Sony RX100 IV Sample Photos

January 11, 2016

Lizard Head Pass, CO taken with the Sony RX100 IV

Click here: First 12 images are RX100 IV images

I’ve owned all four Sony RX100 cameras: models 1, 2, 3, and 4. I haven’t kept all of them. When a new model appeared, I bought it and then sold the previous model. All have been great, pocketable cameras, and I’m always amazed at the clarity and color accuracy of each camera. After using all of them, I’m convinced that Sony found just the right combination of the camera’s processor, sensor and lens. These three units work beautifully as a team. I’m especially impressed with the distortion-free Zeiss telephoto lens.

The Sony RX100 cameras from versions 1 though 4 have offered various improvements; some are small, others are more substantial. For example, models 1 and 2 are quite similar, but model 3 has more features than the previous cameras and the photos are somewhat clearer.

Click here: First 12 images are RX100 IV images

But model 4 is the best. It’s more effective than model 3 in low light: It’s almost noiseless at 800 ISO, and noise is very minor at 1200 ISO. The burst mode is 16 frames/second compared to model 3’s 10 fps, and the shutter speed limit has been raised to 1/32,000/second (vs the 3’s 1/2,000/second). Also, the video has been upgraded to 4K (but I still prefer my Canon 7D Mark ll for shooting videos).

The Sony RX100 lV photos below were taken hand-held, and a polarizing filter was used for some of them.

Clearly, the Sony RX100 lV still is king of pocketable cameras. The photo quality compares with some larger, more expensive cameras. Being able to produce such excellent photos with a convenient camera is an incredible plus for both professional and amateur photographers.

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  • Reply K. M. Teo March 6, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Thank you for sharing your beautifully taken photos with the Sony RX100 IV. I too own the 1st of the 3 versions. My problem is that I am unable to read the raw images in my Lightroom 4.

    Please advise.

    Thank you

    • Reply Kevin Taylor March 6, 2016 at 5:26 pm

      Hey K.M. Teo, you can try updating your software, if you haven’t already done that. I don’t think Adobe supports that version of Lightroom anymore. I remember having the same problem. Right about that same time Adobe was coming out with the creative Cloud Program. You will probably have to buy new software or move over to the Creative Cloud. If you buy new software it will cost you well over $100.00, depending on where you live, but if you go with the creative cloud you will get Photoshop and Lightroom with free upgrades for life for $10.00 a month. Here is a link to the different options for the Creative Cloud:

      I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions. By the way I’m a member of the Creative Cloud and it saves a lot of headaches!! I also don’t have to keep buying new software!

      Take care Kevin

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