Here we are comparing two Compact cameras from Sony and Nikon. Sony RX10 IV was introduced to market in September 2017 and Nikon P1000 was launched in July 2018. There is 14 months difference between RX10 IV and P1000 so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger P1000, especially in sensor tech.
Sony RX10 IV has a 20.0MP 1" sensor whereas Nikon P1000 has a 16.0MP 1/2.3 sensor. This will be an interesting match up as even though these two cameras doesn't have the exact same body type, they are both ranked amongst Top 10 cameras in their classes. Sony RX10 IV is ranked #2
out of 9 Large Sensor Superzoom cameras with an overall score of 74 whereas Nikon P1000 is ranked #8
out of 244 Small Sensor Superzoom cameras with an overall score of 63.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Sony RX10 IV and Nikon P1000 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Sony RX10 IV and Nikon P1000 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.