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
RX100 IV has a built-in Electronic viewfinder. The viewfinder has a resolution of 2,359kdots and coverage of 100%. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Sony RX100 IV can shoot continuously at max speed of 16.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/2000 sec. RX100 IV also has an electronic shutter which can shoot silently at max speed of 1/32000 sec. One thing to keep in mind is that electronic shutter may cause rolling shutter effects on your images in certain conditions.
Unfortunately RX100 IV doesn't have an external flash shoe so you are limited with the built-in flash.
One neat feature that we like about RX100 IV's built-in flash has is that the flash head can be tilted upwards manually using your finger, which can be used to bounce the flash light and create a more pleasing lighting on your subject. It is not a very strong flash so the ceiling/wall or the surface you use for bouncing must be relatively close to the camera.
Sony RX100 IV features a Contrast Detection autofocusing system. The AF system has 25 points to choose from.
Sony RX100 IV also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
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.It is also a big step up from its predecessor RX100 III which has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 only. If you are thinking of upgrading your RX100 III and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of RX100 IV.
RX100 IV also a high speed mode where it captures videos at 960 fps 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 Fujifilm XF10 in a similar price range.
Connectivity and Storage
Sony RX100 IV features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( 802.11b/g/n with NFC) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection. With its NFC 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 RX100 IV to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Battery Sony RX100 IV is powered by 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 305 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.
Sony RX100 IV Features Compared to Main Competitors