The Sony RX100 VI was released in July 2018 and still costs the original $1,200 list price. It’s selling well, so don’t expect any fire sales. Sony typically refreshes this series every 12 to 18 months, so we imagine a new one will arrive by early 2020, but Sony product launches can be unpredictable.
The camera is well made, but it is not weatherproof or shockproof, so treat it accordingly.
Should You Buy It?
The RX100 VI is a great little camera, but the biggest question is whether it’s worth $1,200. You can easily buy an interchangeable lens mirrorless camera with a larger APS-C imager for less (even Sony’s own A6400). Of course, you can hardly slip a mirrorless camera into a jeans pocket, and adding a long zoom lens will bump up the price considerably — so it really boils down to your needs. If you’re heading out on a scenic trip and you want something more than a smartphone — and have the cash to spare — then the RX100 VI checks all the boxes. And if the price is too steep, well, there’s always the mark V, mark IV, mark III… you get the picture.