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The RX100 VI features the familiar 20.1 MP 1.0-type stacked Exmor RS CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip, upgraded BIONZ X image processing system and a Fast Hybrid AF system with 315-point phase-detection AF points that cover 65 percent of the sensor. According to Sony the updated AF system allows the camera to focus in as little as 0.03 seconds–the fastest for cameras with a 1.0 sensor.

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An updated AF system allows the camera to focus in as little as 0.03 seconds. Sony

The 24-200mm lens isn’t the only major upgrade though. The RX100 VI also utilizes Sony’s high-density Tracking AF to improve tracking and accuracy. It can shoot 24fps with continuous AF/AE tracking, has a buffer limit of 233 images, a new LCD touch shutter and focusing screen, has the ability to shoot 4K video and, for the first time, 4K HDR video.

It’s a whole lot of camera squeezed into a compact body, and despite all of these new features the RX100 VI remains roughly the same size as its predecessor.

Sony RX100 VI Top view
Top view of the Sony RX100 VI. Sony

Interested in other high end compact cameras? Here are some options:

The Sony RX100 VI is expected to begin shipping next month and will retail for $1200.

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