• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 28.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony QX100 advantages over Sony RX100 IV

  • Less expensive
    $498 vs $848
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • More telephoto lens reach
    100 mm vs 70 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Lighter weight
    179g vs 295g
    Lighter weight

Sony RX100 IV advantages over Sony QX100

  • Rear display
    Yes vs No
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 280 vs 220 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    41 mm vs 55 mm
    Thinner
  • Newer
    2 years vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • HDMI out
    HDMI out vs None
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 28 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 8 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Neither provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Neither provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Vastly improved burst speeds with deep buffer; Great performance with very fast autofocus; Very high resolution gives lots of detail in good light; High ISO noise levels much better than most pocket camera rivals; High-quality 4K video with uncompressed HDMI out; Super-fast High Frame Rate video; Same great pocket-friendly design.

  • Pricey for a compact camera; JPEGs can look over-processed at higher ISOs; Lens doesn't offer as much telephoto reach; Battery life not as good as predecessor; 24-70mm-equivalent lens can feel limiting.

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX100

Sony QX100
Sony RX100
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Lighter weight
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony RX100 IV
Sony RX100
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $448
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony RX100 II

Sony QX100
Sony RX100 II
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • In-camera panoramas
Sony RX100 IV
Sony RX100 II
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $629
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Sony QX100
Sony RX100 III
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony RX100 IV
Sony RX100 III
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $715
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive

Compared to Canon G7X

Sony QX100
Canon G7X
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
  • $632
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Touchscreen
Sony RX100 IV
Canon G7X
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $632
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen

Compared to Sony RX100 V

Sony QX100
Sony RX100 V
  • $574
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Rear display
  • Eye-level viewfinder
Sony RX100 IV
Sony RX100 V
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Newer
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