AF makes a giant leap
0.03-sec. autofocus speed doesn’t miss a move
The RX10 IV’s AF systems heighten response, accuracy and range for more controllably precise, tenacious focus on your subject, however quickly the scene’s action unfolds.
Incomparable AF speed
See ultra-fast autofocus in action
World-leading 0.03-s AF speed is made possible by the 1.0-type Exmor RS CMOS image sensor that provides for fast, accurate autofocusing at all times.
All-around AF coverage
Autofocus captures a subject wherever it is in the image
315 phase-detection AF points cover approx. 65% of the image area to provide widespread autofocus coverage of subjects that appear in the frame.
Tenacious AF tracking
Stays on moving subjects for as long as you like
With High-density Tracking AF Technology, focus reliably stays on moving subjects and activates AF points to cover the area around the subject.
Advanced operation with an easy touch
More tactile focus control even when shooting
The exemplary RX10 IV puts more intuitive, versatile control of focus right at your fingertips.
Smooth focus point selection with Touch Pad AF
Slide your finger to shift focus. It’s handy while monitoring the viewfinder.
Tap on a next subject with Touch Focus
Simply touch the LCD screen to focus on the chosen subject.
More rapid, wide-ranging autofocus control
AF operation extended and refined
Touch operation and other autofocus innovations take optimal advantage of the Fast Hybrid AF system’s superior speed, accuracy and versatility for location shooting, continuous shooting and ultra-telephoto shooting.
Focus Range Limiter is ready for action
This allows for more rapid focusing according to distance from subjects.
AF-A mode optimizes AF mode automatically
Automatically switches between Single AF and Continuous AF tracking, whichever is optimal.
No half-press to focus with AF-ON
This lets you capture moments instantly without a half-press focus sequence.
Continuous shooting up to 24fps
Consistently capture decisive moments of even fast-moving action. The RX10 IV features a high-speed front-end LSI and the vast power of the BIONZ X image processing engine to enable continuous shooting, even with AF/AE tracking, at up to approx. 24fps for up to 249 frames at a time.
High-speed 24fps shooting with AF/AE tracking
Features refined to match higher shooting capability
Even images shot continuously at 24fps look extraordinarily smooth and rich as you monitor them on the electronic viewfinder that keeps display lag to an absolute minimum during shooting.
Silent electronic shutter
Shoot noise-sensitive scenes without making a sound
Record live performances, wildlife and action without being distracting, by setting the electronic shutter for silent shooting. Up to 1/32,000-s fast, this shutter also minimizes image distortion.
High resolution zoom: wide
Sony packs the RX10 IV with extraordinary large aperture lenses, a state-of-the-art BIONZ X processor ensuring high resolution out to the images’ edges, capability to shoot dazzling bokeh and steady close-ups and much more. The quality of every still and movie image, even shot at top speed, is as clearly superior as all the innovation that this brilliant Cyber-shot contains.
The pursuit of optical perfection
Flawless images take more exceptional elements of refinement
The built-in ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 24-600 mm F2.4-4 high magnification zoom lens achieves excellent contrast and sharpness in every shot, throughout an extreme wide-angle to ultra-telephoto range.
Advanced BIONZ X
Powers image processing to an all-time high
The BIONZ X image processor’s advanced algorithm improves image quality by enhancing resolution, minimizing noise and depicting reality in all its variety and subtlety.
Fast Hybrid AF for 4K movie recording
Pro class shooting features for more professional results
Fast Hybrid AF makes autofocus more speedy and accurate, while 4K movie (QFHD: 3,840 x 2,160) recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning ensures footage with resolution high enough to satisfy professionals.
Operate on impulse
Focusing, monitoring, setting adjustments and other essential functions not only feel natural to handle at all times-they’re designed to accommodate professional-style applications as well.
New Imaging Edge software suite from Sony
Imaging Edge software suite can maximize image quality, improve production efficiency. “Remote” to remotely control shooting; “Edit” to develop RAW data into high-quality photos; and “Viewer” to view, rate and select photos.
Capture One for Sony
Capture One Express (for Sony) is a free award-winning editing software that provides RAW development, easy management and powerful editing tools. Capture One Pro (for Sony) can be bought for even more editing tools and tethered shooting capability.
24-600 mm F2.4-4 large-aperture optical zoom lens
This 25x optical zoom lens features remarkable 24-600 mm extra-wide-angle to ultra-telephoto range plus macro capability, AA (advanced aspherical) and ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements, ZEISS T* Coating and large F2.4-4 aperture. These help the camera to provide high optical performance for high resolution and beautiful bokeh.
Exmor RS CMOS sensor for speed
315-point focal-plane phase-detection AF provides for extraordinarily fast, precise autofocusing and tracking. Furthermore, the 20.1MP (effective) 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor with DRAM chip enables up to 960fps super slow motion shooting and up to 1/32000 s super high speed Anti-Distortion shutter.
High-speed BIONZ X image processing engine
Achieving processing performance beyond its predecessor, the new BIONZ X image processing engine is remarkably reliable at capturing fast-moving subjects and continuous shooting of up to 24fps. Its newly developed image processing algorithm lets you capture high-quality images with less noise all across the sensitivity range while maintaining natural details.
Wide high-density 315-AF-point coverage
The world’s most focal-plane phase-detection AF points (315) cover approx. 65% of the entire image area of the RX10 IV’s new image sensor. This makes AF coverage widespread and dense enough to quickly capture subjects, such as small or fast-moving ones that are otherwise difficult to focus on, throughout the image area.
Fast Hybrid AF moves farther ahead
For its RX10 series camera debut, Fast Hybrid AF is capable of lightning-fast 0.03 s autofocusing response. This groundbreaking AF system seamlessly integrates the superlative speed and tracking of focal-plane phase-detection AF plus the high accuracy of contrast-detection AF and boosts the camera’s capabilities to focus, track and capture sharp, clear still images of subjects in all situations, even in the middle of fast, dynamic action.
High-density Tracking AF Technology
Tracking performance is highly reliable, as the RX10 IV is the first Cyber-shot camera with High-density Tracking AF Technology that activates AF points to cover the area around a subject with outstanding precision and stability.
Enhanced Eye AF
Eye AF can capture intriguing facial expressions with highly precise eye detection that has been enhanced to automatically focus and track focus on a subject’s eye, even as the face moves or turns to a 3/4 view. This capability extends your freedom to frame a great shot.
AF streamlines focus operation
Faster autofocusing relies on smart functions including Focus Range Limiter, which allows you to restrict focus to subjects that are 3 m or farther away; AF-ON setting, which lets you trip the shutter without the lengthier half-press focus sequence; and AF-A mode, which automatically switches between AF-S (Single AF) and AF-C (Continuous AF) modes, according to changes in subject motion.
Easy, natural Touch Pad and Touch Focus
With Touch Pad function, you can shift focus simply by sliding your finger across the LCD screen from one area to another, while looking at the viewfinder. Whether you make the shift according to finger motion distance (relative position) or the area of the frame you touch on the screen (absolute position), shifting is smooth and easy. For Touch Focus, simply touch the LCD at the point of the image you want to focus on.