• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 16.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 3000.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony RX10 IV advantages over Nikon P1000

  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Slower slow-motion
    1000 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.34 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Larger lens aperture
    f/2.4 vs f/2.8
    Take photos in low-light or isolate your subject
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 400 vs 250 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Thinner
    127 mm vs 181 mm
    Thinner
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Higher-res screen
    480k vs 230k pixels
    More detail on the screen lets you judge focus and composition
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 16.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    23.8 fps vs 7.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    217 vs 7 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    24.2 fps vs 7.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    112 vs 7 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    25600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Nikon P1000 advantages over Sony RX10 IV

  • Less expensive
    $997 vs $1598
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • More telephoto lens reach
    3,000 mm vs 600 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Newer
    15 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

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 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
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Integrated ND filter
    Neither provide
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Record-breaking 24-3000mm optical zoom lens with surprisingly good optical performance; Good image quality at low ISOs; VR works well; Fast AF in good lighting; RAW image capture.

  • Tiny sensor struggles with low-light/high ISO image quality; Lens dims quickly as you zoom; Sluggish low-light AF; Underwhelming C-AF performance; Shallow buffer depth; Poor battery life.

The Competition

Compared to Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)

Sony RX10 IV
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $1598
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Touchscreen
  • $1077
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Lighter weight
Nikon P1000
Leica V-LUX (Typ 114)
  • $997
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1077
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Fujifilm S9900W

Sony RX10 IV
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $1598
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon P1000
Fujifilm S9900W
  • $997
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $719
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Nikon P900

Sony RX10 IV
Nikon P900
  • $1598
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon P1000
Nikon P900
  • $997
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • RAW file ability
  • $497
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Sony RX10 III

Sony RX10 IV
Sony RX10 III
  • $1598
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1398
  • 1 inch
Nikon P1000
Sony RX10 III
  • $997
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $1398
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Slower slow-motion

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Sony RX10 IV
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $1598
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon P1000
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $997
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • More telephoto lens reach
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
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