Sony RX100 IV – New 20.1MP Compact Cyber-shot

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Release Date : 10 June 2015
Availability : July 2015 (Pre-order from 17th June)
Price :  $ 1000.00

Available at : Adorama | B&H

Key features

  • 20.1MP 1.0-type stacked CMOS sensor with DRAM chip
  • 24-70mm ZEISS®Vario-Sonnar T* lens
  • ISO 12800
  • Super-speed shooting at 1/32000 sec.
  • Anti-Distortion Shutter—greatly reduces image distortion
  • Casual 4K shooting of up to 5 minutes
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC

 20.1 MP (effective) 1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor
The world’s first 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip enables up to 40x super slow motion and up to 1/32000 sec. super-high-speed shutter beyond human perception. The extended circuit features higher signal processing capacity and more than five times faster high-speed readout than conventional models.

ZEISS®Vario-Sonnar T* lens for high depiction
Large-diameter ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F1.8-2.8 lens allows wide-angle shooting out to 24 mm. Maximum aperture of F2.8 brightness at the telephoto end enables shooting images without camera shake and subject motion blur and capturing photos (such as portraits) with beautiful background defocusing. ZEISS T* Coating reduces ghost and flare

BIONZ X™ for superior detail and texture
Digital cameras convert light captured by their sensor into digital images. Since the engine that powers conversion is as important as your lens and sensor, the RX100 IV features the high-speed BIONZ X processor for more natural details, more realistic images, richer tonal gradations, and lower noise while shooting photos and movies.

Up to 16fps continuous shooting without blackout
Thanks to the new super-high-speed image sensor—and despite its 20.1 MP high pixel count—the camera features accelerated readout speed that helps achieve continuous shooting up to 16fps. This lets you capture moments of fleeting beauty or facial expressions.

Super-high-speed shutter of 1/32000 sec.
This next-generation 1/32000 sec. super-high-speed Anti-Distortion Shutter works to minimize image distortion caused by the rolling shutter phenomenon. The extraordinarily fast shutter speed also allows you to produce photos with background defocusing using a large aperture setting even under extremely bright conditions at a maximum of EV 19.

Super slow motion at maximum of 40x
Using the mode dial to select HFR, it’s easy to create super slow motion movies containing split-second moments of action. Choose shooting frame rates of 960/1000fps, 480/500fps, or 240/250fps (NTSC/PAL), depending on which is most suitable for your needs. The end trigger mode also enables you to capture 2 or 4 seconds before the MOVIE button is pressed, letting you capture the decisive moment.

180˚ tiltable LCD screen for flexible composition
High-resolution 3.0-type screen with tilt capability is perfect for taking selfies and framing of otherwise impossible overhead or low-angle shots. You can use it in high/low shooting positions for greater flexibility in capturing creative compositions.

Connect to smartphones and tablets with one touch
Instantly transfer a photo or movie to your Android™ smartphone or tablet simply by touching it with the camera — using downloadable PlayMemories Mobile and built-in Wi-Fi and NFC™ (Near Field Communication). One touch can also activate Smart Remote Embedded, for remote control of the camera from a mobile device and movie recording start/stop.

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Image Sensor Sensor Type 1.0-type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) Exmor RS CMOS sensor, aspect ratio 3:2
Number of Pixels [Effective] Approx. 20.1 megapixels
[Gross] Approx. 21.0 megapixels
Lens Lens Type ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens, 10 elements in 9 groups (9 aspherical elements including AA lens)
F-number (maximum aperture) F1.8 (W) – 2.8 (T)
Aperture Type Iris diaphragm (7 blades)
ND Filter Auto / On (3 steps) / Off
Focal Length (f =) f = 8.8-25.7mm
Focal Length (f=) 35mm format equivalent [Still Image 3:2] f= 24-70mm [Still Image 16:9] f= 26-76mm
[Still Image 4:3] f= 25- 73mm [Still Image 1:1] f= 30.5-89mm
[Movie 16:9] f= 25.5-74mm (SteadyShot Standard), f= 30-86mm (SteadyShot Active), f= 33.5- 95mm (SteadyShot Intelligent Active)
[Movie 4K 16:9] f=28-80mm (SteadyShot Standard), [HFR 960fps] f=42-118mm (Quality Priority), f=60-170mm (Shoot Time Priority)
[HFR 480fps] f=28-80mm (Quality Priority), f=42- 118mm (Shoot Time Priority)
[HFR 240fps] f=26-75mm (Quality Priority), f=28-80mm (Shoot Time Priority)
Focus Range (from the front of the lens) AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.17 ft.) to Infinity
T: Approx. 30cm (0.99 ft.) to Infinity)
Optical Zoom 2.9 x (Optical Zoom during movie recording)
Clear Image Zoom*1 [Still Image] Approx. 5.8x
[Movie] Approx. 5.8x
Digital Zoom*1 [Still Image] Approx. 11x
[Movie] Approx. 11x
Screen Screen Type 7.5 cm (3.0 type) (4:3) / 1,228,800 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD
Brightness Control Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather
Adjustable angle Up: approx. 180 degrees, down: approx. 45 degrees
Viewfinder Screen type / Number of dots 0.39-type electronic viewfinder (XGA OLED), 2,359,296 dots
Brightness Control Auto/Manual (5 steps)
Field coverage 100%
Magnification Approx. 0.59x with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 (dioptre) (35mm equiv.)
Eye-point Approx. 20mm from the eyepiece, 19.2mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1 (dioptre) (CIPA standard)
Diopter -4.0 to +3.0m-1
Camera Imaging Processor BIONZ Yes (BIONZ X)
SteadyShot [Still Image] Optical
[Movie] Intelligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti Rolling type)
Focus Mode Single-shot AF / Continuous AF / DMF / Manual Focus
Focus Area Wide / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expanded Flexible Spot / Lock on AF (Wide/Center/Flexible Spot (S/M/L)/Expanded Flexible Spot)
Lock on AF Yes
Light Metering Mode Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 3.0 EV, 1/3 EV step
Exposure Control Yes
ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)*2 Auto (ISO 125-12800, selectable with upper/ lower limit), 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 8000 / 10000 / 12800 (Extendable to ISO80/100)
Multi Frame NR : Auto (ISO 125- 12800), 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600*3
ISO Sensitivity (Movie) Auto (ISO 125 -ISO 12800, selectable with upper/lower limit), 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 8000 / 10000 / 12800
Minimum Illumination (Movie) Auto: 1.2 lux (Shutter Speed 1/30″)
White Balance Mode Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluor.: Warm White / Fluor.: Cool White / Fluor.: Day White / Fluor.: Daylight / Flash / C.Temp. / Filter / Custom
Shutter Speed iAuto (4″ – 1/2000) / Program Auto (30″ – 1/2000) / Manual (Bulb, 30″ – 1/2000) / Aperture Priority (30″ – 1/2000) / Shutter Priority (30″ – 1/2000)
Electronic Shutter iAuto (4″ – 1/32000) / Program Auto(30″ – 1/32000) / Manual (30″ – 1/32000) / Aperture Priority (30″ – 1/32000) / Shutter Priority (30″ – 1/32000)
Image Control Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Creative Style, Colour Space (sRGB / Adobe RGB), Quality (RAW / RAW&JPEG / Extra fine / Fine / Standard)
Noise Reduction Long exposure NR: On / Off, available of shutter speeds longer than 1/3 sec.
High ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off
Dynamic Range Functions Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0EV step))
Shooting Mode AUTO (Intelligent Auto/Superior Auto), Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall) 1,2,3, Movie Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), HFR Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), Panorama, Scene Selection
Scene Selection Portrait, Sports Action, Macro, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Fireworks, High Sensitivity
Continuous Shooting Speed (maximum)*4 Speed Priority Continuous Shooting: approx. 16 fps, Continuous Shooting: approx. 5.5 fps *5
Self-Timer 10sec. / 5sec. / 2sec. / 3 or 5 consecutive shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selectable / Bracketing shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selectable
Drive modes Single, Continuous shooting, Speed priority continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.), Single-bracketing*6, Cont.-bracketing*6, White balance bracketing*6, DRO bracketing*6
Panorama Sweep Panorama
Photo Creativity Yes
Picture Effect [Still Image]
Toy camera, Pop Colour, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolour, Illustration
Toy camera, Pop Colour, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour, High Contrast Mono.
Creative Style Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box
Picture Profile Off/PP1-PP7 (Black Level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-2, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Color Level, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset)
Flash [Flash Mode] Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync / Flash Off
[Flash Range]
ISO Auto: Approx.0.4m to 10.2m (1.31 ft. to 33.46 ft.) (W) / Approx. 0.4 m to 6.5 m (1.31 ft. to 21.33 ft.) (T)
ISO12800: up to Approx. 20.4m (66.93 ft.) (W) / Approx. 13.0m (42.65 ft.) (T)
Recording Compatible Recording Media*7 Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro*8, Memory Stick Micro (Mark2)*8, Memory Stick XC-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card (UHS-I), SDXC Memory Card (UHS-I), microSD Memory Card*8, microSDHC Memory Card*8, microSDXC Memory Card*8
Recording Format Still Image: JPEG (DCF Ver.2.0,Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format)
Movie: XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible, MP4
Recording Format (Movie Audio) XAVC S: LPCM 2ch / AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator) / MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Colour Space (Still) sRGB, Adobe RGB
File Format DCF / DPOF / EXIF / MPF
Number of Recorded Pixels (Image Size) [3:2] 20M (5,472×3,648) / 10M (3,888×2,592) / 5M (2,736×1,824)
[4:3] 18M (4,864×3,648) / 10M (3,648×2,736) / 5M (2,592×1,944) / VGA
[16:9] 17M (5,472×3,080) / 7.5M (3,648×2,056) / 4.2M (2,720×1,528)
[1:1] 13M (3,648×3,648) / 6.5M (2,544×2,544) / 3.7M (1,920×1,920)
[Sweep Panorama] Wide (12,416×1,856/5,536×2,160), Standard (8,192×1,856/3,872×2,160)
Still Image Number of recorded pixels (Image Size) during Movie [16:9] 17M (5,472×3,080) / 7.5M (3,648×2,056) / 4.2M (2,720×1,528)
Movie Recording Mode NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode
AVCHD: 28M PS (1,920×1,080/50p) / 24M FX (1,920×1,080/50i) / 17M FH (1,920×1,080/50i) / 24M FX (1,920×1,080/25p) / 17M FH (1,920×1,080/25p), XAVC S 4K: 25p 100M (3,840×2,160/25p) / 25p 60M (3,840×2,160/25p), XAVC S HD:50p 50M (1,920×1,080/50p) / 25p 50M (1,920×1,080/25p) / 100p 100M (1,920×1,080/100p) / 100p 60M (1,920×1,080/100p), MP4: 28M (1,920×1,080/50p) / 16M (1,920×1,080/25p) / 6M (1,280×720/25p)NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] mode
AVCHD: 28M PS (1,920×1,080/60p) / 24M FX (1,920×1,080/60i) / 17M FH (1,920×1,080/60i) / 24M FX (1,920×1,080/24p) / 17M FH (1,920×1,080/24p), XAVC S 4K: 30p 100M (3,840×2,160/30p) / 30p 60M (3,840×2,160/30p) / 24p 100M (3,840×2,160/24p) / 24p 60M (3,840×2,160/24p), XAVC S HD:60p 50M (1,920×1,080/60p) / 30p 50M (1,920×1,080/30p) / 24p 50M (1,920×1,080/24p) / 120p 100M (1,920×1,080/120p) / 120p 60M (1,920×1,080/120p), MP4: 28M (1,920×1,080/60p) / 16M (1,920×1,080/30p) / 6M (1,280×720/30p)
HFR <Recording>
NTSC/PAL Selector: [PAL] mode
XAVC S HD:50p 50M (1,920×1,080/250fps), 50p 50M (1,920×1,080/500fps), 50p 50M (1,920×1,080/1000fps) / 25p 50M (1,920×1,080/250fps), 25p 50M (1,920×1,080/500fps), 25p 50M (1,920×1,080/1000fps)NTSC/PAL Selector: [NTSC] mode
XAVC S HD:60p 50M (1,920×1,080/240fps), 60p 50M (1,920×1,080/480fps), 60p 50M (1,920×1,080/960fps) / 30p 50M (1,920×1,080/240fps), 30p 50M (1,920×1,080/480fps), 30p 50M (1,920×1,080/960fps) / 24p 50M (1,920×1,080/240fps), 24p 50M (1,920×1,080/480fps), 24p 50M (1,920×1,080/960fps)
Interface Input and Output Terminal Multi/Micro USB Terminal*9, Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI
NFC NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing
Wi-Fi Yes (IEEE802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz band))
Eye-Fi Yes