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Sony DSCRX100M4 Advanced Digital Compact Premium 4K Camera (EVF, 4K Movie, 40 x Slow Motion, Wi-Fi, 180 Degrees Tiltable LCD Screen) - Black
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Overall score: 85%
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- 1/32000 sec Anti-Distortion Shutter allows to capture fast motion
- 40x highly slow movie with 1000fps speed and 4K recording
- 20.1 MP 9 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip
- ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T 24-70 mm lens with F1.8-2.8 aperture
- BIONZ X engine for high detail and noise reduction
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“ The RX100 IV is among the most technologically advanced cameras of its type that we've ever seen. Internally, we're told, Sony's engineers judge that their new 1"-type stacked CMOS sensor is roughly five years ahead of anything else on the market, and on paper at least, it's hard to argue with that assessment. ”
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Sony DSCRX100M4 Advanced Digital Compact Premium Camera (EVF, Wi-Fi, NFC, 180 Degrees Tiltable LCD Screen).
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ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens for high depiction
Large-diameter ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70 mm F1.8-2.8 lens allows wide-angle shooting out to 24 mm. Maximum aperture of F2.8 brightness at the telephoto end enables shooting images without camera shake and subject motion blur and capturing photos (such as portraits) with beautiful background defocusing. ZEISS T* Coating reduces ghost and flare.
20.1 MP (effective) 1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor
The 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip enables up to 40x slow motion and up to 1/32000 high-speed shutter beyond human perception. The extended circuit features high signal processing capacity and more than five times faster high-speed readout than conventional models.
BIONZ X for high detail and texture
Digital cameras convert light captured by their sensor into digital images. Since the engine that powers conversion is as important as your lens and sensor, the RX100 IV features the high-speed BIONZ X processor for more natural details, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations and lower noise while shooting photos and movies.
Slow motion at maximum of 40x
Using the mode dial to select HFR, it’s easy to create slow motion movies containing split-second moments of action. Choose shooting frame rates of 960/1000 fps, 480/500 fps or 240/250 fps (NTSC/PAL), for the speed of a moving subject. Image quality is nearly Full HD at 240/250 fps and HD at 480/500 fps in Quality Priority mode. The end trigger mode also enables you to capture 2 or 4 seconds before the Movie button is pressed, letting you capture the decisive moment.
1/32000 sec. Anti-Distortion Shutter
Up to 1/32000 sec. Anti-Distortion Shutter works to minimise image distortion caused by the rolling shutter phenomenon. The fast shutter speed also allows you to produce photos with background defocusing using a large aperture setting even under bright conditions at a maximum of EV19.
Up to 16 fps continuous shooting with reduced blackout
Thanks to the high-speed image sensor — and despite its 20.1 MP17 high pixel count — the camera features accelerated readout speed that helps achieve continuous shooting up to 16 fps. This lets you capture moments of fleeting beauty or facial expressions.
180 degree tiltable LCD screen for flexible composition
High-resolution 3.0-type screen with tilt capability is appropriate for taking selfies and framing of otherwise impossible overhead or low-angle shots. You can use it in high/low shooting positions for high flexibility in capturing creative compositions.
Bright XGA OLED Tru-Finder for inspired shooting
High-contrast retractable electronic viewfinder (EVF) delivers high resolution equivalent to 2359 k dots. High resolution and self-illumination allow display of subtlest details for precise composition. EVF eyepiece optics are treated with ZEISS T* Coating to reduce unwanted reflections for clear corner-to-corner visibility.
Control ring for advanced photography
Convenient lens-mounted control ring allows you to operate pro-style manual control such as selecting shutter speed, aperture and more for added creative command — another feature making this camera an ideal choice for serious photographers.
Connect to smartphones and tablets with one touch
Instantly transfer a photo or movie to your Android smartphone or tablet by simply touching it with the camera — using downloadable PlayMemories Mobile and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC (Near Field Communication). One touch can also activate Smart Remote Embedded, for remote control of the camera from a mobile device and movie recording start/stop.
Direct 4 K movie recording via camera alone
The RX100 IV can record high-precision 4 K movie data. Moreover, high-precision 4 K images with suppressed moiré and jaggies can be delivered via data readout without pixel binning or line skipping.
Rapid AF response to capture decisive moments
The camera adopts Fast Intelligent AF featuring high-speed, highly accurate contrast-detection autofocus. Improved from the AF system used in α7 series, it achieves focus by minimising wasted lens motion, predicting AF range and accelerating lens drive, thereby improving response so you can capture even more fleeting moments.
|Sensor||1.0 inch Exmor R CMOS Sensor||1.0 inch Exmor R CMOS Sensor||1.0 inch Exmor R CMOS Sensor||1.0 inch Exmor R CMOS Sensor||1.0 inch Exmor RS CMOS sensor|
|Image Processor||BIONZ Z||BIONZ Z||BIONZ X||BIONZ X||BIONZ X|
|Continuous Shooting||10fps||10 fps||10fps||16fps||24fps|
|Maximum shutter speed||Bulb, 30" - 1/2000||Bulb, 30" - 1/2000||Bulb, 30" - 1/2000||Bulb, 30" - 1/32000 Anti-Distortion Shutter||Bulb, 30" - 1/32000 Anti-Distortion Shutter|
|LCD Monitor||3.0” LCD (Fixed, 1,229k)||3.0” LCD (Tilt, 1,229k)||3.0” LCD (Selfie, 1,229k)||3.0” LCD (Selfie, 1,229k)||3.0” LCD (Selfie, 1,229k)|
|Wifi||Wi-Fi only||Wi-Fi/NFC||Wi-Fi/NFC, PMCA||Wi-Fi/NFC, PMCA||Wi-Fi/NFC, PMCA|
|Viewfinder||No||No||OLED (1,440k)||OLED (2,359k)||OLED (2,359k)|
|Movie||Full HD/50p AVCHD||Full HD/50p AVCHD||Full HD/50p XAVC S||4K/25p XAVC S Up to 40x super slow motion (HFR)||4K/25p XAVC S Up to 40x super slow motion (HFR)|
|Slow motion recordings||No||No||No||Up to 960 frames for 4 seconds||Up to 960 frames for 7 seconds|
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The image quality is unbelievably good, although arguably not a huge step up from the already fantastic RX100 III. Being able to shoot at ISO 6400 and getting clean images is something I had previously reserved for my Canon 7D MkII but now I can capture fantastic shots at night with the RX100 IV. If you are passionate about photography and prefer a bit more control over your shots, you will feel right at home with the manual controls over almost every setting imaginable. The stacked sensor can process images rapidly - I put it in continuous burst mode shooting at 16fps and it didn't slow down at all; it sounds like a mini machine gun!
The ring around the lens is smooth and feels excellent in the hands. It can be programmed to adjust what you like and operates the most obvious settings in aperture and shutter priority modes quickly. It can also be used to zoom more smoothly if you find the little trigger by the shutter release too fast. The lens itself is magnificent, capturing incredible levels of detail across the entire range and with smooth bokeh in the out of focus areas. Some may find the zoom doesn't reach as far as some of its rivals but the images are large enough to give some room to crop without losing too much quality.
The autofocus is spot on and super fast. You can choose the usual modes for autofocus areas and metering modes through the menu system (a little clunky but easy enough to figure out), or you can set the ring around the lens to manually focus.
Onto the video quality, whether you shoot Ultra HD or Full HD the video is sublime. However the real stunner is the high frame rate shooting which can go up to 960fps!Read more ›
So what are the stand-out features?
- Ruggedness has to be one of them. On my 2nd day (!) of ownership it detached from the top of my tripod (my fault) and fell from table height onto a stone floor.The body is metal and feels nice and solid, but it was a bit flattened on one corner. However, that's it. No problems whatsoever with any camera functions. Since then I have fallen off my bike with the camera around my neck, and despite road contact, it came up smiling (I didn't).
- The quality of the lens. I think this is why the zoom is limited. The lens does its job superbly and I suspect that Sony didn't want to push it outside its optimum performance envelope. The quality of the image means you can overcome some of that zoom limitation simply by cropping.
- Low light performance. This is astonishing. Using the "Night, Hand Held" setting you can take the most amazing pictures without a tripod. Several of the images I have included (the moon through the clouds, patio at night, deep dusk sunset, are simply hand-held. The photos of the milky way had the benefit of a tripod though I have taken lots of starry pictures without one.
- Challenging light conditions generally; I've included a few images taken towards the sunrise and it copes well.Read more ›
So then, this. Tiny. Amazing EVF (I assumed it would be a useless toy viewfinder like so many on compact cameras but this one is actually usable). Charges via USB instead of some external thing. Some annoying quirks on the controls but nothing disastrous (and I am only 1000 frames in on this thing, loads of fiddling still to do). But, mainly, it takes beautiful pictures. It takes them when I press the button. More often than not they are better than I hoped. Sharp, well focussed, nicely exposed most of the time.
This is what camera technology has been leading up to. All the rubbish I have endured before has been cast aside. From here it can only get better.
Yes, it's expensive - but given it's the only compact camera I have ever used which feels truly fit for purpose it's a bargain. I have started taking it everywhere, snapping away like I did when I was developing my own film at home in my bathroom, an obsessive. Don't waste less money on anything else.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This camera is simply fantastic! I really like how clear everything is, and the extreme resolutions it can reach. Nice and small too. Highly recommend if you have the money :)Published 1 month ago by Anderson Moshi
A bit expensive. I have now Panasonic LX15 . LX15 is much cheaper and has better lens. Anyway is a briliant compact camera.Published 2 months ago by Marcin
It is like having a 21st century camera with 20th century software. Sony, if you read this, please do something about your software and your website! Both are TERRIBLE! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Thomas
I've been using Sony compacts for years and they are always excellent value for money. This is no exception. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mookie
I Bought this camera recently from a well known camera shop in the UK (It was the same price as listed here but was more convenient to go and pick it up). Read morePublished 4 months ago by Andy Ball
Very delightful and easy to use camera, the photos and videos are first class. This is my third Sony camera,, which I choose against the Panasonic LX100. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Patrick
Excellent camera! Very portable and takes amazing pictures. Its pricy, but ultimately worth the investment. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Richard Arnold
Did not buy this on amazon but really owe to give it a review..
I jumped straight into photography buying this jewel. Read more