Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV Review

Overall Score

74

Main Features

  • 20 MP 1 BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 24-600 mm (25x) F2.4-4.0 Zoom Lens
  • 125 - 12800 ISO
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2359k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 24 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 133 x 94 x 145 mm, 1095g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV Overview


First introduced in September, 2017, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV is a 20 MP Compact with a 1 (13.2 x 8.8 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor. Sony replaced the older Sony RX10 III with Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Sony RX10 IV with Sony RX10 III

Sony RX10 IV Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV Sony RX10 IV 2017 20MP 125 - 12800 1095g 133 x 94 x 145mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III Sony RX10 III 2016 20MP 125 - 12800 1051g 133 x 94 x 127mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II Sony RX10 II 2015 20MP 125 - 12800 813g 129 x 88 x 102mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Sony RX10 2014 20MP 125 - 12800 813g 129 x 88 x 102mm

Proc and Cons of Sony RX10 IV


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV with competitors in large sensor superzoom cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
NFC Connectivity
Tilting Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
1440k dots Screen Resolution
Long Battery Life: 400 shots
Manual Exposure Mode
Headphone Port
2359k dot Viewfinder Resolution
24 mm Wide Angle Lens
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Bluetooth Connectivity
Optical Image Stabilization
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
12800 Max Native ISO
24.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
2.4 Lens at Wide
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
315 Focus Points
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Articulating Screen
Slow Lens at Tele: F4.0
Slow Lens at Wide: F2.4
Type Scores

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV has an Overall Score of 74/100 and ranked #8 out of 801 in Compact cameras, and ranked #104 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Sony RX10 IV Scores
Imaging score
51
Features score
91
Value for money score
84
Portability score
56
Overall score
74
Average Scores in Large Sensor Superzoom
Imaging Score
49
Features Score
87
Value For Money Score
82
Portability Score
64
Overall score
71

Physical Dimensions of Sony RX10 IV


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV weighs 1095g and has external dimensions of 133 x 94 x 145mm (5.24 x 3.7 x 5.71"). Considering that the average weight of Large Sensor Superzoom cameras is 874g, Sony RX10 IV is 221 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Large Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Sony RX10 IV
1095g
Average weight
874g
Min weight
733g
Max weight
1095g

Thickness Comparison
Large Sensor Superzoom Cameras


Sony RX10 IV
145mm
Average Thickness
123mm
Min Thickness
102mm
Max Thickness
145mm

Here is the front and top view image of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV with the dimensions:

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV Dimensions Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III Sony RX10 III 1051 g 1095 g 133 x 94 x 127 mm 133 x 94 x 145 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 Panasonic FZ2500 915 g 1095 g 138 x 102 x 135 mm 133 x 94 x 145 mm
Nikon Coolpix P1000 Nikon P1000 1415 g 1095 g 146 x 119 x 181 mm 133 x 94 x 145 mm
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Panasonic FZ1000 831 g 1095 g 137 x 99 x 131 mm 133 x 94 x 145 mm
Sony Alpha a6500 Sony A6500 453 g 1095 g 120 x 67 x 53 mm 133 x 94 x 145 mm
Nikon Coolpix P900 Nikon P900 899 g 1095 g 140 x 103 x 137 mm 133 x 94 x 145 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V Sony RX100 V 299 g 1095 g 102 x 58 x 41 mm 133 x 94 x 145 mm
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI Sony RX100 VI 301 g 1095 g 102 x 58 x 43 mm 133 x 94 x 145 mm

Specifications of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV


General
Brand Sony
Model Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV
Announced September, 2017
Body Type SLR-like (bridge)
Lens
Lens Mount fixed lens
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier
Number of Lenses 0
Macro Focus Range 3
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 1440k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2359
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.7
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 315
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec
Continuous Shooting 24.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 10.80
Flash Modes Auto, fill-flash, slow sync, rear sync, off
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ± EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size 1
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions - mm
Sensor Area 0.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 12800
Min Native ISO 125
Max Boosted ISO 25600
Min Boosted ISO 64
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, AVCHD, XAVC S
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 400 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model NP-FW50
Physical
Weight 1095 g
Physical Dimensions 133 x 94 x 145 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Duo/Pro Duo/Pro-HG Duo
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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