As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, travel zooms, 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 V and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI) and Canon (such as the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M))

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 IV compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,228k dots vs 1,040k dots), shoots faster continuously (16 fps vs 10 fps), has a slightly longer battery life (280 shots vs 230 shots) 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, users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
8 months newer
$532 - $649

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V
1 year newer
$998 - $1,010

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
1 year older
$510 - $748

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

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)

  • None found

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X
4 months newer
$588 - $699

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

Canon PowerShot S120

Canon PowerShot S120
1 year older
$1,331

Significant advantages of the S120 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the S120 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • None found

common strengths of the S120 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • None found

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), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift), shoots faster continuously (16 fps vs 5.2 fps), has a screen which flips out and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (2.9x vs 5x), doesn't have a touch screen, has a marginally smaller sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.5x15.6mm), slightly smaller viewfinder (0.22x vs 0.67x) and has a slightly shorter battery life (280 shots vs 320 shots).

Ricoh GR III

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3 years newer
$900

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

  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the GR III and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fairly small: Compact (109×62×33 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 257 g vs 298 g

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)
8 months older
$895 - $966

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

  • Much more zoom: 3.1x vs 2.9x
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.22x
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • Screen does not flip out
  • Shoots significantly slower: 11 fps vs 16 fps
  • No built-in flash

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

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.8
  • Fairly small: Mid size (118×66×55 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Fujifilm X100F

Fujifilm X100F
1 year newer
$1,050 - $1,299

Significant advantages of the X100F (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Significantly longer battery life: 390 shots vs 280 shots

Significant disadvantages of the X100F (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Shoots much slower: 8 fps vs 16 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the X100F and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fairly small: Standard size (127×75×52 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Thin: 2" vs 1.6"
  • Built-in flashes

Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70
7 months newer
$1,365

Significant advantages of the X70 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the X70 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Shoots much slower: 8 fps vs 16 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the X70 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×64×44 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Flip-out screens
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.6"

Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II
similar age
$497 - $547

Significant advantages of the GR II (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the GR II (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Shoots much slower: 4 fps vs 16 fps
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the GR II and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (117×63×35 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 251 g vs 298 g

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
1 year older
$699

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

  • Much more zoom: 5x vs 2.9x
  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • Shoots much slower: 5.2 fps vs 16 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Significantly heavier: 558 g vs 298 g

common strengths of the G1X Mark II and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fairly small: Standard size (116×74×66 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

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 sensor shift) and shoots faster continuously (16 fps vs 8.6 fps).

However, on average it much smaller viewfinder (0.22x vs 0.61x), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 51,200 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, has a marginally smaller sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm) and lacks and external mic jack.

Fujifilm X-T100

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2 years newer
$499 - $500 (body only)
$569 - $600 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T100 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the X-T100 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,228k dots

common strengths of the X-T100 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fairly small: Standard size (121×83×47 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 448 g vs 298 g

Olympus OM-D E-M10 III

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2 years newer

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M10 III (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.22x
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M10 III (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,228k dots

common strengths of the OM-D E-M10 III and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Light weight: 410 g vs 298 g
  • Thin: 2" vs 1.6"
  • Each has a built-in flash

Canon EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M)

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2 years newer

Significant advantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,228k dots

common strengths of the EOS M50 (EOS Kiss M) and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Light weight: 390 g vs 298 g
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year older
$379 - $498 (body only)
$479 - $598 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
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Light weight: 285 g vs 298 g

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
7 months newer

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

  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×49 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Light weight: 404 g vs 298 g
  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.6"

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
similar age

Significant advantages of the E-M10 II (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.22x
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the E-M10 II (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the E-M10 II and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fairly small: Standard size (120×83×47 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Light weight: 390 g vs 298 g
  • Thin: 1.9" vs 1.6"

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/3.3), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,228k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP), has a screen which flips out and has a slightly larger sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm).

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (16 fps vs 24 fps), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection), has slightly fewer focus points (25 vs 315) and is older (june 2015 vs june 2018).

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
  • Shoots significantly faster: 24 fps vs 16 fps

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

  • Much 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
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

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)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Screen does not flip out

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Fast continuous shooting: 50 fps vs 16 fps
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX99

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3 years newer
$448

Significant advantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the Cyber-shot DSC-HX99 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • None found

Leica C-Lux

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3 years newer
$999 - $1,050

Significant advantages of the C-Lux (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly longer battery life: 370 shots vs 280 shots

Significant disadvantages of the C-Lux (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Shoots slower: 10 fps vs 16 fps

common strengths of the C-Lux and DSC-RX100 IV

  • High resolution screens: 1,240k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP
  • Very large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

Nikon Coolpix A1000

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3 years newer
$477

Significant advantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix A1000 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix A1000 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500
similar age
$348 - $428

Significant advantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Significantly longer battery life: 360 shots vs 280 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-WX500 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the DSC-WX500 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • None found

compared toSuper zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 IV compared to super zoom competitors include: it has a much wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/3.4), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,228k dots vs 922k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×41 mm) vs large (127×91×117 mm)), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP) and shoots faster continuously (16 fps vs 10 fps).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (2.9x vs 65x), has a slightly narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 21 mm), lacks and external mic jack, has a significantly shorter battery life (280 shots vs 400 shots) and is older (june 2015 vs september 2018).

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
similar age
$1,198

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

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Much longer battery life: 400 shots vs 280 shots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

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

  • Much 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 II and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fairly small: Professional size (129×88×102 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

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3 years newer
$478 - $549

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Significantly better wide angle: 21 mm vs 24 mm
  • More zoom: 65x vs 2.9x
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX70 HS (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.4 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Large (127×91×117 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 922k dots vs 1,228k dots

common strengths of the PowerShot SX70 HS and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fairly small: Large (127×91×117 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Light weight: 608 g vs 298 g
  • Inexpensive: $477.79 vs $649.95

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D5300

Nikon D5300
1 year older
$474 (body only)
$459 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5300 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5300 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5300 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • None found

Canon EOS 3D

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2 years older

Significant advantages of the 3D (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 3D (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • None found

common strengths of the 3D and DSC-RX100 IV

  • None found