Sony RX100 Mk VI

drd1135

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Jul 13, 2011
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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.
 

NoSeconds

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

Biro

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Aug 7, 2011
124
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.
 

Chris2500dk

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Dec 22, 2011
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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.
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.
 

Biro

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Aug 7, 2011
124
Jersey Shore
Steve
To me it looks like a reaction to the Panasonic TZ100/200 cameras, apparently Sony sees a market there they want to get into.
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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Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
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.
 

Chris2500dk

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Dec 22, 2011
104
Copenhagen, Denmark
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.
It had better be a lot more capable considering the cost :)
 

Lightmancer

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Aug 13, 2011
164
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.
 

Lightmancer

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Aug 13, 2011
164
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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