Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Digital Camera

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Digital Camera
Regular price 2,610.00

Description

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Digital Camera is a versatile and advanced point-and-shoot featuring a large 20.1-megapixel 1" Exmor RS CMOS sensor to produce high-resolution still imagery and 4K video. This sensor's construction utilizes a stacked backside-illuminated design to improve clarity and image quality when working in dimly-lit conditions as well as to increase its sensitivity to a native ISO 12,800. By completely placing the camera's photodiodes over the sensor's processing structure, the light-gathering ability of the Exmor RS CMOS sensor is further improved over previous backside-illuminated devices and faster image processing capabilities are added as well. 16 fps of continuous shooting is made possible as well as UHD 4K movie recording with the option of Super Slow Motion frame rates of up to 960 fps. Also benefitting the performance of this sensor is the BIONZ X image processor, which helps to produce images with smooth quality and tonal gradations.

To make ultra-high definition video captures convenient, short 4K clips of up to five minutes can be recorded with no line skipping or pixel binning as well as with minimal moiré and visual aliasing. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Digital Camera is NTSC and PAL switchable, while utilizing the XAVC S format to maximize high-bitrate shooting up to 100 Mbps for professional-quality video. When recording, creative potential is further extended with the ability to capture Super Slow Motion High Frame Rate movies at up to 40x slower than real time. These slow motion clips are recorded at 960 fps, 480 fps, or 240 fps and can then be played back at 1920 x 1080, in 60p, 30p, or 24p, when the camera is set to NTSC. For PAL, slow motion clips are recorded at 1000 fps, 500 fps, or 250 fps and can then be played back at 1920 x 1080, in either 50p or 25p. While recording at video resolutions lower than 4K, such as Full HD 1920 x 1080p, video clips up to 29 minutes in length can be saved.

The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Digital Camera's enhanced Exmor RS CMOS sensor also helps to supplement the camera's top mechanical shutter speed of 1/2,000. It does so by enabling electronic shutter speeds of up to 1/32,000 second which minimizes distortion caused by "rolling shutter" which can become apparent when shooting fast moving subjects. Additionally, this high-speed shutter provides the ability to shoot photos with defocused backgrounds even while using large aperture settings under very bright lighting conditions. This is achieved by a combination of the 1/32,000 second electronic shutter speed and a built-in, three-stop ND filter that allows photos to be shot under extremely bright light at a maximum of EV19 with a fully open aperture setting. The built-in Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 2.9x zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-70mm, covering wide-angle to portrait-length perspectives to suit working in a wide variety of environments. An f/1.8-2.8 maximum aperture benefits working in low lighting and controlling focus throughout the zoom range. Optical SteadyShot image stabilization is also available to help minimize the appearance of camera shake when working in dimly-lit conditions and with greater zoom magnifications. The lens also features a Zeiss T* anti-reflective coating, which helps to reduce surface reflections, lens flare, and ghosting in order to produce imagery that is rich in contrast and clarity.

Complementing the imaging capabilities of the RX100 IV is a sleek body design featuring both an electronic viewfinder and an LCD screen. The 0.39" 2,359k-dot SVGA OLED Tru-Finder has provides a bright, clear means for eye-level viewing. It features a unique pop-up mechanism that helps to maintain the compact form factor of the camera when carrying or if preferring to work with the rear screen. The 3.0" 1,229k-dot Xtra Fine LCD incorporates WhiteMagic technology for easier visibility in bright conditions and its tilting design permits greater usability from high, low, and front-facing angles. Furthermore, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity with NFC allows instant image sharing to, as well as remote camera control and monitoring from, linked mobile devices.

Details

20.1 MP 1" Exmor RS BSI CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X Image Processor

The large 20.1-megapixel 1" Exmor RS CMOS sensor features stacked backside-illuminated technology to enhance its low-light capabilities over previous designs to a native ISO 12,800 while still retaining vivid clarity. By placing its photodiodes between the rear of the lens and sensor's underlying processing structure, the light-gathering ability of the Exmor RS CMOS sensor is further improved over previous backside-illuminated devices and faster image processing capabilities are added as well. 16 fps of continuous shooting is made possible as well as UHD 4K movie recording with the option of Super Slow Motion frame rates of up to 960 fps. Also benefitting the performance of this sensor is the BIONZ X image processor, which helps to produce images with smooth quality and tonal gradations.

UHD 4K Video Recording

Ultra-high definition video capture is made convenient with the ability to record short 4K clips of up to five minutes with no line skipping or pixel binning and with minimal moiré or visual aliasing. The XAVC S format is utilized to maximize high-bitrate shooting up to 100 Mbps for professional-quality video. When recording in either the NTSC or PAL video standard, creative potential is further extended with the ability to capture Super Slow Motion High Frame Rate movies at up to 40x slower than real time. These slow motion clips are recorded at 960 fps, 480 fps or 240 fps and can then be played back at 1920 x 1080, in 60p, 30p, or 24p when the camera is set to NTSC. When set to PAL, slow motion clips are recorded at 1000 fps, 500 fps, or 250 fps and can then be played back at 1920 x 1080, in either 50p or 25p. At resolutions below 4K, including Full HD 1920 x 1080p, movies up to 29 minutes in length can be saved.

Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens

The built-in Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 24-70mm, covering wide-angle to portrait length perspectives to suit working in a wide variety of shooting conditions. An f/1.8-2.8 maximum aperture benefits working in difficult lighting conditions throughout the entire zoom range and also enables greater control over focus placement for shallow depth of field imagery.

Nine aspherical elements, including two AA (advanced aspherical) elements, are incorporated into the lens design to minimize chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range to benefit creating sharp, clear imagery. The lens also features a Zeiss T* anti-reflective multi-layered coating to help minimize lens flare and ghosting in order to produce imagery with rich contrast and color neutrality.

Benefitting the 2.9x reach of this lens, as well as supporting working in difficult lighting conditions and with longer shutter speeds, is Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, which helps to offset the effects of camera shake. Additionally, a neutral density 0.9 filter is incorporated into the camera's design, which provides a reduction of three stops in exposure to enable working in bright conditions with wider aperture settings and for greater control over how subject movement is rendered.

Camera Design

Within the compact design of the RX100 IV is both a high-resolution electronic viewfinder and a large rear LCD monitor. The 2,359k-dot SVGA OLED Tru-Finder EVF provides a bright, clear means for eye-level monitoring, which is well-suited to critical compositions and working in bright conditions. It features 100% frame coverage, and a unique pop-up mechanism. Alternatively, a 3.0" 1,229k-dot Xtra Fine LCD screen is also available and features a tilting design (180° up, 45° down) to benefit working from high, low, and front-facing angles. WhiteMagic technology has been applied to the LCD's design, too, to increase effective brightness for easier viewing in bright lighting.

For intuitive, SLR-like adjustments over a variety of camera settings, a manual control ring surrounds the lens and features a smooth, click-less design for quick and quiet changing of settings. The ring can be assigned to control a variety of features, at different values, such as zoom, aperture, and Picture Effects. A step-zoom feature can be utilized, too, to allow instant switching between commonly used focal lengths.

Super-Speed Anti-Distortion Electronic Shutter

While a mechanical shutter featuring a top shutter speed of 1/2,000 second is suitable for most subjects, an electronic shutter provides the ability to capture at 1/32,000 second. This minimizes distortion caused by "rolling shutter" which can become apparent when shooting fast moving subjects. This high-speed shutter also provides the ability to shoot photos with defocused backgrounds even while using large aperture settings under very bright lighting conditions. This is achieved by a combination of the 1/32,000 second shutter speed and a built-in, three-stop ND filter which allows photos to be shot under extremely bright light at a maximum of EV19 with a fully open aperture setting.

Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC

Built-in Wi-Fi connectivity enables instant transferring of imagery to mobile devices for direct sharing online to social networking, via email, and to cloud storage sites. NFC (Near Field Communication) is also supported, which allows for one-touch connection between the camera and compatible mobile devices, with no complex set-up required. Once connected, the linked mobile device can also display a live view image on its screen and, using Smart Remote Control, remotely control the camera's shutter release.

Additionally, PlayMemories Camera Apps are also supported via the built-in Wi-Fi connection, and allow you to personalize the camera's features depending on specific shooting styles. Apps are available to suit creating portraits, detailed close-ups, sports, time lapse, motion shot, and other specific types of imagery.

Technical Specs

Imaging

Pixels

Actual: 21.0 Megapixel
Effective: 20.1 Megapixel

Maximum Resolution

5472 x 3648

Aspect Ratio

1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9

Sensor Type

CMOS

Sensor Size

1"

Image File Format

JPEG, RAW

Image Stabilization

Optical

Lens

Focal Length

8.8 to 25.7mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 70mm)

Optical Zoom

2.9x

Digital Zoom

3.8x Maximum (11x Combined Zoom)
2x Optimized (5.8x Combined Zoom)

Maximum Aperture

f/1.8 to 2.8

Focus Range

1.97" to Infinity / 5 cm to Infinity (Wide)
11.81" to Infinity / 30 cm to Infinity (Telephoto)

Optical Design

10 Elements in 9 Groups

Exposure Control

ISO Sensitivity

Auto, 125 to 12800 (Extended: 80 to 12800)

Shutter Speed

Mechanical Shutter
1/2000 to 4 Seconds in Auto Mode 
1/2000 to 30 Seconds in Program Mode 
1/2000 to 30 Seconds in Manual Mode 
1/2000 to 30 Seconds in Aperture Priority Mode 
1/2000 to 30 Seconds in Shutter Priority Mode 
Electronic Shutter
1/32000 to 4 Seconds in Auto Mode 
1/32000 to 30 Seconds in Bulb Mode 
1/32000 to 30 Seconds in Program Mode 
1/32000 to 30 Seconds in Aperture Priority Mode 
1/32000 to 30 Seconds in Shutter Priority Mode 

Metering Method

Center-Weighted Average, Multi, Spot

Exposure Modes

Aperture Priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter Priority

Exposure Compensation

-3 to +3 EV (1/3 EV Steps)

White Balance

Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature Filter, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (Cool White), Fluorescent (Day White), Fluorescent (Daylight), Fluorescent (Warm White), Incandescent, Shade

Continuous Shooting

Up to 14 fps at 20.2 MP

Interval Recording

None

Self-Timer

2/5/10-Second Delay

Special Options

Fireworks, Food, Handheld Night, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset

Video

Recording Modes

AVCHD/MP4/XAVC S
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 24p/25p/29.97p 
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 24p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/240p/250p/480p/500p/959.94p/1000p 
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50i/59.94i 
HD (1280 x 720) at 25p/29.97p 

Recording Limit

Up to 29 Minutes

Video Encoding

NTSC/PAL

Audio Recording

Built-In Microphone (Stereo)

Audio File Format

AAC LC, AC3, Dolby Digital 2ch, Linear PCM (Stereo)

Viewfinder and Monitor

Viewfinder Type

Electronic

Viewfinder Coverage

100%

Diopter Adjustment

-4 to +3

Monitor Size

3"

Monitor Resolution

1,228,800 Dot

Monitor Type

Tilting LCD

Flash

Built-In Flash

Yes

Flash Modes

Auto, Flash On, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync

Effective Flash Range

ISO Auto
1.31 to 33.46' / 0.4 to 10.2 m (Wide)
1.31 to 21.33' / 0.4 to 6.5 m (Telephoto)
ISO 12800
Up to 67' / 20.4 m (Wide)
Up to 42.7' / 13 m (Telephoto)

External Flash Connection

None

Interface

Memory Card Slot

1 x SD/SDHC/SDXC/Memory Stick Duo/Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed)/Memory Stick PRO HG-Duo/Memory Stick Pro Duo

Connectivity

HDMI D (Micro), USB 2.0, USB 2.0 Micro-B

Wireless

Wi-Fi

GPS

None

Physical

Battery

1 x NP-BX1 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 3.6 VDC, 1240 mAh

Dimensions (W x H x D)

4 x 2.4 x 1.6" / 101.6 x 61 x 40.6 mm

Weight

10.51 oz / 298 g (Body with Battery and Memory)

 

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