99% of the time, once I've turned on Face Recognition (MENU > Camera 1 > page 14), it just figures out where to focus and does it instantly. Even the older RX10 Mk III had no problem shooting continuously and tracking focus and faces, and did it all silently. If you shoot 4:3 crops, the image has black bars on the sides while shooting, but in playback, the 4:3 images grow compared to standard 3:2 images to fill the entire screen or EVF. 20.1 effective megapixel 13.2 x 8.8 mm (1.0-type) stacked phase-detection AF Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor with DRAM chip, BIONZ X™ image processing engine for superior detail reproduction and noise reduction, 0.03 s AF response with 315 focal-plane phase-detection AF points, Up to 24fps continuous shooting with AF/AE for up to 249 shots, Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-FW50, AC Adaptor AC-UUD12, Micro USB cable, Shoulder strap, Lens cap, Shoe cap, Lens hood, Eyepiece Cup, Instruction Manual, Looking for help? The RX10 doesn't feel well in the hand after long periods of time. bigger or full-resolution file. This mic is a huge improvement over the built-in microphone because it's isolated from the camera to avoid mechanical noise, has more and adjustable stereo separation and has much larger microphone capsules for better low-frequency response as well as much lower electronic noise. Auto ISO minimum shutter speeds adjustable either to track the zoom setting (and adjustable Â± 2 stops from there), or settable in full stops from 30 seconds to 1/32,000. 1,824 x 1,026p: 1,000p, 500p, 250p, 240p, 480p, 960p. Sony does not seal its boxes in any way, so never buy at retail or any other source not on my personally approved list since you'll have no way of knowing if you're missing accessories, getting a defective, damaged, returned, store demo or used camera. If you want smaller apertures; just turn the rear dial to shift the program. The RX100M5 is smaller, lighter, less expensive and better made with more metal, but only zooms to the equivalent of 70mm, not 600mm. If you find this Fast Hybrid AF makes autofocus more speedy and accurate, while 4K movie (QFHD: 3,840 x 2,160) recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning ensures footage with resolution high enough to satisfy professionals. Sony RX10 Mk IV at 14.2mm (39mm eq. Sony RX10 Mk IV (72mm filters, 38.4 oz./1,090g with battery and card, about $1,698) bigger. Real-time Eye AF detects human eyes and maintains focus as the subject moves, leaving you free to compose your shot. It was partly cloudy, so we're looking at the stars through blowing clouds in this five-minute exposure.  Phase-detection AF coverage (315 points) Contrast-detection AF coverage (25 points), Autofocus captures a subject wherever it is in the image. The A6300 has interchangeable lenses and a much larger sensor, but I don't see any significant difference in picture quality; the colors, image rendition and handling are pretty much the same in actual use. Once set, everything works very fast, although I miss having dedicated M1, M2 and M3 positions on the top dial. In the USA, be sure your box has a "UC2" on the sticker near the bar codes. Use this for things where you're using your 600mm lens, like bird songs and sports. I love the 72mm Hoya HD3 UV, and you'll be using it for decades to come. I program a button to allow fast selection of the different crops. If you're not getting sharp pictures, you're doing something wrong, like letting your subject move or shooting through heat shimmer at longer zoom settings, or foolishly shooting at a higher ISO. Just pop up the flash and it works great even at long distances with the long lens. Sony RX10 Mk III at 600mm equiv. It's a directional mic that varies its pickup angle as you zoom the lens. At these ridiculous magnifications you will see differences as the ISO climbs. This makes it a pain to review them, but easy to delete them all at once. This Sony's electronic shutter is designed not to have any distortion when photographing moving subjects, a problem which plagues most electronic shutters. Automatically switches between Single AF and Continuous AF tracking, whichever is optimal. Slide your finger to shift focus. The See also my separate Sony RX10 Mk IV User's Guide. Sadly the manual focus ring rarely does anything, but it's right where our fingers go and is usually what we want to move. DMF gives instant manual override, but only from the AF-S autofocus mode. at f/3.5 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 1,000, Perfectly Clear. Cameras have come a long, long way over the years, and even this little 9x13mm sensor looks great at crazy-high ISOs. ), Flash ON at f/4 at 1/400 at Auto ISO 100, exactly as shot. Sony RX10 Mk III, lens at 24mm equivalent (8.8mm actual), no flash, wide open at f/2.4 at 1/125 at Auto ISO 100. Consistently capture decisive moments of even fast-moving action. Flawless images take more exceptional elements of refinement. It's especially great for people who need an ultralong lens; if a 24-70mm is enough, the RX100Â MkÂ V is the same thing in a smaller package, but if you need 600mm for sports and nature, there's nothing like the RX10 IV or the older RX10 Mk III. Davis 6250 weather station. That's 99% of my review; the Sony DSC-RX10 Mark IV is a superb camera. (220mm actual), f/5.6 at 1/1,000 at Auto ISO 100. bigger. Let Auto ISO and Program mode do their work and shoot at ISO 100 with the lens wide-open for the sharpest photos. If you set wider than f/4 and the lens can't go there at longer zoom settings, no worries, the lens simply uses its widest aperture. bigger or camera-original Â© file to explore on your computer (mobile devices rarely display the full resolution data properly). Thanks for helping me help you! Sony RX10 Mk IV at 8.8mm (24mm eq.) You have to turn on the RX10 and let the lens motor out to play. This Sony will save you the trouble of having to change lenses and settings all the time; once set, it just goes faster than most people can juggle a DSLR system to do the same thing âÂ and it has a much better shutter and flash system than any DSLR. Crop from above image. 315 phase-detection AF points cover approx. I never run out of range; its zoom goes and goes and goes and never seems to stop. This lets you capture moments instantly without a half-press focus sequence. It focuses so close that you'll have a hard time getting light on your subject, since it's pretty much touching the lens: It has different close-focus distances at different focus length settings, I find it best to shoot at the 50mm or 600mm settings: At 600mm, you don't have to be close to be close. Features refined to match higher shooting capability. Yosemite Falls by Moonlight. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. Here you go! Everything else is plastic. I don't need a spare battery so long as I can charge it each night. The industrial design of the camera lacks the finesse of pro DSLRs from Canon and Nikon. Providing speed, reach, and versatile recording features, the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV from Sony is a compact solution for the multimedia image-makers. Not only does it shoot all sorts of high definition and 4K content; it also runs at frame rates up to 1,000 FPS for slow motion. If you shoot a lot each day or can't recharge every night, it's a great idea to keep an extra charged NP-FW50 in your pocket (you don't need a camera bag with this camera). This camera is as fast and just as good optically as my bigger cameras âand I don't have to change lenses. The extremely high linear resolution of this camera's small sensor exaggerates softening due to diffraction. The BIONZ X™ image processor’s advanced algorithm improves image quality by enhancing resolution, minimizing noise and depicting reality in all its variety and subtlety. Setting details. Sony packs the RX10 IV with extraordinary large-aperture lenses, a state-of-the-art BIONZ X™ processor ensuring high resolution out to the images’ edges, capability to shoot dazzling bokeh and steady close-ups, and much more. The hot shoe has 20 pins with power for use with all sorts of microphones and other accessories.