Sony RX10 IV vs Sony RX100 V

Are you seeing any huge difference in the major specs of these two cameras? No! Isn’t it? Well, you can see from the table that these two Sony cameras are looking twins since both have nearly equal number of effective pixels, same AF system inside the core etc.

Well, let us explain the working function of the two cameras!

Features / Models Sony RX10 IV Sony RX100 V
Megapixel 20 megapixels 20 megapixels
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 25X 2.9 X
AF System Contrast detect +  Phase detect Contrast + Phase Detect sensor
AF points 315 Points 315 points
ISO 64-25600 125-25600
Shutter Min/Max 30 sec 1/320000 sec 30 sec 1/32000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed 24 fps 24fps
Video 4K@30fps 4K@(30p, 25p, 24p)
Display 3.0″ 1.44m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD 3.0″ 1.23m-Dot 180° Tilting LCD
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Battery Life (CIPA) 400 shots 220 shots
Wireless connectivity Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Built-In with NFC
Weather Sealed Yes No
Dimensions  133 x 94 x 145 mm 102 x 58 x 41 mm
Weight 1095 g 299 g

Image quality

Since both Sony RX10 IV as well as RX100 V utilizes 1.0-type 20.1 MP Exmor RS CMOS stacked image sensor with DRAM chip along with a powerful BIONZ X image processor and front-end LSI so that one can get stunning sharp images with heavy details even in lowlight areas.

AF system

Focusing performance of the cameras will be blazing fast! Yes! the AF system of Sony RX10 IV as well as RX100 V replicates each other. The compact cameras have 315 dedicated phase-detection AF points can cover a wide area of the image frame at high density. The next benefit a photographer can get is the camera has hybrid solution works great in instantly identifying the desired subjects and selects the appropriate AF method as per the need.

Duo have similar burst rate that is 24 FPS so that no activities or actions of the target subjects will be missed. Plus, maximum shutter speed of 1/32000 sec makes the mark that freezes the fast moving subjects excellently and gives blur free images and nicely suppresses the distortion as well.

Zoom Lens

Why photographers can spend more bucks on Sony RX10 IV? Well, you can see that RX10 IV utilizes 25x Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens, which spans an impressive 24-600mm equivalent focal length range, helping it achieve outstanding image quality throughout the entire zoom range. On the other hand, Sony RX100 V offers 2.9 X only, so that the lens of the camera won’t be able to provide you distance coverage of the target subject.


One of the big differences we can see that at one time charge Sony RX10 IV lets you capture 400 shots. On the other hand, RX100 V battery can survive upto 299 shots only.

Weather sealed

One hand, where RX10 IV is weather sealed body so that one can take it to the harsh shooting condition. On the other hand, RX100 V doesn’t have weather sealed body.


As we show you the two compact cameras don’t come with big changes in the major core specs. However, still Sony RX10 IV costs you more than RX100 V, which means you can see some minor difference when you use it practically. However, in a budget you can go with Sony RX100 V.

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