Sony has launched a new compact camera in South Africa just in time for the festive season.

The shooter in question is the RX100 VI Cybershot camera. The compact camera boasts a high-performance 20.1MP Exmor RS 1.0-type stacked CMOS sensor for improved light collection and – as a result – less noise in images.

This is paired with the BIONZ X image processing engine which is able to detect faces and eyes more accurately and contributes to faster AF/AE detection.

Speaking of which, Sony says the RX100 VI boasts the speediest auto-focus in its class thanks to 315-point phase-detection AF points. The result is that you can pull focus in just 0.03 seconds.

You can also record 4K video at 24fps.

The camera features 24-70mm and 70-200mm focal lengths and the F2.8 – F4.5 lens lens has built in image stabilisation.

The RX 100 VI will be available at leading South African technology outlets and carries an RRP of R23 999 from November , hough no exact date was stipulated.

If that is slightly too pricey for you the rest of Sony’s RX line up including the RX100 V which is favoured by food photographers is also available. As is the waterproof and shockproof RX0. Pricing for the full RX line up follows below.

Camera Model Retail Price
RX100 VI R23 999
RX100 V R19 999
RX100 IV R14 999
RX100 III R13 999
RX0 R13 999