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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 VI Digital Compact Camera


  • Screen Size: 3.0" Vari-Angle
  • Camera Zoom Range: 8x Optical Zoom
  • Sensor Size: 1.0" Sensor
  • Resolution: 16-20MP
  • 4K Movie
  • Bluetooth
  • Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)

Product code: SRX100VI (4548736083295)

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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 VI Digital Compact Camera


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Product Details

Be ready to take on the world. This pocket-size compact comes with no-compromise high-zoom performance and super-fast AF, so you can capture every opportunity that comes your way - just the way you want - and fully unleash your creative self-expression.

  • 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

A pocket-sized camera with full zoom range

The camera's no-compromise, 24–200mm optics deliver superb image quality, which combined with high speed and pocket-sized portability makes it ideal for travel shooting or flexible professional work by even the most demanding users. In addition, Clear Image Zoom lets you further enlarge the center of the image digitally up to twice as much (400 mm equivalent) with almost no image degradation.

High-resolution, compact optical design

New optics for the RX100 VI include eight aspherical lens elements with 13 aspherical surfaces for high resolution to the edge of the image, across the zoom range. Four AA (advanced aspherical) lenses correct spherical and coma aberrations, and two ED glass elements suppress aberration, for high resolution even in the higher zoom range.

Large apertures, great range of expression

Small F-numbers throughout the zoom range make it easy to achieve fast shutter speeds and large amounts of bokeh. Even at a focal length of 100mm, the maximum aperture stays at F4. This can reduce blurring in shots of fast-moving subjects, and it can also help portrait shots, where the subject will stand out against a high degree of background bokeh.

High-speed BIONZ X™ image processing engine

With faster processing speed than its predecessor, the advanced BIONZ X image processing engine contributes to the camera's high image quality, supporting improved AF/AE detection, processing speed, face and eye detection speed and accuracy, and minimized time lag on the viewfinder display.

Optical SteadyShot™

Advances in image stabilization deliver the equivalent of a 4.0-stop faster shutter speed at 200 mm, compensating for camera shake during handheld shooting even in telephoto or low-light conditions. Combined with the highly sophisticated optics design and advanced image processing engine, this contributes to the camera's excellent image quality.

Exmor RS™ 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor for speed

The 315-point focal-plane phase-detection AF provides extraordinarily fast, precise autofocus and tracking. Furthermore, the 20.1 MP (effective) 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip enables up to 960fps super-slow-motion shooting — and an up to 1/32000 sec. super-high-speed anti-distortion shutter. 

High-speed AF at 0.03 sec

Fast Hybrid AF responds in a super-fast 0.03-sec, seamlessly integrating the superlative speed and tracking of focal-plane phase-detection AF with high-accuracy contrast AF. It boosts the camera's abilities to focus, track and capture sharp, clear still images of subjects in all situations, even in the middle of fast dynamic action.

Eye AF with excellent tracking performance

High-precision Eye AF, combined with high-performance AF tracking, provides helpful assistance with portrait shooting. It's effective even when the subject is looking down and away, or when faces are backlit or in partial darkness, and it keeps the focus on moving subjects' eyes when using the AF-C setting.

Steadfast tracking with wide and dense AF

The RX100 VI's 315 focal-plane phase-detection AF points cover approx. 65% of the image area, for coverage that quickly captures even small or fast-moving subjects. This works in conjunction with High-density AF Tracking Technology, densely concentrating AF points around the subject to significantly boost tracking performance of moving subjects.

AF-A automatically switches focus modes

In AF-A mode, according to such changes as sudden subject movement and brightness as detected throughout the shooting frame, the camera automatically switches between AF-S mode (Single AF: locks focus while the shutter button is pressed halfway) and AF-C mode (Continuous AF: keeps focusing on subjects while the shutter button is pressed halfway).

Easy, natural Touch Focus and Touch Pad AF

With Touch Focus you can simply touch the LCD at the point of the image you want to focus on, so you can intuitively focus on subjects even at the edge of the frame, without reframing, for both still shots and movies. When using the viewfinder, use Touch Pad AF to shift focus smoothly and easily, simply by sliding your finger across the LCD screen.

Shoot at 24fps with AF/AE tracking

The powerful combination of the Exmor RS 1.0-type image sensor and the BIONZ X image processing engine enables continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking at up to approx. 24fps for up to 233 frames. Key moments and fast action can be reliably captured.

Upgraded continuous shooting operability

Continuously shot images can be displayed in the groups in which they were shot, and shots can be deleted or protected with one quick operation. Camera operability while data is being written to the memory card has also been improved; now there is full access to the Fn Menu and the menu button, and settings can be changed.

Fast Hybrid AF for movies

Fast Hybrid AF also delivers precision tracking when shooting 4K movies. Phase-detection AF is effective over the same wide area as with still images, contributing to smoother focusing. AF drive speed and AF tracking sensitivity are also adjustable, so focus transitions can be tuned to match the scene and your creative intention.

Anti-distortion shutter

Fast data readout from the Exmor RS image sensor noticeably reduces distortion in images of fast-moving subjects such as a golf club being swung quickly. The Anti-distortion electronic shutter achieves shutter speeds as fast as 1/32000 sec.

Silent shooting for sensitive situations

You can mute the camera's shutter sound in noise-sensitive settings, such as gatherings in quiet restaurants or cafes. The shutter sound can be muted even during continuous shooting.

Super slow motion up to 40x slower

The stacked CMOS sensor enables an extra-high frame rate of up to 960fps. Shooting at 200 mm telephoto, it's possible to record impressive close-up super slow motion footage. Shooting frame rate and recording setting can be set independently for 4x to 40x super slow motion footage.

Supports the needs of HDR movie production

The RX100 VI serves a wide range of HDR production needs, with S-Log3, as well as S-Log2 gamma curves for color grading in post-production, and a new HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) profile for instant HDR workflow. Movies played on an HDR (HLG) compatible TV need no color grading to appear true to life, with no blocked shadows or blown highlights.

4K movies recorded at full pixel readout

When shooting 4K (QFHD resolution: 3840 x 2160) movies with full pixel readout without pixel binning, the camera collects approx. 1.7 times as much information as is required for basic 4K movie output. This oversampling effect results in images of outstanding resolution with reduced moiré and jaggies.

Extend still-frame capacity up to 30%

With the camera body power switched ON, the LCD monitor can be automatically switched OFF (either 2, 5 or 10 seconds after its last operation) to save power. Using this function can boost the maximum number of still frames that can be shot by up to about 30%.

Touch Shutter feature for easy shooting

For the first time in the RX series, the shutter can be operated by touching the LCD monitor, which now swings up 180° and down around 90°. Operation is intuitive and convenient, especially when shooting scenes from high or low angles.

Movie support for professional workflows

For more advanced shooting and production, the RX100 VI supports and is compatible with various movie functions typically found in equipment for professional use, including Picture Profile, Gamma Display Assist, Zebra, clean HDMI output, TC/UB, Rec Control, Marker functions, and Proxy recording for simple net-based sharing and transferring to smartphones.

One-push Access EVF

Depressing the viewfinder pop-up switch on the side of the body makes the viewfinder instantly available with just a single action, and the viewfinder can be instantly retracted when not in use.

XGA OLED Tru-Finder™

The retractable Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder's sharp resolution (2.35-million-dot-equivalent), bright self-illumination and high contrast are excellent for previewing shots and adjusting settings accordingly. EVF eyepiece optics are treated with ZEISS® T* Coating to reduce unwanted reflections and ensure corner-to-corner visibility.

Tactile and smooth control interface

A lens-mounted control ring permits pro-style manual controls such as selection of shutter speed, aperture, and more, for added creative control. Additionally, the zoom lever has been redesigned for maximum operability of the zoom lens, which is now controlled in two steps by the inclination of the zoom lever.

One-touch remote/One-touch sharing

With one-touch remote, a smartphone or tablet functions as a viewfinder/remote control. One-touch sharing transfers photos/videos to the device. Just install a PlayMemories Mobile app via Wi-Fi® to an NFC-enabled Android™ device, then touch the device to the camera to connect them. QR code compatibility allows connection with non-NFC smartphones.

Location Information Link via Bluetooth®

Location Information Link makes the most of the RX100 VI. The camera can be paired with the PlayMemories Mobile™ app on a compatible mobile device to acquire location data, record it on still images, and correct camera date/time and location. The PlayMemories Home™ app can be used on a personal computer to organize imported still images on a map.

My Menu your way

With My Menu, you can register menu items for instant recall and customize menus. The menu screen has been redesigned, and you can make button assignments for up to 30 functions to retool the camera interface according to your shooting preferences.

Convenient on-location rating and sorting

Ratings from 1 to 5 stars can be retained when images are imported into PlayMemories Home or the new Sony imaging software suite running on a PC, and this function and an image protect function can be assigned to a custom button. In-camera ratings and protection can be applied, reviewed, and changed while you're on location or traveling.

Imaging Edge software suite from Sony

Imaging Edge software suite can maximize image quality, improve production efficiency, and help you finely adjust RAW-based images. Use its “Remote” to remotely control shooting while monitoring scenes via live-view PC screen; "Edit" to develop RAW data into high-quality photos; and "Viewer" to view, rate, and select photos from a list of shots.

Product Reviews

Image quality, Tilting lcd, 8x zoom lens, Easy to use, Lightweight
Pricey, Poor battery life

Every time Sony updates the RX100 series, it becomes even more unbelievable what can fit into such a small body. Here with the RX100 VI you’ve really got some fantastic features, but it comes at such a high asking price that you have to really want them.

TechRadar UK

In many respects the RX100 VI is one of the best compact cameras out there. Certainly there's nothing else that can touch it when it comes to performance, while the images from the 20.1 megapixel sensor are excellent.


The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 cameras have always been compact, and the small controls have been something you can get used to on a camera with a small zoom, but as the zoom has increased to 8.3x, it becomes much more noticeable how small the camera is, and how little grip is provided, as you'll want to...

Amateur Photographer

Sony’s pocket travel zoom is a technological marvel, says Andy Westlake, but its flawed handling is disappointing given the price

Trusted Reviews
Photography BLOG

The new Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI is a travel zoom camera par excellence , taking the RX-series in an entirely new direction with its 24-200mm lens and easily outperforming its main rivals thanks to all of its cutting-edge tech.

A dinky yet luxurious point-and-shoot that will zoom in on the action with razor precision delivering stunning images and video.

Pocket Lint

If you're looking for an ultra-compact camera that can deliver great-looking photos and video in almost any situation, and you're willing to pay a big premium for that, this is the model you should consider first.


Sony’s latest pocketable camera features a 24-200 mm (equivalent) zoom lens plus an upgraded sensor and processor, improved AF and a larger buffer memory.

DP Review

The RX100 VI is a very capable camera, combining a flexible zoom range with impressive autofocus. However, the small maximum aperture required to keep the size down limits the image quality in some situations.

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I bought this camera to replace a larger camera that I couldn't be bothered to carry around on walks etc. The picture quality is excellent even on digital zoom and it does everything asked of it. Even when photographing into the sun there are very few internal reflections to spoil the view.

Wex Photo Video

I wanted a lightweight compact camera that would take great pictures and had a reasonable zoom so that I didn't have to lug my Nikon D610 around or rely on my phone when on country walks or on holiday.

John Lewis

I bought this a few weeks ago. I've had this range before and decided to go up a grade to the Nikon Z range, after a year l swapped back to the compact Sony. I'm so glad I did, it's light weight, it has the same lens as my Nikon but for me the fact that I can put this smart camera in my handbag is a...


I bought this camera to replace a larger camera that I couldn't be bothered to carry around on walks etc. The picture quality is excellent even on digital zoom and it does everything asked of it. Even when photographing into the sun there are very few internal reflections to spoil the view.

Castle Cameras

Early days yet but initial results impressive from the Sony DSC-RX100 VI. A small camera with a fantastic zoom range and many functions and options. Ideal as a travel camera when you don't want to carry a DSLR and lens. Also great for candid street photography.


This is a great camera, once you get the hang of the menu system and customise it to your needs it is quick to operate and not too fiddly, the pop up viewfinder is very good, the lens is sharp even at the telephoto, better than the Lumix TZ200, which zooms more but is soft at the long end.

Wex Photo Video

Extremely advanced compact pocket sized camera with top specifications, superb image quality, and fast responsive autofocus. It has a better zoom than the previous RX100 models and takes beautiful videos. I did buy the Sony grip for it which improves handling.

John Lewis

The battery cannot last long while I need to transfer back photos to my mobile by WiFi,I even don't use this as video shooting , for photos transfer, not user friendly while I just want to choose few and not all in the same day, while I need to transfer the same day photo by bulky, it will repeat...


This is a great camera, once you get the hang of the menu system and customise it to your needs it is quick to operate and not too fiddly, the pop up viewfinder is very good, the lens is sharp even at the telephoto, better than the Lumix TZ200, which zooms more but is soft at the long end.


I Bought this camera based on reviews of image quality in February 2021. The lens on this camera is an absolute dream clear and sharp. The zoom is 24-200 packed in a small camera with a clear flip up touch sensitive screen. The camera has lots of menus that are accessible by rotary dial on the back.

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