LCD and Viewfinder
Sony RX100 IV has a Tilting 3″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,229k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
For those of you who loves shooting self portraits or group photos, Sony RX100 IV will make your life easier with its selfie friendly screen.
RX100 IV has a built-in Electronic viewfinder.
The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,359kdots and coverage of 100%.
Sony RX100 IV can shoot continuously at max speed of 16.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/32000 sec . Unfortunately RX100 IV doesn't have an external flash port so you are limited with the built-in flash.
Sony RX100 IV features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 25 points to choose from.
With Sony RX100 IV, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 30p,25p,24p fps and save in MPEG-4, AVCHD and XAVC S formats. This means that Sony RX100 IV provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness. There is also a high speed mode where you can capture videos at 960fps for ultra slow motion videos. RX100 IV has a built-in Stereo microphone and a Mono speaker.
Sony RX100 IV doesn't have any connections for external microphones and headphones. If you need a Large Sensor Compact camera with external microphone connectivity, consider Fujifilm X100T or Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Sony RX100 IV features a built-in wireless connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
With its NFC (Near Field Communication) feature, RX100 IV can communicate with devices such as smartphones which are also equipped with this technology by simply touching each other.
One other feature that we like is the ability to use our smartphone as a remote to control our RX100 IV. You can change camera settings, release shutter, view LCD screen and tranfer files using remote control app.
You can connect your camera to other devices through HDMI port or via USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Sony RX100 IV is powered by NP-BX1 battery which provides a shooting life of 280 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of Large Sensor Compact type cameras is 310 shots, its battery life is about average in its class but it would still be wise to invest in some spare batteries for long photo trips.
Battery Life Comparison in Large Sensor Compact Cameras
Leica X Vario with its 450shots is the model with longest battery life among Large Sensor Compact cameras. Check the comparison of Sony RX100 IV vs Leica X Vario or take a look at Longest Battery Life Compact cameras list.
Current Lowest price for Sony RX100 IV is $848.00