Sony RX100 IV Field Test: Plenty of power in your pocket


posted Friday, September 4, 2015 at 8:29 PM EDT


Need an all-around powerhouse camera that's capable of high quality stills and 4K video, in both good lighting and low-light situations? How about one that also simply slips into your pocket? Well, according to photographer Jeremy Gray, the new high-powered Sony RX100 IV just might do the trick.

Touring around the beautiful vistas of New England, Jeremy's in-depth Sony RX100 IV Field Test provides an all-over look at Sony's fourth-generation RX100-series pocket cam. Sporting a brand new 20.1-megapixel 1-inch-sensor with a unique stacked design, the camera is all about high performance, with up to 16 frames-per-second burst shooting, 4K Ultra HD video, and even super-fun High Frame Rate video capabilities. 

24mm equivalent (8.8mm), f/1.8, 1/4000s, ISO 125

In Jeremy's Field Test, he puts the camera to the test with a variety of landscape, seascape and nature shooting as well as macro-like close-up photography and nighttime scenes. He also dives into the RX100 IV's expansive video features including 4K UHD resolutions and its cool high frame-rate mode as well as examine the camera's Wi-Fi capabilities. 

At the end of the day, Jeremy seems to have walked away quite impressed with the latest premium pocket camera from Sony's RX line. As a DSLR guy, he was very smitten with the size, the lens's performance and the overall image quality. Of course, there were a hiccups and nitpicks he experienced in his time with the camera. Head over to our Sony RX100 IV Field Test for all the details!

Also, be sure to click over to our Sony RX100 IV Gallery Page for the full selection of Jeremy Gray's real-world photos.

70mm equivalent (25.7mm), f/5.6, 1/100s, ISO 125
57mm equivalent (21mm), f/4.0, 1/400s, ISO 125, Vivid Creative Style

Sony RX100 IV Field Test

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