Further readings for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
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Around 16 months after the launch of the Mark IV, Sony has released the latest iteration in its RX100 series of high-end compact cameras. The Sony RX100 V features a similar 20.1Mp 1”-type BSI-CMOS sensor and the same equivalent 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens as its predecessor, the Mark IV. So no changes there; instead, Sony has focused on some serious performance enhancements for the Mark V, including a new autofocus system and faster frame rate. The Sony RX100 V features a new 315-point phase-detection autofocus system that offers around 65% frame coverage, as well as face detection autofocus, which is particularly useful for shooting video. Continuous shooting has been significantly improved as well, up to a rapid 24fps (frames per second) for both RAW and JPEG files, with full autofocus and exposure tracking up to an impressive 150 shots.
Following the successful integration of relatively large 1-inch type sensors in compact cameras a couple of years ago, manufacturers are beginning to offer a wider range of models to target certain genres. With a 25-250mm equivalent f/2.8-5.9 zoom and 20-Mpix 1-inch BSI-type sensor in a svelte body, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS100 (-TZ100 outside of North America) is aimed predominantly at travel enthusiasts.
Sony’s latest iteration of the RX10 is much more than a simple update. While it includes the same Bionz X level processor and what looks on paper at least to be the same or a related 20-Mpix 1”-type BSI sensor, version III has a totally different lens than its predecessors. Where the original RX and the version II featured a high-speed 24-200mm equivalent f/2.8 zoom, this new model has an impressive 24-600mm equivalent f/2.4-4.0 instead.
Canon’s G series of enthusiast compacts are some of the best-known and most enduring range of digital cameras, though inevitably over the years they’ve undergone some fundamental changes. — Not the least is the move from the smaller-type sensor formats to the much larger (relatively speaking) one-inch CMOS sensor. Read on to find out how well this new camera performs.
As you might expect, the Sony Cyber-shot RX10 II is the update to the original RX10 introduced in late 2013, and features a new 20-Mpix “stacked” one-inch type BSI-CMOS along with the familiar body and Zeiss-badged stabilized 24-200mm (equivalent f2.8) zoom. Read on to find out how well the sensor in this upgraded model performs.
As the fourth generation of this popular yet premium-priced series of compacts, the RX100 IV has a new “stacked” one-inch-type 20-Mpix Exmor RS BSI sensor as well as some advanced video features, including UHD video and a 960 fps slow-motion recording option. Read on to find out how well the sensor performs in this new upgraded model.