As well as being compared against other pro digicams, the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless, super zooms, travel zooms and waterproofs. 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-RX10 III) and Canon (such as the PowerShot G7 X Mark II and the PowerShot G1 X Mark III)

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 wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 28 mm), shoots faster continuously (16 fps vs 12 fps), is newer (june 2015 vs june 2013) and has higher quality type of viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it doesn't support an external flash.

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)

  • 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)

  • 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
$494 - $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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III

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

Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100
3 years older
$368 - $403

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

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the DSC-RX100 (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 DSC-RX100 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Large sensors: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000
5 years older
$449 - $572

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)
  • Lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,228k dots

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

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 II
1 year older
$548

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

  • Longer battery life: 350 shots vs 280 shots
  • Supports an external flash

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

  • Much worse wide angle: 28 mm vs 24 mm
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

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

  • Large sensors: 1" 13.2x8.8mm vs Nikon CX 13.2x8.8mm
  • High resolution screens: 1,229k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens

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 a much wider wide angle lens (24 mm vs 35 mm), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,228k dots vs 920k dots), is slightly smaller (compact (102×58×41 mm) vs standard size (116×74×66 mm)) and shoots faster continuously (16 fps vs 6 fps).

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 23.6x15.6mm), users slower contrast detection autofocus (contrast detection vs phase detection) and doesn't support an external flash.

Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark III

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2 years newer
$899 - $1,099

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

  • Has a touch screen
  • More zoom: 3x vs 2.9x
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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
  • Significantly 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

Fujifilm X100F

Fujifilm X100F
1 year newer
$990 - $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
  • Heavier: 469 g vs 298 g

common strengths of the X100F and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $989.99 vs $649.95

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II

Canon PowerShot G1X Mark II
1 year older
$499

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
  • Larger: Standard size (116×74×66 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Significantly heavier: 558 g vs 298 g

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

  • Good image stabilization:
    1. Lens
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Flip-out screens
  • Built-in flashes

Fujifilm FinePix X100s

Fujifilm FinePix X100s
2 years older
$788

Significant advantages of the X100s (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 X100s (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much worse wide angle: 35 mm vs 24 mm
  • Shoots much slower: 6 fps vs 16 fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 460k dots vs 1,228k dots

common strengths of the X100s and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Built-in flashes
  • Inexpensive: $787.99 vs $649.95

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
  • Much 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)
  • Light weight: 251 g vs 298 g
  • Thin: 1.4" vs 1.6"

Sigma dp0 Quattro

Sigma dp0 Quattro
4 months older
$700 - $899

Significant advantages of the dp0 Quattro (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the dp0 Quattro (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Much larger: Prosumer size (161×67×82 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Screen does not flip out

common strengths of the dp0 Quattro and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Light weight: 395 g vs 298 g
  • Inexpensive: $699.99 vs $649.95

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 @ 120fps), 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 sensor shift).

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).

Sony Alpha A6000

Sony Alpha A6000
1 year older
$365 - $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

Fujifilm X-T20

Fujifilm X-T20
1 year newer
$699 - $749 (body only)
$760 - $799 16-50mm lens

Significant advantages of the X-T20 (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-T20 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

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

common strengths of the X-T20 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (118×83×41 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Thin: 1.6" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 383 g vs 298 g

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX80
10 months newer
$486 (body only)
$653 12-32mm lens

Significant advantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much larger viewfinder: 0.67x vs 0.22x
  • Has interchangeable lenses

Significant disadvantages of the DMC-GX80 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • Worse image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs
    1. Lens
  • Lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,228k dots

common strengths of the DMC-GX80 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (122×71×44 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Thin: 1.7" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 426 g vs 298 g

Sony Alpha a6300

Sony Alpha a6300
7 months newer
$673 - $748 (body only)
$784 - $848 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
  • Faster autofocus: Phase detection vs Contrast detection

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"

Canon EOS M100

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2 years newer
$439 - $449 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

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"

Canon EOS M10

Canon EOS M10
4 months newer
$349 15-45mm lens

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

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

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

  • Lower resolution movies: 1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps
  • Doesn't record high-speed movies: None vs 120 fps
  • No viewfinder: None vs Digital

common strengths of the EOS M10 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fairly small: Mid size (108×67×35 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Light weight: 301 g vs 298 g
  • Thin: 1.4" 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/2.8), has a slightly higher resolution screen (1,228k dots vs 920k dots), is significantly smaller (compact (102×58×41 mm) vs large (133×94×127 mm)), has better image stabilization (lens vs sensor shift) and takes slightly higher resolution photos (20 MP vs 9.7 MP).

However, on average it lacks and external mic jack, has a significantly shorter battery life (280 shots vs 420 shots) and doesn't support an external flash.

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)

  • Narrower aperture: f/2.4 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Large (133×94×127 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Much heavier: 1,051 g vs 298 g

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 very high resolution images: 20 MP vs 20 MP

Fujifilm FinePix S1

Fujifilm FinePix S1
1 year older
$1,597

Significant advantages of the S1 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Longer battery life: 350 shots vs 280 shots
  • Supports an external flash

Significant disadvantages of the S1 (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Significantly narrower aperture: f/2.8 vs f/1.8
  • Significantly larger: Professional size (133×91×110 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,228k dots

common strengths of the S1 and DSC-RX100 IV

  • Fairly small: Professional size (133×91×110 mm) vs Compact (102×58×41 mm)
  • Thin: 4.3" vs 1.6"
  • Light weight: 680 g vs 298 g

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 461k 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 slightly fewer focus points (25 vs 315) and is older (june 2015 vs june 2018).

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

Canon PowerShot SX740 HS

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3 years newer
$359 - $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
  • Lower resolution screen: 922k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

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

  • Flip-out screens

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
  • 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

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

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS

Canon PowerShot SX720 HS
8 months newer
$260

Significant advantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the PowerShot SX720 HS (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.3 vs f/1.8
  • Lower resolution screen: 922k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the PowerShot SX720 HS and DSC-RX100 IV

  • None found

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

Canon PowerShot SX280 HS
2 years older
$235

Significant advantages of the SX280 HS (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Has a GPS

Significant disadvantages of the SX280 HS (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • Much narrower aperture: f/3.5 vs f/1.8
  • Much lower resolution screen: 461k dots vs 1,228k dots
  • Much lower true resolution: 9.7 MP vs 20 MP

common strengths of the SX280 HS and DSC-RX100 IV

  • None found

compared toWaterproof competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 IV compared to waterproof competitors include: it has a significantly wider aperture (f/1.8 vs f/2.8), has a built-in flash, has image stabilization (lens vs none), is newer (june 2015 vs october 2012) and has a viewfinder (digital vs none).

However, on average it has a much narrower wide angle lens (24 mm vs 5 mm), doesn't shoot as fast continuously (16 fps vs 30 fps), lacks and external mic jack, is slightly heavier (298 g vs 73 g) and is not waterproof.

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
1 year older
$423

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and DSC-RX100 IV

  • None found

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition
2 years older

Significant advantages of the Black Edition (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the Black Edition (vs the DSC-RX100 IV)

  • None found

common strengths of the Black Edition and DSC-RX100 IV

  • None found