As well as being compared against other pro digicams and compacts, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs, travel zooms, super zooms and pro DSLRs. The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV's top rivals come from Canon (such as the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and the PowerShot SD750) and Panasonic (such as the Lumix DC-LX100 II and the Lumix DMC-ZS100 (Lumix DMC-TZ100))

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) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it doesn't have a touch screen, doesn't shoot as fast continuously (16 fps vs 24 fps), doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and has slightly fewer focus points (25 vs 171).

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
8 months newer
$520 - $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
  • 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
$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

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
  • Significantly 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

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
  • 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 G9 X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
1 year newer
$429 - $828

Significant advantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Screen does not flip out
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the PowerShot G9 X Mark II and DSC-RX100 IV

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

Nikon DL18-50

Nikon DL18-50
8 months newer

Significant advantages of the DL18-50 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much better wide angle: 18 mm vs 24 mm
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 16 fps
  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD

Significant disadvantages of the DL18-50 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • No built-in flash

common strengths of the DL18-50 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Large sensors: Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • Good wide angle: 18 mm vs 24 mm
  • Capture very high resolution images: 20.7 MP vs 20 MP

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 IV compared to other compact competitors include: it has a slightly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has a much higher resolution screen (1,228k dots vs 230k dots), has image stabilization (lens vs none) and takes much higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 7.1 MP).

However, on average it is much larger (compact (102×58×41 mm) vs super compact (92×57×20 mm)), is thicker (1.6" vs 0.8"), is much heavier (298 g vs 125 g) and is much more expensive ($798.00 vs $99.00).

Canon PowerShot SD750

Canon PowerShot SD750
8 years older
$99

Significant advantages of the SD750 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (92×57×20 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.6"
  • Much lighter: 170 g vs 298 g

Significant disadvantages of the SD750 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,228k dots

common strengths of the SD750 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Each has a built-in flash
  • Larger than average screens: 3" vs 3"

Canon PowerShot A2500

Canon PowerShot A2500
2 years older
$99

Significant advantages of the A2500 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much smaller: Super compact (98×56×21 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Much thinner: 0.8" vs 1.6"
  • Much lighter: 125 g vs 298 g

Significant disadvantages of the A2500 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much lower resolution screen: 230k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the A2500 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Each has a built-in flash

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), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×41 mm) vs prosumer size (134×101×68 mm)), records high-speed movies (120 fps vs none) and has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift).

However, on average it has way more less zoom (2.9x vs 3.1x), significantly lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 204,800 ISO), doesn't have a touch screen, has a slightly smaller sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs full frame 35.9x23.9mm) and slightly smaller viewfinder (0.22x vs 0.80x).

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
  • 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
  • Fairly small: Standard size (115×66×64 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Nikon Z 6

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3 years newer
$1,997 - $2,594

Significant advantages of the Z 6 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 12,800 ISO
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Has a touch screen

Significant disadvantages of the Z 6 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Significantly larger: Prosumer size (134×101×68 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Shoots significantly slower: 12 fps vs 16 fps

common strengths of the Z 6 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fast continuous shooting: 12 fps vs 16 fps
  • Flip-out screens

Fujifilm X70

Fujifilm X70
7 months newer
$1,395

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)

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 60fps 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 X70 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Good movie support: 1080p @ 60fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Fairly small: Mid size (113×64×44 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • 24p support

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 720p @ 30fps), has a significantly 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 significantly smaller viewfinder (0.22x vs 0.61x), doesn't have a touch screen, has a slightly smaller sensor (nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm vs APS-C 23.4x15.6mm), lacks and external mic jack and has a slightly shorter battery life (280 shots vs 400 shots).

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II

Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
similar age
$897 (body only)

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

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

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

  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    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 E-M10 II and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Both have digital viewfinders: Digital vs Digital
  • 24p support
  • Light weight: 390 g vs 298 g

Sony Alpha NEX-3

Sony Alpha NEX-3
5 years older
$398 (body only)
$299 18-55mm lens

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

  • Has interchangeable lenses
  • Has an external mic jack
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • No image stabilization: None vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution movies: 720p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the NEX-3 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fairly small: Compact (117×62×33 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Light weight: 297 g vs 298 g
  • Thin: 1.3" vs 1.6"

Sony Alpha a6500

Sony Alpha a6500
1 year newer
$1,198 (body only)
$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
  • Fairly small: Mid size (120×67×53 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Each has a built-in flash

Sony Alpha A5100

Sony Alpha A5100
9 months older
$348 (body only)
$448 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the A5100 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

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

Significant disadvantages of the A5100 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

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

common strengths of the A5100 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • 24p support
  • Fairly small: Compact (110×63×36 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Light weight: 224 g vs 298 g

Fujifilm X-E3

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2 years newer
$800 - $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

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
7 months newer
$696 - $898 (body only)
$795 - $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

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

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 @ 60fps), has a much higher resolution screen (1,228k dots vs 1,037k dots), records high-speed movies (120 fps vs none), shoots faster continuously (16 fps vs 5 fps) and is much smaller (compact (102×58×41 mm) vs prosumer size (124×97×70 mm)).

However, on average it has a much smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), much smaller viewfinder (0.22x vs 0.54x), 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 D5600

Nikon D5600
1 year newer
$580 - $597 (body only)
$569 - $697 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5600 (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 D5600 (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 D5600 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)

compared toTravel zoom competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 IV compared to travel 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 @ 30fps), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,228k dots vs 460k dots), takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP) and records movies in 24p.

However, on average it records less high-speed movies (120 fps vs 1,000 fps), 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 370 shots) and has slightly fewer focus points (25 vs 315).

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
  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Capture very 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)

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

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 DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200)

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2 years newer

Significant advantages of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (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 Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the Lumix DC-ZS200 (Lumix DC-TZ200) and DSC-RX100 IV

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

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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3 years newer
$399

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

  • Faster max shutter speed: 1/3200 of a second vs 1/2000 of a second

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

  • None found

Olympus Stylus SH-3

Olympus Stylus SH-3
8 months newer
$349

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

  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 380 shots vs 280 shots

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

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps

common strengths of the Stylus SH-3 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • UHD (3840x2160) video: UHD @ 15fps vs UHD @ 30fps

Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000

Casio Exilim EX-ZR1000
2 years older
$347

Significant advantages of the EX-ZR1000 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Higher speed movies: 1,000 fps vs 120 fps
  • Much longer battery life: 470 shots vs 280 shots
  • Shoots significantly faster: 30 fps vs 16 fps

Significant disadvantages of the EX-ZR1000 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/3 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps

common strengths of the EX-ZR1000 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Very high speed movies: 1,000 fps vs 120 fps
  • Fast continuous shooting: 30 fps vs 16 fps

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/2.8), records very high quality movies (UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 60fps), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×41 mm) vs large (140×103×137 mm)), records even higher-speed movies (120 fps vs none) and takes significantly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP).

However, on average it has slightly less zoom (2.9x vs 83.3x), doesn't have a touch screen, lacks and external mic jack, has a significantly shorter battery life (280 shots vs 380 shots) and doesn't have a built-in GPS.

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)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly 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)
  • 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
$475 - $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-FZ300

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300
similar age
$398 - $434

Significant advantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has an external mic jack
  • Has a touch screen
  • Significantly longer battery life: 380 shots vs 280 shots

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-FZ300 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Large (132×92×117 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the DMC-FZ300 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fairly small: Large (132×92×117 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Thin: 4.6" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 691 g vs 298 g

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 IV compared to pro DSLR competitors include: it has much better image quality (70.0 vs 68.0), records very high quality movies (UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps), has much more color depth (22.9 bits vs 22.5 bits), has much wider dynamic range (12.6 EV vs 11.6 EV) and records high-speed movies (120 fps vs none).

However, on average it is much more noisy at high ISO (562 ISO vs 926 ISO), has a slightly smaller screen (3" vs 3.2"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (1,228k dots vs 2,359k dots), much smaller viewfinder (0.22x vs 0.65x) and much lower maximum light sensitivity (12,800 ISO vs 1,640,000 ISO).

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
6 months newer
$1,542 - $1,897 (body only)
$2,140 - $2,497 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much higher resolution screen: 2,359k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 1,640,000 ISO vs 12,800 ISO

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Shoots significantly slower: 10 fps vs 16 fps
  • Much thicker: 3.2" vs 1.6"
  • Much larger: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)

common strengths of the D500 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Flip-out screens
  • Fairly small: Large (147×115×81 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Light weight: 860 g vs 298 g

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D
2 years older
$929 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the 70D (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has an optical viewfinder: Pentaprism vs Digital
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.59x vs 0.22x
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

Significant disadvantages of the 70D (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

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

common strengths of the 70D and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Extremely good image quality: 68.0 vs 70.0
  • Excellent color depth: 22.5 bits vs 22.9 bits
  • Excellent dynamic range: 11.6 EV vs 12.6 EV