• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 600.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 4/3 224.9mm2
  • 25.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Sony RX10 IV advantages over Panasonic GH6

  • Slower slow-motion
    1000 fps vs 240 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer video battery life
    75 vs 60 minutes
    Capture more video
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos

Panasonic GH6 advantages over Sony RX10 IV

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Larger sensor
    4/3 vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 3.00 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • Newer
    2 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    823g vs 1095g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    25.2 vs 20.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    60 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    75.0 fps vs 23.8 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • 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
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • 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
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • 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

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The Competition

Compared to Sony RX10 III

Sony RX10 IV
Sony RX10 III
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $1398
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
Panasonic GH6
Sony RX10 III
  • $2200
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
  • $1398
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Panasonic FZ2500

Sony RX10 IV
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $965
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic GH6
Panasonic FZ2500
  • $2200
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $965
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Internal flash

Compared to Olympus E-M1X

Sony RX10 IV
Olympus E-M1X
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • In-camera panoramas
  • $2240
  • 4/3
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Larger sensor
Panasonic GH6
Olympus E-M1X
  • $2200
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Newer
  • $2240
  • 4/3
  • Built-in GPS
  • Longer video battery life

Compared to Panasonic FZ1000 II

Sony RX10 IV
Panasonic FZ1000 II
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger lens aperture
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic GH6
Panasonic FZ1000 II
  • $2200
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $848
  • 1 inch
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Internal flash

Compared to Panasonic G95

Sony RX10 IV
Panasonic G95
  • $1698
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • NFC
  • $782
  • 4/3
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Panasonic GH6
Panasonic G95
  • $2200
  • 4/3
  • Slower slow-motion
  • High resolution composite
  • $782
  • 4/3
  • In-camera panoramas
  • Internal flash
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