Sony camera has been revolving around its theme based on “speed” especially last year’s launch of its ultra-fast RX100 V compact camera. This year Sony with the same belief has launched the Sony RX10 Mark IV superzoom camera.
The Sony RX10 Mark IV comes with a 24-600mm f/2.4-f/4 super zoom lens. The Sony RX10 Mark IV gets better than the RX100 V when it comes to continuous shooting speed which has been increased from 14fps to a top-notch 24 fps. The speed capacity is boosted because of the BionZ X image processor. It also has the RX-100 V’s 1-inch and 20.1-megapixel Exmor RS CMOS stacked image sensor, which has a built-in DRAM chip to buffer all those frames.
The superzoom has a capacity to focus at 0.03 seconds with full AF and exposure tracking and can buffer up to 249 images. This is equivalent to shooting a 10 second 20 megapixel 24fps video clip. Sony says it has borrowed the high-density tracking feature from its high-end mirrorless models which are a first for a CyberShot camera.
According to Sony the new electronic anti-distortion shutter reduces the “rolling shutter” and enabling it to fire photos silently in all modes and continuous high speeds as well.
There has no change as far as the 4K video and 960 fps super slow-mo (for up to 4 seconds) is concerned. The RX10 Mark IV has retained its amazing f/2.4-4, 24-600mm equivalent Zeiss zoom lens with optical stabilization. Whereas the ISO range limited to 100-12,800 and can be expanded to 25,600.
The latest offering from Sony will make your pocket lighter by $1700 or £1,800. Considering the price it is expensive than RX10 III which it would cost you $1500. An overall comparison between the two cameras makes us feel the price to be a bit too much. Also, you can easily buy a decent mirrorless camera and several cheap zoom lenses at the same price.
Even after it being expensive according to us, we think RX10 IV has exceptional fast 600mm f/4 zoom and is portable. The RX10 IV will go on sale in US and UK markets in October.