In this review, we will be comparing RX10 IV and FZ1000 II, two Large Sensor Superzoom cameras from Sony and Panasonic. Sony RX10 IV was introduced to market in September 2017 and Panasonic FZ1000 II was launched in February 2019. There is 17 months difference between RX10 IV and FZ1000 II so we don't expect to see a huge technology difference between these two cameras but it would still give an advantage to younger FZ1000 II, especially in sensor tech.
We can expect this to be a close match up because both models are ranked amongst the best in Large Sensor Superzoom cameras. Out of 10 cameras in this class, Sony RX10 IV is ranked #2
with an overall score of 72 and Panasonic FZ1000 II is ranked #3
with an overall score of 72.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Sony RX10 IV and Panasonic FZ1000 II 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 Panasonic FZ1000 II compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.