 Sep, 2018 6:38 pm

$1352 with discount code. One unit left.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Sony-DSCRX1 ... 3144533871
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