Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX10 IV
4K Digital Camera
Focus like lightning and zoom ahead.
Experience the RX10 that elevates all-in-one camera capabilities and image quality to an all-time high. Now, it's easier to capture more stunning stills and movies at every opportunity.
The Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-RX10 IV 4K Wi-Fi Digital Camera is much more than a solid, smart all-in-one compact -- it packs enough groundbreaking innovations for even professionals to marvel at, from this ultra-fast AF system of its kind, to legendary optics throughout its 25x zoom range, to extraordinarily precise, powerful image processing.
The exemplary RX10 IV puts more intuitive, versatile control of focus right at your fingertips with Touch Focus. 24fps continuous shooting lets you consistently capture decisive moments of even fast-moving action. Record live performances, wildlife, and action without being distracting, by setting the electronic shutter for silent shooting. Fast Hybrid AF for 4K movie recording.
24-600mm f/2.4-4 Large-aperture Optical Zoom Lens:
This 25x optical zoom lens features remarkable 24-600mm extra-wide-angle to ultra-telephoto range plus macro capability, AA (advanced aspherical) and ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements, ZEISS T* Coating, and large f/2.4-4 aperture. These help the camera to provide high optical performance for high resolution and beautiful bokeh.
Exmor RS CMOS Sensor for Speed:
315-point focal-plane phase-detection AF provides for extraordinarily fast, precise autofocusing and tracking. Furthermore, the 20.1MP (effective) 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip enables up to 960fps super slow motion shooting and up to 1/32000 sec. super high speed Anti-Distortion shutter.
High-speed BIONZ X Image Processing Engine:
Achieving processing performance beyond its predecessor, the new BIONZ X image processing engine is remarkably reliable at capturing fast-moving subjects and continuous shooting of up to 24fps. Its newly developed image processing algorithm lets you capture high-quality images with less noise all across the sensitivity range while maintaining natural details.
Wide High-density 315-AF-point Coverage:
The world's most focal-plane phase-detection AF points (315) cover approx. 65% of the entire image area of the RX10 IV's new image sensor. This makes AF coverage widespread and dense enough to quickly capture subjects, such as small or fast-moving ones that are otherwise difficult to focus on, throughout the image area.
Fast Hybrid AF Moves Farther Ahead:
For its RX10 series camera debut, Fast Hybrid AF is capable of lightning-fast 0.03 sec. autofocusing response. This groundbreaking AF system seamlessly integrates the superlative speed and tracking of focal-plane phase-detection AF plus the high accuracy of contrast-detection AF, and boosts the camera's capabilities to focus, track, and capture sharp, clear still images of subjects in all situations, even in the middle of fast, dynamic action.
High-density Tracking AF Technology:
Tracking performance is highly reliable, as the RX10 IV is the first Cyber-shot camera with High-density Tracking AF Technology that activates AF points to cover the area around a subject with outstanding precision and stability.
AF Streamlines Focus Operation:
Faster autofocusing relies on smart functions including Focus Range Limiter, which allows you to restrict focus to subjects that are 9.8 ft. (3m) or farther away; AF-ON setting, which lets you trip the shutter without the lengthier half-press focus sequence; and AF-A mode, which automatically switches between AF-S (Single AF) and AF-C (Continuous AF) modes, according to changes in subject motion.
Easy, natural Touch Pad and Touch Focus:
With Touch Pad function, you can shift focus simply by sliding your finger across the LCD screen from one area to another, while looking at the viewfinder. Whether you make the shift according to finger motion distance (relative position) or the area of the frame you touch on the screen (absolute position), shifting is smooth and easy. For Touch Focus, simply touch the LCD at the point of the image you want to focus on.
Enhanced Eye AF:
Eye AF can capture intriguing facial expressions with highly precise eye detection that has been enhanced to automatically focus and track focus on a subject's eye, even as the face moves or turns to a 3/4 view. This capability extends your freedom to frame a great shot.
Focus Area Registration:
Customize a button by assigning it to a frequently used focus area setting, then instantly recall that setting whenever you like. This can be handy if an ideal focus point frequently changes, for example between strokes in a tennis match. Focus point as well as focus area can be set as desired for optimal focus performance for the scene being photographed.
Continuous Shooting Capability Expanded:
The powerful combination of the Exmor RS 1.0-type image sensor and the BIONZ X image processing engine enables continuous shooting with AF/AE tracking at up to approx. 24fps for up to 249 frames at a time. Decisive moments of even fast-moving action can be captured assuredly as a result.
Recall Custom Setting During Hold:
Memorized exposure settings (shutter speed, aperture, AF area, etc.) can be assigned to custom buttons for temporary recall while the button is held. For example, if you shoot sports in a stadium, you might want to quickly capture a shot of the scoreboard, requiring a temporary change in exposure, and then go back to the action.
Anti-Distortion Shutter for Fast-moving Subjects:
Fast data readout from the Exmor RS image sensor noticeably reduces distortion in images of fast-moving subjects such as the kicking of a ball. The Anti-Distortion electronic shutter achieves shutter speeds as fast as 1/32000 sec.
Shooting Movies with Fast Hybrid AF:
When shooting movies, this advanced AF system is twice as fast, making focusing smoother and simpler, and enabling the same wide-ranging use of phase-detection AF as when shooting still images. Drive speed/AF tracking settings can be made to express focus in creative ways. For example, by shooting at the low end of the AF speed range, you can achieve distinctive slow focus effects.
Silent Shooting for Sensitive Situations:
At performances, when close to wildlife, and in other noise-sensitive situations, you can shoot in silence, even during continuous shooting, by muting the camera's shutter sound with a couple of simple settings ("Shutter type: Electronic" and "Audio signals: Off").
Proxy Data Recording for Easier, Faster Editing and Sharing:
While recording full-resolution 4K video, the RX10 IV can also capture a low-bitrate proxy file that makes editing faster, easier, and more efficient, particularly when using under-powered computers. It's simple to substitute the proxy file with the full-resolution file to finalize the video. The proxy file also enables easier file sharing and online collaboration.
Professional-style Movie Functions:
Picture Profile, S-Gamut/S-Log2/S-Log3, Gamma Display Assist, Zebra, HDMI Clearout, TC/UB, Rec Control, and Marker provided are compatible with movie functions found on pro equipment.
4K Movie Recording/XAVC S Format:
The RX10 IV can condense about 1.7 times as much data as is required for 4K output into 4K movie recordings. Full pixel readout and no pixel binning reduces moiré and jaggies. A front-end LSI lessens the rolling shutter effect of fast movement. With the XAVC S format, you can record high-quality 4K and Full HD movies with minimal compression noise at maximum 100 Mbps and 50 Mbps rates.
Convenient Tiltable LCD and Top Display Panel:
For clearer viewing and focusing, the built-in LCD monitor's 1440K-dot resolution surpasses that of the predecessor of the RX10 IV. Furthermore, this screen tilts up to approximately 109 degrees upward and 41 degrees downward, making shots even easier to monitor from various positions while recording. When you use a viewfinder in other shooting situations, a display panel on top of the camera makes it easy to check key settings at a glance without moving the camera.
Super Slow Motion up to 40x Slower Than Natural Motion:
The stacked CMOS sensor enables shooting at an extra-high frame rate up to 960fps (40x slower than natural motion) for extended maximum durations (up to 4 s in Quality Priority mode and up to 7 s in Shoot Time Priority mode) all the way up to ultra-telephoto range. As a result, you can capture exceptionally smooth, clear close-ups of faraway action in super slow motion detail.
Optical image stabilization technology developed by Sony is valuable for handheld still and movie shooting, especially in low light or at the ultra-telephoto end of the zoom range up to 600 mm. This system is effectively equivalent to a 4.5-stop-faster shutter speed, and prevents camera blur to ensure visibly smoother, more stable results.
Capture Stills from Movies:
Select a definitive moment from a 4K movie recording, and save it in a file as a highly detailed 8-megapixel still image. Create a 2-megapixel still image file from Full HD footage.
When you lose track of a moving subject while framing (which often occurs in ultra-telephoto shooting), press and hold down the C (custom) button to which Zoom Assist is assigned to trigger Zoom Assist function's automatic zoom-out. Find and frame the subject again, then release the button; the camera automatically zooms back to the original focal length, so you can resume shooting the subject. (Captions in the image - left: find and re-frame subject, right: successfully re-framed)
High Resistance to Dust and Moisture:
Dust resistant, moisture resistant sealant and construction of operating parts allow the camera to withstand rigorous shooting of outdoor nature, sports, and wildlife in rugged environments under rainy, dusty, humid, and other difficult conditions.
Location Information Link via Bluetooth:
Location Information Link makes the most of RX10 IV's capabilities. The camera can be paired with the PlayMemories Mobile app installed on a compatible cellphone or tablet device to acquire location data, record it on still images, and correct camera date/time and location settings. The PlayMemories Home app can be used on a personal computer to organize imported still images on a map.
My Menu Your Way:
With My Menu, you can register menu items for instant recall and customize menus. You can also make button assignments for up to 30 functions to retool the camera interface for your shooting preferences.
Enhanced Peaking Function:
The accuracy of the peaking function, which emphasizes contours of the focused region in a specified color when shooting in manual focus or direct manual focus, has been improved to make intricate focusing during macro shooting, etc. even easier.
Remote Camera Control:
Download and install a Remote Camera Control application on a computer in order to change camera settings, shoot images, and otherwise operate the camera from the computer connected via USB. The image data recorded on the camera will be stored directly.
One-touch Remote / One-touch Sharing:
One-touch remote makes your smartphone or tablet a viewfinder/remote control. One-touch sharing transfers photos/videos to your device for social network site (SNS) sharing. Just install the PlayMemories Mobile app to your NFC-enabled Android device via Wi-Fi, then touch the device to the camera to connect them. No NFC? No problem. New QR code compatibility can also pair the devices.
Capture One Express (for Sony):
Capture One Express (for Sony) is one of the world's best RAW converters for rendering color and detail with incredible precision. The product contains flexible digital asset management, all essential adjustment tools and fast, responsive performance in one customizable integrated solution.
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Works with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X:
This product is compatible with Final Cut Pro X and iMovie.