In this review, we will be comparing RX10 IV and FZ1000, two Large Sensor Superzoom cameras from Sony and Panasonic. Sony RX10 IV was introduced to market in September 2017 and Panasonic FZ1000 was launched in June 2014. As you can see, FZ1000 is 3 years older than RX10 IV. Let's see if this age difference between two cameras makes a big difference.
Both cameras have 20.0MP sensors but Sony RX10 IV's sensor is 1" sized whereas Panasonic FZ1000 has a 1 sensor. 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 is ranked #4
with an overall score of 71.
Let's have a brief look at the main features of Sony RX10 IV and Panasonic FZ1000 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 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.