Featuring the world's fastest AF acquisition time of 0.03 seconds and up to 24 fps continuous shooting with full AF/AE tracking, a 315 point phase-detection AF system as well as an exceptionally versatile 24-600mm F2.4-F4 ZEISS Vario Sonnar T* lens, the new RX10 IV delivers an unmatched combination of mobility and speed for imaging enthusiasts and professionals looking for the ultimate 'all-in-one' solution.
World's Fastest AF acquisition speed of 0.03 sec.
The RX10IV features the world's fastest AF acquisition time thanks to its 1" Exmor RS stacked back illuminated CMOS sensor w/ DRAM and fast Hybrid AF system that combines the respective advantages of 315 phase-detection AF points - covering approximately 65% of the sensor - and contrast-detection AF to ultimately enable the camera to lock focus in as little as 0.03 seconds . Subjects can be tracked and captured with precise detail and clarity within the extensive 24-600mm range.
Incredible Exmor RS stacked CMOS sensor
This large 1" (1.0-type) back illuminated Exmor RS stacked image sensor with DRAM chip not only enhances efficiency and speed of A/D conversion through its stacked structure due to more circuit sections; it also realizes super-fast readout speed - thanks to a DRAM chip integrated into the sensor structure. Together with the BIONZ X processing engine and front-end LSI, it allows for stunning 20.1-megapixels at up to 24fps continuous shooting up to 249 frames with AF/AE tracking, blazingly fast shutter speed of up to 1/32000 sec., breathtaking 4k movie and super slow-motion HFR (High Frame Rate) movie clip recording of up to 960fps (40x), not to mention remarkable low-light low-noise capability.
ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 24-600mm ultra-zoom lens
The astonishing 24-600mm ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens features a large maximum aperture of F2.4-F4.0, helping it achieve outstanding image quality throughout the entire ultra-telephoto zoom range. Eight ED (extra-low dispersion) glass elements including two ED aspherical and one Super ED lenses compensate for the chromatic aberration while the ZEISS T* Coating helps reduce flare and ghosting. This incredible lens also features built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization and a minimum focusing distance of 2.36 ft. with 0.49x maximum magnification for tele-macro photography.
24 fps up to 249 frames with AF/AE tracking
Designed to allow for high resolution, continuous shooting at high frame rates, the RX10 IV features a BIONZ X image processing engine with front-end LSI that achieves high-speed continuous shooting of 20.1-megapixel images at up to 24 fps with full AF/AE tracking, and an impressive buffer limit of up to 249 images . With the significant improvements in processing power for the RX10 IV, EVF display lag during continuous shooting has been substantially reduced, allowing you to capture the decisive moment with ultimate confidence. Also, for convenience during image playback, continuously shot images can be displayed in groups instead of individual shots.
4K6 movie w/ direct pixel readout, no pixel binning and fast AF
RX10 IV offers the advantages of 4K (QFHD 3840 x 2160) movie recording, with its Fast Hybrid AF system, realizing fast and accurate focusing speed and AF tracking for video. In 4K mode, the new RX10 IV utilizes full pixel readout without pixel binning, capturing approximately 1.7x more information than is required for 4K6 movie output ensuring that all the finest details are captured accurately. Utilizing the XAVC S9 codec to record video at a high data rates, users have the option of shooting at either 24p or 30p in 4K mode up to 100mpbs, or in frame rates of up to 120p in Full HD mode.
Super-speed Anti-Distortion Shutter
The super-speed Anti-Distortion Shutter has a maximum shutter speed of up to 1/32000 second, which minimizes the "rolling shutter" effect commonly experienced with fast moving subjects. This blazingly fast shutter speed also allows the camera to capture sharp, crystal clear images with a wide open aperture in bright conditions. Shooting at wide aperture with fast shutter speed allows photographers and videographers to capture beautiful content with sharply focused subjects and defocused backgrounds under some of the most difficult, bright lighting conditions.
High-density Tracking AF technology
For the first time on a RX-series camera, advanced high-density tracking AF technology - which had only been previously available in a select few of Sony's acclaimed line of a interchangeable lens cameras - concentrates AF points around a subject to improve tracking and focus accuracy, allowing even the most unpredictable subjects including fast-moving athletes and birds in flight to be captured with ease.
Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
The built-in Optical SteadyShot image stabilization helps to reduce image blur caused from camera shake, equivalent to approximate 4.5 stops shutter speed improvement, which is especially handy at high magnification when the lens is fully extended to 600mm, but equally as good throughout the entire zoom range.
Tele-macro up to 600mm as close as 2.36 ft.
With a minimum focusing distance of 2.36 ft (72 cm) and 0.49x maximum magnification at a fully extended 600mm, the ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 24-600mm F2.4-F4.0 lens is capable of producing amazingly detailed tele-macro images.
Designed for a pro-video workflow
The RX10 IV has a variety of including Picture Profile, S-Log3/S-Gamut3, Gamma Display Assist, Proxy recording, Time Code / User Bit and more, as well as input for external microphone via MI (multi-interface) shoe or mic jack and output for headphone monitoring. Focus and exposure can be monitored for fine control with peaking function and zebra respectfully. You also have the choice of region setting between NTSC and PAL movie frame rates.
Super slow-motion movie HFR (High frame rate)
See the unseen with super slow-motion HFR (High Frame Rate). The RX10 IV can capture super slow motion movie clips at up to 40x slower than real time. You can chose from 960fps, 480fps or 240fps capture rates to playback at 1920 x 1080, in either 60p, 30p or 24p. Choose between "quality priority" (4 sec. recording) and "shoot time priority" (7 sec. recording). There's also an option to set "start trigger", "end trigger" or "end trigger half" which will start capturing movie before, after or before and after you press the movie rec. button so you can time those split-second moments perfectly.
2.35M dot high-contrast XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder
View every scene in rich detail with the bright XGA OLED Tru-Finder electronic viewfinder (EVF) with high resolution equivalent to approx. 2,359k-dots. The viewfinder faithfully displays what will appear in your recording, including the effects of your camera settings, so you can accurately frame your image, focus and monitor the results. The ZEISS T* coating enhances clarity and reduces flare and reflection in the eyepiece optics.
1.44M dot 3" tiltable LCD screen with Touch Focus/Pad function
Frame your images easily with a large 3" (1,44M dots) Xtra Fine tiltable LCD display. This also makes it easy to photograph over crowds or low to capture images with the camera low to the ground. WhiteMagic technology dramatically increases visibility in bright daylight. The large display delivers brilliant-quality still images and movies while touchscreen operation vastly enhances focus capabilities for intuitive and immediate focus response. Simply select a focus point anywhere on the LCD for fast and accurate AF response. When using the electronic viewfinder, simply shift focus points by dragging your finger to the desired subject point, using the LCD as a touchpad. Touching the LCD screen during movie recording allows for smooth focus point shifts.
Enhanced AF features
In addition to touchscreen and touchpad focus operation, other AF improvements in the new RX10 IV include an enhanced version of the popular Eye AF for accurate focus and tracking of a subject's eye as well as an improved object tracking and lock-on AF features. AF-ON setting is also assignable, as well as multiple AF modes including AF-S, AF-C and AF-A, which can be easily adjusted based on user preferences and shooting situations.
Wi-Fi/NFC/QR code for easy file transfer or remote control
Thanks to built-in Wi-Fi, you can easily connect to a compatible iOS or Android smartphone or tablet with the free PlayMemories Mobile App. From there you can control your camera, preview and frame using your mobile device and trigger the camera shutter or movie button. Then instantly transfer a photo or MP4 movie to your device. NFC (Near Field Communication) provides "one-touch connection" connection to compatible devices and for those without NFC, the convenient QR code can make the connection. Setting up your mobile device is as simple as downloading a free PlayMemories Mobile app.
Dust/moisture resistant magnesium-alloy body
The use of highly rigid magnesium alloy material for the top cover, front cover, and main chassis makes the body solid yet light, while combined with dust- and moisture-resistant design ensures heavy-duty performance in various tough situations.
If you lose track of the subject during framing, pressing a custom button to activate this function triggers an automatic zoom-out to help in finding the subject again quickly, especially when framing a shot with the ultra telephoto end of the lens.
10 Zoom Assist function must be assigned to this Custom Button prior to use.
Clear Image Zoom
Whether shooting still images or movies, this feature digitally zooms the center of your image up to 2x with nearly imperceptible degradation, thanks to proprietary By Pixel Super Resolution Technology. If you need to get even closer to your subject, select digital zoom for up to 4x cropping into your image to an astonishing 2400mm.
HDMI clear output for uncompressed video recording
Clean, uncompressed digital movie signal output can be transferred to an external monitor/recorder connected to the RX10 IV via the HDMI terminal. You can record video simultaneously to internal media and uncompressed video to the external recorder in real time.
Rings for focus, zoom and aperture around the lens can be smoothly operated. For convenient shooting, you can turn Aperture Click Switch on for stepwise clicks of assurance, or off for a quiet, smooth feel when setting the aperture for video. The zoom ring direction can be selected for your convenience as well as the zoom speed and whether it zooms smoothly or in common focal length steps; 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 70mm, 85mm, 100mm, 135mm, 200mm, 300mm, 400mm, 500mm and 600mm.
Power supply via USB
The RX10 IV can be powered via USB connection to AC adaptor, a PC or mobile battery. This conserves the camera's battery, allowing you extended use of the camera. When the camera is turned off, the battery can be charged via the same connection.
Custom "My Menu"
To enhance customization, "My Menu" functionality has been added, allowing up to 30 frequently used menu items to be custom registered. Menus are color coded for easier recognition and navigation, and a new Movie Settings menu has been introduced to improve the overall video shooting experience. There are also three dedicated custom buttons as well as a Function (FN) menu for fast and direct access to your preferred features and setting.
Pixels: Actual: 21.0 Megapixel
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel
Sensor: 1" (13.2 x 8.8 mm) CMOS
File Formats: Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: AVCHD Ver. 2.0, MP4, XAVC S
Audio: AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)
Max Resolution: 20 MP: 5472 x 3648
Aspect Ratio: 1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image Stabilization: Optical
Color Spaces: sRGB, Adobe RGB
Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar, 18 elements in 13 groups
6 Aspherical, 8 ED
EFL: 8.8-220mm (35 mm equivalent: 24-600mm)
Aperture: f/2.4 (W) - 4 (T) to f/16
Filter Thread: 72mm
Zoom: Optical: 25x
Clear Image Zoom: 50x
Focus Range: Wide: 1.97" (3 cm) - Infinity
Telephoto: 11.81" (72 cm) - Infinity
ISO Sensitivity: Auto, 100-12800 (Extended Mode: 64-12800)
Shutter: Type: Mechanical
Speed: 4 - 1/2000 Second in Auto Mode
Speed: 30 - 1/2000 Second in Program Mode
Speed: 30 - 1/2000 Second in Manual Mode
Speed: 30 - 1/2000 Second in Aperture Priority Mode
Speed: 30 - 1/2000 Second in Shutter Priority Mode
Speed: 4 - 1/32000 Second in Auto Mode
Speed: 30 - 1/32000 Second in Program Mode
Speed: 30 - 1/32000 Second in Manual Mode
Speed: 30 - 1/32000 Second in Aperture Priority Mode
Speed: 30 - 1/32000 Second in Shutter Priority Mode
Exposure Metering: Center-Weighted, Multi, Spot
Exposure Modes: Modes: Aperture Priority, Intelligent Auto, Manual, Memory Recall, Movie, Panorama Shot, Programmed Auto, Scene Selection, Shutter Priority, Superior Auto
Compensation: -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 EV Steps)
Shooting Modes: Anti-Motion Blur
White Balance Modes: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade
Buffer/Continuous Shooting: Up to 24 fps at 20.1 MP for up to 249 Frames in JPEG Format
Self-Timer: 2, 5, 10 Seconds
Remote Control: RM-VPR1 (Optional)
Flash Modes: Auto
Built-In Flash: Yes
Maximum Effective Flash Range: Wide: 3.28 - 35.43' (1 - 10.8 m)
Telephoto: 3.28 - 21.33' (1 - 6.5 m)
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe
Memory Card Type: Memory Stick Duo
Memory Stick Pro Duo
Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)
Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo
Video Recording: Yes, NTSC/PAL
Resolution: 3840 x 2160p: 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
1920 x 1080p: 60 fps, 50 fps, 30 fps, 25 fps, 24 fps
1920 x 1080i: 60 fps, 50 fps
1280 x 720p: 30 fps, 25 fps
1920 x 1080p: 240 fps, 480 fps, 960 fps
1824 x 1026p: 240 fps, 480 fps, 960 fps
1676 x 566p: 240 fps, 480 fps, 960 fps
1920 x 1080p: 250 fps, 500 fps, 1000 fps
1824 x 1026p: 250 fps, 500 fps, 1000 fps
1676 x 566p: 250 fps, 500 fps, 1000 fps
Video Clip Length: Up to 29 Min
Audio Recording: Built-In Mic: With Video (Stereo)
Viewfinder Type: Electronic
Diopter Adjustment: -4 to +3 m
Viewfinder Coverage: 100%
Screen: 3.0" LCD Rear Touch Screen Tilt (1,440,000 pixels)
Screen Coverage: 100%
Connectivity: HDMI D (Micro), Micro-USB, USB 2.0
Wi-Fi: Yes, 802.11b/g/n built-in
Battery: 1 x NP-FW50 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 7.4 VDC, 1020 mAh
Dimensions (W x H x D): 5.2 x 3.7 x 5.7" / 132.5 x 94.0 x 145.0 mm
Weight: 2.41 lb / 1095 g with battery and memory card