• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 72.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony RX100 IV advantages over Panasonic LX10

  • Slower slow-motion
    1000 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Fast startup
    ~2.10 vs 3.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    16.0 fps vs 9.9 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    28 vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Panasonic LX10 advantages over Sony RX100 IV

  • Less expensive
    $648 vs $848
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/1.4 vs f/1.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/4000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    11 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    80 vs 40 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

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
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Both provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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.

  • Very good image quality for its class; Compact, sleek camera body; Excellent touchscreen and user interface; Fast built-in lens; 4K UHD recording and 4K Photo.

  • Continuous autofocus performance is spotty; Shallow RAW buffer depth; No built-in electronic viewfinder; No hot shoe; Slow start-up time.

The Competition

Compared to Samsung EX2F

Sony RX100 IV
Samsung EX2F
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $478
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
Panasonic LX10
Samsung EX2F
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $478
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Leica D-LUX 6

Sony RX100 IV
Leica D-LUX 6
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Larger lens aperture
Panasonic LX10
Leica D-LUX 6
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $699
  • 1/1.7 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Sony RX100 IV
Sony RX100 III
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
Panasonic LX10
Sony RX100 III
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon G7X

Sony RX100 IV
Canon G7X
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $632
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Panasonic LX10
Canon G7X
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $632
  • 1 inch
  • Fast startup
  • NFC

Compared to Sony RX100 V

Sony RX100 IV
Sony RX100 V
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Newer
Panasonic LX10
Sony RX100 V
  • $648
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Eye-level viewfinder
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