Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI Review

Overall Score

66

Main Features

  • 20 MP 1 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-200 mm (8.3x) F2.8-4.5 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 24 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 102 x 58 x 43 mm, 301g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
  • Replaced by: Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI Overview


First introduced in June, 2018, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI is a 20 MP Compact with a 1 (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Sony replaced the older Sony RX100 V with Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony RX100 VI with Sony RX100 V

Sony replaced Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI with Sony RX100 VII. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony RX100 VI with Sony RX100 VII

Sony RX100 VI Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII Sony RX100 VII 2019 20MP 125 - 12800 302g 102 x 58 x 43mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) Sony RX100 VA 2018 20MP 125 - 12800 299g 102 x 58 x 41mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI Sony RX100 VI 2018 20MP 125 - 12800 301g 102 x 58 x 43mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V Sony RX100 V 2016 20MP 125 - 12800 299g 102 x 58 x 41mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Sony RX100 IV 2015 20MP 125 - 12800 298g 102 x 58 x 41mm

Proc and Cons of Sony RX100 VI


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI with competitors in large sensor compact cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
NFC Connectivity
Tilting Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
RAW Support
12800 Max Native ISO
24.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Exposure Mode
2359k dot Viewfinder Resolution
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Focus Bracketing
Bluetooth Connectivity
Optical Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
1229k dots Screen Resolution
Manual Focus
2.8 Lens at Wide
UHS-I Memory Card Support
315 Focus Points
Selfie Friendly Screen
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Articulating Screen
No External Flash
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.5
No Environmental Sealing
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.8
Low Battery Life: 240 shots
Type Scores

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI has an Overall Score of 66/100 and ranked #29 out of 802 in Compact cameras, and ranked #224 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Sony RX100 VI Scores
Imaging score
51
Features score
73
Value for money score
78
Portability score
93
Overall score
66
Average Scores in Large Sensor Compact
Imaging Score
49
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
70
Portability Score
85
Overall score
59

Physical Dimensions of Sony RX100 VI


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI weighs 301g and has external dimensions of 102 x 58 x 43mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.69"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Compact cameras is 389g, Sony RX100 VI is 88 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Sony RX100 VI is less by 13mm more than the average length in Large Sensor Compact.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Sony RX100 VI
301g
Average weight
389g
Min weight
206g
Max weight
1040g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Compact Cameras


Sony RX100 VI
43mm
Average Thickness
54mm
Min Thickness
31mm
Max Thickness
122mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI Dimensions Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V Sony RX100 V 299 g 301 g 102 x 58 x 41 mm 102 x 58 x 43 mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 Panasonic ZS200 340 g 301 g 111 x 66 x 45 mm 102 x 58 x 43 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII Sony RX100 VII 302 g 301 g 102 x 58 x 43 mm 102 x 58 x 43 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V(A) Sony RX100 VA 299 g 301 g 102 x 58 x 41 mm 102 x 58 x 43 mm
Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II Panasonic LX100 II 392 g 301 g 115 x 66 x 64 mm 102 x 58 x 43 mm
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Canon G7 X MII 319 g 301 g 106 x 61 x 42 mm 102 x 58 x 43 mm
Fujifilm X100F Fujifilm X100F 469 g 301 g 127 x 75 x 52 mm 102 x 58 x 43 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV Sony RX10 IV 1095 g 301 g 133 x 94 x 145 mm 102 x 58 x 43 mm

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI


General
Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI
Announced June, 2018
Body Type Large sensor compact
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 8
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 1229k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2359
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.59
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 315
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 24.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 5.90
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 25600
Min Boosted ISO 80
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery & USB charger
Battery
Battery Life 240 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-BX1
Physical
Weight 301 g
Physical Dimensions 102 x 58 x 43 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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