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Advantages of the Sony DSC-RX100 IV

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Movie format
Higher resolution movies
UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
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Shoots very high resolution UHD (3840x2160) video
Size
Significantly smaller
102×58×41 mm vs 137×104×84 mm
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4.9x smaller
High-speed framerate
Records high-speed movies
120 fps vs None
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Capture events too fast for the naked eye and play them back in super-slow motion
Image stabilization
Better image stabilization
  1. Lens
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  1. Sensor shift
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Less risk of blur
Screen resolution
Higher resolution screen
1,228k dots vs 921k dots
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More than 30% higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
16 fps vs 7 fps
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Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Thickness
Significantly thinner
1.6" vs 3.3"
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2x thinner
True resolution
Higher true resolution
20 MP vs 14 MP
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Capture more than 40% more detail in your photos
Weight
Lighter
298 g vs 599 g
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2x lighter
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Advantages of the Sony DSLR-A560

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Battery life
Much longer battery life
1050 shots vs 280 shots
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Around 4x more shots per battery charge
Autofocus
Faster autofocus
Phase detection vs Contrast detection
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Catch candid moments easily
External mic jack
Has an external mic jack
Yes vs No
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Record high quality audio with an external microphone
Interchangeable lenses
Has interchangeable lenses
Yes vs No
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Can take advantage of a variety of lenses
Storage slots
Has more storage slots
2 vs 1
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More slots allows storing more images without switching memory cards
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.52x vs 0.22x
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Around 6x larger viewfinder
External flash
Supports an external flash
Yes vs No
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An external flash often produces better looking flash images
Viewfinder
Has an optical viewfinder
Pentamirror vs Digital
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Optical viewfinders save battery life and are more detailed
Fastest shutter speed
Faster max shutter speed
1/4000s vs 1/2000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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              similarities

              Compared to recent digital cameras

              Common Strengths
              Screen flips out Flip-out screens Help
              Great for movies
              Supports 24p 24p support Help
              For that film look
              Built-in flash Each has a built-in flash Help
              Usually standard
              Viewfinder Viewfinders Help
              DSC-RX100 IVDigital
              DSLR-A560Pentamirror
              Common Weaknesses
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              12,800 ISO

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