You’ll appreciate that the RX100 has single-handedly smashed the rule that said, “You need a big camera for pro-quality photos.” The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 is one of the top compact digital cameras. It has a large 20-megapixel sensor to capture very sharp images even at high ISO settings and in low-light situations, aided by the camera’s fast f/1.8 lens. It has a fast autofocus system, with a full range of manual controls, and can shoot full HD video at up to 50 frames per second. If you’re looking for the best compact camera available, and aren’t put off by its price, get the RX100.
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV key specifications:
- 20.1MP 1″-type stacked CMOS sensor
- F1.8-2.8 24-70mm equivalent Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens
- Optical image stabilization
- 1/32000 sec max shutter speed (1/2000 using mechanical shutter)
- 16 fps continuous shooting (with metering and focus fixed at the first shot)
- Slow motion video recording up to 1000 fps (960fps in NTSC mode)
- 4K (UHD) video recording with full sensor readout and bit rates up to 100Mbps
- Picture Profile modes including S-Log2 gamma setting
- Dual recording captures 17MP stills while recording up to 1080/30p video
- Tilting 3″ LCD with 1.3m dots
- Pop-up 2.36m dot OLED electronic viewfinder
- Built-in ND filter (with Auto mode)
- Wi-Fi with NFC
All of the tried-and-true features from the RX100 III have made their way to the Mark IV, including its 24-70mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 lens, tilting 3″ LCD, ND filter, and Wi-Fi. The body is identical except for the lettering on the top.
Everything else is an upgrade, mostly due to the new sensor. The non-sensor-related features include an electronic shutter, Picture Profiles including S-Log2 support, higher video bit rates, and a sharper EVF. The RX100 IV also has more advanced Auto ISO control.