47points

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

59points

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV vs Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Why is Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV better than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V?

  • 0.5% more megapixels (main camera)
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    20.1MPvs20MP
  • 60shots longer battery life
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    280shotsvs220shots
  • 93.75% faster maximum shutter speed
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    1/32000svs0.0005s
  • 1g lighter
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    298gvs299g
  • Has a two-stage shutter
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  • Has a tilting viewfinder
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Why is Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V better than Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV?

  • 290 more focus points
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    315vs25
  • 2x higher maximum light sensitivity
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    25600 ISOvs12800 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen
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  • 1.5x faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
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    24fpsvs16fps
  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • Has phase-detection autofocus for photos
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  • Has a built-in focus motor
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  • Has manual ISO
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Design

1.Has a flip-out screen
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
2.Has a built-in focus motor
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.
3.weight

298g

299g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
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.
5.screen resolution

1228k dots

1228k dots

A higher screen resolution provides a sharper image, making it easier to review your photos.
6.has a flash
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

Optics

1.sensor size

8.8 x 13.2mm

13.2 x 8.8mm

The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.
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.
The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
4.maximum light sensitivity

12800 ISO

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.
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
6.has AF tracking
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
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.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

2160 x 30fps

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
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
3.has a 24p cinema mode
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
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 AVCHD format
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
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
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
3.has stereo speakers
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
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)

280shots

220shots

CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.
2.has a removable battery
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has a rechargeable battery
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
4.has a battery level indicator
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.supports Wi-Fi
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.Has a remote control
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
3.has an external memory slot
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
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.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
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.
5.has an HDMI output
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
6.supports a remote smartphone
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.

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