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GENERAL
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
Release Date 2015-06-10 2014-05-15 2016-10-06
Camera Type Large sensor compact Large sensor compact Large sensor compact
Current Price $898.00 $648.00 $898.00
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
20

Megapixel

20

Megapixel

20

Megapixel

Max Image Dimensions 5472 x 3648 5472 x 3648 5472 x 3648
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor Size 1" 1" 1"
Sensor Dimensions 13.2 x 8.8 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm 13.2 x 8.8 mm
Sensor Area
116mm2
116mm2
116mm2
Max ISO

12800

12800

12800

Min ISO

125

125

125

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
Max Shutter Speed 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec 1/2000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec
Continuous Shooting 16.0 fps 10 fps 24.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation 3 (at 1/3 EV steps) 3 (at 1/3 EV steps) 3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
Auto Exposure Bracketing 3 3 3
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer Optical Optical Optical
Built-in Flash
Flash Range n/a n/a 10.20 m (at Auto ISO)
Max Flash Sync n/a 1/2000s n/a
Flash Modes n/a n/a n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
VIEWFINDER COMPARISON
Viewfinder Type Electronic Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2,359k dots 1,440k dots 2,359k dots
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.59 0.59 0.59
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Tilting Tilting Tilting
Technology n/a n/a n/a
Screen Size
3″
3″
3″
Resolution 1,229k dots 1,229k dots 1,229k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p/60i/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p/24p/120p), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (60p/60i/24p), 1280 x 720 (60p/30p/24p/120p), 1440 x 1080 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Video File Format
  • MPEG-4
  • AVCHD
  • XAVC S
  • MPEG-4
  • AVCHD
  • XAVC S
  • MPEG-4
  • AVCHD
  • XAVC S
Microphone Type Stereo Stereo Stereo
Speaker Type Mono Mono Mono
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 298 g 290 g 299 g
Dimensions 102 x 58 x 41 mm 102 x 58 x 41 mm 102 x 58 x 41 mm
Body Sealing No No No
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

280 Shots

320 Shots

220 Shots

Storage Media SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo SD/ SDHC/SDXC, Memory Stick Pro Duo/ Pro-HG Duo
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In Built-In
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
Lens Mount fixed lens fixed lens fixed lens
Focal Range(35mm) 24-70 mm 24-70 mm 24-70 mm
Focal Length Multiplier n/a n/a n/a
Optical Zoom 2.9x 2.9x 2.9x
Max Aperture F1.8-2.8 F1.8-2.8 F1.8-2.8
Macro Focus Range 5 5 5
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points 25 25 315
Contrast Detection
Phase Detection
AF Modes
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Tracking
  • AF Selective
  • AF Center
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
Current Price $898.00 $648.00 $898.00