THE SONY CYBERSHOT DSC RX100 VI CAMERA
The addition of the longer 24-200mm equivalent zoom lens gives the RX100 VI sets this camera apart from the RX100 V. It shares the 20.1MP 1"type stacked CMOS sensor and highly-accurate phase detection autofocus with the RX100 V. With 5-axis image stabilization and the 24fps continuous shooting (with autofocus), the RX100 VI is ready for fast-action underwater shooting.
The RX100 VI captures 4K 30/24p video that downsamples from the entire sensor width giving extremely sharp details. For slow-motion capture, there is 120fps Full HD. To insure accurate exposure and focus during video shooting, there are numerous tools including adjustable zebra and focus peaking overlays. The speed and behavior of the autofocus can also be user adjusted. For those looking to maximize dynamic range and don't mind some additional post-processing, video can be captures in S-Log. The camera will show you a "corrected" preview during capture.
Key Camera Specifications
- 20.1MP 1"-type stacked CMOS sensor
- F2.8-4.5, 24-200mm equiv. zoom lens
- Retractable 2.36M-dot EVF with 0.59x equiv. magnification
- 24 fps burst shooting with C-AF
- UHD 4K video at 30/24p (downsamples from full sensor width)
- 1080p 120fps slow-motion capture
- 5-axis image stabilization
- 3" touchscreen LCD
- On-sensor phase-detection autofocus
- USB charging
THE NA-RX100VI UNDERWATER HOUSING
Nauticam has supported every version of the Sony RX100 lineup and with the RX100 VI the housing now joins the N50 interchangeable port system. The NA-RX100VI features the same innovative and user-friendly rotary-latch locking system and two-stage trigger from previous versions as well as the clearly-labeled and intuitive buttons and dials.
The NA-RX100VI follows Nauticam's design philosophy of placing the camera controls where they are most needed and easily accessible. The record button is colored red and within easy reach of the right side of the housing, even when using an optional tray system. The pop-up flash can be activated or stowed with the camera inside the housing, eliminating the need to preset the flash before inserting the camera and allowing quick changes between artificial and ambient lighting scenarios.
The shutter speed and aperture controls feature easy-to-use control wheels, with the front dial sporting large grooves to facilitate fingertip control without having to reach forward.
INTERCHANGEABLE N50 PORT
To maximize the added flexibility of the longer zoom lens on the RX100 VI, the NA-RX100VI now features an interchangeable N50 port. The Standard Port that is included with the housing allows for the use of the full zoom range and is compatible with the 25107 M67 Flip Diopter Holder. At 90mm equivalent and above, the RX100VI can be used with the SMC-1 wet-optic to achieve true super-macro capability.
PREMIUM PROFESIONAL OPTICS
For super wide-angle, the standard port can be changed for 38702 N50 Short Port with Bayonet Mount. This port is ready to support the WWL-1 Wet-Wide Lens with the intuitive and convenient bayonet-mounting system. Zoom range is still accessible but is limited to 65mm equivalent. The WWL-1 can be changed underwater with the CMC-1 or CMC-2 to give macro capabilities on the same dive.
OPTIONAL PRO PACKAGE CONFIGURATION
The NA-RX100VI is also available in the Pro Package configuration that comes with the Flexitray II, Right Handle, two ball-mounts and M14 vacuum valve pre-installed. The standard NA-RX100VI ships with stainless steel stiffening brackets and shutter release extension should a Nauticam Easitray or Flexitray be added later.
The RX100VI has HDMI output for video, allowing for the use of external monitors which make judging exposure, focus and composition easier than using the built-in LCD of the camera. By adding the optional 25028 Socket Extension and 25032 Custom HDMI bulkhead, the NA-RX100VI is compatible with external monitor housings such as the NA-502B-H or NA Ninja V (HDMI 1.4 connection only).
INTEGRATED VACUUM CHECK AND LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM
The Nauticam vacuum check and leak detection system is shipped with NA-RX100VI as standard equipment. Combined with an accessory M14 Vacuum Valve II (PN 25624), this monitoring system provides constant updates on the water tight and safe-to-dive status of the housing. A simple color coded LED lighting system lets the user know that the vacuum is solid, or that the housing is losing vacuum. Leak detection is built into the same circuit, so if there is water intrusion, an audible and visual indication will occur.
The Nauticam system is temperature compensated, eliminating false alarms caused by a change in outside temperature, or from a camera heating up on an action packed dive.