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RX100 Mk VI

Discussion in 'Sony' started by theoldsmithy, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Cheshire, England
    Martin Connolly
  2. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    Along with other improvements, this one has a longer, albeit slower, zoom. It makes a nice counterpart to the RX100 V and it shorter, faster zoom. As for price, Sony keeps charging the moon for these things so I assume this strategy works for them.
     
  3. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Top Veteran

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    Jan 1, 2017
    Troy
    Slightly tweaked Version of the last one... I suppose Apple and others can get away with it...
     
  4. wt21

    wt21 Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    They lost me at "starts at 2.8"

    I'll keep my III for the time being.
     
  5. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 7, 2013
    Cheshire, England
    Martin Connolly
    Well it's a bit more than slightly tweaked I think, with a much longer zoom (if slower). I assume this is Sony's response to the Panasonic TZ100. With that price differential they'll be lucky to make much of a dent.
     
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  6. I'll be sticking with Panasonic.
     
  7. serhan

    serhan All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
  8. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    I don't think it's a matter of "upgrading" from one's RX100 Mark III, IV or V to the Mark VI. I'm pretty sure this is meant to either complement the other versions or be purchased instead of them, depending on one's needs.
     
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  9. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk Top Veteran

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    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Yes I'm sure Sony would much prefer if people buy a mk V and a mk VI, but realisticly I don't think there would be any way of increasing the focal range and keeping the aperture as fast as the older version.

    To me it looks like a reaction to the Panasonic TZ100/200 cameras, apparently Sony sees a market there they want to get into.
     
  10. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    I have a TZ/ZS100 myself. And it's a great little travel camera. But I'll bet the RX100 VI is a more capable device. The only question is, how much is one willing to pay for it? In the U.S., the Sony costs twice as much money as the Panasonic.

    I also have an RX100 V that I paid only $650 for because it was an open-box deal at Best Buy. A small scratch at the bottom of the rear LCD. Otherwise, it's perfect with full factory warranty. And even I'm not sure I would pay nearly $1200 for the Mark VI - just like I wouldn't pay $1000 for the Mark V.

    I'm sure the price will eventually drop somewhat on the Mark VI and Mark V just as it has on all of the other RX100s. But it's likely to take a couple of years. In the meantime, I'll be checking Best Buy for a deal on the VI like that one I got on the V. :2thumbs:
     
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  11. In Australia at a standard (as in not discount) camera shop, we can get a TZ110 for $799, a TZ220 for $1099, and the Sony RX100 MkVI for $1699. Discounts are so minor most of the time as to not bother. For older Sony models... Mk 1 is $599, II is $699, III is $899, IV is $1099, and V is $1299. You see why I just don't even consider Sony as an option.
     
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  12. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk Top Veteran

    702
    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    It had better be a lot more capable considering the cost :) 
     
  13. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    I'm sure everyone agrees with you. But you know how it goes, that last 1 percent - or even 10 percent - is the most expensive of all. If tracking is similar to the A7 III, that's a big win.
     
  14. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Y'know it's funny. I use Sony phones and tablets, but their cameras leave me cold. Why? Expectation I think. I have different needs from an electronic device, and on the continuum that has "gadget" at one extreme and "tool" at the other, their cameras veer way too far to the gadget. The key for me is the extent to which devices allow manual control. Fuji and Ricoh cameras allow considerable configuration and control and the means to do so is apperent and clear. I don't want to spend valuable time menu-diving whilst my subject walks off, passes by or withers before my eyes.
     
  15. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk Top Veteran

    702
    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
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  16. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk Top Veteran

    702
    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Supposedly Leica puts in their own firmware and JPEG processing and you used to get a very nice software bundle as well. If you're shooting raw and have the software you need I'm guessing you get a red dot and a fancy color scheme, and maybe better resale value.
     
  17. oh. ok.
     
  18. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Steve
    Some folks really like the RX100's and don't mind the extra cost.
     
  19. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    The Panaleicas are assembled on the same (Panasonic) production line. Every screw, nut and bolt is the same. Differences lie in cosmetic appearance, firmware, bundled software, length of warranty and in customer service.

    Oh boy does the difference lie in customer service...
     
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