• 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.1 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 70.00mm (35mm eq.)
  • 1/2.3 inch 28.1mm2
  • 8.3 megapixels
  • 13.90mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Sony RX100 IV advantages over Olympus TG-Tracker

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Larger sensor
    1 inch vs 1/2.3 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Slower slow-motion
    1000 fps vs 240 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
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 2.41 vs 1.61 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • RAW file ability
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • More telephoto lens reach
    70 mm vs 14 mm
    Capture objects farther away
  • Manual focus
    Yes vs No
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • More dots on screen
    1229k vs 115k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    20.1 vs 8.3 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 1/2 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bulb shutter
    Bulb vs No bulb
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    16.0 fps vs 2.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)

Olympus TG-Tracker advantages over Sony RX100 IV

  • Less expensive
    $350 vs $1000 (MSRP)
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Waterproof
    Yes vs No
    Take photos underwater without destroying your camera!
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 480 vs 280 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Lighter weight
    180g vs 295g
    Lighter weight
  • Wider angle lens
    14 mm vs 24 mm
    Capture more of the scene

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Internal flash
    Both provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • 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 Olympus TG-2

Sony RX100 IV
Olympus TG-2
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Waterproof
Olympus TG-Tracker
Olympus TG-2
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $383
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Sony RX100 III

Sony RX100 IV
Sony RX100 III
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $748
  • 1 inch
Olympus TG-Tracker
Sony RX100 III
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Slower slow-motion
  • $748
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sony RX100 V

Sony RX100 IV
Sony RX100 V
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Faster JPEG shooting
Olympus TG-Tracker
Sony RX100 V
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Olympus TG-5

Sony RX100 IV
Olympus TG-5
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Larger sensor
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Fast startup
Olympus TG-Tracker
Olympus TG-5
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Tiltable Screen
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $299
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking

Compared to Sony RX100 VA

Sony RX100 IV
Sony RX100 VA
  • $898
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • Newer
Olympus TG-Tracker
Sony RX100 VA
  • $449
  • 1/2.3 inch
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in GPS
  • $998
  • 1 inch
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Focus peaking
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