Sony RX100VI, our pocket travel companion to Bangkok

I’ve heard this comment so many times.

“Traveling the world , and making memories.”

But what exactly does that mean? Where do you store these memories?

For us the answer is simple, and it comes in shape of a black rectangle no bigger than the palm of our hand.

I am of course referring to our pocket travel companion, the Sony RX100VI.

Sony DSC-RX100VI with VCT-SGR1 Grip

Having been a long time user of this Sony series, thanks to it’s tiny yet powerful capabilities, it’s exactly what suits our “out of a suitcase” lifestyle.

The new, 6th generation Sony RX100VI is still the minimalist, thank Gawd. The first RX100 took the world of digital cameras by storm in 2012, and has continued to dominate its category as market leader till the present day.

No kiss for you Mister Trump!

Sony VCT-SGR1 Grip also a tripod. Camera knows there’s a hungry infant but still it eats first

It’s easy to overlook the power of the RX100VI simply because it looks more like a stylish accessory than a camera. But take a closer look and you will see beyond the sleek exterior – a pocketable high spec’d 1-inch sensor with 4K video, a pop up viewfinder and tilt down touchscreen that adds functionality to beauty. Of course, the convenience comes at a price but to travel without lugging a massive, cumbersome DSLR while hiking up rocky terrain or slipping in through a narrow crack of a limestone cave at low tide, is too attractive to dismiss as an afterthought.

Just another day on the railway tracks of Bangkok

We took the palm-sized Sony RX100VI recently on our recent trip to Bangkok so all the images you see in the this post except where the camera is seen is captured with the RX100VI.

Captured handheld in low light

With a screaming toddler in hand, packing light is a thing of the past. So every nuance of weight (or lack of) counts… if you get what I’m saying.

Zipping around on the tuktuk

With the Sony, being able to whip out a tiny, zippy camera in hot, humid, crowded Bangkok and capturing a fabulously vivid shot, is one of life’s simple pleasures that’s hard to put into words.

If Life imitates Art, as the saying goes, then the RX100VI is the canvas on which it’s captured.

The RX100VI’s long optical zoom range is one of its key features overcoming past models zoom limitations. Check out the image below to see the distance we zoomed in from to capture the Phra Phrom (Lord Brahma) four-faced deity at the famous Erawan Shrine.

this is how far back the previous shot was taken from.

One night in Bangkok and the world is your cockle

Have you used the RX100VI? Let us know what you think of it in the comment section below. In the meantime,  scroll on down to see more images captured with tiny pocket-rocket RX100IV in Bangkok…


Ratchada Rot Fai Night Market

Lhong 1919, a beautifully riverside 19th Century Chinese Mansion restored with retail shops and restaurant. RX100VI in low light and handheld.

Nosy neighbors at Lhong 1919. Captured handheld in low light.

Wat Arun sunset on the Chao Phraya River

Portraits chiselled on the wall. Amazing street art

Lhong 1919. Handheld in low light

Lhong 1919. Handheld in low light

Lhong 1919. Handheld in low light

Warehouse 30

Indiana Jones and the Lost Heart…

Definitely a keeper. Great things come in tiny packages and the Sony RX100VI is no exception to the rule. It’s intuitive and so easy to get along with, it’s more like a traveling buddy than a gadget.

It’s like leaving home and exploring the globe with your best friend.

Life’s travels are just more interesting with the Sony. 





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