The new Sony RX10 IV is the latest entry in the company’s 1-inch sensor compact camera line. The updated model now features a tiltable touchscreen, the same BIONZ X image processor as the Sony A9 and the claim of the world’s fastest Auto Focus (AF) acquisition time at just 0.03 seconds.
The sensor on the RX10 IV is the same 20.1-megapixel 1-inch sensor as in the RX 100 V. It also features the same 24-600mm equivalent lens as its predecessor. Plus, this is the first RX10 camera to include on-sensor phase detection, with 315 AF points covering 65% of the frame for better subject acquisition. This also contributes to the fast AF as well.
Talking about the lens, the 24-600mm lens is the Vario-Sonnar T* with a large maximum aperture of F2.4-F4.0. It is not the fastest lens around, but it is the longest lens in a body of its size.
Video is another pro for the RX 10 IV as it can record 4K footage, utilising the XAVC S codec, recording video at a high data rate of up to 100 Mbps depending on shooting mode. There is also super-slow-motion recording, with up to 960fps recording for that extra slo-mo footage.
Controlling the RX10 IV can be done using the buttons and dials on the body, or using the new 3.0-inch-type 1.44M dot tiltable LCD screen with Touch Focus and Touch Pad function. There is also a high-resolution 2.34 million dot XGA OLED Tru-Finder for composition or when you do not want to use the rear screen.
NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are also on board for connectivity and file transfers.
The Sony RX10 IV will be shipping some time in October with a sticker price of $1,700 or about RM7,122.
(Source: DPReview )