Sony RX10 IV Gets Gold Award at Dpreview (84% Overall Score)

DPReview has completed their full in-depth review for the Sony RX10 IV compact camera, and the new Sony RX10 IV achieved an impressive 84% overall score and Gold Award from the experts at DPReview.


  • 20MP 1″ sensor capable of excellent image quality
  • 24-600mm equivalent F2.4-4 lens is optically excellent
  • 315-point phase detection AF system
  • High quality, class-leading 4K
  • 24 fps burst shooting with autofocus and autoexposure is truly impressive
  • Impressive dynamic range capture in Raw, JPEG and video, thanks to DRO and S-Log2
  • Responsive touchscreen can be used as a touchpad with eye to finder
  • Rolling shutter is very well controlled even with fast moving subjects
  • Effective optical stablization
  • Camera can be charged and powered (if your battery dies) with USB
  • High frame rate (HFR) video modes useful and high quality
  • Wi-Fi integration is straightforward
  • Bluetooth, NFC useful for Android users
  • Customizable ‘My Menu’ and ‘Function Menu’ for storing most-used features
  • ‘AF Area Regist.’ and ‘Memory Recall’ allow for quick access to saved settings
  • Headphone and microphone ports


  • AF modes can be confusingly redundant and need refining
  • No lock-on AF in 4K or 1080/120p
  • Touchscreen can not be used to navigate menu/function menu
  • Can not zoom in AF-C with AF-on
  • A built-in ND filter, as offered in the RX10 II, would be super useful
  • Zoom speed still too slow even when maxed out
  • Small buttons feel mushy
  • Does not ship with standalone charger
  • No in-camera Raw conversion
  • May be too bulky for some
  • May be too pricey for some

Conclusion from DPReview:

The Sony RX10 IV is the ultimate 1″ bridge camera. Its optically stabilized 24-600mm equiv. lens and 20MP sensor combine for outstanding image quality. And it is the first and only camera in its class with phase detect autofocus, which, when coupled with its lightning quick 24 fps maximum burst rate, makes it a formidable all-in-one for sports and action. But that’s not all, its oversampled 4K video is top quality, and the camera offers a laundry list of video-making tools and features. Plus a touchscreen, redesigned menus and Bluetooth connectivity all contribute to a highly-spec’d, well-balanced camera.

The new Sony RX10 IV is now in stock and shipping in the US, order now if you are interested:

Sony RX10 IV: $1,698 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama

Read the full review at DPReview.

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