As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV is also often compared to boutiques, travel zooms, mirrorless, super zooms and entry-level DSLRs. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV's top rivals come from Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V) and Nikon (such as the 1 J5 and the Coolpix S9900)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 IV compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it records very high quality movies (UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), records even higher-speed movies (120 fps vs none), records movies in 24p, shoots faster continuously (16 fps vs 10 fps) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 25,600 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, lacks and external mic jack and doesn't support an external flash.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
1 year newer
$898 - $1,010

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Many more focus points: 315 vs 25

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • None found

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,228k dots

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
8 months newer
$544 - $649

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
1 year older
$590 - $648

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 III (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • None found

common strengths of the DSC-RX100 III and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,228k dots

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10
1 year older
$798 - $1,198

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much longer battery life: 420 shots vs 280 shots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX10 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Larger: Professional size (129×88×102 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 813 g vs 298 g

common strengths of the DSC-RX10 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,228k dots

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X
4 months newer
$699

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G5 X (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G5 X (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Shoots significantly slower: 5.9 fps vs 16 fps
  • Shorter battery life: 210 shots vs 280 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G5 X and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15)
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-LX10 (Lumix DMC-LX15) and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Good wide angle: 24 mm vs 24 mm
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 IV compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), records very high quality movies (UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,228k dots vs 230k dots) and is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×41 mm) vs standard size (127×74×52 mm)).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (2.9x vs 3.1x), has a marginally smaller sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs full frame 35.8x23.8mm), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.22x vs 0.67x), doesn't support an external flash and has a slower max shutter speed (1/2000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1
2 years older
$2,000 - $2,398

Significant advantages of the DSC-RX1 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly larger sensor: Full frame 35.8x23.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX1 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the DSC-RX1 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/1.8
  • Good movie support: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • 24p support

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
8 months older
$598 - $600

Significant advantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much more zoom: 3.1x vs 2.9x
  • Supports an external flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-LX100 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Shoots significantly slower: 11 fps vs 16 fps

common strengths of the DMC-LX100 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.8
  • Both shoot very high resolution HD movies: UHD @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Fairly small: Mid size (115×66×55 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)

Fujifilm FinePix X100T

Fujifilm FinePix X100T
9 months older
$1,000

Significant advantages of the X100T (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Supports an external flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the X100T (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the X100T and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2 vs f/1.8
  • Good movie support: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • 24p support

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)
8 months older
$994 - $1,095

Significant advantages of the D-Lux (Typ 109) (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much more zoom: 3.1x vs 2.9x
  • Supports an external flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the D-Lux (Typ 109) (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Shoots significantly slower: 11 fps vs 16 fps

common strengths of the D-Lux (Typ 109) and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.8
  • Both shoot very high resolution HD movies: UHD @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Fairly small: Mid size (118×66×55 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)

Leica X2

Leica X2
3 years older
$1,510

Significant advantages of the X2 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 450 shots vs 280 shots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the X2 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 16 fps
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,228k dots

common strengths of the X2 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Light weight: 345 g vs 298 g
  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Inexpensive: $1,509.89 vs $798.00

Canon PowerShot G1X

Canon PowerShot G1X
3 years older
$626

Significant advantages of the G1X (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much more zoom: 4x vs 2.9x
  • Supports an external flash
  • Much faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the G1X (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 24fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps

common strengths of the G1X and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • 24p support
  • Flip-out screens

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 IV compared to travel zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.5), records very high quality movies (UHD @ 30fps vs 480p @ 30fps), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,228k dots vs 921k dots), records high-speed movies (120 fps vs none) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP).

However, on average it has a significantly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 4 mm), doesn't have a built-in GPS, doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (16 fps vs 24 fps) and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI

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3 years newer
$1,198

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Has a touch screen
  • Many more focus points: 315 vs 25

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
9 months newer
$338

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 390 shots vs 280 shots

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Both support 24p, which is uncommon in cameras similar to these
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon Coolpix S9900

Nikon Coolpix S9900
4 months older
$399

Significant advantages of the S9900 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the S9900 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.7 vs f/1.8
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps

common strengths of the S9900 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100)
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Shoots much faster: 50 fps vs 16 fps
  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Lower resolution movies: 480p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100) and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V

Sony Cyber-Shot HX60V
1 year older
$290

Significant advantages of the HX60V (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much better wide angle: 4 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a GPS
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the HX60V (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 50fps vs UHD @ 30fps

common strengths of the HX60V and DSC-RX100 IV

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 IV compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it records very high quality movies (UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,228k dots vs 921k dots), records even higher-speed movies (120 fps vs none), has better image stabilization (lens vs none) and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it significantly smaller viewfinder (0.22x vs 0.61x), takes slightly lower resolution photos (20 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen, has a slightly smaller sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs full frame 35.8x23.9mm) and lacks and external mic jack.

Nikon 1 J5

Nikon 1 J5
similar age
$1,047 10-100mm lens

Significant advantages of the 1 J5 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 16 fps
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the 1 J5 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the 1 J5 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Very high speed movies: 120 fps vs 120 fps
  • Fairly small: Compact (98×60×32 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Light weight: 231 g vs 298 g

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year older
$444 - $548 (body only)
$599 - $648 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A6000 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.22x
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the A6000 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,228k dots

common strengths of the A6000 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Very good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • 24p support

Sony A7

Sony A7
1 year older
$798 (body only)
$800 - $998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.71x vs 0.22x
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps

common strengths of the A7 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • 24p support

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
7 months newer
$754 - $898 (body only)
$858 - $998 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 25
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6300 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 120fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,228k dots

common strengths of the Alpha a6300 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Very high speed movies: 120 fps vs 120 fps
  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • 24p support

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
1 year newer
$1,098 - $1,198 (body only)
$1,498 - $1,598 18-135mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 25

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a6500 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Heavier: 453 g vs 298 g

common strengths of the Alpha a6500 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Each has a built-in flash

Fujifilm X-E3

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2 years newer
$899 (body only)
$1,149 23mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-E3 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.22x
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the X-E3 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Screen does not flip out
  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the X-E3 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Fairly small: Mid size (121×74×43 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Light weight: 337 g vs 298 g

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 IV compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.3), records very high quality movies (UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×41 mm) vs large (130×94×119 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (120 fps vs none) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (2.9x vs 60x), doesn't have a touch screen, lacks and external mic jack, has a slightly shorter battery life (280 shots vs 360 shots) and is older (june 2015 vs february 2016).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
9 months newer
$1,398

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much longer battery life: 420 shots vs 280 shots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Significantly larger: Large (133×94×127 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Much heavier: 1,051 g vs 298 g
  • Much thicker: 5" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

Nikon Coolpix P900

Nikon Coolpix P900
3 months older
$479 - $597

Significant advantages of the P900 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Significantly more zoom: 83.3x vs 2.9x
  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly longer battery life: 360 shots vs 280 shots

Significant disadvantages of the P900 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much larger: Large (140×103×137 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the P900 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G3 X

Canon PowerShot G3 X
similar age
$672 - $799

Significant advantages of the G3 X (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a touch screen
  • Higher resolution screen: 1,620k dots vs 1,228k dots

Significant disadvantages of the G3 X (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Shoots significantly slower: 5.9 fps vs 16 fps
  • Significantly thicker: 4.1" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the G3 X and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (123×77×105 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

Nikon Coolpix B700

Nikon Coolpix B700
8 months newer
$333 - $339

Significant advantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Longer battery life: 350 shots vs 280 shots
  • Significantly faster max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix B700 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Larger: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix B700 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×85×107 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Thin: 4.2" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 565 g vs 298 g

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)

Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82)
1 year newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much better wide angle: 20 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the Lumix DC-FZ80 (Lumix DC-FZ82) and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fairly small: Large (130×94×119 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Light weight: 616 g vs 298 g

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 IV compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it records very high quality movies (UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a significantly higher resolution screen (1,228k dots vs 1,040k dots), records high-speed movies (120 fps vs none), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and shoots faster continuously (16 fps vs 5 fps).

However, on average it has a significantly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), much smaller viewfinder (0.22x vs 0.61x), takes significantly lower resolution photos (20 MP vs 24 MP), doesn't have a touch screen and has a much smaller sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm).

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
3 months older
$739 - $997 (body only)
$1,099 - $1,297 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.22x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps

common strengths of the D7200 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,228k dots

Canon EOS Rebel T6s

Canon EOS Rebel T6s
4 months older
$1,100 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T6s (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.51x vs 0.22x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the T6s (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 16 fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps

common strengths of the T6s and DSC-RX100 IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Flip-out screens

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500
5 months older
$499 (body only)
$549 - $709 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5500 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.22x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Much larger screen: 3.2" vs 3"

Significant disadvantages of the D5500 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 16 fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps

common strengths of the D5500 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,037k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Prosumer size (124×97×70 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)