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Sony RX100 IV

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Sony RX100 IV

Originally reviewed by Mike Topham 10 August 2015

Compact – Advanced compact with a fast lens and 4K video

Key Features
  • 960fps high-speed and 4K video
  • 20-megapixel 1-inch sensor
  • 24 to 70mm, f/1.8 to f/2.8 lens

Sony's RX100 range has been a revelation. Now on its fourth version, this is one of the most desirable compact cameras on the market. Its combination of a compact body, pop-up electronic viewfinder and a fast lens paired to a large sensor, makes it a great 'prosumer' compact.

The RX100 IV adds a few new tricks, particularly for videographers. The 960fps high-speed video mode means you can create great slow motion clips. This is at much reduced resolutions, but you can shoot 250fps video at 1080p quality – that's impressive. Sony's also added 4K video support and you can capture 17-megapixel stills during video capture.

That said, if you're not interested in the new video capabilities, you might be better off saving some money and opting for the still excellent RX100 III. The IV's improved electronic viewfinder is great too, but the III is considerably cheaper and still takes fantastic photos thanks to that fast lens and large sensor.

You can't lose either way, though.

Price: £815

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