• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 42.4 megapixels
  • 35.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony RX100 IV advantages over Sony RX1R II

  • Less expensive
    $848 vs $3298
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Slower slow-motion
    1000 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • More telephoto lens reach
    70 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • 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 72 mm
    Thinner
  • Lighter weight
    295g vs 507g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.16 vs 0.26 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Wider angle lens
    24 mm vs 35 mm
    Capture more of the scene
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    16.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    40 vs 24 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    8.6 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony RX1R II advantages over Sony RX100 IV

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 4.51 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~1.50 vs 2.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Better color depth
    25.8 vs 22.9 bits
    Capture richer, more accurate colors
  • Higher effective ISO
    3,204 vs 562 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • More dynamic range
    13.9 vs 12.6 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.74x vs 0.59x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    42.4 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Optional anti-aliasing filter
    Optional vs Fixed
    Lets you choose sharper photos or reduced moiré
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 25600 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • NFC
    Both provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

  • Excellent image quality; Extremely high resolution; Surprisingly good high ISO performance; Outstanding dynamic range; Handy variable low-pass filter; Fast phase-detect AF; Built-in EVF.

  • Fixed, single focal length lens; Poor battery life; No built-in flash; No touchscreen LCD; Slow buffer clearing; No 4K video; Expensive.

The Competition

Compared to Sony RX1

Sony RX100 IV
Sony RX1
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony RX1R II
Sony RX1
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony RX1R

Sony RX100 IV
Sony RX1R
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Sony RX1R II
Sony RX1R
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

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
Sony RX1R II
Sony RX100 III
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $698
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Canon G7X

Sony RX100 IV
Canon G7X
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $632
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
Sony RX1R II
Canon G7X
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $632
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

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
Sony RX1R II
Sony RX100 V
  • $3298
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Slower slow-motion
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