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Sony RX100 IV Hands-On Review


On this video Jordan Drake from from the Camera Store in Canada took the new Sony RX100 IV for a hands on field review for both the stills and video capabilities of this tiny compact and came back impressed.

The RX100 IV was announced alongside the RX100 II and the A7R II which is probably why it didn’t get that much attention – but according to this video it should as it has some pretty nice features and a few interesting improvements both in general image quality and in video – as Drake shows.

Here is a quick reminder of the main features of the RX100 IV main features:

  • 20.1 megapixel 1″-Exmor R BSI-stacked CMOS sensor (improved IQ over the RX100 III).
  • A 24-70mm equivalent  F1.8-2.8 Zeiss lens (same as RX100 III) with optical image stabilization.
  • Built in 3-stop ND filter.
  • BIONZ X processor.
  • Pop-up OLED EVF 2.36M dots resolution (improved vs. the RX100 III).
  • 3-inch tilting (and 180 degree flip for selfies) WhiteMagic LCD – 1.23M dots resolution.
  • 16fps burst mode.
  • 4K (100 Mbps 4K recording – 3840×2160, and 50 Mbps during full HD), slow motion features including 240fps/250fps (1,824 x 1,026), 480fps/500fps (1,676 x 566), 960fps/1,000fps (1,136 x 384), S-Log2/S-Gamut.
  • WIFI/NFC and app support.
  • Only 298 grams.
  • Price: $950 (on Amazon).

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