Sony RX100 IV 20.1 MP Compact Digital Camera with 1-inch Sensor, 4K Movies and 40x Super Slow Motion in HD. ZEISS Vario-Sonar T* lens (24-70mm equivalent zoom).
No longer available, replaced by Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VA.
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Pro Amazing image quality for a compact camera
There's lots of detail due to the 20.1MP sensor, the images are sharp, offer a reasonable tonal range with S-Log's color profile allowing you to recover more dynamic range in post and the 24-70mm equivalent lens is sharp throughout the available focal length with all aperture settings.
Pro Great viewfinder
The camera has a popout electronics viewfinder with a high quality OLED display. It's 800x600, offers 100% coverage and 0.59x magnification.
Pro Helps with composing self-shots with a screen that flips 180 degrees
Pro 3-stop ND filter
Pro Flat color profile for video
A flat color profile captures footage in low contrast and higher dynamic range allowing for easier color grading in post-production.
Pro Good video capabilities
The camera can shoot 2160p30 and 1080p120 video at a max video bit rate of 100Mbps. It can go up to 960fps at the expense of resolution. The high speed video is later upscaled to 1080p.
Pro Up to 40x slow-mo factor
At the expense of resolution, the camera can capture video at up to 1000 frames per second for 2 to 4 seconds. Those videos will then be upscaled to 1080p. The camera can also capture 1080p video at 120 frames per second without any limitations.
Pro Smart Auto ISO system
Auto ISO includes rate-of-change control.
Pro Quiet shutter
Pro Great image stabilization
Con Lens range can be limiting
The camera has a 24-70mm equivalent lens. Other compact point and shoot cameras often have between 24-100mm and 24-120mm equivalent focal length lenses.
Con The depth of interface options can be overwhelming at first
The menu has 6 tabs of up to 9 pages of settings for each tab. Going through all of that, learning where everything is tucked away can take some time.
Con No touchscreen
Con Battery life could be better
The camera is CIPA rated 280 shots per charge.