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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV review: specs and price

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV

Why is Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV better than the average?

  • Focus points
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    315vs63.98
  • Megapixels (main camera)
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    20.1MPvs17.54MP
  • Maximum light sensitivity
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    25600 ISOvs22421.79 ISO
  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
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    24fpsvs6.98fps
  • Video recording (main camera)
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    2160 x 30fpsvs42759.78fps
  • Viewfinder coverage
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    100%vs98.35%
  • Screen resolution
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    1440k dotsvs863.04k dots
  • Optical zoom
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    25xvs11.1x

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Design

1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
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The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
2.Has a flip-out screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
3.viewfinder coverage

100%

With 100% coverage, you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage, you may have to crop your photos afterward to get them looking perfect.
4.Has a hot shoe
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.
5.has an optical viewfinder
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An optical viewfinder (or OVF) allows the photographer to compose a shot while seeing exactly what the lens will capture. OVFs have no time lag and require no power - as opposed to electronic viewfinders, which can drain battery life. OVFs are also better in low light situations.
6.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
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The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Optics

1.wide aperture (main camera)

f/2.40

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
2.focus points

315

The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.
3.sensor size

13.2 x 8.8mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
4.has AF tracking
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With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
5.optical zoom

25x

The zoom range is the ratio between the longest and shortest focal lengths. A higher zoom range means that the lens is more versatile.
6.maximum light sensitivity

25600 ISO

With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
3.has a 24p cinema mode
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
4.supports slow-motion video recording
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Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
5.supports AVCHD format
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AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
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A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
2.has a microphone input
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
3.number of microphones

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)

400shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.battery power

1020mAh

Battery power, also called battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy stored in the battery. Measured in milliampere-hours (mAh), it indicates how much electric power can be used over time. More battery power translates into longer battery life.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
5.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
6.has wireless charging
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The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

Features

1.has an external memory slot
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The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
4.has a HDMI output
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
5.has an accelerometer
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An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.
6.supports a remote smartphone
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This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.

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