Product Press Releases

10 October 2017
Sony’s New RX10 IV Combines World’s Fastest1 AF and 24 fps Continuous Shooting with Versatile 24-600mm F2.4-F4 Zoom Lens

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  • World’s fastest1 0.03 sec high speed AF with 315 focal-plane phase-detection AF points
  • High-speed 24fps shooting with AF/AE tracking
  • ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-600mm F2.4-F4 Large Aperture, High Magnification Zoom Lens
  • Touch Focus
  • 4K Movie Recording with full pixel readout without pixel binning

New Delhi, 10th October, 2017 Sony, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer today announced an addition to its acclaimed Cyber-shot® RX10 series, the RX10 IV (model DSC-RX10M4).

Building on the success of last year’s RX10 III, this new versatile camera features the world’s fastest1 AF acquisition time of 0.03 seconds2 and up to 24 fps continuous shooting3 with full AF/AE tracking, 315 phase-detection AF points that rivals those the fastest professional interchangeable lens cameras and an exceptionally versatile 24-600mm4 F2.4-F4 ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens, the new RX10 IV model delivers an unmatched combination of mobility and speed for imaging enthusiasts and professionals looking for the ultimate ‘all-in-one’ solution.

The impressive RX10 IV camera is equipped with a latest 1.0-type 20.1 MP5 Exmor RS CMOS stacked image sensor with DRAM chip along with a powerful BIONZ X™ image processor and front-end LSI. These key components all work together to maximize overall speed of operation and performance, ultimately ensuring the highest possible image and video quality throughout the entire range of the 24-600mm4 lens.

0.03 sec high speed AF with 315 focal-plane phase-detection AF points

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First for Sony’s RX10 series of cameras, the new RX10 IV model features a Fast Hybrid AF system that combines the respective advantages of 315 phase-detection AF points covering approximately 65% of the sensor and contrast-detection AF to ultimately enable the camera to lock focus in as little as 0.03 seconds2. This high speed focusing complements the extensive 24-600mm4 range of the lens, ensuring all subjects can be captured with precise detail and clarity.

Additionally, for the first time in a Cyber-shot camera, the RX10 IV model employs High-density Tracking AF technology. This advanced technology, which had only been previously available in a select few of Sony’s acclaimed line of α interchangeable lens cameras, concentrates AF points around a subject to improve tracking and focus accuracy, allowing even the most unpredictable subjects including fast-moving athletes and birds in flight to be captured with ease.

Other AF improvements in the new RX10 IV camera include an enhanced version of the popular Eye AF, Touch Focus and Focus Range Limiter6.  AF-ON setting is also assignable, as well as multiple AF modes including AF-S, AF-C and AF-A, which can be easily adjusted based on user preferences and shooting situations.

High-speed 24fps shooting with AF/AE tracking

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An ideal complement to the AF system, the RX10 IV offers continuous high-speed shooting at up to 24 fps3 with full AF/AE tracking, with an impressive buffer limit of up to 249 images7. With the significant improvements in processing power for the new camera, EVF display lag during continuous shooting has been substantially reduced, allowing shooters to capture the decisive moment with ultimate confidence. Also, for convenience during image playback, continuously shot images can be displayed in groups instead of individual shots.

The RX10 IV also has a high speed Anti-Distortion Shutter (maximum shutter speed of up to 1/32000 second) that reduces the “rolling shutter” effect commonly experienced with fast moving subjects, and can shoot completely silently in all modes, including continuous high-speed shooting, when electronic shutter is engaged. A mechanical shutter mode is also available as well if required by the user

ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* 24-600mm F2.4-F4 Large Aperture, High Magnification Zoom Lens

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The 24-600mm4 ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* lens on the Cyber-shot RX10 IV camera features a large maximum aperture of F2.4-F4.0, helping it achieve outstanding image quality throughout the entire zoom range, all the way up to ultra-telephoto.  It includes a super ED (extra-low dispersion) glass element and ED aspherical lenses to minimize chromatic aberration, and ZEISS® T* Coating to minimize flare and ghosting.

The lens also has built-in Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization that helps to reduce camera shake and image blur. When the feature is activated, it is equivalent to an approximate 4.5 steps shutter speed improvement.

Additionally, with a minimum focusing distance of 72 cm (2.36 ft) and 0.49x maximum magnification at a fully extended 600mm, the lens is capable of producing amazingly detailed tele-macro images.

Touch Focus

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The new RX10 IV features Sony’s latest 3.0-type 1.44M dot tiltable LCD screen with Touch Focus and Touch Pad function – another first for Cyber-shot RX series – for quick and smooth focusing operation, and WhiteMagic™ technology, ensuring that LCD viewing is bright and clear in even the harshest outdoor lighting conditions. Additionally, it is equipped with an approx. 2.35M dot high-contrast XGA OLED Tru-Finder™, ensuring true-to-life image preview and playback functionality. Triple lens rings for aperture, zoom and focus are also available, with a completely quiet, smooth option for the aperture ring that is ideal for video shooters.

To enhance customization, “My Menu” functionality has been added, allowing up to 30 frequently used menu items to be custom registered. Menus are color coded for easier recognition and navigation, and a new Movie Settings menu has been introduced to improve the overall video shooting experience.

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The RX10 IV is also dust and moisture resistant8, and Wi-Fi®, NFC™ and Bluetooth® compatible.

4K Movie Recording with full pixel readout without pixel binning
The new RX10 IV model becomes the latest Cyber-shot RX camera to offer the advantages of 4K (QFHD 3840 x 2160) movie recording, with its Fast Hybrid AF system realizing about 2x faster focusing speed compared to the RX10 III.

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In 4K mode, the new RX10 IV utilizes full pixel readout without pixel binning, capturing approximately 1.7x more information than is required for 4K movie output to ensure that all the finest details are captured accurately. The camera utilizes the XAVC S™9 codec, recording video at a high data rate of up to 100 Mbps depending on shooting mode. Users have the option of shooting at either 24p or 30p in 4K mode (100 Mbps), or in frame rates of up to 120p in Full HD mode.

The new camera also has a variety of other professional caliber video features including Picture Profile, S-Log3/S-Gamut3, Gamma Display Assist, Proxy recording, Time Code / User Bit and more, as well as input for external microphone and output for headphone monitoring.

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Super slow-motion10 video recording is also available, with an extended duration of about 4 seconds (in quality priority mode) and 7 seconds (in shoot time priority). This unique feature gives users the ability to choose among 960fps, 480fps and 240 fps frame rates and among 60p, 30p and 24p playback formats11.

The newly launched RX10 IV will be available in all Alpha flagship stores and major electronic stores across India.

Model

MRP

Availability

RX10 IV

Rs 1,29,990/-

October 14th, 2017

Comparison Sheet

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RX10M3

RX10M4

Image Sensor

1.0 Type Exmor RS CMOS

1.0 Type Exmor RS CMOS

1.0 Type Exmor RS CMOS

Resolution

20.1MP

20.1MP

20.1MP

Auto Focus

25 point AF

25 point AF

315 + 25 point AF

FPS

14 FPS

14 FPS

24 fps

Lens

Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T*
24-200mm (8.3x)

Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T*
24-600mm (25x)

Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T*
24-600mm (25x)

Lens structure

14 elements in 11 groups
(including AA lens)
*Advanced Aspherical

18 elements in 13 groups
(including AA lens)
*Advanced Aspherical

18 elements in 13 groups
(including AA lens)
*Advanced Aspherical

Aperture

F2.8 constant

F2.4(W)-4.0(T)

F2.4(W)-4.0(T)

Iris Diaphragm

7 blades

9 blades

9 blades

ND Filter

Built in

Built in

-

Dynamic Range

UPTO EV 6

UPTO EV 6

UPTO EV 6

ISO

UPTO 12800

UPTO 12800

UPTO 12800

Shutter Speed

1/32000 (Electronic)
1/3200 (Mechanical)

1/32000 (Electronic)
1/2000 (Mechanical)

1/32000 (Electronic)
1/2000 (Mechanical)

4K Movie Rec

4K Internal Rec

4K Internal Rec

4K Internal Rec

Slow Motion

40x Super Slow Motion
960/480/240fps (NTSC)
1000/500/250fps (PAL)

40x Super Slow Motion
960/480/240fps (NTSC)
1000/500/250fps (PAL)

40x Super Slow Motion
960/480/240fps (NTSC)
1000/500/250fps (PAL)

Full-HD Movie Rec

XAVC-S (50M 50p/25p/100p)
AVCHD (50p/25p)

XAVC-S (50M 60p/30p/24p)
AVCHD (60p/24p)

XAVC-S (50M 60p/30p/24p)
AVCHD (60p/24p)

Proxy Recording

-

-

Yes

Picture Profile

Yes

YES

YES

View-Finder

YES
XGA OLED EVF

YES
XGA OLED EVF

YES
XGA OLED EVF

LCD

3.0-type
Tilt (Up 107, Down 42)
1229K dots

3.0-type
Tilt (Up 107, Down 42)
1229K dots

3.0-type
Tilt (Up 109, Down 41)
1440K dots

Touch Panel

-

-

YES

Multi Interface Shoe

YES

YES

YES

Built in Flash

YES

YES

YES

Mode Dial

1 Step Dial
(Shooting Mode selection)

1 Step Dial
(Shooting Mode selection)

1 Step Dial
(Shooting Mode selection)

Optical Steady Shot

YES

YES

YES

Panorama

YES

YES

YES

Self-Timer Uniqueness

Sec Timer

Sec Timer

Sec Timer

Wi-Fi

YES

YES

YES

1. Among fixed lens digital cameras with 1.0-type sensor. As of October 2017, press release, based on Sony research
2. CIPA standard, internal measurement, at f=8.8mm (wide-end), EV6.8, Program Auto, Focus mode: AF-A, AF area: Center
3. With “Continuous shooting mode: Hi”
4. 35mm equivalent
5. Approx. effective MP
6. Only when 35mm-equivalent focal length is within 150-600mm range
7. With “Continuous shooting mode: Hi” and “Image quality: Fine
8. Not guaranteed to be 100% dust and moisture proof
9. A Class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC memory card is required to record movies in the XAVC S format. UHS-I (U3) SDHC/SDXC card is required for 100Mbps
10. Sound cannot be recorded. A class 10 or higher SDHC/SDXC memory card is required
11. In NSTC mode. Switch between NTSC and PAL using the menu

   
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