Without a doubt the most interesting feature on Sony's new flagship point-and-shoot RX100 VI is the new zoom lens. That Vario-Sonnar T* 24–200mm f/2.8–4.5 glass is much longer than the 24–70mm equivalent on the previous model, making the RX100 VI a more versatile compact shooter. You may not always need the superzoom, but it's nice to know you have that option -- especially on a camera that fits in the pocket of your shirt or jeans. Aside from the upgraded lens, the RX100 VI looks identical to its predecessor and also comes with a 20.1-megapixel, 1-inch Exmor RS CMOS sensor, though it does feature a better Bionz X processor (the same one that's on the full-frame A9).
The ISO is still capped at 12,800, but you'll get improved optical image stabilization to handle the longer 24–200mm lens. Like the RX100 V, Sony's RX100 VI is all about speed: You can capture RAW photos at a ridiculous 24 frames per second, and the autofocus clocks in at 0.03 seconds, which the company claims is the world's fastest. And if you want to shoot some videos, you can do so in 4K (with HDR) or slow motion at 250, 500 or 1,000 frames per second. In general, the RX100 series has set the gold standard for point-and-shoot specs since its introduction in 2012, and the newest member just continues that.