We had a play with this lightweight premium compact camera this week and here's what we say:
Rachel This is the first RX100 camera I really enjoyed using. It's the only 1" sensor compact camera with the whole shebang that is truly pocket-sized. Some of my favourite major improvements to the RX series are:
Sony made the viewfinder a lot easier to access by reducing the mechanics, which would make this a lot more user friendly to older customers and people with bigger hands (a major objection in the past).
The screen seems to be brighter and more vivid than their older models and that would build confidence in people who are not interested in 'dynamic range' and post-processing, but just want to point and shoot.
The new touch screen is also handy for beginners and people who are used to shooting on a mobile phone, however, the intuitive and high speed auto-focusing is easy to pick up too.
The 24-200mm zoom range is perfect for exploring further — coupled with the lightweight, compact size and selfie screen, this makes it the perfect camera for vlogging/blogging and recording your travels in high definition.
The autofocus was super snappy.
The video, focussing and image stabilisation were pretty solid.
This little camera has a fantastic lens and basically all the brains of a professional level camera but can fit in your back pocket.
The Sony RX100 VI feels like a small DSLR that is not the size of a big DSLR (unlike the RX10 IV). It never fells like you are using a pocket camera if you leave it in aperture priority mode, and shooting at 24 FPS on a camera this size is just something you have to experience once in your life.