DPReview: Sony RX10 IV Gets Gold Award For Being “most wholly capable all-in-one camera package money can buy”


The Sony RX10 is one of the cameras I recommend to people looking to get into photography more often than any other camera and for good reason. You simply can’t beat the value of a solid camera with a quality 24-600mm lens built in. Not everyone will buy the right lens for the job, but if you have an RX10 with you then chances are you can figure out how to get the shot. The only RX series has always represented an incredible value for photographers that don’t want to travel light, but it is also a great camera for people looking to get into more serious photography. You just can’t go wrong with a RX camera. Read the full review here.

Sony RX10 Mark IV: B&H Photo / Amazon / Adorama

Pros Cons
  • 20MP 1″ sensor capable of excellent image quality
  • 24-600mm equivalent F2.4-4 lens is optically excellent
  • 315-point phase detection AF system
  • High quality, class-leading 4K
  • 24 fps burst shooting with autofocus and autoexposure is truly impressive
  • Impressive dynamic range capture in Raw, JPEG and video, thanks to DRO and S-Log2
  • Responsive touchscreen can be used as a touchpad with eye to finder
  • Rolling shutter is very well controlled even with fast moving subjects
  • Effective optical stablization
  • Camera can be charged and powered (if your battery dies) with USB
  • High frame rate (HFR) video modes useful and high quality
  • Wi-Fi integration is straightforward
  • Bluetooth, NFC useful for Android users
  • Customizable ‘My Menu’ and ‘Function Menu’ for storing most-used features
  • ‘AF Area Regist.’ and ‘Memory Recall’ allow for quick access to saved settings
  • Headphone and microphone ports
  • AF modes can be confusingly redundant and need refining
  • No lock-on AF in 4K or 1080/120p
  • Touchscreen can not be used to navigate menu/function menu
  • Can not zoom in AF-C with AF-on
  • A built-in ND filter, as offered in the RX10 II, would be super useful
  • Zoom speed still too slow even when maxed out
  • Small buttons feel mushy
  • Does not ship with standalone charger
  • No in-camera Raw conversion
  • May be too bulky for some
  • May be too pricey for some
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