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Sony Cyber-Shot RX10 IV Digital Bridge Camera

Highlights

  • Screen Size: 3.0" Vari-Angle
  • Camera Zoom Range: 25x Optical Zoom
  • Sensor Size: 1.0" Sensor
  • Resolution: 16-20MP
  • 4K Movie
  • Bluetooth
  • Electronic Viewfinder (EVF)

Product code: 10444 (4548736074064)

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Sony Cyber-Shot RX10 IV Digital Bridge Camera

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Product Details

Now, it’s easier to capture more stunning stills and movies at every opportunity. The RX10 IV is much more than a solid, smart all-in-one compact — it packs enough groundbreaking innovations for even professionals to marvel at, from ultra-fast AF system of its kind, to legendary optics throughout its 25x zoom range, to extraordinarily precise, powerful image processing, and more.

  • 20.1MP 1" Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor & Front-End LSI
  • Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* f/2.4-4 Zoom Lens
  • 24-600mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Tru-Finder EVF
  • 3.0" 1.44m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • UHD 4K30 Video, Full HD 1080p at 960 fps
  • Fast Hybrid AF System with 315 Points
  • ISO 12800 and 24 fps Continuous Shooting
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Featuring the world’s fastest AF acquisition time of 0.03 seconds and up to 24 fps continuous shootingiii with full AF/AE tracking, 315 phase-detection AF points that rivals those the fastest professional interchangeable lens cameras and an exceptionally versatile 24-600mmiv F2.4-F4 ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens, the new RX10 IV model delivers an unmatched combination of mobility and speed for imaging enthusiasts and professionals looking for the ultimate ‘all-in-one’ solution.

The impressive RX10 IV camera is equipped with a latest 1.0-type 20.1 MP Exmor RS CMOS stacked image sensor with DRAM chip along with a powerful BIONZ X™ image processor and front-end LSI. These key components all work together to maximise overall speed of operation and performance, ultimately ensuring the highest possible image and video quality throughout the entire range of the 24-600mm lens.

Fast Focusing, Fast Shooting

A first for Sony’s RX10 series of cameras, the new RX10 IV model features a Fast Hybrid AF system that combines the respective advantages of 315 phase-detection AF points covering approximately 65% of the sensor and contrast-detection AF to ultimately enable the camera to lock focus in as little as 0.03 seconds. This high speed focusing complements the extensive 24-600mm range of the lens, ensuring all subjects can be captured with precise detail and clarity.

Additionally, for the first time in a Cyber-shot camera, the RX10 IV model employs High-density Tracking AF technology. This advanced technology, which had only been previously available in a select few of Sony’s acclaimed line of α interchangeable lens cameras, concentrates AF points around a subject to improve tracking and focus accuracy, allowing even the most unpredictable subjects including fast-moving athletes and birds in flight to be captured with ease.

Other AF improvements in the new RX10 IV camera include an enhanced version of the popular Eye AF, Touch Focus and Focus Range Limiter. AF-ON setting is also assignable, as well as multiple AF modes including AF-S, AF-C and AF-A, which can be easily adjusted based on user preferences and shooting situations.

An ideal complement to the AF system, the RX10 IV offers continuous high-speed shooting at up to 24 fps with full AF/AE tracking, with an impressive buffer limit of up to 249 images. With the significant improvements in processing power for the new camera, EVF display lag during continuous shooting has been substantially reduced, allowing shooters to capture the decisive moment with ultimate confidence. Also, for convenience during image playback, continuously shot images can be displayed in groups instead of individual shots.

The RX10 IV also has a high speed Anti-Distortion Shutter (maximum shutter speed of up to 1/32000 second) that reduces the “rolling shutter” effect commonly experienced with fast moving subjects, and can shoot completely silently in all modes, including continuous high speed shooting, when electronic shutter is engaged. A mechanical shutter mode is also available as well if required by the user.

ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-600mm F2.4-F4 Lens

The 24-600mmiv ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens on the Cyber-shot RX10 IV camera features a large maximum aperture of F2.4-F4.0, helping it achieve outstanding image quality throughout the entire zoom range, all the way up to ultra-telephoto. It includes a super ED (extra-low dispersion) glass element and ED aspherical lenses to minimise chromatic aberration, and ZEISS® T* Coating to minimise flare and ghosting.

The lens also has built-in Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilisation that helps to reduce camera shake and image blur. When the feature is activated, it is equivalent to an approximate 4.5 steps shutter speed improvement.

Additionally, with a minimum focusing distance of 72 cm (2.36 ft) and 0.49x maximum magnification at a fully extended 600mm, the lens is capable of producing amazingly detailed tele-macro images.

Professional Video Capture

The RX10 IV becomes the latest Cyber-shot RX camera to offer the advantages of 4K (QFHD 3840 x 2160) movie recording, with its Fast Hybrid AF system realising approximately 2x faster focusing speed compared to the RX10 III.

In 4K mode, the RX10 IV utilises full pixel readout without pixel binning, capturing approximately 1.7x more information than is required for 4K movie output to ensure that all the finest details are captured accurately. The camera utilises the XAVC S™ codec, recording video at a high data rate of up to 100 Mbps depending on shooting mode. Users have the option of shooting at either 24p or 30p in 4K mode (100 Mbps), or in frame rates of up to 120p in Full HD mode.

The new camera also has a variety of other professional calibre video features including Picture Profile, S-Log3/S-Gamut3, Gamma Display Assist, Proxy recording, Time Code / User Bit and more, as well as input for external microphone and output for headphone monitoring.

Super slow motion[x] video recording is also available, with an extended duration of about 4 seconds (in quality priority mode) and 7 seconds (in shoot time priority). This unique feature gives users the ability to choose among 1000fps, 500fps and 250fps frame rates and among 50p, 25p and 24p playback formats.

Upgraded Operation and Customization

The new RX10 IV features Sony’s latest 3.0-type 1.44M dot tiltable LCD screen with Touch Focus and Touch Pad function – another first for the Cyber-shot RX series – for quick and smooth focusing operation, and WhiteMagic™ technology, ensuring that LCD viewing is bright and clear in even the harshest outdoor lighting conditions. Additionally, it is equipped with an approx. 2.35M dot high-contrast XGA OLED Tru-Finder™, ensuring true-to-life image preview and playback functionality. Triple lens rings for aperture, zoom and focus are also available, with a completely quiet, smooth option for the aperture ring that is ideal for video shooters.

To enhance customisation, “My Menu” functionality has been added, allowing up to 30 frequently used menu items to be custom registered. Menus are colour coded for easier recognition and navigation, and a new Movie Settings menu has been introduced to improve the overall video shooting experience.

The RX10 IV is also dust and moisture resistant, and Wi-Fi®, NFC™ and Bluetooth® compatible.

Product Reviews

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Trusted Reviews

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV is a premium all-in-one bridge camera with a 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor and a long-range 24-600mm equivalent zoom. Styled like a small DSLR, it costs £1799.

ePHOTOzine

Like the RX10 Mark III , the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV continues to offer the excellent 25x optical zoom Zeiss lens with a bright f/2.4 aperture at the wide-angle end of the lens, and a bright f/4.0 at the telephoto end of the lens.

Amateur Photographer

Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV, Verdict:

TechRadar UK

For those looking for a powerful all-in-one solution, the RX10 IV is the best camera out there. It comes at a price, but there's nothing else quite like it.

Photography BLOG

The Sony Cyber-shot RX10 IV is in a league of its own. No other bridge camera handles and performs so well. In this class, image quality is excellent. Detail at f/4 and f/5.6 is sharp from centre to corner across the majority of the zoom range.

Practical Photography

Like the changes of the seasons, Sony’s excellence is becoming an unstoppable phenomenon. A large part of this is the company’s excellent sensor technology, and that includes this 1in marvel.

Amateur Photographer
PhotoReview

Sony’s new RX10 Mark IV is the first in its line of fixed-lens long-zoom cameras to include a touch screen plus phase-detection AF capabilities.

DP Review

The Sony RX10 IV is the ultimate 1" bridge camera. Its optically stabilized 24-600mm equiv. lens and 20MP sensor combine for outstanding image quality. And it is the first and only camera in its class with phase detect autofocus, which, when coupled with its lightning quick 24 fps maximum burst...

PC Magazine

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV camera delivers an incredible zoom range and uses a stacked sensor design and phase detection focus for 24fps image capture.

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I often use a bridge camera for bird photos because they're smaller and lighter than a DSLR with long lens - especially when you're using a 400+ mm setting etc. Previously used the Nikon Coolpix P900, P950 & P1000 etc which have longer zooms but the RX10 Mk iv tends to give better results because of...

WEX

Purchased about a month ago and was originally disappointed with the images. Since then I have taken over 700 photos and now that I have found my way around the settings menu I am getting sharp photos more to my liking. I rarely shoot video and am happy with my test recordings. Likes Image quality.

Wex Photo Video

I am used to years of using Canon cameras but find working out a lot of the controls of this camera are really hard to work out. The manual is just not good enough. I don't understand camera1 and camera 2 for example. I bought it for the light weight and 600mm reach for safari.

John Lewis

I often use a bridge camera for bird photos because they're smaller and lighter than a DSLR with long lens - especially when you're using a 400+ mm setting etc. Previously used the Nikon Coolpix P900, P950 & P1000 etc which have longer zooms but the RX10 Mk iv tends to give better results because of...

Castle Cameras

The DSC-RX10iv is a very easy camera to use having a single Zeiss lens with an equivalent range from 24 -600mm. The camera is highly recommended. It is lighter than the Canon 7D with the associated lenses previous used and is therefor especially useful for the older photographer who may have...

UK Digital

With it long ranging zoom lens from wide angle to telephoto I found the Sony Rx10iv a very useful tool when photographing in formal gardens and the countryside. For example, without changing lenses I was able to capture the layout of a formal garden with the lake in the countryside beyond at wide...

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Photospecialist

Received the camera with no problems, I think the only down side was it has euro mains adapter.

Sony

I bought this on Boxing Day 2021 as a camera to take out with me on my walks. However it has proved to be so good that it is slowly becoming my main camera as it is so versatile. My only complaints are that it doesn’t do focus stacking and the menu system and making minor changes to the set up is...

WEX

I often use a bridge camera for bird photos because they're smaller and lighter than a DSLR with long lens - especially when you're using a 400+ mm setting etc. Previously used the Nikon Coolpix P900, P950 & P1000 etc which have longer zooms but the RX10 Mk iv tends to give better results because of...

It's early days yet, so I'm learning, but what images I've taken are superb. Took two birds at 600mm on 'sport' setting and was able to crop heavily on one and it was still so sharp! The menus are vast and for an old boy like me a lot of the acronyms and are beyond me, so I have bought a by Alexander White explaining all the features. You don't need to know all of them, it's a really good "point-and-shoot camera.

This is a great little camera. If you’re looking for a long lens for press work that fits in your bag nicely this fits the bill. There’s obviously a compromise with lens quality compared with a 500mm f4 but for the price you can’t go wrong. The picture quality is fine for press and you won’t need to visit the chiropractor after standing around all day with it. The downsides are that, as with other mirrorless systems, there’s a delay when starting up from stand by, the menu takes a bit of getting used to if you’re not used to Sonys, there’s only one card slot and the battery life isn’t brilliant so several spares probably a good idea.

I bought this camera after reading and viewing very positive reviews. I wanted to lighten the load of a DSLR plus lenses that were beginning to cause neck and back issues. With the capability of 24mm - 600mm and 24 frames per second burst rate, it seemed to be what I was looking for. I rarely shoot movies but again, fantastic reviews. I have not been disappointed so far. Very sharp images and no big lenses to haul about. My main interest is wildlife and this handles very well. Downside would be that at high ISO it can be noisey, 1" sensor the reason I believe and a bit pricey but still much cheaper than a mediocre DSLR plus lenses to 600mm. All in all, very pleased with my buy. After shooting with Canon for thr last 40 years, it was a tough decision but not one I regret.

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