The Sony Cybershot DSC RX100 IV is the fourth generation camera of a popular and critically acclaimed series of enthusiast compacts. Here is a review of the Cyber-shot DSC RX100 IV camera.
The Cybershot DSC RX100 IV camera brings a new and improved 1” type 20MP stacked CMOS Exmor RS sensor. Its stacked design frees up more space for high-speed circuitry allowing for more sophisticated functions, and is a next generation of the familiar backside illuminated (BSI) design. The RX100 IV is capable of 4K video recording (with clips limited to a 5 minute maximum), slow motion 40x video recording with 960 fps capture and up to 16 fps continuous shooting. Like its predecessor the RX100 IV offers a 24-70mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 lens.
The camera has F1.8-2.8 24-70mm equivalent Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens that being out the best results. It has Optical Image Stabilization that is quite handy. Additionally, this camera has 1/32000 sec max shutter speed (1/2000 using mechanical shutter). The 16 fps continuous shooting is quite great and makes up for high-speed shooting. Interestingly, this camera has Slow motion video recording up to 1000 fps (960fps in NTSC mode) as well as 4K (UHD) video recording with full sensor readout and bit rates up to 100Mbps. Furthermore, this camera has built-in Wi-Fi connectivity and comes equipped with remote control) both smart phone or wired).
Design and Display:
The Cyber-Shot camera measures 102 x 58 x 41mm and weighs 298 grams. This camera is not too heavy and can be used single-handed. In terms of display, the camera has a 3-inch LCD display that has 1.3-million dot resolution. It also has a pop-up 2.3 million Dot OLED electronic viewfinder that comes coupled with a built-in ND filter. In terms of battery, this camera has NP-BX1 lithium-ion battery that has an estimated life of 280 shots (according to CIPA) on a single charge.
Overall, this camera is one of the finest in its range. It shows a sheer improvement over its predecessor.