Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Announced Jun 10, 2015 •
20 megapixels | 3 screen | 24 – 70 mm (2.9×)
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Product description
Announced Jun 10, 2015

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV is the fourth generation of a popular and critically-acclaimed series of enthusiast compacts. This iteration brings with it a new 1” type 20MP stacked CMOS Exmor RS sensor. Its stacked design frees up more space for high speed circuitry allowing for more sophisticated functions, and is a next generation of the familiar backside illuminated (BSI) design. The RX100 IV is capable of 4K video recording (with clips limited to a 5 minute maximum), slow motion 40x video recording with 960 fps capture and up to 16 fps continuous shooting. Like its predecessor the RX100 IV offers a 24-70mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 lens and continues the tradition of a pop-up electronic viewfinder, upgrading the OLED panel to a 2.35 million dot resolution.

Product timeline
Roundup, Nov 10, 2015
Roundup, Nov 5, 2015
First impressions review, Jun 10, 2015
Quick specs
Body type Compact
Max resolution 5472 x 3648
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor size 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Sensor type BSI-CMOS
ISO Auto, 125-12800
Focal length (equiv.) 24–70 mm
Max aperture F1.8
Articulated LCD Tilting
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,228,800
Max shutter speed 1/2000 sec
Format MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Storage types SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 298 g (0.66 lb / 10.51 oz)
Dimensions 102 x 58 x 41 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.61)
GPS None

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Our review

The RX100 IV gains some headline-grabbing features such as high frame rate and 4K video but it's the smaller features that most impressed us. Continuous eye tracking, fast Raw burst modes with AF, and small user-interface changes have made the Mark IV the most responsive and enjoyable RX100 yet. It's the most expensive in the series but is peerless in terms of capability.

Good for: Photographers looking for the best image quality and video from a responsive camera that fits in a pocket.

Not so good for: Shooters on a budget or users looking for long telephoto focal lengths.

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Sony RX100 IV Real World Samples
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