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Sony RX10 III vs Sony RX10 IV

Sony RX10 IV vs Sony RX10 III –  The table below shows more than a couple of differences such as the RX10 IV has staggering 315 AF points, 24 fps burst rate etc. On the other hand, RX10 iii is the predecessor which also comes with same resolution as of RX10 IV and sensor as well. Better to go in detail comparison to know more of these two cameras!

Features / Models Sony RX10 IV
Sony RX10 III
Megapixel 20 megapixels 20 MP
Sensor size / type 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm) 1″ (13.2 x 8.8 mm)
Image processor Bionz X Bionz X
Image stabilization Optical Optical
Optical zoom 25 X 25 X
AF System Contrast + Phase Detect sensor Contrast Detect sensor
AF points 315 points 25 AF points
ISO 64-25600 64-12800
Shutter Min/Max 30 sec 1/32000 sec 30-1/32000
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 24fps 14 fps
Video 3840 x 2160 (30p, 25p, 24p) 1920 x 1080 (30p )
Display 3.0″ 1.44m-Dot 180° Tilting LCD 3.0″ 1.228m-Dot Tilting Xtra Fine LCD
Viewfinder Electronic No
Battery Life (CIPA) 440 shots 420 shots
Weather Sealed Yes No
Wireless connectivity Built-In Built-In
Dimensions  133 x 94 x 145 mm 133 x 94 x 127 mm
Weight 1095 g 1051 g

Image quality

We can expect notable clarity from both cameras since they are using the similar 20.1MP 1″ Exmor RS BSI CMOS sensor and BIONZ X image processor.


AF system

RX10 IV gets more ratings because of its magical Hybrid AF system that features both contrast as well as phase detect sensor. On the other hand, Sony RX10 III is based on contrast detect sensor only, which helps the camera achieve an incredibly fast but somewhere accuracy may not be so efficient. Moreover, this Sony camera is able to lock on to a subject in as little as 0.09 seconds. By the way, both contrast as well as phase detects AF system helps rx10 iv to quickly focus over the subjects with immense accuracy. In addition, RX10 IV has creative 315 AF points that can also cover 65% of the sensor for extra accuracy along with 25 phase AF points.  The RX10 IV is able to lock onto subjects quickly, in just 0.03 seconds. On the other hand, Sony gives you 25 AF points only.


Continuous drive

The Sony RX10 IV offers higher frame rates of 24 fps, ensuring that camera can capture much more of the action each second, reducing the opportunity for action to blur. This results in producing sharper images in any kind of shooting (basically used in capturing the sports action of the intended players or subjects). Only 14fps of continuous frame rates RX10 III offering us (very little for shooting faster actions of the target subjects).


Video

You can record solid 4K video @30 fps with RX10 IV with finer details with minimal moire and noises. On the other side, you can record Full HD Video only @30 fps with Sony RX10 III.


Continuous shooting drive

With ther faster burst rate of 24 PFS you can capture even the split second action in great way with Sony RX10 IV. On the other hand, RX10 III avails 14 fps (remember, that’s with focus locked) that excellently seizes each action of the subjects and provide you the sharp images with blur less results (very crucial while covering the sports event).


Shots

Nearly equal! Approx 440 shots at a time you can take with RX10 IV, whereas RX10 III lets you take 420 shots… 20 less than RX10 IV.


Weather sealed

You can see the price of RX10 IV is around $1700 but the best part is that it has weather sealed body so that one can take it to the harsh condition for shooting. But Sony RX10 iii has no weather sealed body.


Verdict

Sony RX10 IV offers exclusive specs such as 4K, high ISO, staggering AF system etc, continuous shooting speed etc and is weather sealed body. However, you are getting stunning features in Sony RX10 IV but costs you a bit more. Sony RX10 iii also comes with lighter features than its successor. So Entry-Level users can confidently use it.

 

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