The Sony RX100 series of cameras are probably the best compact cameras you can buy. The Sony RX100 VI and the RX100 VII feature an amazing back-illuminated 1″ sensor and a fantastic lens.
Since these cameras are a little pricey, it is important to protect them with at least a screen protector and maybe some form of a case. As far as design goes, these cameras haven’t changed much since version II, some slight tweaks are all. The good news is for those that upgrade, your accessories will usually carry over.
Here is a list of some of the coolest and best accessories for the Sony RX100 VI and VII. As well as some accessories for the older RX100 cameras like the RX100 IV and V.
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- Sony RX100 VI & Sony RX100 VII The Essentials
- Cleaning Gear
Sony RX100 VI & Sony RX100 VII The Essentials
I’ve compiled a list of all the best accessories and gear for the Sony RX100 VI and the RX100 VII so that you don’t have to get lost in the mess crappy 3rd party accessories that flood Amazon daily.
Sony still hasn’t put great scratch-resistant screens on their cameras yet so I recommend you get a screen protector.
The Expert Shield screen protectors really have the best thing going right now. Lifetime warranty and a staff that’s not impossible to get a hold of. They’re a real company and I use them on all my cameras now. I rarely find other screen protectors worth listing.
Expert Shield Crystal Clear RX 100 VI & RX100 VII – Amazon
Expert Shield Crystal Clear RX100 IV & RX100 V – Amazon
Best Batteries RX100 VI & RX100 VII
Here are a few batteries that work great. Remember when using batteries, it’s fine to use 3rd party, but I recommend you at least charge them with a Sony charger or in-camera to get the best charge. A slower low power charge is typically better and Sony charging systems have them calibrated for their specific needs.
If you have old batteries from your old RX100 camera they should still work. If you’re looking for something new, I usually like the Sony batteries, but you’ll probably only need one backup for this camera so I’m sure a 3rd party will be fine.
Sony NP-BX1 Battery – Amazon The Official Sony battery
Wasabi Battery 2-Pack – Amazon Very popular 3rd party battery.
BM Premium 2-Pack – Amazon I’ve used this brand before as well.
Best Memory Cards RX100 VI & RX100 VII
Memory cards are important for this camera. You have to use SDXC U3 UHS-I cards if you want to shoot 4k Video.
See the following guides to find the best memory cards for your RX100.
The guts of the RX100 V seemed to have changed a bit as it introduced a lot of new features. However, the memory card write speed bottleneck is still about the same.
Lens Accessories & UV Filters
Since the RX100 IV and V have retractable lenses, it’s difficult to find a UV filter that simply works. However, Lensmate has come up with something really cool. A Quick Changing Filter Adapter Kit.
It allows you to add a standard 52mm UV filter to your lens without any vignetting. So if you’re wondering how to use a UV filter for the RX100 IV or V, this is it.
Quick-Change Filter Adapter Kit Sony RX100 VI – Amazon
52mm UV Filters
B+W 52mm UV XS-Pro Multi-Resistant Nano Coating (010M) – Amazon
B+W 52mm UV XS-Pro Multi-Resistant Nano Coating (007M) – Amazon
This camera is pretty small so you won’t likely need a full strap but you might like a wrist strap aside from the one that comes with the camera.
Here are a few I like.
Gordy’s – Gordyscamerastraps – These might be a little too bulky for what you want on the RX100. But I use them on my X100T.
OP/Tech USA Camera Strap – Amazon Detachable which is handy.
I use the Think Tank Mirrorless Mover for my camera. The smallest version is probably the best for RX100. Although you’ll probably keep this camera in your pocket or backpack you might not need a case at all.
Think Tank Mirrorless Mover 5 – Amazon
Sony Soft Carrying Case – Amazon
MegaGear Protective Leather Brown Case – Amazon
You might want a small air blower just to help clean out those small cracks and tight places.
The rocket blowers are great.
Giottos Rocket Air Mini – Amazon
Micro Fiber Cleaning Cloths
They are a must-have. Here is a very popular 6-pack I’ve purchased and love. Good quality cloths.
The Amazing MicroFiber – Amazon
These little small tripods are great when it’s getting dark and you want to get that shot of the sunset or even a group shot with the camera set to a timer.
I’ve never found a mini tripod that I love. I’ve had a few that work decent and I’ve seen a few others that look cool.
Joby GP1 Gorilla Pod – Amazon I have a slightly larger version of this one. I use it to mount external lights or speedlights.
Amazon Lightweight Mini Tripod – Amazon
Sony RX100 V & RX100 VI Camera Accessories | Conclusions
These cameras are older now so I’ve had to slim down this list as there just aren’t many custom accessories anymore. However, all the basics are still relevant and you should be able to keep these little cameras going for a bit longer with some nice batteries, memory cards and cleaning supplies.
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