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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1181 reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Opinions about the size and image quality are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good views. The control panel and contrast get negative opinions, while views about the battery and price are mixed.

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memory, contrast, control panel

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the lens and price. The image quality and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the zoom and size. Many are critical about the storage and color.

portability, usability, image quality, price, lens

battery, memory, color, storage

95% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 IV Digital Camera (20 MP 1-Inch Exmor RS Sensor, XGA OLED VF, Wi-Fi and NFC) Selfie LCDSony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 IV Digital Camera (20 MP 1-Inch Exmor RS Sensor, XGA OLED VF, Wi-Fi and NFC) Selfie LCD

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 272 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and image quality. The portability and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the energy efficiency and price. There are some less positive comments about the contrast and control panel.

performance, usability, portability, image quality, size

reliability, focus, shutter, control panel, contrast

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DSC-RX100M IV Cyber-shot Digital Still CameraSony DSC-RX100M IV Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca. People really like the usability. The portability is also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

design, portability, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony DSC-RX100M IV Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera DSCRX100M4 RX100Sony DSC-RX100M IV Cyber-shot Digital Still Camera DSCRX100M4 RX100

Nov, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: David Elrich (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV review

 

Like its predecessor, the RX100 IV is expensive, but it's also the best compact camera you can buy.

Like the RX100 Mark III, the Mark IV earns our Editor’s Choice. This small package is expensive and it’s a niche camera, but it’s possibly the best compact digicam you can buy; there is some truly amazing enhanced performance over its predecessor and...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

 

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV offers serious video improvements over the RX100 III, but it is very expensive for a compact camera.

Wide-aperture zoom lens. 1-inch image sensor. Strong low light performance. 16.1fps burst shooting. Customizable controls. Large, tilting LCD. Pop-up OLED EVF. Quick autofocus. Raw shooting support. Wi-Fi with NFC. Super slow-motion video. 4K recording.

Expensive. Short zoom range. Omits hot shoe. External charger not included.

Conclusions Sony has added features to its RX100 line with each new generation. The Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV is a more iterative update to its predecessor in terms of imaging capability, with the main benefit being a faster burst capture rate. Its EVF...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (dpreview.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review

 

Sony rejuvenated the premium compact market in 2012 when it introduced the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100. The RX100 took a 1"-type sensor and relatively fast zoom lens and put it into a body that can slip into your pocket. Every year since has seen the arrival...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV (M4) is less of an clear upgraade over its predecessor the RX100 III (M3) than a forked alternative; for a variety of reasons, I'd classify it as an advanced compact for video enthusiasts rather than a straight-up advanced...

Great video features to supplement its 4K capabilities distinguish the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV from the rest of the advanced-compact pack. It also retains the nice design perks, like a popup electronic viewfinder, of the earlier RX100 models.

Like its predecessor, the autofocus system could be more consistent and the battery life has gotten even worse.

A nice choice if you're looking for an advanced compact with class-leading video capabilities, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV is a little expensive if you just want a good camera for shooting stills.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Sony DSC-RX100M4

 

Sony has announced two new high-end RX-series point-and-shoot cameras for 2015. Meaning, these digicams might not have interchangeable lenses, but their performance specifications best many entry-to-mid-level DSLRs and Mirrorless ILCs.

Jun, 2015

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Amy Davies (photographyblog.com)

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review

 

The latest version of Sony's popular RX100 range of compact cameras, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV, features a brand new sensor design. It retains the same pixel count as its predecessor, at 20.1 million, but a new stacked Exmor RS design sees a...

Sony has made some good improvements to what is already an excellently performing camera, but there are still a few small problems with the RX100 IV which make it just slightly less than perfect. Even if you can put the extremely high price aside...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Tomkins (imaging-resource.com)

Sony RX100 IV Review

 

Sony keeps upping the ante with their RX100-series of premium compact cameras. Now on its fourth-generation model, the Sony RX100 IV introduces a host of performance-oriented improvements and new features, including 4K video capture, 16fps continuous...

Vastly improved burst speeds with deep buffer; Great performance with very fast autofocus; Very high resolution gives lots of detail in good light; High ISO noise levels much better than most pocket camera rivals; High-quality 4K video with...

Pricey for a compact camera; JPEGs can look over-processed at higher ISOs; Lens doesn't offer as much telephoto reach; Battery life not as good as predecessor; 24-70mm-equivalent lens can feel limiting

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Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Sam Khan (4k.com)

A Review of the Sony RX100 IV Cyber-Shot DSC-RX100 4k Digital Camera

 

The RX100 IV is Sony's fourth instalment in the RX100 range, and it's safe to say that it's currently one of the leaders in the high end compact camera category. The RX100 IV takes superbly vivid, crisp, colourful images that can match up to and in...

4K video shooting up to 960 fps ; Super slow and super-speed shooting ; Great bright condition & low light condition shooting ; High speed continuous shooting at 16 fps ; 180 degrees tiltable LCD Screen

Poor auto-focus system due to lack of touchscreen ; Poor battery life ; Unable to shoot in raw in certain camera settings

The RX100 IV takes superbly vivid, crisp and striking images that can match up to and in some cases surpass even high end DSLRs. It shoots real 4K video and is the world’s first camera to have a 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor. The camera has a...

Nov, 2015

Highly_rec

Expert review by: Gordon Laing (cameralabs.com)

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV review

 

The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV is a high-end compact aimed at enthusiasts. Announced in June 2015, it's the fourth in the RX100 series, which has deservedly become one of Sony's most successful product lines, packing a larger than average sensor into a...

Pocket body with good quality 1in sensor ; Bright 24-70mm f1.8-2.8 lens range with ND filter ; Great quality viewfinder which folds into body ; 4k video and fantastic slow motion modes from 4 to 40x ; Tilting screen flips-up to face subject for selfies...

No touch-screen ; Too many button presses to reposition AF area ; Limited control over autofocus in movies ; No GPS logging in smartphone app ; Duplicate menus for downloaded apps ; 4k video clips limited to five minutes ; High price compared to rival...

The Sony RX100 IV is arguably the most powerful compact camera around, packing a wealth of features to delight still photographers and videographers into a genuinely pocketable body. The combination of high-end features in a small body are what makes...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Eric Reagan (photographybay.com)

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV

 

It's the fourth generation of the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 series now and the RX100 IV again takes the cake as the best camera you can put in your pocket.

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Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery life (CIPA standard):280
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery

Camera

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Photo effects:Vivid
Scene modes:Close-up (macro), Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Pet, Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Twilight
Self-timer:2, 5, 10
Self-timer delay:2,5,10
Shooting modes:Aperture Priority, Aperture Priority
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:4:3
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):1228800
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Flash modes:Auto, Flash off, Flash on, Slow synchronization
Flash range (tele):15.7 - 255.9
Flash range (wide):15.7 - 401.6

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Continuous Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Digital Zoom:11
Focal length range (f-f):0.945 - 2.76
Maximum aperture number:2.8
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:2.9

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800, 25600
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Spot

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, MS Duo, MS Micro (M2), MS PRO Duo, MS PRO Duo HS, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC

Networking

Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Wrist strap included:Y

Picture Quality

Camera Type:Compact camera
Image sensor size (W x H):0.52 x 0.346
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum image resolution:5472 x 3648
Megapixel:20.1
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):5472 x 3080\n3648 x 2056\n2720 x 1528
Supported aspect ratios:1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Micro
PictBridge: No
USB version:2.0

Shutter

Fastest camera shutter speed:1/32000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

Technical Details

Image processor:BIONZ X

Video

Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum video resolution:3840 x 2160
Video compression format:AVCHD
Video formats supported:AVCHD
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080, 3840 x 2160

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.61
Height:2.29
Weight:9.56
Weight (including battery):10.5
Width:4