If there is a main selling point of compact cameras, it would be exactly that, it’s compactness and the ability to slip it into a purse or pocket. However usually this also means having to compromise on things like image quality because there are only so many parts that can fit into a compact body.

However Sony has defied this with its RX100 series of compact cameras which have proven to be an extremely popular choice amongst even professional photographers who want something small. If you’re in the market for a small but capable camera, then you’ll be interested to learn that Sony has since announced the RX100 VI, the latest in its lineup of RX100 cameras.

The camera will feature a built-in ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 24-200mm f/2.8-4.5 lens, the use of a stacked 20.1MP Exmor RS CMOS sensor, an upgraded BIONZ X image processor, front-end LSI, and according to Sony, an insanely fast autofocus speed of 0.03 seconds thanks to the use of a 315 focal plane phase-detection system.

There is also built-in optical image stabilization and for those who are looking to shoot video, the RX100 VI will be capable of recording 4K video as well. As for pricing and availability, the RX100VI will be priced at $1,200 and is expected to start shipping out next month.

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