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 Canon (such as the PowerShot SX740 HS and the PowerShot G7 X Mark II) and Sony (such as the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VI and the Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 V)

compared toPro digicam competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 IV compared to other pro digicam competitors include: it shoots faster continuously (16 fps vs 10 fps), is newer (june 2015 vs may 2014) 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, 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-RX100 V

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

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

  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection
  • Shoots faster: 24 fps vs 16 fps

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

  • Shorter battery life: 220 shots vs 280 shots

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
$497 - $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)

  • Shoots slower: 8 fps vs 16 fps
  • 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
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

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 longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

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

Canon PowerShot G5 X

Canon PowerShot G5 X
4 months newer
$499 - $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
  • Significantly 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
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
1 year older
$648 - $782

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
5 years older
$498 - $595

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Significantly longer battery life: 360 shots vs 280 shots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ1000 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Large (137×99×131 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Much thicker: 5.1" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the DMC-FZ1000 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20.9 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 @ 30fps), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×41 mm) vs mid size (115×66×55 mm)), records high-speed movies (120 fps vs none) and shoots faster continuously (16 fps vs 9 fps).

However, on average it has much less zoom (2.9x vs 3.1x), doesn't have a touch screen, slightly smaller viewfinder (0.22x vs 0.67x), is older (june 2015 vs october 2017) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

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2 years newer
$849 - $1,099

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G1 X Mark 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 PowerShot G1 X Mark III (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Shoots much slower: 9 fps vs 16 fps
  • Shorter battery life: 200 shots vs 280 shots

common strengths of the PowerShot G1 X Mark III and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fairly small: Standard size (115×78×51 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100
8 months older
$530 - $598

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

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

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)

Ricoh GR II

Ricoh GR II
similar age
$497 - $499

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)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 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 GR II and DSC-RX100 IV

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

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

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3 years newer
$998

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much more zoom: 3.1x vs 2.9x
  • Has a touch screen
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-LX100 II (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Shoots significantly slower: 11 fps vs 16 fps
  • Screen does not flip out
  • Significantly thicker: 2.5" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the Lumix DC-LX100 II and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Wide aperture: f/1.7 vs f/1.8
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Fast continuous shooting: 11 fps vs 16 fps

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)

Leica D-Lux (Typ 109)
8 months older
$935 - $999

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)

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

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)

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 922k dots), takes significantly 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 built-in GPS, doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (16 fps vs 24 fps), has a slightly shorter battery life (280 shots vs 320 shots) and has slightly fewer focus points (25 vs 315).

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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3 years newer
$399

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX740 HS (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the PowerShot SX740 HS and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Flip-out screens

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 faster: 24 fps vs 16 fps

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
  • Fast continuous shooting: 24 fps vs 16 fps

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)

  • Significantly 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 very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80)
6 months newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Shoots much faster: 40 fps vs 16 fps
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fast continuous shooting: 40 fps vs 16 fps

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
9 months newer
$318

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
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

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

  • Flip-out screens

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX90V
similar age
$448

Significant advantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has a GPS
  • Significantly longer battery life: 360 shots vs 280 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-HX90V (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much smaller sensor: 1/2.3" 6.17x4.55mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm

common strengths of the DSC-HX90V and DSC-RX100 IV

  • 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), has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none), records even higher-speed movies (120 fps vs none) and has better image stabilization (lens vs none).

However, on average it much smaller viewfinder (0.22x vs 0.70x), doesn't have a touch screen, has a marginally smaller sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm), lacks and external mic jack and users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection).

Panasonic Lumix DC-G9

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2 years newer
$1,298 - $2,050 (body only)
$1,998 12-60mm lens

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-G9 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.80x vs 0.22x
  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-G9 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Much larger: Professional size (137×97×92 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Much thicker: 3.6" vs 1.6"

common strengths of the Lumix DC-G9 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Fast continuous shooting: 20 fps vs 16 fps

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
7 months newer
$673 - $898 (body only)
$784 - $998 16-50mm lens

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

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.70x vs 0.22x
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Many more focus points: 425 vs 25

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
  • Shoots slower: 11 fps vs 16 fps

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
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×49 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1
1 year older
$700 (body only)
$1,700 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T1 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly larger viewfinder: 0.50x vs 0.22x
  • Has an external mic jack

Significant disadvantages of the X-T1 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • No 24p support

common strengths of the X-T1 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • Thin: 1.8" vs 1.6"
  • Inexpensive: $699.99 vs $798.00

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year older
$425 - $548 (body only)
$517 - $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
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps

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
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×45 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)

Canon EOS M100

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2 years newer
$399 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M100 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M100 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Shoots much slower: 6.1 fps vs 16 fps

common strengths of the EOS M100 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Light weight: 302 g vs 298 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.6"

Panasonic Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90)

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2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Significantly longer exposures: 60 seconds vs 30 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital
  • Shoots significantly slower: 10 fps vs 16 fps
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/500 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

common strengths of the Lumix DC-GF10 (GF90) and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fairly small: Compact (107×65×33 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Light weight: 270 g vs 298 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.6"

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/3.4), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,228k dots vs 922k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×41 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), takes significantly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP) and shoots faster continuously (16 fps vs 10 fps).

However, on average it has significantly less zoom (2.9x vs 83.3x), lacks and external mic jack, has a significantly shorter battery life (280 shots vs 400 shots), is older (june 2015 vs march 2016) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

Nikon Coolpix P1000

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3 years newer
$995 - $997

Significant advantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much more zoom: 125x vs 2.9x
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the Coolpix P1000 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much larger: 146×119×181 mm vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the Coolpix P1000 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • None found

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
similar age
$1,198 - $1,296

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)

  • 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 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 extremely high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

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

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
2 years older
$532

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much longer battery life: 540 shots vs 280 shots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ200 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)

common strengths of the DMC-FZ200 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fairly small: Professional size (125×87×110 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Thin: 4.3" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 588 g vs 298 g

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
9 months newer
$1,298

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

  • Much longer battery life: 420 shots vs 280 shots
  • Has an external mic jack
  • 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
  • Significantly thicker: 5" vs 1.6"

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

  • Wide aperture: f/2.4 vs f/1.8
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Capture extremely high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Canon PowerShot SX70 HS

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3 years newer
$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)
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

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

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 much 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 takes much higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 17.9 MP).

However, on average it much smaller viewfinder (0.22x vs 0.54x), doesn't have a touch screen, has a much smaller sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 22.3x14.9mm), has a lower quality type of viewfinder (digital vs pentamirror) and lacks and external mic jack.

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
4 years older

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.53x vs 0.22x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 20 MP
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the T3i and DSC-RX100 IV

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

Canon Rebel SL1

Canon Rebel SL1
2 years older
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the SL1 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.22x
  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Digital
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the SL1 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much lower true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 20 MP
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens

common strengths of the SL1 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,040k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Very small: Prosumer size (117×91×69 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Very thin: 2.7" vs 1.6"