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Sony’s latest RX100 refresh puts a big zoom on a little camera

The world’s finest ultra-compact compact returns for a sixth time
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06 June 2018 / 12:07BST

Sony’s series of high-end, ultra-compact cameras – the RX100 I, II, III, IV and V – sits right at the pinnacle of the pocket-friendly point-and-shoot category, and its newly-launched sixth incarnation adds to the appeal with a 24-200mm high magnification zoom lens. That gives the RX100 VI (£1,150, available July) more reach and versatility than previous RX100 models’ 24-70mm lenses, even if its maximum aperture takes a hit from F1.8 to F2.8 in the process. Also on board is what Sony claims to be the world’s fastest autofocus system, optical image stabilisation, a 1in 20.1MP sensor, 24fps continuous shooting, 4K video recording with hybrid log gamma HDR, an OLED viewfinder and a tiltable touchscreen. Sounds like the perfect camera to capture all your summer holiday hi-jinks – just don’t take it into the hot tub with you.

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