Sony RX100 IV: Temptation comes in small size

It was almost decades ago when Leica, Nikon and Canon changed the face of photography by introducing 35mm in a smaller body, and later Leica introduced the first full frame compact with Leica M9. Today, could it be Sony starting to make history with the new Sony RX100 IV?

The features of the new Sony RX100 IV are very impressive

  • 20.1 MP 1″ type stacked CMOS sensor
  • F1.8 to f2.8 24-70mm Zeiss Vari-Sonnar T Lens
  • Optical Image Stablization
  • 1/32000 max shutter speed
  • 16 fps!
  • Slow motion video recording up to 1000 FPS
  • 4L UHD Video recording up to 100mbps
  • Built-in ND Filter
  • Wi-fi with NFC

Is this THE camera most of will want? While on the surface, it looks like a winner, but i will still stick with my DSLR or my Leica M for now. Why?

You still need a high speed memory card like an extreme Pro  in order to take advantage of some of the features. Battery life is kind of limited at about 250 to 280 shots per full charged. While Sony I must admit, has been making news about their new set of cameras like the A7R Mk2, and the A7* Series, they are beginning to appear as a serious player with the professional photographers. However, with this impressive little beast, I prefer to to stick with a FX DSLR or a Digital Rangefinder such as Leica M, because of the general perception and real quality capability it brings against a Sony RX100 IV. Until i get to play with this camera and test it out with the photos output. For now, i will stick to the traditional options, rather than taking a risk with a newcomer.

2 years ago

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