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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mike Topham (

Sony RX100 IV


The Sony RX100 IV is the fourth instalment in what has become our favourite compact camera series. Since its beginnings in 2012, it has given us pocket-friendly models that offer image quality good enough to satisfy high-end DSLR-wielders on those days...

Pocketable size ; Excellent shooting speed ; Versatile video ; Great image quality at lower ISOs

Intimidating price

Aug, 2015

Pocket-lint recommended

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV review: Still the compact to beat


It's 2015 and there's an argument that the compact camera is obsolete in the face of advancing smartphones. The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV is the absolute antithesis to that; a high-end, pocketable compact with large 1-inch sensor and 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8...

The pocketable compact to beat, excellent image quality, built-in electronic viewfinder, fast aperture lens, customisable control ring

Hugely expensive, autofocus performance could be yet faster, still no touchscreen, limited bump over third-gen predecessor

There's no escaping it - the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV is one pricey compact camera. Is that the price of perfection? Almost.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by (

Sony RX100 IV review


Sony goes fourth to conquer the compact competition

Excellent image quality ; 4K videos ; Brilliantly fun HFR mode ; Pocket-sized

Prohibitive price ; Limited zoom range

Sony’s pocket rocket is a compact with almost no compromises

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Amy Davies (

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV review


Sony's latest high-end compact camera gets a faster processor and 4K video

High-resolution viewfinder ; Tilting screen ; Large sensor ; 4K video

High price ; No touchscreen ; Limited raw functionality

The RX100 IV follows in the illustrious footsteps of its predecessors, delivering better image quality than ever. But the absence of a touchscreen and some minor niggles mean it can't quite justify its high price.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Phil Hall (

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI review


Sony's pocket powerhouse

Built-in EVF ; Compact design ; 24fps burst shooting ; Sophisticated AF system ; Excellent image quality ; Advanced 4K video

Some handling issues ; No built-in ND filter ; No microphone port ; Card slot only UHS-I ; Limited touchscreen control ; Pricey compared to rivals

In many respects the RX100 VI is one of the best compact cameras out there. Certainly there's nothing else that can touch it when it comes to performance, while the images from the 20.1 megapixel sensor are excellent. But its strength is also its...

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Ben Pitt (

Sony RX100 IV review: A powerhouse compact camera now available for less


Packed with premium features and with a price tag to match, the Sony RX100 IV is a formidable compact camera.

There’s no denying that the RX100 IV is a hugely impressive camera. At this price it really needs to be. It’s not perfect, but there’s nothing here that I’d classify as a deal-breaker. Its only real problem is some formidable competition. I prefer the...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV review


The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV (M4) is less of an clear upgraade over its predecessor the RX100 III (M3) than a forked alternative; for a variety of reasons, I'd classify it as an advanced compact for video enthusiasts rather than a straight-up advanced...

Great video features to supplement its 4K capabilities distinguish the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV from the rest of the advanced-compact pack. It also retains the nice design perks, like a popup electronic viewfinder, of the earlier RX100 models.

Like its predecessor, the autofocus system could be more consistent and the battery life has gotten even worse.

A nice choice if you're looking for an advanced compact with class-leading video capabilities, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV is a little expensive if you just want a good camera for shooting stills.

Jul, 2015

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV review

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Sony releases an update to the RX100 model every year, and this latest version, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV, is the fourth-generation model. It has top-notch focusing and image stabilisation, and an improved pop-up videwfinder and video...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Joshua Waller (

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 Mark IV Review


Reviewed, the high speed compact from Sony, the RX100 Mark IV features a bright lens, a large high speed sensor, plus 4K and high speed video recording.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Wilson Wong (

Goondu review: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV September 7th, 2015 | by Wilson Wong Imaging 0


Is the new version worth the S$1,399 that Sony is asking for? The images shot on this little gem are, beyond doubt, impressive.

Sep, 2015

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