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Sony Cyber Shot Dsc Rx10 Review

By | 23/10/2022

Introduction

The Sony DSC-RX10 Iv is premium superzoom bridge-camera (DSLR-like form factor) with a 24-600mm equivalent F2.4-4 zoom lens and a 20MP one”-type stacked BSI-CMOS sensor: the same used by the Sony RX100 Five. This new sensor brings phase detect autofocus to the RX10 serial for the first time, adding the depth-awareness that is of import for focusing long lenses. The camera is besides faster than its predecessor and tin shoot at 24 fps with AF and automobile exposure (compared to 5 fps).

The processor is borrowed from the flagship Sony a9, which should mean first-class subject tracking. In short, this camera packs speed, AF power and lens reach into a convenient package, not to mention 4K video. So is it the almost capable all-in-one camera on the market? Read on…

Cardinal specs:

  • 20MP ane”-blazon stacked BSI-CMOS sensor
  • 24-600mm equivalent F2.4-4 stabilized zoom lens
  • 24 fps burst shooting in JPEG + Raw, with full AF and AE
  • 315-point stage-detection autofocus system covers 65% of frame
  • Detailed 4K video capture with well-controlled rolling shutter
  • High frame rate video capture
  • Touchscreen
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Updated menus

Nosotros feel similar this camera volition appeal to a diversity of users including those seeking an all-in-one photographic camera with serious reach for casual shooting, travel or vacationing. Just advanced videographers may also discover this photographic camera tempting thanks to a laundry list of video features and good quality UHD capture.

Key features compared

The trunk is almost identical to that of its predecessor, using the same outstanding lens. However the RX10 IV offers a touchscreen that tin be used as a touchpad for placing AF points with your middle to the finder or for selecting a indicate of focus in however or video way. There are a few other small differences between the two cameras likewise:

Sony RX10 4

Sony RX10 III
Sony RX10 Ii
Panasonic FZ1000
Panasonic

FZ2500
MSRP $1699 $1499 $1199 $899 $1199
Sensor 20MP one”-type stacked CMOS sensor 20MP 1″-blazon stacked CMOS 20MP 1″-blazon stacked CMOS 20MP ane”-type BSI-CMOS 20MP 1″-type BSI-CMOS
ISO range (native) 100-12800 100-12800 100-12800 125-12800 125-12800
Lens (35mm equivalent) 24-600mm 24-600mm 24-200mm 25-400mm 24-480mm
Max aperture F2.4-iv F2.iv-4 F2.8 F2.8-4 F2.8-4.five
Congenital-in ND filter No No Yes No Yes
AF arrangement Phase detect Dissimilarity detect Contrast detect Contrast detect Contrast observe
AF points 315-point 25-pt 25-pt 49-pt 49-pt
Fastest shutter speed

1/32,000
sec
(due east-shutter), 1/2000 (mechanical)

one/32,000
sec
(e-shutter),
one/2000 (mechanical)

i/32000
sec
(e-shutter),
1/2000 (mechanical)

1/16000 sec
(e-shutter), 1/4000 (mechanical)

one/16000 sec
(e-shutter), 1/4000 (mechanical)

EVF resolution 2.36m-dot 2.36m-dot ii.36m-dot 2.36m-dot 2.36m-dot
LCD three” 1.44M-dot tilting three” 1.23M-dot tilting iii” 1.23M-dot tilting 3″ 921k-dot fully articulated 3″ 1.04M-dot fully articulating
Touchscreen Yes No No No Yes
Flare-up rate 24 fps 14 fps 14 fps 12 fps 12 fps
Video 4K/30p 4K/30p 4K/30p 4K/30p 4K/30p
Loftier-speed video Upward to 960 fps @ 800 x 270 Up to 960 fps @ 800 10 270 Up to 960 fps @ 800 x 270 120 fps @ 1920 ten 1080 120 fps @ 1920 x 1080
Wi-Fi Yes, with NFC and Bluetooth Yep, with NFC Yes, with NFC Yes Yes
Battery life (CIPA) 400 shots 420 shots 400 shots 360 shots 350 shots
Weather sealing Aye Yes Yes No No
Dimensions 133 ten 94 x 145mm 133 10 94 x 127mm 129 x 88 ten 102mm 137 ten 99 x 131mm 138 10 102 ten 135
mm
Weight 1095
one thousand
1051 g 813 k 831 g 915 g

Equally yous can see, the RX10 IV stacks up nicely side by side to its siblings and directly competitors. For someone primarily concerned with stills, the RX10 IV seems like the obvious choice, especially if you program on shooting action: it’s got the fastest burst charge per unit of the bunch and is the only camera in its class with phase detection.

Simply for videographers, the FZ2500 with its fully-articulating touchscreen, built-in variable ND filter and like zoom range might make it the more than sensible option, especially given its lower price signal (though we found its lens functioning inferior to its Sony counterparts). You lot don’t go the absurd, super-high-speed frame rate options offered by the Sony cameras, but 1080/120p is not besides shabby.

Availability

The RX10 IV is available now for an MSRP of $1699.

Source: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-cyber-shot-dsc-rx10-iv