Sony set the bar high with the RX100 III, and the RX100 IV promises to be even better. Michael Topham tests the latest premium compact camera to hit the shelves

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV

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  • + Impressive resolution for a camera so small
  • + Advanced video capabilities including 4K and slow motion recording
  • + 16fps continuous shooting
  • + Electronic shutter (allowing shutter speeds of up to 1/32000sec to be used)
  • + Built-in Wi-Fi & NFC connectivity
  • + USB charging


  • - Reduced battery life (280 shots)
  • - No touchscreen functionality
  • - No rubberised handgrip
  • - Small buttons


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV review


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Sony Cyberoshot DSC-RX100 iV Review – Full Specification



Sensor:1in 20.1-million-pixel, Exmor RS CMOS
Output Size:5472x3648 pixels
Image Processor:Bionz X
Lens:24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*
Shutter Speed:30-1/2,000sec (4-1/32,000sec electronic)
ISO:125-12,800 (expandable to ISO 80/100)
Exposure Compensation:+3EV in 1/3EV steps
Drive Mode:16fps (JPEG) 9fps (Raw)
LCD:3in tilting LCD with 1.2million dots
Viewfinder:EVF 2.36million dots
Video:4K (3840x2160) & Full HD (1920x1080)
Power:NP-BX1 (up to 280 shots)
Memory Card:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Weight:298 (with battery and card)
  1. 1. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV review: Introduction
  2. 2. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review - Build and Handling
  3. 3. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review - Performance
  4. 4. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review - Image Quality: Dynamic Range
  5. 5. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review - Image Quality: Detail and Noise
  6. 6. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV - Our Verdict
  7. 7. Sony Cyberoshot DSC-RX100 iV Review - Full Specification
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