Pocket size. Superspeed potential.

Reveal dramatic moments and marvels unseen by human eyes. Slip the superspeed new Sony RX100 IV from your pocket and unleash limitless imaging potential.


Shoot beyond human vision.

Super potential. Super reality.

Inside the compact RX100 IV is the world’s first2 memory-attached 1.0-type stacked CMOS sensor — a remarkable advance in image shooting possibilities. Use it to reveal the wonders of up to 40x super slow motion3, super-high-speed 1/32000 sec. Anti-Distortion Shutter and handy 4K movies. Now explore infinite imaging freedom beyond imagination.


Heart of super-high-speed shooting

World’s first2 1.0-type stacked CMOS sensor with DRAM chip

Image sensor breakthrough brings you cutting-edge new functions — including up to 40x super slow motion3 and Anti-Distortion Shutter — that used to be available only with pro-use gear.

Free your imagination.

View life anew at 40x super slow motion 3.

Catch what unfolds unseen before you. Once primarily on pro cams, extremely high-frame-rate (HFR) movie recording of up to 960fps 6 produces super slow motion 3 of momentary movements invisible to human eyes. This feature has various settings to suit active subjects, so you can make pro-style movies of a “hidden” universe of movement all around you.


Super-high-speed shooting

A world of wonder shot at 1/32000 sec.

The super-fast Anti-Distortion Shutter of up to 1/32000 sec. allows you to capture extremely fast motion without image distortion caused by rolling shutter.


High-speed continuous shooting

Up to 16fps8 continuous shooting without blackout

Despite high 20.1MP9 count, the camera allows fast readout for continuous shooting up to 16fps8 without blackout — catching decisive moments in motion without missing some action.

Clip 4K movies in your pocket.

Give your creative powers free rein.

Enjoy clip 4K — super-real 4K movie feature for casual 4K shooting of up to 5 minutes. Pro-grade XAVC S codec11 ensures beautiful footage with high bitrate recording.


Sensor Type

1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) Exmor® RS CMOS sensor

Number of Pixels (Gross)


Number of Pixels (Effective)



Lens type

ZEISS® Vario-Sonnar T* Lens

F-number (Maximum Aperture)



Auto / On(3 steps) / Off

Aperture Type

Iris diaphragm (7 blades)

Focal length


Focus Range (From the Front of the Lens)

iAuto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.17 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx. 30cm (0.99 ft.) to Infinity) / Program Auto: AF (W: Approx. 5cm (0.17 ft.) to Infinity, T: Approx.30cm (0.99 ft.) to Infinity)

Optical Zoom


Clear Image Zoom

[Still]20M Approx. 5.8x / 10M Approx. 8.2x / 5.0M Approx. 11x / VGA Approx. 44x, [Movie]Approx. 5.8x

Digital zoom

[Still Image] 42M approx. 4x / 18M approx. 6.2x / 11M approx. 8x, [Movie] Approx. 4x

Digital Zoom (Movie)

Digital Zoom Approx.11

Digital Zoom (Still Image)

20M Approx.11x / 10M Approx.16x / 5.0M Approx.23x / VGA Approx.44x


Screen Type

7.5cm (3.0type) (4:3) / 1,228,800 dots / Xtra Fine / TFT LCD

Brightness Control

Manual (5 steps) / Sunny Weather mode

Adjustable Angle

Up: approx. 180 degrees, down: approx. 45 degrees

Display Selector (Finder/Lcd)

Auto / EVF

MS Assist Magnification




0.39-type electronic viewfinder(OLED)

Brightness Control

Manual (5 steps)

Field Coverage



Approx. 0.59x with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1(diopter) (35mm equiv.)

Eye Point

Approx.20mm from the eyepiece, 19.2mm from the eyepiece frame at -1m-1(diopter) (CIPA standard)

Dioptre Adjustment

-4.0 to +3.0m-1


Image Processor



[Still Image] Optical [Movie] Intelligent Active Mode, Optical type with electronic compensation (Anti Rolling type)

Focus Mode

Single-shot AF / Continuous AF / Direct Manual Focus (DMF) / Manual Focus

Focus Area

Wide / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expand Flexible Spot / Lock-on AF (Wide / Center / Flexible Spot (S/M/L) / Expand Flexible Spot)



Light Metering Mode

Multi Pattern / Center Weighted / Spot

Exposure Compensation

+/- 3.0EV, 1/3EV step

ISO Sensitivity (Still Image)

Auto (ISO 125-12800, selectable with upper/ lower limit), 125 / 160 / 200 / 250 / 320 / 400 / 500 / 640 / 800 / 1000 / 1250 / 1600 / 2000 / 2500 / 3200 / 4000 / 5000 / 6400 / 8000 / 10000 / 12800 (Extendable to ISO80/100), Multi Frame NR: Auto (ISO 125-12800), 200 / 400 / 800 / 1600 / 3200 / 6400 / 12800 / 25600 2

ISO Sensitivity (Movie)


Minimum Illumination (Movie)

Auto: 1.2 lux (Shutter Speed 1/30″)

White Balance Modes

Auto / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluor.: Warm White / Fluor.: Cool White / Fluor.: Day White / Fluor.: Daylight / Flash / C.Temp. / Filter / Custom

White Balance Modes


Shutter Speed

iAuto(4″ – 1/2000) / Program Auto(30″ – 1/2000) / Manual(Bulb, 30″ – 1/2000) / Aperture Priority(30″ – 1/2000) / Shutter Priority(30″ – 1/2000)

Electronic Shutter

iAuto (4″ – 1/32000) / Program Auto(30″ – 1/32000) / Manual (30″ – 1/32000) / Aperture Priority (30″ – 1/32000) / Shutter Priority (30″ – 1/32000)


iAuto(F1.8/F11(W)) / Program Auto(F1.8/F11(W)) / Manual(F1.8/F11(W)) / Shutter Priority(F1.8/F11(W)) / Aperture Priority(F1.8/F11(W))

Image Control

Contrast, Saturation, Sharpness, Creative Style, Colour Space (sRGB/Adobe RGB), Quality (RAW / RAW & JPEG / Extra fine / Fine / Standard)

Noise Reduction

Long exposure NR: On / Off, available of shutter speeds longer than 1/3 sec. High ISO NR: Normal / Low / Off

Dynamic Range Functions

Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level 1-5), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure difference Level (1.0-6.0EV, 1.0EV step))

Shooting Mode

AUTO (Intelligent Auto / Superior Auto), Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure, MR (Memory Recall) 1,2,3, Movie Mode (Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), HFR Mode(Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter Speed Priority, Manual Exposure), Panorama, Scene Selection

Scene Selection

Portrait, Sports Action, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Handheld Twilight, Night Portrait, Anti Motion Blur, Pet Mode, Gourmet, Fireworks, High Sensitivity

Continuous Shooting Speed (Maximum) (Maximum Number of Recording Pixels)

Speed Priority Continuous Shooting: approx. 16 fps, Continuous Shooting: approx. 5.5 fps [FN-18] 3


10sec. / 5sec. / 2sec. / 3 or 5 consecutive shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selectable / Bracketing shots with 10sec. 5sec. or 2sec. delay selectable

Focus Type

Single, Continuous shooting, Speed priority continuous shooting, Self-timer, Self-timer (cont.), Cont.-bracketing 4 , Single-bracketing 4 , White balance bracketing 4 , DRO bracketing 4 , LPF bracketing 4

Exposure Compensation


Picture Effect

[Still Image] Toy camera, Pop Colour, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour, High Contrast Mono., Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Richtone Monochrome, Miniature, Watercolour, Illustration, [Movie] Toy camera, Pop Colour, Posterization, Retro Photo, Soft High-key, Partial Colour, High Contrast Mono.

Flash Type

Built-in, manual pop-up

Creative Style

Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn Leaves, Black & White, Sepia, Style Box

Picture Profile

Off/PP1-PP7 (Black Level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-2, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2), Black Gamma, Knee, Colour Mode, Colour Level, Colour Phase, Colour Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset)

Number of Recognised Scenes

[Still Image] Superior Auto: 44 / iAuto: 33, [Movie] 44

Flash Mode

Auto / Flash On / Slow Synchro / Rear Sync / Flash Off


Compatible Recording Media

Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo (High Speed), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, Memory Stick Micro 2 , Memory Stick Micro (Mark2) 2 , SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card, microSD Memory Card 2 , microSDHC Memory Card 2 , microSDXC Memory Card 2 5

Recording Format

[Still image] JPEG(DCF Ver.2.0,Exif Ver.2.3,MPF Baseline compliant), RAW (Sony ARW 2.3 format), [Movie] XAVC S, AVCHD format Ver.2.0 compatible, MP4

Recording Format

XAVC S: LPCM 2ch / AVCHD: Dolby Digital (AC-3) 2ch (Dolby Digital Stereo Creator) / MP4: MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch

Recording Format

sRGB / Adobe RGB

Number of Recorded pixels (Image Size) during Movie

[16:9] 17M (5,472×3,080) / 7.5M (3,648×2,056) / 4.2M (2,720×1,528)

Movie Recording Mode (NTSC)

[NTSC] AVCHD: 28M PS(1,920×1,080/60p) / 24M FX(1,920×1,080/60i) / 17M FH(1,920×1,080/60i) / 24M FX(1,920×1,080/24p) / 17M FH(1,920×1,080/24p), XAVC S 4K: 30p 100M(3,840×2,160/30p) / 30p 60M(3,840×2,160/30p) / 24p 100M(3,840×2,160/24p) / 24p 60M(3,840×2,160/24p), XAVC S HD:60p 50M(1,920×1,080/60p) / 30p 50M(1,920×1,080/30p) / 24p 50M(1,920×1,080/24p) / 120p 100M(1,920×1,080/120p) / 120p 60M(1,920×1,080/120p), MP4: 28M(1,920×1,080/60p) / 16M(1,920×1,080/30p) / 6M(1,280×720/30p)

Movie Recording Mode (PAL)

[PAL] mode AVCHD: 28M PS(1,920×1,080/50p) / 24M FX(1,920×1,080/50i) / 17M FH(1,920×1,080/50i) / 24M FX(1,920×1,080/25p) / 17M FH(1,920×1,080/25p), XAVC S 4K: 25p 100M(3,840×2,160/25p) / 25p 60M(3,840×2,160/25p), XAVC S HD:50p 50M(1,920×1,080/50p) / 25p 50M(1,920×1,080/25p) / 100p 100M(1,920×1,080/100p) / 100p 60M(1,920×1,080/100p), MP4: 28M(1,920×1,080/50p) / 16M(1,920×1,080/25p) / 6M(1,280×720/25p)



Exif Print, PRINT Image Matching (PIM3)


Input and Output Terminals

Hi-Speed USB (USB2.0), Micro HDMI, Multi/Micro USB Terminal 6


NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing

Wireless Capabilities

NFC forum Type 3 Tag compatible, One-touch remote, One-touch sharing, Wi-Fi


Yes(IEEE802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band))


Power source

DC3.6V(supplied battery) / DC5.0V(supplied AC Adaptor)

Battery System


Power Consumption (Camera Mode)

Approx. 1.9W with LCD monitor and approx. 2.3W with viewfinder(CIPA standard)

USB Charge/USB Power Supply

Yes (Shooting, Playback)

Battery Life (CIPA, Still Images)

Up to 280 shots / 115 min

Supplied Battery

Rechargeable Battery Pack NP-BX1


PlayMemories Camera Apps


Shooting Functions

Eye AF / Lock-on AF / Face Detection / Face Registration / Still Image Recording (during movie recording)/ Smile shutter / Grid Line / Quick Navi / Digital Level Gauge (pitch and roll) / White Balance Bracketing / DRO Bracketing / MF Assist / Peaking / Zebra / Marker Display / Micref Level / Step Zoom / Quick Zoom/ Self-portrait timer/ TC/UB Photographer Name & Copyright / ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed / PC Remote Control

Playback Functions

BRAVIA Sync (Control for HDMI) / 9/25-frame index view / Auto Orientation / Slide Show / Forward / Rewind (Movie) / Delete / Protect / Motion Shot Video / Beatuty Effect

Operating Temperature

Approx. 0°C to 40°C (32F° to 104F°)

Size & Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)

101.6 x 58.1 x 41.0 mm


Approx. 298g