But, as impressive as the RX100 VI is, it’s not perfect. Sony keeps pitching it as the ideal camera for vloggers (aka YouTubers), but it lacks a 3.5mm audio jack and the lens just isn’t wide enough. The camera also takes took long writing files after using the continuous shooting mode or capturing slow-motion videos, even with the latest high-speed SD card.
Yes, I appreciate the new zoom lens, but I wish Sony would’ve addressed some of these other (known) issues, too. The biggest drawback for many photo and video enthusiasts, however, is probably going to be the $1,200 price tag. It’s a lot for a compact camera, and if you’re going to invest that much, why not spend a little extra and get an A6500 ($1,100) or an A7 III ($2,000), both of which offer interchangeable lenses and bigger sensors. They may not fit in your pocket, but you’ll experience Sony’s true versatility.
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